MODAL VERBS

1. PUT IN MUST OR CAN'T (CERTAINTY)
1._______________________________________________You've been
travelling all day. You MUST be tired.
2.____________________________That restaurant be very good. It's
always full of people.
3.____________________________That restaurant be very good. It's
always empty.
4.______________________________________You've just had lunch. You
be hungry already.
5.___________________Carol get very bored in her job. She does the
same thing every day.
6._________________________________________________Congratulations on
passing the exam. You ___________________________be very pleased.
7.______________________________________________She gets everywhere
very quickly. She ______________________________walk very fasto
8.____________________They haven't lived here for a long time, so they
know many people.
9. Bill and Sue go away on holiday very often, so they __be short of
money.
10.__________________________________________Ted isn't at work today.
He _________________________________________be ill.
11.__________________________________________Carol knows a lot about
films. She __________________________________go to the cinema a loto
12._____________________________________Jack is putting on his coat. He
be going out.
13._______________________________Jim a hard worker? You be serious!
He's very lazy.
14.________________Tom
be knocking on the door. I've just spoken
to him on the phone.
2. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING MUST /
MUSTN'T/ HAVE TO OR DON'T HAVE TO IN THE CORRECT
FORM. (OBLIGATION)
1.We haven't got much. We MUST hurry.
2.We've got plenty of time. We ___________________hurry.
3. We have enough food at home, so we _________go shopping today.
4. Jim gave me a letter to post. I ______forget to post it.
5. I didn't work yesterday, so I _____________work early.
6. The car park is free, so you ______________pay.
7. I'm sorry 1 couldn't come yesterday. I _______look after my little

sister.
8. I don't want anyone to know. You __________tell anyone.
9. He __________________wear a suit to work, but he usually does.
10. This is a valuable book. You ___________look after it carefully and
you
_____________ lose it.
11. In Britain many children _____________wear a uniform when they
go to
school.
12. We couldn't repair the car ourselves. We ___take it to a garage.
13. Last night John became ill but luckily, we _________call a doctor.
14. You _____________________smoke here. It's forbidden.

3. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH CAN / CAN'T /COULD /
COULDN'T AND ONE OF THESE VERBS. (ABILITY)

COME

EA

WAL

HEA

RU

SLEE

WAI

T

K

R

N

P

T

SPEAK

1'. Laura hurt her leg and CAN’T WALK very well.
2.______________________________________________________My
grandfather was a very clever man. He ________________five
languages.
3.___________________________________I'm afraid they
to your
party next week.
4.______________________________________________When Tim was 16,
he was a fast runner. He ______________________100 metres in 11
seconds.
5."Are you in a hurry?" "No, I've got plenty of time. I___________________
6. Iwas feeling sick yesterday. I _______________anything.
7. Can you speak up a bit? We ___________________you very well.
8."Yo u look tired." "Yes, I _________________________last night.
4. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING COULD/
MAY / MIGHT + ONE OF THESE VERBS (POSSIBILITY)
bit

brea

bu

com

go

invit

nee

pu

rai

sli

stud

wak

12. 2.I _____________________ it in the dining room. 5. You _________________________the baby. Take an umbrella with you. but I _______________________________a Mercedes. You __________________________. “What’s Julia doing when she leaves school? – She hasn’t decided yet. . They’re a nice couple.I don’t want the children top lay in this room. It __________________________later. Don’t make so much noise. 7. I don’t think you should throw that letter away. but she __________________________medicine. 4.Tom _________________________________to see us on Saturday. 11. I____________________to Ireland. 8. They _____________________ something. “Where are you going to hang that picture?.e k y e e d t n p y e 1. It _________________________you. We ________________ later. I don’t know where to spend my holidays. I’m not sure yet. 6. 3. 9. Be careful of that dog. so I COULD / MAY / MIGHT INVITE them to dinner.Be careful! That footpath is very icy. 10.

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