Modal Verbs Activity 4

Understanding Modals:

Modal verbs are a special type of verbs that help to indicate necessity, possibility, ability, or permission in a sentence. They are used together with the base form of a verb. Let’s practice using modal verbs in sentences.

Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blank with the correct words.

  1. __ go to the park tomorrow.
  2. She __ help her friend with homework.
  3. We __ play soccer after school.
  4. You __ bring your book to class.
  5. He __ swim very well.

Word bank: can, should, will, may, must

Multiple Choice Questions: Choose the correct answer from the choices for each question.

  1. Mom said I __ clean my room before going outside.
    A) may
    B) must
    C) could
  2. __ you please pass the salt?
    A) Might
    B) Can
    C) Should
  3. Lisa __ bake cookies for the school bake sale.
    A) can
    B) should
    C) will
  4. They __ go to the movie theater tonight.
    A) might
    B) must
    C) would
  5. __ you like to go to the zoo this weekend?
    A) Shall
    B) Could
    C) Would

Open-Ended Questions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. Explain when you should say “please” and “thank you.”
  2. Describe a time when you had to ask for permission to do something.
  3. Why is it important to follow the rules at school?

Answer Key:

  1. can
  2. should
  3. may
  4. must
  5. can
  6. B) must
  7. B) Can
  8. B) should
  9. A) might
  10. A) Shall
  11. (Answers may vary) Example: You should say “please” and “thank you” to show good manners and respect to others.
  12. (Answers may vary) Example: I had to ask for permission to stay up late for a sleepover at my friend’s house.
  13. (Answers may vary) Example: It is important to follow the rules at school to create a safe and respectful environment for everyone.

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