Showing posts with label modals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modals. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Modal Verbs. Are you up for a free shot game?

If you want to try this game, first you must answer each question correctly. Choose the best of the four options and then, shoot the ball to all the baskets. Press the mouse button at the arrow to prepare for shooting; then, realease the button to shoot. You score more by making "nothing but net" shots.

Modal Verbs. Nothing but Net.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Modal Verbs. Manic Miner

This game is about the use of modal verbs. Read the sentences carefully and choose the correct modal verb so that sentences make sense. Answer three questions correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. Why don't you have a go? Good luck!

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Can and Must. Baseball Game

We use the modal verb can to express ability or possibility. When we want to express lack of any of the two, we use can't. We use must to express obligation and mustn't to express prohibition.

After this short revision, you can do the exercise below. Anwer correctly and get the chance to play baseball. Green lights will tell you if your choice is right. Good luck!

Can, Can't, Must and Mustn't. Baseball Game.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Extra Practice on Modal Verbs

Modal verbs express ability, possibility, permission, request, obligation, advice, prohibition and lack of obligation. Can you drag each sentence to the correct bin?

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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Modal Verbs Jeopardy

Welcome to the ultimate challenge! This is the Modals Jeopardy.
You can play alone or in teams with your friends and classmates. There are different categories with a different score and if you are lucky, you might have the chance of playing for the "daily double", a special case which will allow you to get more points. But be careful! You could lose more points if your answer is wrong.
For each category, you have to answer questions correctly; the more correct answers, the more points for your team.
Are you good enough for the challenge or will you back down?

Modals Jeopardy

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Heroic Ants. Modal Verbs

Here's a videogame to reinforce your knowledge about modal verbs. Choose the correct answer and help the ant to reach the farthest possible distance. Click and pull the string to set the throwing angle and power. You can also resort to the bubble and the wings to go further.

Modal Verbs by Pilar

Hungry Bug. Modal Verbs

Have you studied the rules of use of modal verbs? If you have, you will find this exercise very easy. A question and three possible answers will be displayed on the right. Use the arrow keys or the mouse to move the bug to eat the food that corresponds to the right answer. The game will be over if you run off the table or into yourself. For best score, avoid the food that doesn't match the answer. Think quickly and your your good reflexes and coordination.

Hungry Bug Modal Verbs by Pilar

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Modal Verbs. SHOULD and SHOULDN'T

Should is a modal verb. It doesn't take letter -s in the third person singular. We use it to give advice and to tell people what we think it's best to do.
For example:
You should study your school subjects every day.
The government should help citizens.
We should take care of the environment.

Read and study the presentation below to get familiar with the structure and uses of this modal verb.

Saturday, 26 May 2012


Hi everybody! Here below you can find a presentation on the structures and uses of the modal verb HAVE TO in the affirmative and negative forms, as well as the differences between the uses of MUST and HAVE TO. This is a brief summary, read it and make sure you understand the examples.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Modal verbs. MUST and MUSTN'T

Hi guys! My name's Donna and I am an athlete. As I take part in competitions very often, I have to follow some rules. For example: I must get up early in the morning to run for ninety minutes, I must eat healthy food, I must be disciplined, I mustn't smoke and I mustn't drink alcohol. Learn the rules of the presentation below to know a bit more about the modal verb must. I must go now, I must finish my training session. Bye!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Modal Verbs: COULD

Could is the past simple of can. It expresses ability and probability in the past. We can also use it to ask for permission in a very polite manner. It is more polite than using can.
Have a look at the following presentation to know more about the structure and uses of could in the affirmative, negativa and interrogative forms.

Modal Verbs: CAN

Hi! I'm bringing you a presentation with the structure and uses of the modal verb can. Modal verbs are special because they don't take final -s for the thid person singular in present simple. Moreover, they have different syntax rules and structures other than verbs such as play, work, fly or read. We use can to express ability, possibilty and also to ask for permission or to ask for a favour. 
I hope you will find the chart below useful.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Modal Verbs: Can and Must

Modal verbs are verbs we place before other verbs; modals don't take suffixes. We are going to start studying modals by focusing on CAN and MUST.
We use CAN to express ability such as in He can play the piano fairly well.
We also use CAN to make a polite request such as in Can you pass me the salt, please?.
Finally, we use CAN to ask for permission such as in Can I go to the toilet?
That's all concerning the use of CAN.

Now let's move on to the use of MUST. It's a modal we use to show that it's necessary for somebody to do something. That is, it expresses necessity.
MUST expresses obligation such as in I must tidy my room.
It's also used for rules such as in You must be quiet in the library.
When we want to give advice, we can also use MUST such as in You're feeling slightly unwell, you must rest and call a doctor.
When we use the negative form MUSTN'T, we mean that something is forbidden and it isn't right to do it. For example, in You mustn't smoke here or You mustn't bring your mobile phones to school.

There are two exercises for you to practise. In the first, you have to complete ten sentences using MUST or MUSTN'T. The answers are in the second page of the document. You can also download it and print it if you wish. The second exercise is an interactive quiz where you will see pictures of celebrities and some questions about what they CAN or CAN'T do. If you haven't heard of them, you can search their names on the web and do the same if you aren't sure about the right answers. Some research work is good for your autonomy. Can you get 10 out of 10 in both exercises? I hope you can.

Must or Mustn't


CAN or CAN'T By Pilar Super Quiz Multiple Choice Review Quiz