# Modals For English 3: Possibility And Probability

11 Questions

A modals quiz made by Ms Usher for English 3 students.

• 1.
Which of these modals are used to express possibility? (3).
• A.

Must

• B.

May

• C.

Might

• D.

Could

• E.

Must have

• 2.
Which of these modals are used to express probability? (2)
• A.

Might

• B.

Must

• C.

May

• D.

Must have

• E.

Could have

• 3.
Is this sentence expressing possibility or probability?It's April, and autumn here, so it must be spring in the Northern hemisphere.
• A.

Possibility

• B.

Probability

• 4.
Does this sentence express possibility or probability? In Europe, the weather may be starting to get warmer. April, is often cold, though. Occasionally it snows in parts of Britain!
• A.

Possibility

• B.

Probability

• 5.
Fill in the blank. Winter 2009-2010 in Europe was unusually cold. There may be an upside, though: weather experts are saying that the hayfever season _____ be shorter this spring and summer.
• 6.
Fill in the blank. However, the experts ____ be wrong! It is still very difficult to predict the unpredictable, like pollen counts and the weather.
• 7.
Fill in the blank. But the British think that this summer _______ be warmer. They deserve it - last summer, the weather was awful!
• 8.
Fill in the blank:The weather last summer ________ lost some businesses a lot of money. For example, campsites saw their bookings decline, and beaches were often empty.
• 9.
Fill in the blank:However, it is possible, that other businesses __________ benefited: for example, the weather meant that more people went to the cinema.
• 10.
Fill in the blank. In past years, to avoid the British summer weather, many _________ gone abroad for their holidays. However, the recession has meant that many people are struggling financially.
• 11.
Fill in the blanks. The recession _____ mean, however, more business for UK tourism this summer. But that's only if the weather is good!
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