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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
My mother and father really enjoyed visiting Costa Rica and told me it was beautiful. My friend asks me about Costa Rica as a place to visit. I respond...

You have made plans with your friend, John, to see a movie at 7pm tonight.  Your mother asks you what you are doing in the evening.  You respond...

Which of following sentences talks about a rule, or a usual way of doing things?

Which of the following uses the proper question form of "be supposed to"?

If I want to say that it is not going to rain tomorrow, how do I phrase the sentence?


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205 Comments on “Speaking English – Expectations – How to use “supposed to””


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I am supposed to visit engvid every day to learn more. :-) really thank you

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

    Thanks for the lesson. I would really appreciate a lesson about the use of the WH- Questions WHAT and WHICH. What’s the difference between them? Thank you in advance for your help…

    Thursday, July 11th 2013

hi its the nicer lessons and better presentations.iusually enjoy it

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

hi :D
thx your lesson. Especially these quiz is so usuful.
i just thought one sentence “What am i supposed to do!!”

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

this is really good for those who are like me in that example “Paris is supposed to be beautiful”this conversation is with other person who is not in Paris that’s small doubt

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

Thank you teacher! It’s really useful for converstion!

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

thanks a lot Mr.Alex. i like your lessons

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

it is a great lesson. Thank you

Friday, February 12th 2010

Very good lessons. thank for your lecture. thank you Alex

Friday, February 12th 2010

I’d like to watch a lesson about what is the difference between saying “What happens if I don’t give him it” and “What will happen if I don’t give him it”

Friday, February 12th 2010

it’s simple video that make me happy to learn more about enlish lesson

Friday, February 12th 2010

shone

Saturday, February 13th 2010

thank you teacher, your lessons are very nice.

Saturday, February 13th 2010

thanks Alex for the lesson, it was very useful for me.

Saturday, February 13th 2010

thanx a lot that was very helpful

Sunday, February 14th 2010

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the lesson.

I would appreciate if you could have further example with the past tense as there are supposed to be slightly different nuance, like
I was supposed to do so.

The sentense above implies I didn’t do so, is that correct?

Thanks,
BBTI

Sunday, February 14th 2010

hi,i am from pakistan,your teaching method is nice.i can,t thankyou enough.

Sunday, February 14th 2010

    hi i am from pakistan , when i seen your text about teacher Alex ,i feel very pleasure because i like his lecture .

    Thursday, September 9th 2010

Thanks for lessons Alex! You’re definitely a good teacher)
Could you please make some lessons on more advanced topics?
You’re Canadian, aren’t you? Do you practicing as a teacher at some ESL courses in Toronto by any chance? I’d be happy to attend your lessons)

Monday, February 15th 2010

thank you for the lesson alex

Tuesday, February 16th 2010

Very very good lesson……

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

This was extraordinary Alex.

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

I was using these structure like (You suppose to do this work) Right now i learned that i was wrong. So I am supposed to use like that ( You are supposed to do this work) :))) thank you very much ENGvid :))

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

Thank you for this lesson useful Alex

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

Happy Chinese Day, teachers and fellows here!

Unfortunately, I found the medias on Engvid could not be open with
my IE browser. Whether there’s any additional software or script I
have to install on the IE in order to watching these videos? Thanks a lot!

Thursday, February 18th 2010

    If you can use Chrome or Firefox, that is better, but if you must use IE, please use IE 7 or higher. You need Javascript turned on, and you need the flash plugin in order to watch the lessons. If you can view YouTube, you should be able to watch the lessons here.

    Thursday, February 18th 2010

Hi Alex,

It’s great to have you as a teacher. Thanks a lot! :)

Thursday, February 18th 2010

hey Alex!!

you are the best teachers thank the subjects :)

Friday, February 19th 2010

i am supposed to study in uk

Friday, February 19th 2010

hye alex…

thanks for you lesson :) I’m very2 like you lesson…please respond my coment………

Saturday, February 20th 2010

hye alex…

thanks for you lesson :) I’m very2 like you lesson…please respond my coment………

Saturday, February 20th 2010

hye alex…

thanks for you lesson :) I’m very2 like you lesson…please respond my coment………

Saturday, February 20th 2010

hi alex,you are a nice teacher.thank you for your all help.best wishes for you.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010

thank you Alix

Wednesday, February 24th 2010

Hi Alex , Iam Faysal . Iam glad to learn how to use the word ( supposed be ), and i really want to appreciate it you . This is really useful for English learns , and it ‘s more beneficial to them. Thanks for telling us how to make or how to put the word ( supposed be ) in a sentence.
Thanks a lot . bye

Saturday, February 27th 2010

thnx alex this is very nice lessons for me and its really useful

thnx fo your time

Saturday, February 27th 2010

thanks alex. it’s very useful for me

Monday, March 15th 2010

hi, alex

thnx for the lesson. i was supposed to get full marks but actually i didnt read the question carefully n this i always do which i am not supposed to do.
thnx

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

thank you, Mr.Alex

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

Thank you so much>>>

Thursday, March 18th 2010

Hi Alex,

Thank you, Your explanation’s with examples are simply great. I’m confused with For and to, could you please tell me a good example that can clear my doubt?

