Skylark: Lesson2

MAIL

To all mentors,

Could you tell the newbies to start using their analytical skills at last?
They ask millions of non-essential questions, and it takes too much time to answer them.
Is it that difficult to focus on key points?

Watch the video and make a choice

So, what did Brooks tell you?

The key points of the message are the following:

Agent Brooks had to wake up at 3 a.m. Poor guy!
There can be a traitor at Skylarks. You should be careful.
Brooks couldn’t get through. There is something wrong with his internet connection.
Agent Brooks needs your help in Wales.
You can get more details in Brooks’s email
You have some doubts whether you are able to find him in Wales

There can be a traitor at Skylarks. You should be careful. Agent Brooks needs your help in Wales.You can get more details in Brooks’s email. 

Read the email and complete the statements that clarify Brooks’s message

MAIL

To: tU2; intern,

Hi,

Once you land in Cardiff, take the bus to Cardigan. You needn’t stay at a hotel — I’ll meet you right there.

Getting a visa can be a problem. The embassy officials are currently very suspicious, so make sure that your legend is very believable. You must not lie about having any friends in Wales or mention a farm in Cardigan as your destination. Just choose a popular tourist attraction and talk about it in detail.

No one at Skylarks should know about the mission. It is not difficult for interns to make an excuse for having a day off. I had to get rid of all the Skylarks’ gadgets so that they could not spy on me. I won’t call again or send emails regularly. You must delete this email after reading it.

Take care,

Agent Brooks


  1. "You needn't stay at a hotel ..." Agent Brooks (advises me not / says there is no necessity / doesn't allow me) to stay at a hotel. He must be somewhere not far from Cardigan and can get there as soon as I come.
  2. "Getting visa can be a problem." Brooks (is sure I'll have / doesn't believe that I'll have / warns me about possible) visa problems.
  3. "You must not lie about having any friends in Wales or mention a farm in Cardigan as your destination. Brooks (doesn't allow me / advises me not / reminds me that I'm obliged ) to mention some facts that can be easily checked during my visa interview.
  4. "No one at Skylarks should know about the mission."  Agent Brooks (doesn't permit / advises me not / says that there is no need) to talk about our mission.
  5. "I had to get rid of all the Skylarks' gadgets …" Though Brooks does not tell (what circumstances made him / why he decided to / who advised him to ) get rid of all the gadgets, I see that he senses danger.
  6.  "... so that they could not spy on me." Agent Brooks did his best to make sure that Skylarks (are able / were not allowed / had no chance) to spy on him.

"You must delete this email after reading it."

(In his opinion /In these circumstances / It's desirable that)   I need to delete this email before anybody sees it.


 


Modal verbs

  1. «Must» is used to express obligation based on one’s personal opinion.
  2. «Must not» is used to express prohibition.
  3. «Needn’t» is used to express lack of necessity.
  4. «Have to» is used to express obligation due to circumstances.
  5. «Should» is used to express advice or desirable action.
  6. «Can» is used to express ability or possibility in the present.
  7. «Could» is used to express ability or possibility in the past.

So, you are at the visa centre.

Watch the video and make the right choice

 

You: Can you please turn off your torch, sir? Thank you! I was trying to find a new lab coat ’cause mine is completely stained. If you could help me, I will get back to work faster!
Security guard: You should not be here on your own. Next time just ask for some new equipment. And don’t break the rules.