Education English | Speaking : Expression of Warning | A warning means information of the danger or unexpected situation that may happen if a person does something. He/she wants that person will be more careful. When we see a snake on a tree, for example, we may shout to our friends "Watch out" It means we inform them to be careful and to pay attention to the snake.
A warning is usually in the form of imperative, but it may occur with the modal must and should.
- You should/should not...
- You must/mus not...
- Beware !
- Look out !
- Watch out !
- Watch out for ...
Here are other examples of expressing warning .
1. Your little sister want to cross the busy street, Then you want her to cross carefully by saying, "Mind the traffic !"
2. There is a long wire connected to the computer. At present you are using your computer and your little brother is playing a toy car behind the computer. You see what he is doing and warn , " Don't touch the wire!"
3.There is a blackout in the neighbourhood . A father lights a lantern and puts it on the table. His son is amazed and plays with the lantern. When the father sees, he warns , " Keep away from the fire" ! or " Don't play with the lantern!"
4. You are walking on the pavement with your friends in the rain. Suddenly you see a big hole on the pavement. You can warn your friends by pointing at the hole and saying , "Look out!"
5. In the zoo, many cages of wild animals are applied with a warning board saying "Beware of the wild animals!"