# Modals 2

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Published on March 8, 2014

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MODAL VERBS XPLORE 10 Unit 3.4. Teens Helpline Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

You should talk to your parents. You would lose some weight if you exercised. Teens could be more supportive. Teens might feel pressured by their friends. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

should could would might MODAL VERBS a We use modal verbs to express range of meanings, such as probability, certainty, possibility, suggestion, advice, ability, etc. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

The Modal Verb used in this sentence… You should talk to your parents. a. expresses possibility b. suggests a course of action c. expresses high probability d. gives advice Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

The Modal Verb used in this sentence… You would lose some weight if you exercised. a. expresses possibility b. suggests a course of action c. expresses high probability d. gives advice Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

The Modal Verb used in this sentence… Teens could be more supportive. a. expresses possibility b. suggests a course of action c. expresses high probability d. gives advice Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

The Modal Verb used in this sentence… Teens might feel pressured by their friends. a. expresses possibility b. suggests a course of action c. expresses high probability d. gives advice Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

MODAL VERBS modal verb infinitive without ‘to’ You should organise your tasks better. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

MODAL VERBS  are never used alone modal + verb You should get help.  always have the same form You / She could understand this.  interrogative and negative forms are made without the auxiliary to do Would you feel unhappy if your friend didn’t call? Joe shouldn’t refuse his father’s help.  can have more than one meaning Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Should is used to:  give advice You should talk to your parents.  give an opinion or recommendation You should read this book on peer pressure. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Could is used to:  express possibility You could talk to your teacher about your problem.  suggest a course of action We could ask for my father’s assistance.  describe a hypothetical situation Teens could be less rebellious if parents were more tolerant. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Would is used to:  express possibility / high probability It would be great to overcome our fears.  express certainty / prediction Teenagers would be very upset about losing their mobile phones.  describe a hypothetical situation I would tell my parents if I were in your situation. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Might is used to:  give polite advice / make polite suggestions She might want to visit her grandparents.  express possibility They might get excited about the next debate on peer pressure. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Now Practise! Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Choose the correct modal verb. 1. You should would demand to be treated fairly. 2. We would could check some websites to get some information. 3. This website should might help you. 4. Would Could you like to go to a different school? 5. He should could stay if he behaved correctly. 6. You shouldn’t couldn’t break the rules at school. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Complete the sentences with modal verbs. should 1. You _______ be careful about meeting online friends. might 2. Parents _______ put too much pressure on teenagers. would 3. Try talking to an adult that you ________ feel at ease with to discuss your problems. could 4. You _______ save yourself from heartbreak if you just confided in someone. would 5. I ________ see a psychiatrist if I were you. might 6. I _______ be able to get good results in my final exam. Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Replace the underlined part of these sentences by a modal verb. 1. It is possible to be bullied online. You might / could be bullied online. 2. My parents weren’t able to understand how I felt. My parents couldn’t understand how I felt. 3. You’d better talk to an adult about your fears. You should talk to an adult about your fears. 4. Are you willing to help me? Would you help me? Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

Further Practice! Modal Verbs Quiz 1 Modal Verbs – Reference + Quiz Teresa Pinto de Almeida ▪ Paula M. Araújo ▪ Telma Coelho de Sousa

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