Form 5: Modals Exercise A (p.17)

Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of “can”, “could”, “be able to”, “must”, “may” or “might”.

1. A girl fell into the river, but fortunately we ________________________ (rescue) her.

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2. I had forgotten to bring my camera, so I _______________________ (take) any photographs.

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3. “You looked tired.” “Yes, I_______________________ (sleep) last night.”

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4. I can’t understand Martin. I’ve never _______________________ (understand) him.

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5. “I got very wet walking home in the rain last night.” “Why did you walk? You _______________________ (take) a taxi.”

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6. Alan _______________________ (teach) secondary students 10 years ago. It is just his sixth year of teaching.

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7. The situation was bad, but it _______________________ (be) worse if you hadn't helped.

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8. Sue wasn’t at home when I phoned, but I _______________________ (contact) her at her office.

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9. I can’t find my umbrella. It _______________________ (be) in the car, but I am not sure.

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10. You _______________________ (litter) in Hong Kong, or you _______________________ (fine) $1500.

Write your answer like this: answer 1, answer 2 (use a comma)

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11. The situation is bad, but maybe it _______________________ (be) worse.

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12. Please enter your name, class and number 🙂

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13. “What shall we do in the evening?” “I am not sure. Maybe we _______________________ (go) to the cinema.”

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14. Peter is a keen musician. He plays the flute and he _______________________ (play) the piano.

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15. Ask Catherine about your problem. She might _______________________ (help) you.

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16. I left my bike outside the house last night and now it has gone. Somebody _______________________ (take) it.

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17. “I have lost one of my gloves.” “You _______________________(drop) it somewhere.”

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18. I am sure I gave you the key. You _______________________ (have) it. Have you looked in your bag?

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19. When typhoon signal no. 8 is hoisted, all bus service will stop. To get to somewhere far away, we ___________ (take) a taxi.

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20. Bill and Sue always travel business class, so they _______________________ (be) short of money.

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21. It’s so nice here. I _______________________ (stay) here all day, but unfortunately I have to go.

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22. No one realised what was happening and the thief _______________________ (get) away last night.

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23. James is putting on his hat and coat. I am sure he _______________________ (be) going out.

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24. “Are you in a hurry?” “No, I’ve got plenty of time. I _______________________ (wait).”

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25. The restaurant _______________________ (be) very good. It is always full of people.

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26. In five years’ time, we will _______________________ (travel) to Hong Kong by car.

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27. __________________ (you / smell) the burnt smell from somewhere?  Somebody __________________ (forget) to turn off the gas

Write your answer like this: answer 1, answer 2 (use a comma)

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28. We _______________________ (throw) sodium into water; otherwise, an explosion occurs.

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