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  • Hi. My name's Rebecca. You know how sometimes you make plans, and then your plans change


  • and you do something different from whatever you thought you were going to do? Well, in


  • today's lesson, I'm going to show you how to express yourself when changes take place


  • from the plans that you had made to what you actually do. So, let's have a look at this.


  • So, the way you talk about changes in plans in the past is by using the expression: "was

    談論到過去的計畫有所改變時,可以使用"was supposed to"(應該)

  • supposed to", or: "were supposed to", or: "was going to", "were going to". All right?

    或"were supposed to"(當時應該)或"was going to"(當時正要去)或'were going to'(當時正要去),接著

  • I'll give you many examples of this. So what you need to do to use this expressions, you


  • need to have first a subject, for example: "I".


  • "I", then you use the past tense of the verb "to be": "was",

    「I」(我),接著使用「to be」的過去式「was」

  • then you use this expression: "supposed to". So far we have: "I was supposed to",

    接著使用「supposed to」(應該),目前我們有「I was supposed to」(我當時應該...)

  • plus you need to add a verb. All right? So: "I was supposed to do something.", "You


  • were going to call me.", etc. Now, you can use this to talk about all kinds of activities,


  • and I've given you some examples on the board. The activities can relate to people, they

    我會在板子上給你一 些例子,這些活動可以跟人有關

  • can relate to things, or just to actions in themselves.


  • So let's look at some examples. "I was supposed to call my mom." Now, this sentence is fine


  • by itself. "I was supposed to call my mom." All right? But often, we add something, like


  • to explain why you didn't do that. So, for example: "I was supposed to call my mom, but


  • it got too late." Or: "I was going to visit my friend, but he wasn't home." Or: "I was


  • supposed to talk to my boss, but he was too busy." All right? So you see how it works?


  • You use: "I was supposed to" or "I was going to", plus this, and then if you want, you


  • can give an explanation about why your plans didn't work out.


  • Let's look at some examples of how it works with things. "We were going to buy", oops.


  • Not "help", but "milk". "We were going to buy some milk, but the store was closed.",


  • "I was going to send the cheque, but I didn't have enough money in my account." Or: "He


  • was going to fix the computer, but he came home too late." All right?


  • Now, you see I'm changing the subject. So you could say: "I was supposed to", "He was


  • supposed to", "She was supposed to". So these, we use with "was". And you could also say:


  • "You were going to", "We were going to", "They were going to". All right? So, of course,


  • you must know whether to use "was" or "were", and that you learn when you learn the past


  • tense of the verb "to be". Okay.

    "to be"的過去式,好的

  • Now let's look at some actions. "I was supposed to travel this week, but it didn't work out.",


  • "I was supposed to sleep, but my friends came over and then we went out instead.", "I was


  • supposed to teach today, but I was feeling unwell." Okay? So here are many examples,


  • and you can come up with your own. I'm sure there's something that you were planning to


  • do which didn't work out. So think about it: what were you supposed to do yesterday that


  • you didn't end up doing? And then you can use the sentence.


  • Now, not only can you use this expression in sentences, you can also use it in a question.


  • Now, often it's kind of in a negative question, like this: "Weren't you supposed to go to


  • school today? What happened? How come you're still at home?" Or: "Weren't you going to


  • submit your resume? What happened? Did you change your mind?" Or: "Weren't you supposed


  • to attend the lecture?" Or: "Weren't you going to see the doctor?" Right? So you could also


  • use it in question format, and usually it will be kind of a negative because somebody


  • had told you that they were going to do something and then you found out that they didn't do


  • it. So you can use this kind of expression. All right?


  • So once again, the expression is: "supposed to" or "going to". If you're writing it, remember

    再一次,這句子是「supposed to」或「going to」,假如你正書寫它,記得

  • to spell it with the "d", because when I say it: "supposed to", you don't hear the "d".

    拼寫時加上"d",因為當我說"supposed to",你並沒有聽到"d"

  • So don't make the mistake of leaving out the "d" in the word "supposed". Okay? We don't


  • hear it, but you must spell it. All right?


  • If you'd like to do some practice on these expressions, please go to our website:


  • And you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to get lots of other English lessons. Okay?


  • Lots of luck with your English. Bye for now.


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