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Modal Verbs

A Look at the text in each question. What does it say? Choose A, B or C.
A You shouldn’t fish here.
B You don’t have to fish here.
C You mustn’t fish here.

1 Jack …
A can’t print the photos.
B hasn’t got to print the photos.
C shouldn’t print the photos.
2 Dan …
A has got a new job.
B has to work this evening.
C ought to work this evening.
3 Paolo …
A should go to the tennis club tomorrow.
B will go to the tennis club tomorrow.
C may go to the tennis club tomorrow.
– NO

FISHING
George
Would you help me with the
computer tomorrow? I want
to print some photos but I’m
having problems.
Thanks, Jack
Hi Mia, I’ve got to work this
evening! Can you believe it?
There’s food in the fridge. See

you in the morning.

Dan
Hi Zeb
Are you going

to the tennis club
tomorrow? I can’t
decide whether to

go or not.
From: Ruth Wallis
To: Mark Laurence
Dear Mark

Pa
olo
x
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Sorry I wasn’t able to go to the meeting today.
Can you email me the information?
Ruth
– NO

FISHING
George
Would you help me with the
computer tomorrow? I want
to print some photos but I’m
having problems.
Thanks, Jack
Hi Mia, I’ve got to work this
evening! Can you believe it?
There’s food in the fridge. See

you in the morning.

Dan
Hi Zeb
Are you going

to the tennis club
tomorrow? I can’t
decide whether to

go or not.
From: Ruth Wallis
To: Mark Laurence
Dear Mark

Pa
olo
x
Sorry I wasn’t able to go to the meeting today.
Can you email me the information?
Ruth
– NO

FISHING
George
Would you help me with the
computer tomorrow? I want
to print some photos but I’m
having problems.
Thanks, Jack
Hi Mia, I’ve got to work this
evening! Can you believe it?
There’s food in the fridge. See

you in the morning.

Dan
Hi Zeb
Are you going

to the tennis club
tomorrow? I can’t
decide whether to
go or not.

Pa
olo
x
From: Ruth Wallis
To: Mark Laurence
Dear Mark

Sorry I wasn’t able to go to the meeting today.
Can you email me the information?
Ruth
– NO

FISHING
George
Would you help me with the
computer tomorrow? I want
to print some photos but I’m
having problems.
Thanks, Jack
Hi Mia, I’ve got to work this
evening! Can you believe it?
There’s food in the fridge. See

you in the morning.

Dan
Hi Zeb
Are you going

to the tennis club
tomorrow? I can’t
decide whether to
go or not.

Pa
olo
x
From: Ruth Wallis
To: Mark Laurence
Dear Mark

Sorry I wasn’t able to go to the meeting today.
Can you email me the information?
Ruth
4 A Men shouldn’t eat 2500 kcal every day.
B Women must eat 2500 kcal every day.
C Children ought to eat 1800 kcal
every day.
5 Ruth …
A can’t go to the meeting today.
B couldn’t go to the meeting today.
C shouldn’t go to the meeting today.
B Here are some sentences about a business trip. For each question, complete the
second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three
words.

Nick needs to travel to Liverpool on Wednesday.
Nick must
travel
to Liverpool on Wednesday.
1 Usually, he doesn’t need to travel much in his job.
Usually, he doesn’t

2 Do you advise him to drive or go by train?

3 His boss should pay for the petrol.
His boss
or go by train?

4 It’s possible that the roads will be very busy.
The roads

travel much in his job.
to pay for the petrol.
5 Fortunately, he doesn’t have to work next week.
Fortunately, he hasn’t
very busy.

Recommended daily amounts
Women men Children
(5–10 years)
energy 2000 kCal 2500 kCal 1800 kCal
(calories)
– NO

FISHING
George
Would you help me with the
computer tomorrow? I want
to print some photos but I’m
having problems.
Thanks, Jack
Hi Mia, I’ve got to work this
evening! Can you believe it?
There’s food in the fridge. See

you in the morning.

Dan
Hi Zeb
Are you going

to the tennis club
tomorrow? I can’t
decide whether to

go or not.
From: Ruth Wallis
To: Mark Laurence
Dear Mark

Pa
olo
x
Sorry I wasn’t able to go to the meeting today.
Can you email me the information?
Ruth
to work next week.
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