MODAL VERBS - Alma Blasco Blanquer

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MODAL
VERBS
POSSIBILITY
-
isn’t
- isn’t
can’t be
can’t be
could be
could be
may/might be
may/might be
must be
must be
is
is
+
+
Look at the following
examples:
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Anna’s too far behind / win the race
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Bought a lottery ticket / be a millionaire
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I don’t know where Dad is . He may be in the
garden.
Sky looks cloudy / rain
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I’ve bought a lottery ticket. You could be a
millionaire!
Don’t know where Dad is / be in the garden
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Anna’s too far behind. She can’t win the race.
The sky looks cloudy. It might rain.
Wears a wedding ring / be married

She wears a wedding ring. She must be married
Guess who it is!!!
 He
studied journalism and advertising at
college.
 He wears a wedding ring.
 He speaks with an American accent.
 He gives a lot of money to charity.
 He travels to lots of film festivals for work.
 He has six children.

BRAD PITT
FILL IN THE GAPS
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If something is bound to happen, it will
_________________ certainly happen.

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If something is likely to take place, it will
__________________ take place.


(probably)
If something might happen, you can also say
that it _____________ happen.


(almost)
(may)
If there’s a chance that something will
happen, it means it is that it will ____________
happen.

(possibly)
FILL IN THE GAPS
 If
you expect something to happen, it
means you ____________ it will happen.

(think/believe)
 If
you think that something is unlikely, it
means it is ______________ not going to
happen.

(probably)
 If
you doubt that something will happen, it
means you think it is __________ going to
happen.

(not)
Do the exercise
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A friend is taking an exam next week. Will she
pass? Look at the percentage (%) and write
sentences with a similar meaning. Don’t use
the verb think.
PASS?
She’ll definitely pass.
100% yes
___________________
95% yes
___________________
75% yes
___________________
50% yes
___________________
25% yes
___________________
100% no
KEY:
 She’ll
definitely pass.
 She’s bound to pass.
 She’s likely to pass.
 She might pass.
 I doubt she’ll pass.
 She can’t pass.
PASS?
100% yes
95% yes
75% yes
50% yes
25% yes
100% no

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