Thursday, March 18th 2010

Thank u very much for all member, this is very very very useful for me
-goodluck-

Monday, March 22nd 2010

I am very interesting when I listen to your lessons

Wednesday, March 24th 2010

thanks Alex. this leason is v. diffecult to me, even after asignment can you make more declaration on it.

Saturday, March 27th 2010

Dear Sir Alex,
I watch your every single video lesson. I can’t afford to lose your video lesson to watch. Only one time, watching your video lesson is enough for me to learn topic on English grammar. You teach English grammar very easily. I think you have God-gift. I am supposed to learn English grammar and usage, sentence structure and style and impressive writing through e-mail correspondence with you, but unfortunately I don’t’ have your e-mail address.
Thank you very much,
Your student
VRAJ

Saturday, March 27th 2010

Hi Sir
In that final quiz, why there is no “be” in this sentense?
It is supposed to rain tomorrow.
Is’nt it, It is supposed to be rain tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 30th 2010

Hi Sir
In that final quiz, why there is no “be” in this sentense?
It is not supposed to rain tomorrow.
Is’nt it, It is not supposed to be rain tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 30th 2010

great lesson….

Tuesday, April 6th 2010

hey Alex you know ? your are the beast

Thursday, April 8th 2010

    I’m very happy to learning English with Alex.
    Thank you Alex, your are the beast.

    Thursday, April 15th 2010

thank u

Tuesday, April 13th 2010

thanks a million.

Saturday, April 24th 2010

hi sir i am your big fan.good job sir.

Saturday, April 24th 2010

hi alex. ur realy good teacher.
but i can’t speak english very well. what should i do ?
rizwanmirza

Friday, April 30th 2010

thanks Alex.

Monday, May 3rd 2010

i think your lessons are useful for everyone,i like it

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

i am watching your videos for the second time and i think it is very interesting

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

Thanks a lot , that was so useful
I really enjoyed watching your lesson

Monday, May 10th 2010

thanks Alix

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

Thank you very much. You are a good teacher

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

Thanks for giving a very good explanation

Friday, May 14th 2010

Alex thanks a lot! All the best, Kristie Miyamoto from Japan

Sunday, May 16th 2010

today I know something else, . . . . am I supposed to speak better than yesterday? Sure!!!! Thanks for teach me and nice test you gave us.

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

What is the difference between
‘You are supposed to do something’ and
‘You are allowed to do s.t.’ ?

Friday, May 21st 2010

i like ur good explanation

Saturday, May 22nd 2010

YOUR LESSONS IS VERY WELL UNDERSTOOD , AND I THANK YOU SO MUCH. I SUPPOSED TO VISIT CANADA NEXT WEEKEDN, AND Mr. ALEX ESPECIALLY.

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

thank you very much indeed fo this useful lesson

Monday, May 24th 2010

Hi Alex, firstly I like to thank you for your teaching. I’m from Ecuador and actually I’m living in London where I’m learning English every day with you help. Please, I’d like to ask you a question about the difference between: “other and another”, because the two words have same meaning so I don’t know how and when I can use those words. I’ll wonder wheter you can help me with this doubt. I send you a lot of greetings and I wish you the best luck. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, June 3rd 2010

thanks
its gud and very useful lecture

Saturday, June 12th 2010

You have given some useful examples how to use “shpposed to” in the sentence. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, June 19th 2010

Congratulations Alex.Your lessons are very good!
Your pronunciation is clear as a bell,it is important for us foreigners, to have so good teacher.Thanks a lot!!!Ilive in Brazil , and I hope to visit your beautiful country in the future.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Thank you so much ,these things are one of the most defficult problems for newcomers

Wednesday, June 30th 2010

you r ma fv among all teacher

Saturday, July 10th 2010

Hi Alex,
Im supposed to watch your lessons every day.I had a doubt what is wrong with DO I SUPPOSED TO WATCH TV TONIGHT?Is it not a correct question.Please explain me.
THANKS

Monday, August 9th 2010

thanks alot

Monday, August 16th 2010

Thank u for lesson, Alex!
but I have a little quetion! The sentence on the video was “It is supposed to BE sunny tomorrow”. The sentence on the quiz was
“It is not supposed to rain tomorrow”. I want to know if any difference between “to be sunny” and “to rain”(without be). Is it correctly to say “It is not supposed to be rain tomorrow”?

