This week we worked on giving advice using the phrases, “If I were you, I would…” and “You should…” Alex noticed an important difference between the two. He said, “‘You should’ is more like you’re telling someone what to do no matter what, even if you wouldn’t do it yourself. ’If I were you, I would…’ is like saying, ‘this is exactly what I would do if I were you.’” What a great connection! It prompted a class discussion, to which the other students agreed. The whole class really enjoyed a game at the end where students had to suggest advice for a variety of made up scenarios. Very thoughtful and creative advice was given, including Fanny’s suggestion for someone who is stressed out: “If I were you, I would take a walk in the park and go to yoga class.” 


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