Exercices sur les modaux en anglais
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Rappel: les modaux en anglais sont:
- au présent: can, may, must, will, shall
- au prétérit: could, might, must, would, should
Choisissez entre ‘can’, ‘can’t’, ‘could’ ou ‘couldn’t’. Si ce n’est pas possible, utilisez ‘be able to’ au temps qui convient:
- you swim when you were 8?
- We get to the meeting on time yesterday, because the plane was delayed by one hour.
- He arrive at the concert on time, even after missing the subway.
- Tom is amazing, he speak six languages, including Japanese.
- I drive a car until I was 35. Then I moved to the USA, so I had to learn..
- I looked everywhere for my keys but I find them anywhere.
- I searched for your apartment for ages. luckily I find it in the end.
- She’s six years old, but she read yet. Her parents are getting her extra lessons.
- I saw the movie four times, but I understand it.
- Sam speak Chinese when he lived in Shanghai, but he’s forgotten most of it now.
- I understand the page we had to read for homework. It was too difficult.
- I lift this table – it’s too heavy! Would you help me?
- Linda make it to our party after all. She’s stuck in traffic.
- Tony play soccer really well. He’s champion of his club.
- Unfortunately, I really sing at all.
- When the taxi broke down I was really pleased because I solve the problem.
- Kevin play excellent golf when he was only nine.
- My grandfather use a computer until last week.
- I open this window! I think it’s stuck.
- Brad play the guitar. He has never studied it.
Choisissez la bonne réponse:
- you speak French? – Only a few words, but my Spanish is pretty good. (Can / Could)
- you help me move this box? (Can / Could)
- I read already before I was four years old. (could / should / would)
- I help you, but I don’t want to. (can / could / would)
- you open the door, please. (Can / May)
- I move the box. It was too heavy. (couldn’t / mustn’t / shouldn’t / wouldn’t)
- You not put your feet on the table. (must not / do not have to)
- If you continue to practise so hard, you beat me before too long! (can / could / will be able to)
- you swim? (Are you able to / Can)
- You eat so much cookies. (don’t have to / mustn’t / shouldn’t)
- I’m afraid I play basketball tomorrow. (can’t / couldn’t / would not be able to)
- You can come to the concert if you want but you . (have to / don’t have to / mustn’t)
- What do you want to do? – Well, we have a barbecue, but it looks like rain. (can / could / should / would)
- I’m so hungry I eat ten hamburgers! (can / could / must / should)
- The exam starts at 9.30. You be late. (don’t have to / mustn’t)
- Why didn’t you tell me? I you! (could help / could have helped / was able to help / would help)
- How did you do in the test? – Ok. It worse! (could be / could have been / might be / would have been)
- He broken the window. He wasn’t even at home today. (couldn’t have / mustn’t / shouldn’t have)
- You tired. You’ve only just got out of bed! (don’t have to be / can’t be / mustn’t be)
- Kevin be very pleased with herself. He got the best grades. (has to / must / cannot)
Correction exercice 1
- was able to
- was able to
- was able to
Correction exercice 2
- must not
- will be able to
- don’t have to
- could have helped
- could have been
- couldn’t have
- can’t be