Monday, August 16th 2010

    I guess, “It is not supposed to be rainy tomorrow” sounds more correctly=)

    Monday, August 23rd 2010

hi Alex thanks alot for great teaching and the way u teach is awesome keep it up thanks u r the world best teacher

Friday, August 20th 2010

im supposed to watch this video again. heheh

Sunday, August 29th 2010

Thanks to God EngVid exists!

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

hi, it’s realy useful..

Sunday, September 5th 2010

My Dear Sir Alex , i am a really enjoy your lecture , & i always watch your teaching video for make me well in English .

Thursday, September 9th 2010

thanks alex..

Tuesday, September 21st 2010

I would like to ask you something: when I use suppose and when I use supposed to? Please if you can answer me, I’m really confused.

Monday, September 27th 2010

thanks for this lesson!!

Tuesday, September 28th 2010

Is this same as ‘should’?

Thursday, September 30th 2010

thanks Alex this lecture help me alot

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

Until now I only used this exprssion in the case of number 2(prediction in the future). Now I can use this expression more often.
Thank you.

Saturday, October 9th 2010

thank you very much. Your lesson is useful

Sunday, October 17th 2010

Thanks,Alex this lesson really help me ..

Monday, October 25th 2010

that very nice this video it will help me in a few day thank

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

thanx alex

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

I’m supposed to learn English with you for a long time ! Thanks and regards !

Sunday, November 21st 2010

I’m supposed to watch your lessons as often as I can. Thank you!

Monday, November 22nd 2010

Dear Alex,
Thank you for teaching us, it’s a great job done by you. I would like to know something more about this topic, usually i get problem in using supposed to in past tense. So please help me to short out my problem.
Thanks and regard,
Vijay

Monday, November 29th 2010

Thank you for teaching us. i get problem in English grammar with articles so please help me sir

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

First of all I loved this video but Alex I gotta a question, could you help me please ?
What is the difference between be supposed to and be expected to, there is some diffrence ’cause in song, movies, interviews they are very similar… thank you

Monday, December 13th 2010

thanks a lot

Friday, December 24th 2010

Alex, you are supposed to be patiente with all of us !! :-)
You are really ahead of the pack.
Go on in this way.
Angelo -Italy-

Wednesday, December 29th 2010

Thanks, for all Alex!!! I’m learning a lot. You are my favourite teacher. But the others are really great too.

Friday, January 7th 2011

Great lesson, thanks a lot Alex, the confusion was in my mind regarding to Be supposed to has been finished. Thanks again.

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

Thank you Alex again and again.Very useful lesson for me.

Tuesday, January 11th 2011

thanlks Alex

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

thank you teacher for this lesson.so can you explain for me what is the difference between past perfect and past participial

Monday, January 24th 2011

Thanks it was very useful

Sunday, February 6th 2011

thanks alot, i got many things in your lessons. actualy you are very good teacher. keep going.wish u all de best.

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

omg i got 5/5 thanx to alex ….

Monday, February 21st 2011

Alex, in “I am supposed to see her tonight” is it a sure?? I mean..is he going to visit her tonight?? or is it just plans? thanks

Monday, February 21st 2011

xie xie …arigato…gracias..al of these means thank you.,

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

i am supposed to watch a movie together with my friends but i decided to not go with them because i found more interesting watching engvid than to watch movie..thank you for making my day more bliss…

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

i have a great time with you guys..

Thursday, February 24th 2011

thanks for the great Lesson! now I couLd say that my EngLish becomes better than before. thankz engVid!!! :D

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

thanks i would like your video,i’m realy enjoyed video.&i got lot;i’m supposed to speak english….

Thursday, March 10th 2011

I always watch the vidieo of alex ,which has realy and amazingly improved my english .thanks alex .

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

Hi Alex, i really like your classes.
but pardon me i have a question..
when i was answering the quiz (question number 4)
i was puzzled between choosing the answer number 1 or number 3,, anyway i chose number 3 but i still don’t know why (did she supposed to go swimming? )is wrong , is it supposed to be ( was she supposed to go swimming ? )
i hope u tell me
thanx

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

thanks mr. Alex

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

what’s the difference between expectation and be suppose to?

