Động từ khuyết thiếu

I. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE GAPS

1. Paul _____ be at home; he always works until 9 p.m.

2. My sister _____ come back from London tonight, but I’m not sure.

3. Carl _____ speak a word of English before traveling to Britain.

4. Mary _____ have forgotten our appointment. Why isn’t she here?

5 _____ I use your phone, please?

6. You _____ have told us about Sue’s divorce. We made such insensitive comments on her husband!

7. My son has always been a clever boy; he _____ read when he was three.

8. I’m afraid I _____ go out tonight, I _____ work late.

9. You often have headaches. I think you _____ visit a neurologist.

10. There are some black clouds in the sky. It _____ rain this evening.

11. The children _____have finished their homework by the time we get home, but I’m not sure.

12. Most children _____ wear school uniforms in private schools.

13. Why didn’t you phone Paul? He _____ have given a lift to the airport yesterday.

14. A. “Isn’t that John over there?” - B. “It ______ be John, he’s at work now.”

II. FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH A MODAL VERB. THERE IS MORE THAN ONE ANSWER IN SOME SENTENCES.

  1. I borrow your rubber, please? Yes, of course you .
  2. My friend is getting married today, she feel very nervous.
  3. Next year I think you to translate any report into your own language.
  4. Don’t touch that wire because it be dangerous.
  5. I swim quite well when I was five years old.
  6. Sonia practice so much if she wants to take part in the marathon.
  7. You cook those vegetables because they have already cooked.
  8. The girl go to the studio for an audition.
  9. That diamond bracelet is very elegant but it  have cost a fortune.
  10. If you are interested in human life, you study biology.

III. REWRITE THE SENTENCES USING MODAL VERBS

1. Some people just don’t know how to sing. (be able to)

2. There’s a chance that she’s in the airport. (could)

3. I knew how to ride horse when I was six. (could)

4. John isn’t sure if he is going to go to Turkey. (might not)

5. Do not block the emergency exit. (mustn’t)

6. It is dangerous to use mobile phones on the plane. (mustn’t)

7. It is necessary to fasten your seat belt for landing and taking off. (must)

8. It’s possible that he’ll be there to meet us. (may)

9. This is a surprise. Don’t tell anybody about it. (shouldn’t)

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