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Desarrollo de la tarea

1.- Complete the sentences using the words listed in the box below, then click the "Check" button to check your answers. Don't forget to capitalize when necessary. Some gaps may have more than one correct answer.

can / could / have to / must / might / should

1. Ted's flight from Amsterdam took more than 11 hours. He________ be exhausted after such a long flight. He________ prefer to stay in tonight and get some rest.

2. If you want to get a better feeling for how the city is laid out, you
________ walk downtown and explore the waterfront.

3. Hiking the trail to the peak
________ be dangerous if you are not well prepared for dramatic weather changes. You ________ research the route a little more before you attempt the ascent.

4. When you have a small child in the house, you
________ leave small objects lying around. Such objects ________ be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death.

5. Dave:
________ you hold your breath for more than a minute?
Nathan: No, I can't.

6. Jenny's engagement ring is enormous! It
________ have cost a fortune.

7. Please make sure to water my plants while I am gone. If they don't get enough water, they
________ die.

8. I
________ speak Arabic fluently when I was a child and we lived in Egypt. But after we moved back to Canada, I had very little exposure to the language and forgot almost everything I knew as a child. Now, I ________ just say a few things in the language.

9. The book is optional. My professor said we
________ read it if we needed extra credit. But we ________ read it if we don't want to.

10. Leo: Where is the spatula? It
________ be in this drawer but it's not here.
Nancy: I just did a load of dishes last night and they're still in the dish washer. It
________ be in there. That's the only other place it ________ be.

11. You
________ take your umbrella along with you today. The weatherman on the news said there's a storm north of here and it ________ rain later on this afternoon.

________ we pull over at the next rest stop? I really ________ use the bathroom and I don't know if I ________ hold it until we get to Chicago.

13. Oh no! Frank's wallet is lying on the coffee table. He
________ have left it here last night.

14. Ned:
________ I borrow your lighter for a minute?
Stephen: Sure, no problem. Actually, you
________ keep it if you want to. I've given up smoking.

15. I
________ believe she said that to Megan! She ________ insult her cooking in front of everyone at the party last night. She ________ have just said she was full or had some salad if she didn't like the meal.

16. Do you
________ chew with your mouth open like that? Geez, it's making me sick watching you eat that piece of pizza.

17. Mrs. Scarlett's body was found in the lounge just moments ago, and it's still warm! Nobody has left the mansion this evening, so the killer
________ be someone in this room. It ________ be any one of us!!!

18. Ted: I don't know why Denise started crying when I mentioned the wedding.
Pamela: It
________ have been what you said about her brother. Or, perhaps she is just nervous. After all, the big day is tomorrow.

________ you always say the first thing that pops into your head? ________ you think once in awhile before you speak?

20. I was reading the book last night before I went to bed. I never took it out of this room. It
________ be lying around here somewhere. Where ________ it be? be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death.

2. Choose the right modal verb

1. There are plenty of tomatoes in the fridge. You may not/mustn't/needn't/should not buy any.

2. It's a hospital. You may not/mustn't/don't have to/needn't smoke.

3. He had been working for more than 11 hours. He need/had better/mustn't/must be tired after

such hard work. He may/must/had better/should prefer to get some rest.

4. If you want to learn to speak English fluently, you mustn't/need/needn't/could to work hard.

5. Take an umbrella. It shouldn't/need/mustn't/might rain later.

6. You shouldn't/may not/needn't/need leave small objects lying around . Such objects must/need/may/mustn't be swallowed by children.

7. People couldn't/mustn't/may not/needn't walk on grass.

8. Drivers must/could/may stop when the traffic lights are red.

9. Must/Should/May/Will I ask a question? Yes, of course.

10. You may not/couldn't/needn't/mustn't take your umbrella. It is not raining.

3. Write the correct modal verb.

1. This test will be very difficult. So you ________ learn a lot.

2. He ________ go skating because he broke his leg.

3. You ________ eat more vegetables because they are healthy.

4. It's going to rain. You ________ shut the window.

5. You ________ start a fire in the forest.

6. Many children in Britain ________ wear school uniforms.

7. I'm not sure but Jane ________ come to visit me this afternoon.

8. Didn't you see the sign? You ________ drive more than 30 miles.

9. He speaks a lot of languages, but he ________ speak Chinese.

10. It ________ snow. It looks like it.

11. You ________ drive on the right in Britain.

12. He is a good boxer. You ________ be careful.

4. Choose the correct modal or modal form to fit the sentence. NOTE: In some questions more than one of the answer choices may be heard in current English but the correct is the one that is expected in traditional grammar.


I didn’t feel very well yesterday. I ..... eat anything.





You ..... look at me when I am talking to you.





I was using my pencil a minute ago. It ..... be here somewhere!






You really ..... be late again.

must not

don’t have to be


If you don’t start working harder, you ..... repeat the course next year.

have to


will have to


His parents spoil him. He’s always ..... to do whatever he wants.

been able

been allowed


Phone her now. She ..... home by now.

has to be

must be

would be


You ..... forget your sun cream. It’s going to be very hot!

don’t have to




I ..... be able to help you, but I’m not sure yet.




Entrance to the museum was free. We ..... pay to get in.


didn’t need to


Already as a child Mozart ..... play the piano beautifully.





Which sign are you more likely to see at an airport: Bags ..... not be left unattended.





I really ..... try to get fit.





..... take a photograph of you?

Am I allowed to

May I


Students ..... borrow up to 6 books at any time.

are allowed to


In this task you will have to:

1 - Write in your own words an item of news that you consider that has been important in the world's history using modal verbs ( you should use at least 4 different ones). 

 Introduce your item of news with a Heading and use no more than 500 characters. In your text, tell us in your own words what happened and why you think it was important

Also, try to use an image and a link to a video about it. 

Last but not least, add the source where you found your item of news using a link (or several, like a bibliography).

2 - Create an entry on  timetoast about your selected news. 

  • Go to  timetoast where there is a timeline for this activity.  In the section "Ayuda para la tarea" you have a tutorial about how to use this website. 
  • Here you must write your text. Be careful! You can only use a maximum of 500 characters on Timetoast. 
    • click  sign in
    • Use the following user : IEDA_IN1_colaborativa
    • Use the Password that your teacher has given you in the forum of your virtual classroom. 
    • Click on "your timelines" (top right side)
    • Choose the timeline that contains your teacher's name. 
    • Read your classmates' entries so that you don't repeat the same news. 
    • Choose an item of news to work on it.
    • Look for information about it.
    • Look for an image and a link to a video. 
    • Sign in Timetoast and create your event following the tutorial in the section "Ayuda para la Tarea" .
    • In your event, include:
        • a date
        • your text. Remember to use at least 4 different modal verbs. 
        • a link to a  video
        • and a picture.

    Imagen de wikipedia bajo C C Attribution-ShareAlike License

    3 - After having done the Enabling Tasks and once you have posted your text, hand in your task to your teacher with the Enabling Tasks and your item of news in your virtual classroom .

     Don't forget to include a heading, the date when the events hapenned and the links you have used. If you don't send the task through your virtual classroom, your teacher won't be able to mark it.  

    Remember that any indication that you have copied from the web will invalidate your task. Be original.