Modal Verbs Exercise 1

Gap-fill Exercise
Complete the sentences using the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. Don't forget to capitalize when necessary. Some gaps may have more than one correct answer. can could have to must might should

1. Ted's flight from Amsterdam took more than 11 hours. He

MUST be exhausted after such a long flight. He MIGHT
prefer to stay in tonight and get some rest. 2. If you want to get a better feeling for how the city is laid out, you SHOULD walk downtown and explore the waterfront. 3. Hiking the trail to the peak COULD be dangerous if you are not well prepared for dramatic weather changes. You

SHOULD research the route a little more before you
attempt the ascent. 4. When you have a small child in the house, you SHOULDN´T leave small objects lying around. Such objects MIGHT be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death. 5. Dave: CAN you hold your breath for more than a minute? Nathan: No, I can't. g the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check"

must have to 1. 2. 3. I MUST be at the meeting by 10:00. He's the only one who would send you flowers.they're beautiful! But. Negative and past forms are also used in this lesson. and background information are correct. EXERCISE NO. EXERCISE NO. Debbie said she was really busy this week. but I think . might must should 1. address. You MUST NOT submit the application if it has not been completely filled out. Tina: Look at these flowers . You MUST NOT forget to pay the rent tomorrow. Nancy said you didn't need to buy her anything for her birthday. The landlord is very strict about paying on time. Some gaps may have more than one correct answer. 2. If the form is not accurate and complete. Check that the name. 4. You DO NOT HAVE TO be so rude! Why don't you try saying "please" once in a while. but I really think you SHOULD at least get her some flowers or a nice bottle of wine. 2. I will probably HAVE TO take a taxi if I want to be on time. 3. 5. there's no card. Who could have sent them? Stephanie: It MUST have been David. you will be rejected and you will HAVE TO reapply at a later date.button to check your answers.

Unfortunately.she MIGHT show up at the party if she doesn't have to work overtime on Friday. 3. then click the "Check" button to check your answers. he's unconscious. EXERCISE NO. James and Michelle had already made plans. 5. 4. He couldn'tmight not possibly eat that many pies . so she SHOULD be here by 6:00.he MIGHT have internal injuries. We should call Tim before we go over to his house. 4. he couldn'tmight not be there. You MUST be kidding! That can't be true. 3. We had better call the highway patrol to check road conditions. Nina said she would come over right after work. Oh my God. Don't move him . 2. ch gap below.he . They have had several major snow storms in the mountains during the last month. 1. In order to win the pie eating contest. 4. Somebody call an ambulance. Norman would have to eat sixteen pies in ten minutes. so they couldn'tmight not come with us to the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I don't want to drive all the way there for nothing. The road to Smithsville couldn'tmight not be passable.

4. You HAVE GOT TO look good for your interview if you want to get the sales job. You MAY leave the table once you have finished your meal and politely excused yourself. but MAY I ask you where you purchased that pocket watch? I have been looking for one like that for my father. It's pretty hot in the desert at this time of year.maybe we should take a gallon or more. we HAD BETTER take at least two or three quarts of water with us. I know it's rather rude. She works Wednesday nights. 3. 5. If we are going to do some hiking. I think that'll look really professional. I HAD BETTER be at work tomorrow by 7:00. You HAD BETTER wear the white shirt and the maroon tie. I know Eve wants to go to the ballet with us. EXERCISE NO. 2. Actually. but we'd better call her before we get her ticket. check your answers.would explode! 5. may had better have got to shall 1. it MAY be hotter than we expect out there . and she couldn'tmight not be able to get time off that evening. I HAVE GOT TO give a marketing presentation to one of our clients. 5. Some gaps may have more than one .

. could I have the barbecued prawns? Waitress: Sure. 2. Actually.or perhaps the Gumbo. I might choose to spend a year in Paris .I'll be your waitress tonight. would you like a salad with that? 3. but that might be a little too spicy for me. Is there anything you might recommend? Is there anything you think I should try? Waitress: Youshould try t he Cajun catfish . Umm. Donna: If I won the ten million dollar lottery jackpot. I guess if I want to win the lottery. 1. They're both delicious.or perhaps I would go to Kenya. 6. Sam: Where would you go if you had that much money? Donna: I don't know. . What can I get for you? Tony: I haven't decided yet. my name is Sandy . Sam: How often do you buy lottery tickets? Donna: Never. Tony: That sounds wonderful. I should try buying some tickets. correct answer. the prawns sound good.. I could afford to quit my job and travel the world.EXERCISE NO. Waitress: Hi. Sam: Thatwould help.

7. You ought to check the air pressure in your tires. What makes you think you couldactually stop pollution? Check EXERCISE NO. but it's a really complicated problem . She might be sitting in the living room. 5. The package should be deliveredtomorrow afternoon. 1.Jan: What should we look for in a candidate when we vote in a presidential election? Peter: I think citizens should vote for a President who has the ability to improve the quality of life in the United States. Doug must have returneDthe video we rented on his way to work. Choose the correct answer for each gap below. You don't want to get a flat tire on your trip. It was on the table. Jan: What would you do if you were President of the United States? Peter: I would focus on reducing environmental pollution. then click the "Check" button to check your answers.'s not one which is easily solved. It was sent by express mail this morning. I'm not really sure where Beverly is. . or perhaps she's in the backyard. but now it's gone. The computer isn't working. Jan: Every candidate always says he's going to do that. 2. It must have been damagedduring production. 3.


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