Modal verbs


May and can


a) She may be here tomorrow.

- Will this possibly happen?

- Can we be sure of this?


b) She can swim very well

- Is she able to do this?

- Are we certain of this?


c) Complete the following grids:


I


You





may

You


They



I


You


He/she/it



can

You


They




d) She may be here tomorrow.

Is the pronunciation of “may” similar to the month of “May” or to the possessive determiner “my”?



e) She can swim very well

Is the pronunciation of “can” similar to the “can” of “American”  or a “can” of Coca-cola?





2. Should and must not


a) Complete the grids

I


You




He/she/it



Should

They



I



must not

He/she/it





must not





b) We pronounce the “u” in “must not” like the u in “much”. True or False?



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