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modals



mirela.sorina
Romania

modals
 
How do you introduce modals in a natural way, when talking about food let īs say, I mean without rules, just some examples to illustrate the way that function and the way in which they are used

18 Jan 2012      





ueslteacher
Ukraine

Thumbs Up for should eat

Thumbs Down for shouldn īt eat

Sophia

18 Jan 2012     



foreign
Slovenia

Request:
Can I have an egg sandwich please?
Can you make me a sandwich please?
 
Offering help:
Shall I make you a sandwich?
 
Suggestion:
Shall we eat out tonight?
 
 

18 Jan 2012     



mirela.sorina
Romania

yes, but is there a special  way , do you do only these activities; or you smoothly introduce somehow the rules?

18 Jan 2012     



pilarmham
Spain

I often start by talking about the different ways of asking politely to show them there is a difference in attitude and expression:

Can I come in? (correct)
Could I come in? (polite)
May I come in? (really polite)
Might I come in? (extremely polite and well-mannered)

Then I start with must, should and have to and propose a situation:

It īs Friday afternoon, a student has a very important exam on Monday. His friends phone him and suggest going out:

 He thinks: But  I must study for the exam... (strong- in this case, inner- obligation)
 His father says: You have to study for the exam. (a reminder of an outer obligation)
 His mother: You should / ought to study for your exam (advice)

Hope this helps to start with. 




18 Jan 2012     



mirela.sorina
Romania

I love this!Handshake

22 Jan 2012