Exercise on modal auxiliaries for possibility and prediction 

How to complete the exercise on modal auxiliaries

In this exercise you will practise using the subject + modal + verb. In the United Kingdom there are many different things can happen during the winter months and there are many different possibilities. Write your answers on a blank sheet of paper

Write your answers on a blank piece of paper

 Use the following modal auxiliaries to talk about these possibilities. 






be going to


Using the  modal auxiliaries listed above use them with the following possibilities. 



get sick

catch a cold

dangerous roads


difficult to see


icy roads

cold hands

parking space

car covered with snow

freezing rain

icy windshield


be late

 Now think of a verb to go with a modal auxiliary.


It can get very cold in the winter time. (Can= modal auxiliaries, get = verb, cold = possibilities)

The pavements might be slippery, so be careful. (might= modal auxiliaries, be = verb, slippery = possibilities)

Write your answers on a blank piece of paper

***  Hint: Do not use “to” after a modal auxiliary ***

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