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Modal Verbs

Date: Jul 13 2011

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Modal Verbs


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Wouldn’t it be great if you could transform a bunch of old scraps into a cute new outfit? Or create a beautiful and personalized scrapbook for your best friend’s birthday of all the special memories you share? If you’re thinking “I can do that. It’s easy!” then you must be crafty.

Crafty people are good at things like sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking. They’re creative and good with their hands. They’re always thinking of unique and personal ways to decorate their houses or make cute clothes and accessories for themselves and their friends. Unfortunately, not everyone is good at crafts. Hear Jason try to teach Ella about being crafty.



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Jason:  Would you like to come to my craft night?

Ella:  Absolutely not. I hate crafts.

Jason:  But how can you hate crafts?

Ella:  It just seems so tedious, and it seems like a lot of work before you get to the final product.

Jason:  Oh, but it’s so rewarding, I mean, to have just taken a bunch of pieces of paper and photos and made a great scrapbook.

Ella:  I don’t know, I just don’t have the patience to do the crafts. Like I’m a very quick results kind of person, and you just have to be really into detail and stuff when you’re doing knitting or sewing or scrapbooking.

Jason:  There’s so many different crafts though. You’re describing a lot of crafts that are really making something from scratch, and you can also just sort of modify something. Like you could, you know, make your own picture frame by painting and gluing things to an existing picture frame. Or the same goes for like a mug or something like that.

Ella:  I mean, I have ideas for modifications, but I would just rather pay someone else to do it for me.

Jason:  Yeah. I guess no one could ever glue googly eyes to a mug the same way I can, so that’s why I love crafts.


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Jason is having a special night at his house just for doing crafts like sewing, scrapbooking, and decorating. He invites Ella, but she isn’t crafty at all. She thinks crafts are boring and take too much work.

Jason says not all crafts take a lot of work. They don’t have to involve creating something from scratch. Some just involve modifying something you already have. You could decorate a picture frame, a mug, a t-shirt, a set of plates…the list goes on and on!

Nonetheless, Ella is not interesting in becoming more crafty. She would rather just pay for someone else to do something crafty for her.

Do you enjoy crafts or decorating? Is there one craft, like knitting or sewing, that you’d like to learn how to do?



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Yes! I enjoy with crafts, It’s valuable Because it’s need to patience to made it. I enjoy to see, to do and to buy them.

12:23 PM Jul 13 2011 |



its really creative art …....isn’t it?

Ideal or free time can be used to make craft at the home for deccorating our homes.

my hobby is to make different types of paper bag from the news paper which we can use for shopping.

offcourse ….we are contributing to save environment by avoiding use of polythene bags.

Try it friends….

11:23 AM Jul 13 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf


actually I didn’t try it before but I’m sure if I go for it I’ll be crafty 

10:08 AM Jul 13 2011 |




oh….......... I love so much crafts

gathering old scrabs and transform it into outfit seem very interristing

09:41 AM Jul 13 2011 |

LittLe PrinCess

Saudi Arabia


i like decorating so much. i have many wonderful ideas for decoration and i think i’m craft . i’m fonding on modifing any thing in my hand and i can decorate whatever you have .

08:16 AM Jul 13 2011 |




I love designing and scrapbooking.

I think it’s sweet and special when you give something you made yourself rather than buying instant-gift. The time and effort tells everything.

06:50 AM Jul 13 2011 |



some times . but I like new things

05:59 AM Jul 13 2011 |




Yes, but I’m not good. I mean I’m not creative, but I can do it perfect with an introduction. I do crossstitch and filling-in oil painting…

05:22 AM Jul 13 2011 |




I love craft so i have motivation to do it well Wink

05:02 AM Jul 13 2011 |



Viet Nam

i dont think i can do things like sewing and knitting, its not my style. But i think a crafty person is someone whos just interested in making things from scratch…

04:21 AM Jul 13 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

In fact I do not like sewing

feel im in jail

03:23 AM Jul 13 2011 |




I wish i could have time and talent to do all those things


03:14 AM Jul 13 2011 |

Mi Nguyen

Mi Nguyen

Viet Nam

I used to be a craftaholic. It was fun for me to give my friends crafts as presents. It was time consuming though. But now I am just too busy for crafts.

02:25 AM Jul 13 2011 |

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