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1 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS1

2 2 likely as an adjective 1. As an adjective, likely has the meaning of 'probably going to happen' or 'probably true’: “The most likely cause of the fire was a discarded cigarette end.” 2. With the same meaning, likely can also be followed by an infinitive: The study shows that some people are more likely to suffer back problems than others or it can be followed by that plus a subordinate clause: It seems likely that interest rates will rise again.

3 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS3 likely as an adjective 3. In general the sentence structure is be + likely + infinitive: I don’t think the boss is very likely to agree. The expression more than likely means ‘almost certain’: It’s more than likely that the rules will be changed again in the near future'.

4 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS4 probably is an adverb 1. Use probably before the main verb: She’ll probably be off work for a long time. 2. But before the auxiliary verb in a negative sentence: He probably won’t come.

5 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS5 Complete the sentences with likely or probably 1. My mother’s … to be in the garden watering the plants. 2. I’ll … be very busy tomorrow. 3. The missing plane … crashed in the sea. 4. There’s … to be a hurricane later this month. 5. They aren’t very … to raise our salary, are they? 6. James will … be late. He always is. 7. I’m … to be very busy tomorrow. 8. The police say that the burglars were … local people.

6 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS6 1. My mother’s likely to be in the garden watering the plants. 2. I’ll probably be very busy tomorrow. 3. The missing plane probably crashed in the sea. 4. There’s likely to be a hurricane later this month. 5. They aren’t very likely to raise our salary, are they? 6. James will probably be late. He always is. 7. I’m likely to be very busy tomorrow. 8. The police say that the burglars were probably local people.

7 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS7 Type likely or probably into the box. 1.The traffic is terrible so I'll _____ be late this morning. 2.Climate change is _____ to affect us all by the end of the decade. 3.I'll call them if you like, but they aren't _____ to be in. 4.The concert tickets are ______ to sell out very quickly. 5.I'll _____ find out if I've passed or not by the end of the day. 6.You've _____ heard this joke before, but I'll tell you anyway.

8 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS8 1.The traffic is terrible so I'll PROBABLY be late this morning. 2.Climate change is LIKELY to affect us all by the end of the decade. 3.I'll call them if you like, but they aren't LIKELY to be in. 4.The concert tickets are LIKELY to sell out very quickly. 5.I'll PROBABLY find out if I've passed or not by the end of the day. 6.You've PROBABLY heard this joke before, but I'll tell you anyway.

9 María Jesús Duque Sánchez TRINITY ISE EXAMS MATERIALS9 Practice!  What will you probably do next summer?  Are you likely to be living in this town in five years’ time? Why/Why not?  Do you think you will probably pass the end of course exam?  Where are you likely to be this evening at 9.30?


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