lunes, 12 de enero de 2009

Modal Verbs (Practice)

Modal Verbs Exercise 1

Gap-fill Exercise

Complete the sentences using the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. Don't forget to capitalize when necessary. Some gaps may have more than one correct answer.

can could have to must might should

1. Ted's flight from Amsterdam took more than 11 hours. He be exhausted after such a long flight. He prefer to stay in tonight and get some rest.

2. If you want to get a better feeling for how the city is laid out, you
walk downtown and explore the waterfront.

3. Hiking the trail to the peak
be dangerous if you are not well prepared for dramatic weather changes. You research the route a little more before you attempt the ascent.

4. When you have a small child in the house, you
leave small objects lying around. Such objects be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death.

5. Dave:
you hold your breath for more than a minute?
Nathan: No, I can't.

6. Jenny's engagement ring is enormous! It
have cost a fortune.

7. Please make sure to water my plants while I am gone. If they don't get enough water, they

8. I
speak Arabic fluently when I was a child and we lived in Egypt. But after we moved back to Canada, I had very little exposure to the language and forgot almost everything I knew as a child. Now, I just say a few things in the language.

9. The book is optional. My professor said we
read it if we needed extra credit. But we read it if we don't want to.

10. Leo: Where is the spatula? It
be in this drawer but it's not here.
Nancy: I just did a load of dishes last night and they're still in the dish washer. It
be in there. That's the only other place it be.

11. You
take your umbrella along with you today. The weatherman on the news said there's a storm north of here and it rain later on this afternoon.

we pull over at the next rest stop? I really use the bathroom and I don't know if I hold it until we get to Chicago.

13. Oh no! Frank's wallet is lying on the coffee table. He
have left it here last night.

14. Ned:
I borrow your lighter for a minute?
Stephen: Sure, no problem. Actually, you
keep it if you want to. I've given up smoking.

15. I
believe she said that to Megan! She insult her cooking in front of everyone at the party last night. She have just said she was full or had some salad if she didn't like the meal.

16. Do you
chew with your mouth open like that? Geez, it's making me sick watching you eat that piece of pizza.

17. Mrs. Scarlett's body was found in the lounge just moments ago, and it's still warm! Nobody has left the mansion this evening, so the killer
be someone in this room. It be any one of us!!!

18. Ted: I don't know why Denise starting crying when I mentioned the wedding.
Pamela: It
have been what you said about her brother. Or, perhaps she is just nervous. After all, the big day is tomorrow.

you always say the first thing that pops into your head? you think once in awhile before you speak?

20. I was reading the book last night before I went to bed. I never took it out of this room. It
be lying around here somewhere. Where it be? be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death.

Modal Verbs Exercise 2

Gap-fill Exercise

Complete the sentences using the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. Negative and past forms are also used in this lesson. Some gaps may have more than one correct answer.

must have to

1. I be at the meeting by 10:00. I will probably take a taxi if I want to be on time.

2. You
submit the application if it has not been completely filled out. Check that the name, address, and background information are correct. If the form is not accurate and complete, you will be rejected and you will reapply at a later date.

3. Tina: Look at these flowers - they're beautiful! But, there's no card. Who could have sent them?
Stephanie: It
have been David. He's the only one who would send you flowers.

4. You
forget to pay the rent tomorrow. The landlord is very strict about paying on time.

5. You
be so rude! Why don't you try saying "please" once in a while.

6. If you are over 18 in California, you
take a driver training course to get a driver's license. You can have a friend or a family member teach you instead. But remember, you still get your permit before you start practicing.

7. You
be rich to be a success. Some of the most successful people I know haven't got a penny to their name.

8. Ed: My car broke down in Death Valley last week. I
have it towed more than a hundred miles to the nearest mechanic.
Lilly: That
have cost a fortune!

9. While hiking in Alaska, you
keep an eye out for bears. If you see one, you approach it. They are beautiful animals; however, they are wild and unpredictable in nature. You be afraid of them, but educating yourself about the dangers can help keep you safe.

10. I
go to work tomorrow because it is Memorial Day. The best thing about a day off from work is that I get up at 6:00; I can sleep in till noon if I want to.

11. Yesterday, I
cram all day for my French final. I didn't get to sleep until after midnight.

12. Nate: Oh no! I completely forgot we were supposed to pick Jenny up at the airport.
Barbara: She
still be sitting there waiting for us.

13. Ingrid received a scholarship to Yale University which will cover 100% of the tuition. She
worry at all about the increasing cost of education.

14. When I was a child my grandmother was continually correcting our manners. She always used to say, "One
eat with one's mouth open." Or, she would correct us by saying, "One rest one's elbows on the table." And every time I wanted to leave the table, she would say, "One ask to be excused."

15. I've redone this math problem at least twenty times, but my answer is wrong according to the answer key.
The answer in the book be wrong!

Modal Verbs Exercise 3

Gap-fill Exercise

Complete the sentences using the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. Positive and negative forms can be used. Some gaps may have more than one answer. After you complete the first part of the exercise, there is a second part described at the bottom of the page.

might must should

1. Nancy said you didn't need to buy her anything for her birthday, but I really think you at least get her some flowers or a nice bottle of wine.

2. Debbie said she was really busy this week, but I think she
show up at the party if she doesn't have to work overtime on Friday.

3. Nina said she would come over right after work, so she
be here by 6:00.

4. Oh my God, he's unconscious. Don't move him - he
have internal injuries. Somebody call an ambulance.

5. You
be kidding! That can't be true.

6. Dan: Where's the remote control? I want to change the channel.
Fiona: I don't know. It
be under the couch. Or, perhaps I absent-mindedly took it into the kitchen. I'll check in there.

7. For most people, learning a language is a challenging undertaking. Experts agree that to make the most of your language learning experience, you
practice the language regularly and push yourself to maintain old vocabulary while acquiring new words and expressions.

8. New research suggests that exercise can reduce the chance of heart disease as well as cancer. That's why I told my father that he
start walking once a day.

9. We should invite Sally and her husband to come to the picnic on Saturday. We haven't seen them in weeks, and they
really enjoy a nice day at the beach.

10. Tim: While I was a student, I spent a year and a half studying Pygmy culture in the Central African Republic. My research focused on unique aspects of the their social structure and religion.
Simona: That
have been absolutely fascinating!

11. We had better call Tony to see if he's at home before we go over to his house. He
be there and we don't want to drive all the way over there for nothing.

12. At first, my boss didn't want to hire Sam. But, because I had previously worked with Sam, I told my boss that he
take another look at his resume and reconsider him for the position.

13. You
worry so much. It doesn't do you any good. Either you get the job, or you don't. If you don't, just apply for another one. Eventually, you will find work.

14. I would love to go on the cruise to Tahiti with Robin and Michelle. But such a luxurious trip
cost a fortune. I doubt I could afford something like that.

15. The book recommends adding fresh soil and using plant food to make your garden flowers grow. Since some people might be allergic to chemicals in artificial plant foods, the book says that you
use an organic brand to avoid skin irritations.