Modals For English 3: Possibility And Probability

11 Questions  I  By PUCVEnglish on April 16, 2010
A modals quiz made by Ms Usher for English 3 students.

  
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1.  Which of these modals are used to express possibility? (3).
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2.  Which of these modals are used to express probability? (2)
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3.  Is this sentence expressing possibility or probability?It's April, and autumn here, so it must be spring in the Northern hemisphere.
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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!
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B.
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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