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MODAL VERBS




Exercise 1. Determine the meaning of the modal verbs "can," "could," "may", "might "and translate the sentences into Russian:

1. Carol саn speak three foreign languages. 2. If you don't 1 take your umbrella, you can get wet through. 3. Could vou help me with my translation? 4. What can I do for you?

5. When Bob was a child he could play the piano wonderfully. Could I use your car tonight? 7. You could call your mother and ask for the money if you haven't got any. 8.1 can't drink my tea, it's too hot. 9. Can he still be at the office? 10. It can't be true. 11. You may take a day off whenever you like. 12. If convicted, an accused person may appeal to the court. 13. May I have my test on Tuesday? 14. You may not enter the house 1 unless you have a permission. 15. Jim said he might go home for the vacation. 16. They might come, but I'm not sure. 17. It mav be still raining. 18. He might be sick. He ate far too much last night. 19. Might I ask your advice? 20. The sky is dark it ; might rain this afternoon.

Exercise 2. Use "can,*' "may," "must":

1. The man ...... be a foreigner. He ...... not understand Russian. 2.... ….you believe her story? It........ be her imagination. 3. How…. ... we get to the centre of London? 4.......... you tell us where we ... ……get off? 5. It's 10 o'clock, you ......... go to bed at once. 6.I…... not do without your help now. 7. You... ……get her on the phone any time. 8. If you go through the forest you........ lose your way. 9…. ..... I use your camera? 10. Flue ....... be very dangerous. 11. The road was dirty, you....... wipe your feet when you come in. 12. Mrs. Smith……. be at least 60. 13. Something ........ be done to stop the criminal. 14.I....... leave now, I have a seminar. 15. ….... you understand what he's speaking about? 16. I ... …..admit he's very capable. 17. I …… hear some voices outside. 18. You........ come a little later tomorrow. 19. She ........ not be 35, she has grandchildren. 20. She ....... be very unreasonable at times. 21.......... I apologize to him? 22. You …….. go and play now. 23. They've bought such an expensive house. They... …..be very well-off. 24.1 wonder what they....... think of the girl now. 25....... you speak Spanish? 26. My watch ....... be two minutes fast. It........ be 6 sharp now.

Exercise 3. Make a suggestion to your friend using the model:







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