WORKSHEET – UNIT 12
MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS
Task 1 –Answer the questions on page 4 of the unit.
i) May I use your phone
ii) You must take an english course
iii) You could see a doctor about that cut on your arm
iv) You don't have to use that door
v) I will be at your house by 6 o'clock
vi) It must be Sally
vii) It can't be Mike
viii) He had to go home
ix) Each student must have a health certificate – Differrent because it is definite, whereas question (ii) was advisory
I've got to go – Prebooked, somewhere to be
I have to go – Out of time of unspecified reason
I should go – Leaving is important but not absolutely necessary
I'm supposed to go – Expected somewhere but not necessarily interested
I'd better go – Not leaving may have an unfortunate outcome
I'd rather go – Not enjoying current circumstances
Task 2 – Summarize what you learned when answering the questions on page 4.
Modal auxilliary verbs can control not only the meaning of a sentence but they can also control the power of that sentence too.
Task 3 – Identify the usage of each of the following modal verbs and give two activate stage teaching ideas for each, making sure that each teaching idea matches the usage of the example sentence. None of the teaching ideas should be the same:
a) May I use your toilet?
Usage: Polite request
Less than 50% certainty
a. Organise a roleplay with a waiter and a diner in a restaurant
b. Charades – students each receive an question and must act it out
b) Mathew might come to see you later.
Usages: Much less than 50% certainty
Rare polight requests
a. Chinese whispers – everyone sits in a circle and one person starts with 'Matthew might come to see you later', it is then whispered around the circle until it comes back to the first person
b. Jeopardy – Students join groups and answer questions in reverse, i.e: 'Matthew might come to see you...