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Title: Modal Verbs


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Modal Verbs
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A modal verb is also known as a helping verb. It
gives additional information about the main verb
that follows it.
Examples
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Subject Modal verb Main verb Complement
I We They You He She It must can should may will go to sleep.
I We They You He She It must can should may will drink some water.
I We They You He She It must can should may will eat some food.
I We They You He She It must can should may will do some exercise.
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Exercise 1
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Lets look at the modal verbs of deduction.Use
  • Must when Im 100 sure that something is
    possible.
  • May (not) and might (not) when Im unsure about
    something.
  • Cant when Im sure that something is not
    possible.

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Lets practise. Look at the pictures of some
celebrities when they were young. Guess who they
are!
  • Use
  • Must or cant if youre sure
  • May (not) or might (not) if you are unsure.

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Who is it?
He
cant/ must/ may (not)/ might (not)/
be
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He _______ be
  • Michael Jackson?
  • Sasha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G)?
  • David Beckham?
  • or Eminem?

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Whos that?
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Use modal verbs to make your deductions.
  • Lady Gaga?
  • Madonna?
  • Scarlett Johanson?
  • Eva Longoria?
  • Or Britney Spears?

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Who is it?
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She _______ be
  • Lady Gaga?
  • Madonna?
  • Britney Spears?
  • Sarah Jessica Parker?

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Who is it?
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He ________ be
  • Tom Cruise
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Leonardo di Caprio
  • Orlando Bloom

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Who is it?
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She _____ be
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Madonna
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Charlize Theron

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Who is it?
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He ________ be
  • Paul McCartney
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Leonardo di Caprio
  • John Lennon

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