Structure of the Subjunctive Structure of the Subjunctive The structure of the subjunctive is extremely simple. For all verbs except the past tense of be , the subjunctive is the same as the bare infinitive (infinitive without "to"): be (past) be (present) all other verbs (past & present) I were you were he, she, it were we were you were they were I be you be he, she, it be we be you be they be I work you work he, she, it work we work you work they work
Use of the Subjunctive We use subjunctives mainly when talking about events that are not certain to happen. For example, we use the subjunctive when talking about events that somebody: - wants to happen - hopes will happen - imagines happening
Exercise : Think three things that you wish to be. <ul><li>I wish I were _______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I were _______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I were _______________________ </li></ul>
Jack and the Beanstalk Activity 1 Read the following fable in the message and then fill in the blank with suitable words related pictures. Then, send your worksheets in the box. Jack and the Beanstalk Once upon a time, there was a boy called Jack. He lived with his mother. They were very poor. All they had was a cow. One morning, jack went to the market to sell a cow. On the way, a man gave Jack some magic been for the cow. Jack took the beans and went home. When Jack’s mother saw the____(1) beans _____, she was so angry that she threw them out the window.
Next morning, Jack look out the window and saw giant__(2) beanstalk ____ He went outside and started to climb the beanstalk. He climbed up to the sky through the cloud. Jake saw a beautiful castle and went inside. Jack hard a voice “Fee,Fi,Fo,Fum!” Jack run into the cupboard. A giant come into the room and appreciated the hen and the golden harp. “Lay!” said the giant.
The hen laid the__ golden egg __(3)____. “Sing!” said the giant. The harp began to sing until the giant fell asleep. Jack jumped out of the cupboard and took the hen and the harp. Suddenly, _ golden harp (4)_____ sang “help!” The giant woke up and shouted,”Fee,Fi,Fo,Fum!” Jack climb down the beanstalk and the giant came after him. Jack shouted, “Help!” His mother came and cropped down the beanstalk with an axe. The giant fell and crashed to the ground. Jack and his mother lived happily ever after.
Activity 4 Work in group. Read text 3 again and create the new fable by change some words in your imagine on the page of E-mail.