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English Grammar - Modal Verbs (Intermediate level)

Learn how to express your intentions, ideas, and plans in English using modal verbs with this free online course.

English
Free Course
This free course will teach you about English Modal verbs. Through presentations, listening practice with native speakers, and assessment questions, you will become familiar with the rules of using modal verbs and the different forms these verbs take in English sentences. You will also be shown how to structure English sentences correctly using nouns, pronouns, auxiliary verbs, and tenses. This will boost your English skills in no time at all.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

First, you will learn how to use the modal verb 'can' to say that you are allowed or able to do something. You will study the uses of the form 'can + infinitive' and 'be + able to' as well as the past and negative forms of 'can' and 'could'. The course will then teach you how to use specific verbs to talk about the past in English. You will also learn how to use 'may' or 'might' to say something is possible in the future including their negative form.

You will then cover 'instead', 'going to' and 'may/might + have to'. You will learn that you can use 'could' instead of 'may' and 'might' in the positive, but not in the negative. You will also study how to use 'must', 'musn't', and 'don't have to'. The course will then teach you how to use 'have got to', 'think + should', 'should not', 'ought', 'would', 'would have', and 'will'.

Modal verbs can help you clearly talk about your intentions and plans. This intermediate level English grammar course will teach you about modal verbs and their uses through presentations, listening practice with native speakers, and assessment questions. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the rules of using modal verbs as well as their different forms and structures when used with nouns, pronouns, auxiliary verbs, and tenses. Not bad for a free online course!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the use of the modal verb 'can' and how we can use be + able to instead.
  • Provide examples of sentences using the verb 'could', including its negative form.
  • Review how we use may and might to say something is possible in the future.
  • Relate when we say we have to do something, we mean it is necessary to do it.
  • Summarise how we use the verbs do, have, going to and may/might in sentences.
  • Trace how we use 'must' for opinions and why we don't use it in the past simple tense.
  • Give examples of how we use 'must' to mean 'have to' in written rules and instructions.
  • Justify why we use 'should' or 'ought to' to say something is not right and when we expect something.
  • Describe when we use 'would' to talk about imaginary situations.

Certification

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