INTERACTIVE exercises :
- interactive quiz (a4esl.org)
comprehension (modal verbs) - (Michel Barbot)
"6 different modal verbs (or modal forms) can be heard in this
excerpt from the Starwars soundtrack.
Play the audio file (as many times as you need), identify the modal
verbs and type them in the boxes."
"Transformez les phrases en utilisant :
MUST / CAN'T pour exprimer la certitude,
MIGHT / COULD pour exprimer la probabilité." (+ photo)
Exercises TO PRINT :
Question of Sport (kentschoolofenglish)
- exercises with certain modal verbs and the vocabulary of sport
to play / to go / to do
PowerPoint presentations :
Lesson plans :
Bokeh: Modals for Speculation - a lesson with a movie segment
"This is a great, intriguing movie that takes place in Iceland, a really beautiful country.
The story makes you reflect upon the meaning of life and relationships. A must see."
Sketch écrit par Céline Leconte (Ac. Orléans-Tours) pour les 4ème, rédigé à la suite de la séquence "Let's eat American style" de Enjoy 4è.
Ce sketch est essentiellement axé sur les différentes façons de prendre et passer une commande: - could / would / will etc...
Il inclut pas mal d'expressions types utilisées au resto (can I take your coats / enjoy your meal etc...)
ainsi que du vocabulaire et est assez visuel dans sa mise en pratique (il faut pas mal de matériel pour le transformer en vrai sketch)
mais il est utilisable très simplement et modifiable évidemment."
The Leftovers: Past Modals for Speculation - a lesson
"This is the second post based on a TV series. The Leftovers is an intriguing HBO dramatic series and its first scene is perfect for modals for speculation."
Dark Skies: Past Modals for Speculation - a lesson plan
"Dark Skies is a great thriller, but the ending is a bit disappointing. The movie gave me chills, which I love while watching thrillers. I recommend it.
This is an intriguing scene, perfect for modals for speculation."
- A Walk to Remember: Past Modals for Regrets - Should (Not) Have ... - a lesson plan
"This is a teens classic. In a survey I conducted with my advanced level teenagers, this movie was their favorite one, according to the majority of students in my class. So I decided to see it and I agree with them. It is a very good film, indeed. This scene is perfect to talk about regrets, using past modals."
Stories / News :
- RCMP investigate possible threat to athletes at Whistler
"The Mounties should not have publicized the possible threat...
There could be something...
Security forces would be acutely sensitive to any potential threat against an athletes village in the Olympics...
Prof. Byers said he could not speculate who the target of a threat might be...
Police may have helped reduce fears of terrorism...
People may have noticed when the police were searching."
at the Zoo - a Flash story - utilisation de 'would',
'could', 'might' (primaryresources.co.uk)
- What a poem's
"A poem is not a Coat
but it may have some warmth in it.
A poem is not a Dog
but it might be quite a friend.
A poem is not an Endless pair of trousers
but it can be quite long... "
Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir
la taille initiale.)
Games to print :