Modals for Probability, Possibility and Advice Listening/Speaking Exercises
1 Modals for advice (with audio and answers)
This exercise focuses on modals for advice. It also includes answers and audio. English language learners practice listening to and using modals including “must”, “have to”, “should”, “need to”, “ought to” and “had better”. Students write the problems and advice under each picture. The audio can be used as a listening activity or a reviewing and comparing answers exercise after students have tried to guess the problems and and advice for each picture.
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2 Modals for probability and possibility
This exercise focuses on modals for probability and possibility. It also includes answers and audio.
3 Travel advice: modals for prohibition & obligation
This is a grammar, vocabulary and speaking exercise and worksheet for English language learners that encourages them to use modal verbs. This exercise begins with a brainstorm exercise about the do’s and don’ts of travel. Students then match the vocabulary to the pictures. Finally, they can complete the travel advice questionnaire at the bottom themselves or they can interview a classmate.
This is an ESL speaking and writing lesson for talking about problems and giving advice. First, students complete five survey questions asking for advice about problems of their choosing. There are some examples of questions at the top of the page. When they have written five questions , they can walk around the class asking classmates their questions and noting down their answers on the worksheet. Finally, they write a short report from their survey question answers. This is a fun communicative exercise that allows students to mix freely.