Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions with ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’

Learn to speak English easily through the TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed specially to facilitate self-learning. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple, systematic and in an easy way. To be able to speak fluently you should go through all the units and do the exercises. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?


Prvious unit was about the Use of ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’. This unit is about making “Questions with ‘shall’ and ‘should'”.

We can make questions beginning with ‘Shall’ and ‘Should’ as given below.

Shall I help you?
Shall I make some coffee for you?
Shall we eat lunch in a hotel?

For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following example.

Shall I ask you a question? (to ask permission)
Yes, you can/may.
Yes, you can/may ask a question.
No, you can’t/mayn’t.
No, you shan’t ask a question.

Should I consult a doctor?
Yes, you should.
Yes, you should consult a doctor.
No, you shouldn’t.
No, you shouldn’t consult a doctor.


Answer the following questions using the above examples.

Shall I help you?
Shall we play a game?
Shall we have some tea?
Should I go to the station?
Should we obey the orders?
Should he attend the interview?
Should they take him to the hospital?
Should she consult the doctor?


Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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