Modal verbs writing exercise

Write positive statements, negative statements or questions from these prompts.

Example: It’s my wedding anniversary tomorrow (statement + should)

You should buy your partner a fantastic gift and take them out for a meal.

Now try writing these 10 from the prompts:

  1. “I have never been to Manchester Art Gallery, is it worth going?” (statement + ought to because)
  2. Ask me if I am able to ride a unicycle. (question + can/could)
  3. Ask me if you can have a chair. (question + may)
  4. “What time do I have to come to Mark’s class?” (statement + have to)
  5. “Do you know the weather forecast for tomorrow?” (statement + will)
  6. “Where should we go tonight?” (suggestion/question + shall)
  7. “Is it necessary to take an umbrella today?” (negative statement + need to)
  8.  Ask me if I have a pencil. (question + could)
  9. “What are you going to have for dinner?” (statement + might)
  10. “Can I drink beer in class?” (negative statement + must)
  11. “Do I need to do lots of homework?” (statement + ought to)
  12. “This work on modal verbs is very difficult.” (Suggestion/question + shall + we + easier)

POSSIBLE ANSWERS

  1. Yes, you ought to go because there are some interesting paintings there.

2. Can you ride a unicycle?

3. May I have a chair, please?

4. You have to come to Mark’s class at 9.15am.

5. I think it will be cloudy.

6. Shall we go to the cinema?

7. No, you don’t need to because it isn’t raining.

8. Could I borrow your pencil?

9. I might have pizza.

10. You mustn’t drink beer in class.

11. Yes, you ought to do lots of homework.

12. Shall we do something easier?

THIS WEEK’S PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES & PHRASES

reliable geek choosy
competitive down-to-earth moody
sociable particular about selfish
sensible punctual tight-fisted
a good laugh pull your weight ambitious
keep yourself to yourself independent determined
quiet hard-working a people-person
talkative cheeky extrovert
organised creative introvert
bossy energetic kind

Writing task: The Ideal Student

Use the 2nd person and describe the ideal student.

Use at least 8 of the adjectives and phrases.

Write at least one statement using:

must, should, don’t need to, ought to, have to, might, shall

 

 

 

 

You ought to learn how to use modals correctly

Now complete this quiz.

More Online exercises below

I was getting used to the sun shining every day, but I guess I will have to get used to the rain again – Level 2

Online quizzes:

http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/used_to_would.htm

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/usedto.html

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-m_used_quiz.htm

https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/115.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g68-used-to-be-used-to.php

https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/326.html

Class objectives:

  1. Use vague language

  2. Speculate about your classmates

  3. Used to and Would for past habits

  4. Get used to/getting used to

  5. Read about a relationship and suggest a solution to their problem

Can you speculate about why a man is planting a tree in the street at night time?

https://www.indy100.com/article/oxford-street-tree-london-mytreelondon-arrabella-neil-cornelius-7371621?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

 

Half term break:

Half Term: Monday 24 October 2016 – Friday 28 October 2016

Classes Commence: Monday 31 October 2016

http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/about/term-dates/

Be used to & get used to

Today’s words:

sibling noun [ C ]

C2 a brother or sister:

I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister.
There was great sibling rivalry (= competition) between Peter and his brother.

 

astrology noun [ U ]

the study of the movements and positions of the sun, moon,planets, and stars in the belief that they affect the character andlives of people

Latvian dancing:
 Book genres:
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science fiction:
a prison cell:

active adjective (BUSY)

B1 busy with a particular activity:

You have to try to keep active as you grow older.

biography noun [ C or U ]

 

B1 the life story of a person written by someone else:

He wrote a biography of Winston Churchill.

Compare

mysterious adjective

B2 strange, not known, or notunderstood:

She’s an actress whose inner life hasremained mysterious, despite the many interviews she has given.
He died in mysteriouscircumstances, and there is still apossibility that it was murder.

apathetic adjective

showing no interest or energyand unwilling to take action,especially over somethingimportant:

Young people today are so apatheticabout politics.

conscientious adjective

C1 putting a lot of effort intoyour work:

a conscientious student

obsessed adjective

B2 unable to stop thinkingabout something; toointerested in or worried about something:

Why are people so obsessed withmoney?

speculate verb [ I ] (GUESS)

 

C2 to guess possible answersto a question when you do not have enough information to becertain:

I don’t know why she did it – I’m just speculating.
A spokesperson declined to speculateon the cause of the train crash.

Level 2 – getting to know you questions – present perfect & past simple review

Use past tense verbs to make and answer questions about your life experience.

Level 2 Group 2 wrote and asked each other questions about their lives.

  • Can you spot any grammatical errors in these questions?
  • Do the questions make sense?
  • Can you give a sensible answer to these questions?
  • How do they sound when you say them aloud?
  • Could these questions be asked more simply?
  • Could they be made more interesting with the addition of a secondary question?
  • If you think there is a problem with one of these questions, can you write it differently?
  1. Can you tell me about where you grew up?
  2. What is the most important life lesson you have learnt?
  3. What was the last interesting news you heard recently?
  4. Can you tell me something interesting news you heard recently?
  5. What is the most interesting lesson and best teacher at school?
  6. Have you learned English before you came to the UK?
  7. How fast did you get progress in learning English?
  8. How often do you hear news. From radio or T.V.?
  9. How often do you read newspaper?
  10. What the most fritining thing you have ever felt?
  11. Could you tell me how long you’ve had your phone or computer?
  12. When did you do your school reports and grades?
  13. Have you ever done your school reports and grades?
  14. Could you tell me a place you have never been to but would love to visit?
  15. Did you remember the last big party or celebration you went to?
  16. How long have you been studying English, and whether you’re satisfied with your progress?
  17. What was the best meal you’ve ever to had or restaurant you’ve eaten in?
  18. Who’s you have just met?
  19. What did you remember about your first day at school?
  20. How long had you had a car when you were in your country?
  21. Have you ever tried an activity? But would like to?
  22. Which kind of activity you have not been tried?
  23. Which place have you never been visited?
  24. Did you have any plans for the next 12 months?
  25. How long have you been lived in your present home?
  26. What do you remember from your first or last English lesson?
  27. How long you have known your best friend?
  28. What is the most interesting lesson you’ve studied at school?
  29. Can you tell me what you remember about learning to swim?
  30. Have you already made plans for the next 12 months?
  31. Can you please tell me what have you done last Christmas?
  32. What place have you been going a lot recently?
  33. For how long your country has been independent or existed?
  34. What was your favourite childhood toy and TV programme?
  35. Have you eaten the best meal you have ever had?
  36. Have you met your best friend on carnival?

 

Past tense questions – online exercises:

Advanced Grammar | Past Tense Exercise | esl-lounge Student