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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Modal Verbs?
In the English language, a modal verb is a type of auxiliary verb. The key way to identify a modal verb is by its defectiveness (they have neither participles nor infinitives). In addition, modal verbs do not take the inflection -s or -es in the third person singular, unlike other verbs. A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality -- that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation. The use of auxiliary verbs to express modality is particularly characteristic of Germanic languages. Modal auxiliary verbs give more information about the function of the main verb that follows it. Although having a great variety of communicative functions, these functions can all be related to a scale ranging from possibility ("may") to necessity ("must"). Note that dare and need are much more commonly used as non-modal verbs, taking -s or -es in the third person singular and having an infinitive and past and present participles.
Modal verbs are another very popular topic in ESL classrooms so busy teachers have submitted 431 related worksheets
. With so many to choose from and more being added regularly, you should take a look at the variety of worksheets available and consider using one of them with your students. Let’s take a look at some of these brilliant worksheets. This is a simple modal verbs survey activity for elementary learners
; the exercise is to help them practice asking and answers questions about what they can do. Another worksheet focuses on using the phrase “must not” and includes all the instructions for a card game. You can find that right here
; your lower level learners will certainly enjoy it. There is also an article with some advice for teaching modal verbs so take a look at that before introducing the topic in your classes.
Modal verbs are used in so many different situations that you should include them throughout your ESL course especially when working with intermediate learners. Modals are used for talking about ability and necessity as well as many other things. Make sure students have a clear understanding of certain modal verbs before having a lesson on giving advice or making suggestions. These words are imperative for this type of lesson. You will certainly find a number of occasions to have students practice using modals so make sure you have a good, memorable introduction to get them started.
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Activities based on a Peppa Pig episode, for young learners aged about 6. Practising "can" in questions and short answers. After watching, a teacher may check the answers and elicit "Yes, he/she c ...
This worksheet is a reading activity created as one of the tasks in winter English speaking camp. It’s quite informative and deals with the question how to survive/keep warm in cold weather. ...
There are 2 activities in this worksheet, first students have to write the street signs warnings and then draw other signs. It can also be used to review the modal verb must, students would h ...
Distribute a copy of one item to your students. They need to read the instruction and if everything is clear follow them. At the end of the game they should make a final decision of who should be ...
This worksheet contains different phrases for giving advice and short role play situations for using them while talking about Healthy Lifestyle. Divide the ss into 2 groups. Cut out the situations ...
In this activitity there are 14 letters of desperate people looking for advice. They have written to Agony Aunt Anne and are waiting for an answer .Can you help them? Use any suitable modal verb. ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising modal verbs at elementary level. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to mind the examples given and change the sentences ...
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