2 MODAL VERBS and all of the people some of the time, You can fool some of the people all of the time,and all of the people some of the time,But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.Abraham Lincoln
3 I. Define the functions of the modal verbs What verbs express possibility?What verbs express advice?What verbs express permission?What verbs express request?
4 II. Identify the use of the verbs in bold, then say a synonymous expression permission May I? Could I?1. Can I park my car in your garage?2. You should book a hotel room.3. She must be home.4. You needn’t wear a tie to the interview.5. Shall I cook spaghetti for dinner?6. Mike may come round tonight.7. You should go on a diet.8. Can I give you a hand with the bag?9. Children must not play in the streets.10. I have to see the dentist.11. Would you mind moving your car, sir?
5 III. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the word given and other words to complete each sentence. You must use between two and five words. Do not change the word given1. It wasn’t necessary for you to bring me flowers as I already had a lot.Needn’t You2. Perhaps he left the car unlocked.May He3. I’ll carry that bag for you.Like Would4. I advise you to drive more slowly.Should You5. It would be a good idea for you to leave early.Better You6. I’m sure he lied to you.Have He7. It’s possible that Ann is looking for a new job.May Ann8. It was not necessary for him to pay for the damage, although he did.Needn’t He
7 V. Make the comments and speculations about each picture using modals
8 VI. Listen to the poem “The house is not the same since you left”
9 VII. Fill in: can can’t, couldn’t, have to, haven’t been able to, should, need to, must or must have Dear Mum and Dad,Here I am in my new flat. Sorry I 1) haven’t been able to / couldn’t write earlier, but of course, I was busy moving in and unpacking. Now, I just 2) buy curtains and a few rugs to make the flat really homely. When I unpacked, 3) find my toaster anywhere. I 4) left it behind in the old flat! I’ll come to see you on Sunday 14th. 5) I bring my flatmate? If we set off early, we 6) arrive in time for lunch. I 7) wait to eat your delicious apple pie! Anyway, I 8) go now. There’s someone at the door. It 9) be the plumber; he is going to install the washing machine. See you on Sunday.Love,Judy
10 VIII. What would each person say in each situation using modals VIII. What would each person say in each situation using modals? Sometimes more than one answer is possible1. A student has just come into the class and left the door open. It is noisy outside. You say to him:2. You have opened the kitchen to let some fresh air. Your sister who is recovering from a bad cold, comes in. You say to her:3. Your friend wants to pay for your dinner. You tell her it’s not necessary. –4. Your mother wants to know where your sister is. You think she is helping your father in the garden. You say to her:5. Your friend is sure your father goes to a gym every morning before work as he always looks so healthy. He says to you:6. Your friend failed the exam. He hadn’t revised at all. You say to him: