Party Clean Up
Todd: So Meg, are you busy this weekend?
Meg: Yes, I'm so busy because I'm moving.
Todd: Oh, no.
Meg: Yeah, there's a lot of work to do.
Todd: What do you have to do?
Meg: First, I have to prepare my apartment, so I need to pack all of my things.
Todd: That's not fun.
Meg: No, it takes a long time.
Todd: Do you need help?
Meg: Yeah, do you have time to help me?
Todd: I can help you on Sunday.
Meg: Ooh, are you busy on Saturday?
Todd: Yeah, on Saturday I have to work. I have to teach two classes, and then after I teach, I have to grade papers. Oh, it sounds like you're really busy too. Plus, I have to meet my friends that evening.
Meg: Oh, what will you do with your friends?
Todd: I'm helping my friend also. My friend has car problems, so I have to take him to the mechanic, but on Sunday I can help you.
Meg: OK, that would be great because on Sunday I have to take some trash to the dump, and I have to finish some paperwork at city hall to prepare for moving to a new country
Todd: Now, because you're moving, do you have to go to the post office?
Meg: I do have to go to the post office. I almost forgot. At the post office, I have to submit a form to say my new address.
Todd: Ah, that's good because I have to go to the post office, too.
Meg: Oh, really.
Todd: I have to send my mom's birthday gift to her.
Meg: When is your mom's birthday?
Todd: It was one month ago.
Meg: Ah, so you have to send it quickly.
Todd: Yes, I have to get on it.
Meg: OK, well, let's go together.
Todd: So, I'll see you Sunday. What time should I be here?
Meg: I have to go to city hall by three p.m., so can you come at two?
Todd: OK, but if you want to go to the dump, the dump closes at noon, so we have to leave early.
Meg: Ah, OK. Can you come at eleven?
Todd: Yes. OK, so I will see you at eleven o'clock.
Meg: Great, see you then.
Need to / Have to / Must
need to - shows an action is important and necessary.
(Q) What do we need to bring?
(A) You need to have a swimsuit.
(N) You don’t need to wear a cap.
(Q) Do we need to show ID?
(A) Yes, you do.
(N) No, you don’t.
have to- shows an action is important and necessary.
(Q) What do you have to do?
(A) I have to clean my rooms.
(N) I don’t have to finish today.
(Q) Do you have to go?
(A) Yes, I have to. / Yes, I do.
(N) No, I don’t (have to)
not have to - shows an action is not necessary
You don’t have to come.
You don’t have to read that.
You don’t have to help
must - shows an action is important and necessary.
(Q) What must we do?
(A) You must try harder,
(N) You mustn’t do that again.
must not - shows an action is forbidden or should not be done.
You mustn’t be late.
You mustn’t make say that!
You mustn’t trust him!