Friday, April 8th 2011

thanx !

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

Hi Alex,
Can we use suppose to instead of should? I would be really grateful if you answer my question.
Thanks so much.

Friday, May 13th 2011

hi Alex
i’m wondering if we could ask a question like this “do u supposed to fight withe him to resolve your problem ?” i hop you help me on this and thank you .

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

hi alex,
i usually hear from my co-workers “i supposed” what is that mean?
tnx n advance

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

Dear Sir,
thank you for your lesson
i have a question to you ,i can use this (“suppose to”) in past tense? kindly tell me about it more
hopefully waiting your responds
Thankyou(shameem_navas2000@yahoo.com)

Friday, May 27th 2011

i suppose to learned because in this lesson because this is really clear and easy to understand.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thanks!

Monday, June 6th 2011

hi alex,
thank you so much for your a delightful lesson.
i need to know another thing that is.
was, were supposed to.. how to use it?

please have a look below the sentence it is correct or incorrect.
Could you let know please?

I was supposed to know how to speaking English.

Thanks!
rAfiQ :D

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

I had a lot of problem with this part of grammar (supposed to). Fortunately, It is completely understandable for me now. thank you alex

Friday, July 1st 2011

it’s really really useful grammar that helped me to understand the use of be supposed to. thank you alex

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

I am supposed to be good english. Thanks Alex

Saturday, July 16th 2011

I AM SUPPOSED TO COMMENT:
THANK YOU SO MUCH .

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

Thak you Alex !

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

hi’ Alex i’m Samreen I watched your lesson be supposed to today and you explained very well but in that lesson you did not explain that how do we use this phrase in quetions? please answer me soon i will be waiting.

Friday, August 19th 2011

Dear Alex, thanks a lot for your awesome lessons!
Can you please make it more clear:
“Be Supposed to do” vs. “Be Supposed to be doing smth”

Thank you!

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

Con sucks here. Can’t watch video.That’s why
I am not gonna open it here. Well.. that’s what I am supposed to do.

Monday, September 5th 2011

Dear Alex, I can´t thank you enough for this helpful lesson.
Greatings from Peru.

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

    Please , How can i change this image? because i would like to put my photo, thank you.

    Tuesday, September 6th 2011

thank you very much for your lesson. what do you mean? { hesy} Do you mean hear and say. isn`t it?

Thursday, September 8th 2011

First of all, thank you so much for this great lesson.

But I still have a doubt. How do I use “to be supposed to” in a interrogative sentence?

Thank you

Monday, September 12th 2011

I am supposed to improve my English with this lesson.
(thanks)

Thursday, September 15th 2011

Thanks for the quiz this is really helpful to fully understand “to be supposed to”

Friday, September 16th 2011

Alex,thanks a lot!You cover all the bases of English grammar!And I’m supposed to pass a TOEFL exam in few months!))Your lessons on the mark!)The Great teacher of English!)

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Woohoo im gd n en! ^.^

******** 5/5 *******

Thaaank you Alex

Monday, September 26th 2011

thanks alot my teacher

Friday, September 30th 2011

it was very good

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

I’m supposed to visit http://www.engvid.com everyday to learn english =)
thanks Mr. Alex ^^

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Thanx…i really enjoyed your lessons..

Friday, October 28th 2011

Thanks ALEX..thank you so much

Friday, October 28th 2011

Hi Alex
I want to know if ” Is paris suposed to be beautiful?” equal by ” Has paris to be beautiful?”
I will appretiate if you reply to my quastion.

Friday, November 4th 2011

Hello Alex.

I’ve been studying English in UK since June and i’m always looking for new lessons!! I’d say that it has been really useful to improve my English day by day. Congratulations for the genial ideia!!

Cheers.

Isaias Costa

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

nice .

Monday, November 28th 2011

Thank you :D

Friday, December 16th 2011

Teacher, i don’t know if already there is a lesson about the using of “at”, “on” and “in”. Could you think about to make one ? In portuguese, they mean the same thing and i’m always mistaking. ¬¬’

Sunday, December 18th 2011

    yes It is, look for it.

    Friday, July 12th 2013

I m not supposed to miss your any lesson;)

Sunday, January 1st 2012

thanks sir

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

When do you use ‘suppose’ instead of ‘supposed’. I totally understood your video with supposed. Is it used as….’suppose we do this or suppose we go shopping etc. Is it used in replace of ‘perhaps’?

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    It’s more like “what if”.

