Polycop 1 - Les modaux

 

Exercice n°1 : Complète avec un modal ou avec un groupe verbal qui peut le remplacer (substitut)

a)      ……………………. use your phone, sir ?

b)      He ………………….. dance as well as Michael Jackson.

c)      You have bee working all day. You …………………. be tired.

d)      People …………………. drive without a driving licence.

e)      You ……………………. see a doctor if you’re ill.

f)        I …………………. play football when I was young.

g)      ………………… I come in? Yes, please do.

 

Exercice n°2 : Complète avec ‘be able to’ ou ‘be allowed to’. N’oublie pas de conjuguer ‘be’.

a)      I ……………………………………….. sing very well.

b)      She ……………………………………… go out on Saturday nights.

c)      Baketball players …………………………………… jump very high.

d)      Goalkeepers ……………………………………… touch the ball with their hands.

e)      Pupils ……………………………………… chew gum in class.

f)        My baby sister …………………………………. talk : she is too young.

 

Exercice n°3 : Choisir entre ‘can’ et ‘must’.

a)      ………………… you play football ? If you want I’ll show you.

b)      You ………………… sit down in class.

c)      You ………………….. chat in a church.

d)      Can I stand up? No, you ……………….. .

e)      You ………………… answer this question, it’s easy.

f)        I ………………… do my homework every evening.

 

Exercice n°4 : Complète avec le modal correspondant à l’emploi noté entre parenthèses.

a)      You …………………. shout ! I’m not deaf ! (non nécessité de)

b)      I …………………………… buy a laptop when I am given my Christmas bonus. (capacité)

c)      The students ……………………. hand in a paper in two weeks. (obligation)

d)      I think you really …………………… give up smoking. (conseil)

 

Exercice n°5 : Dans les phrases suivantes, indiquer la notion qu’exprime le modal souligné.

a)      You must have forgotten to switch off the lights. > …………………………………….

b)      Eva didn’t answer the phone. She may be out. > ……………………………………….

c)      You needn’t do it, I already did it. > ……………………………………………………

d)      I must be at the airport at 6. > …………………………………………………………..

e)      Susan can come back any time now. > …………………………………………………

f)        I should have told you the truth. > ……………………………………………………...

 

Exercice n°6 : Complète avec le modal qui convient.

a)      You ………………… do you homework immediately!

b)      When she phoned, she said she …………………. Take a taxi.

c)      She told me she …………………… arrive early because she finished late.

d)      You seem to be having problems there. …………….. I help you?

e)      I don’t have enough money to buy lunch, ……………… you lend me a couple of euros?

f)        I’m really tired, I ………………… go to bed.

g)      That bus is usually on time. It ………………… be here any time now.

 

Exercice n°7 : Complète avec ‘will’, ‘would’, ‘must’ ou ‘can’.

a)      ………………… you like to be a writer ?

b)      Anyone ……………….. become a writer.

c)      But if you want to enjoy the rewards of seeing your work in print, one thing you ……………. have is proper training.

d)      Says Mr Barnet, from the Writers Bureau : We ………………………. do everything we …………………… in order to help students become published writers.

e)      If you haven’t made any money from published writing within one month, your money ……………….. be refunded.

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