exercises > Be ready for your English exam. Modals.
CAN & CAN´T - Expressing Ability
SUMMARY OF MODAL VERBS (B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
CAN / CAN´T (1)
SHOULD - SHOULDN´T ( HEALTH PROBLEMS ) KEY INCLUDED
Be ready for your English exam.
ls: Obligation - Necessity -
Prohibition - Suggestion
Match the verbs in bold to their meanings. Which express: obligation, prohibition,suggestion,necessity, lack of necessity?
hurry or you'll miss your appointment.
A. This is very important: it is essential.
see your dentist for a check-up.
B. This is forbidden. You're not allowed to do it.
eat a balanced diet.
C. This is necessary.
drink about eight glasses of water every day.
D. I advise you not to do this.
E. This is a rule/law.
don't have to
study medicine to become a social worker.
F. It would be a good idea to do this.
go out in the sun without a hat.
G. You can do this if you want to but it's not necessary.
In the UK you
have ( got ) to
be 18 to be able to vote.
H. It is important that you do this.
Fill in: ( not ) have to, should ( n't ), need, ought to or must.
Although you like spicy food, I think you
use less chilli when cooking.
be kept out of
To be healfhy you
eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
to have an operation immediately.
check the expiry date on food labels.
replace proper meals with junk food.
I can stay in bed late tomorrow as I
Which modal verbs express: permission, lack of permission, ability, lack of ability, request, possibility?
Could/Would you please help me carry this box?
You may/can borrow my bicycle as long as you promise to bring it back before 6pm.
Jason can speak French and German.
Carol may/might/could help you if she's free.
You can't use the computer.
You can't/mustn't/may not eat or drink in the library.
Fill in: didn't have to, needn't have, should ( n't ) have, ought ( not ) to have could ( n't ) have
gone to bed earlier if you wanted to catch the early train.
eaten so much ice cream. It always gives her indigestion.
bought a ticket. I had an extra one just in case.
4. I wasn't well prepared for the exam. I'm sure I
pay any medical expenses as he's got private health insurance.
visited the dentist because she didn't have any cavities.
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