    Saturday, January 21st 2012

hello… Alex… I like your lessons alot… Actually, I’ve been wondering if you can make a lesson about grammer. I would lik more grammer lessons from you… Thank you~~

Friday, January 27th 2012

Is it’suppose to’ or ‘supposed to’ i’ve seen my friends using’suppose to’ plzz clear it!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks Alex.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thank you very much

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I am supposed to say Thanks Teacher.

Sunday, February 19th 2012

THANKS A LOT SIR ALEX……

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Thank u so much. I’ve looking for a good video which explain the exact usage of ‘ supposed to’ in ages.U are wonderful and I love all teachers of engvid.

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Hi, Im an english teacher as well, and I found your website and your lessons very cool. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Im going to recommend it to my students and peers.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thanks alex……you halp me a lot.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thank you ! Your lessons are supposed to be good.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thank you, i like your lessons , it is supposed to be perfect

Thursday, April 19th 2012

I am really exciting when i listen you

Friday, April 20th 2012

I don’t know Alex wears glass. :)

Saturday, April 28th 2012

thank you Alex , i am supposed to answer the quiz correctly tomorrow

Friday, May 4th 2012

Very Useful & Interesting lesson.

You are supposed to be the best teacher ever.

Sunday, May 6th 2012

hello teacher…..i understood the lesson im supposed to go…..even though i wanted to go some where i didn’t go…now can i say that i was supposed to go?is it correct?please help me…..

Sunday, May 6th 2012

hi. that is good. but i didn’t understand that why the sentence of dictionary is wrong?

Thursday, May 17th 2012

thanks alot mr alex

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

thanks alex,,,love the way u teach us..
i’m supposed to meet you one day..:)

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Engvid is supposed to be helpful for student who wants study English. Is this correct?^^ Thanks for teaching Alex!

Sunday, July 8th 2012

thnks

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

I’m supposed to thank to Alex!

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

i’m supposed to take a test but the QUIZ button doesn’t work!
anyway, thanks alex for this interesting topic!

Thursday, September 6th 2012

    Please try again. The quiz was not working in Internet Explorer 9 for a little while, but it should now be fixed!

    Monday, September 10th 2012

Hi,,mr. Alex im supposed to be glad.i never seen like this video before,,,its really Great,,i hope you have more …

Saturday, September 8th 2012

i got better idea after reading it, i am supposed to implement all your formuals in the future. Thanks Sir

Thursday, September 13th 2012

very useful 1

Friday, September 14th 2012

it is very useful for everyone. thanx alex

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Nice lesson sir.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

I am supposed to learn English soon. Thank You Alex

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Hello Alex Is there a question form of ” Be supposed to” or not?

Friday, January 11th 2013

is there any past future of the suppesed to like
you were not supposed to go there

Monday, January 28th 2013

Hello Alex,
i am supposed to say thanks,your lessons are very useful for me.

Monday, February 4th 2013

Good explanations. Thanks for your lesson about “BE SUPPOSED TO”

Saturday, March 9th 2013

I am supposed to have some suggestions from anyone , helping me to delete the words’ log out’ beneath my picture.
Before this lesson, I used ‘ suppose’ referring to likelihood only. Actually , ‘ to be supposed to-v can express many ideas, such as rule, hearsay,arrangement etc., to answer ‘ what are you doing ? Great teachers , you are really building my confidence up gradually through related lessons and quiz. Thank you for your kindness.

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Thanks Alex. Your explanations are really nice. I’m supposed to learn more lessons with engVid.

Monday, June 3rd 2013

i supposed to watch you during my restime because your best when its come in teaching enlish lesson.. great job.. have a nice day..

Wednesday, July 10th 2013

i am supposed to be a clever student when you teach me.

Friday, July 12th 2013

someone can tell me why I can not upload my photo in my profile?

Friday, July 12th 2013

    Check the size of the image file! If it’s more than 500kB it won’t work.

    Friday, July 12th 2013

Thanks mr. Alex. I supposed to learn English with my friend today.

Sunday, July 28th 2013

Thank you Alex! Nice lesson!

Monday, August 12th 2013

Thank you Alex!!! I’m supposed to follow your videos!

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Excellent!We are supposed to practice English with a teacher like Alex in order to master it

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Hi, Alex! Thanks!

Monday, October 21st 2013

hi, Alex. Thank you for your lesson. This lesson was so helpful for me, because I always get confused in using “be suppose to”.
Now, I have a question.
In terms of example No1, can I say “You SHOULD go when the light turns green?”

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Im supposed to be appreciated you alex

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thanks a lot , i’m supposed to be understanding your lessons !

Friday, July 11th 2014
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