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Modals For English 3: Possibility And Probability

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

Questions and Answers
  • 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!