https://youtu.be/ffBGrwPwi8E Serena’s blog This is a fun (real fun, promise!) grammar lesson about one of the uses of modal verbs. I know that students usually find modals boring, so this video is an activity that I thought up for my intermediate levels. We’ve done this one quite a few times, but with the exception that…… Continue reading B1/B2 How to make guesses using modal verbs
Have you ever witnessed a crime? What happened? For this activity, I’ve used a picture captured by a surveillance camera and I wrote a short description of what I thought was happening. Of course, I could not be sure, so that was why I was making guesses. In the example, you’ll see that I used…… Continue reading Modal verbs: Making a guess in the present
Here’s some stuff to brush up on modal verbs with multiple choice activities.
Modals of deduction: may and might These modals are used when we think that something is possible. It’s very similar to saying ‘perhaps’ A:Where are they going for their holidays? B: I don’t know. They may/might go to Scotland because they want to see the Highlands. (meaning perhaps) Modal of deduction: must We use must when…… Continue reading B1 Modals of deduction: can’t, may, might, must
'Can' 'could' and 'be able to' can be used to speak about our abilities and skills. Take the quiz. take the quiz