Les modaux en anglais exercices

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

Verbes de probabilités:

Exercice 1

Mettre ‘must + infinitive’ (pour parler du présent) ou ‘must + have + participe passé’ (pour parler du passé):

  1. Hiromi always does really well on exams. She must  a lot.
  2. That woman drives a very expensive car. She must  a lot of money.
  3. You must  a lot before you gave your speech. It was really good.
  4. When Linda got home yesterday there were flowers on the table. Her husband must  them.
  5. Where is my coat? I saw it earlier, so it must  in this room.
  6. Tina couldn’t find her keys. She thought she must  them at her office.
  7. It must  hot outside. That man in the street is just wearing a tee-shirt.
  8. All my plants must   dead! I forgot to water them before I went on holiday.
  9. Kelly is so late! She must  the bus!
  10. There’s rubbish all over my garden! A cat must  in the bin.
  11. Sandra has a huge library in her house. She must  books.
  12. Oh no, I don’t have my glasses! I must  them in the train.
  13. When Wendy got home, she found the ice cream had melted. It must  too hot in the car.
  14. If you haven’t eaten all day, you must  hungry.
  15. Martin and Sonya must  very tired. They have a new baby.
  16. It must  a lot in the night. There are puddles everywhere.
  17. Simon must  happy. His girlfriend just agreed to marry him.
  18. What an amazing kitchen you’ve got! You must  cooking.
  19. Quentin must  all the cookies! There are none left.
  20. When I got up this morning, the kitchen was spotless. Sarah must  it before she went to bed last night.

Exercice 2

Choose ‘must’ or ‘can’t’:

  1. Why is that man looking around like that? He  be lost.
  2. That woman  be a doctor! She looks far too young.
  3. Kevin always fails the tests, even though he’s clever. He  study enough.
  4. The food is really good at that restaurant. They  have a great chef.
  5. Who’s that at the door? It  be Tina – she’ll still be at work now.
  6. This  be Kenny’s house. This house has a blue door and it’s number 18, just like he said.
  7. Wendy  have much money or she would buy a new car. Her old one is falling apart.
  8. He  be at work now, can he? It’s nearly midnight.
  9. What a lot of lovely plants you have! You  really like gardening.
  10. Paul  drink a lot of coffee. He’s finished four packets already this week.
  11. This  be Kenny’s coat. He’s tall and this is tiny.
  12. Her life  be easy. She has five children and very little money.
  13. Where’s Linda? She  be at the gym, as she often goes there at this time.
  14. This bill  be right! 25€ for two cups of tea!
  15. Sandra’s amazingly good at the guitar. She  practise a lot.
  16. The taxi in front is driving so slowly that I think they  be looking for something.
  17. You’ve already eaten enough for two people! You  still be hungry!.
  18. This phone  belong to Sam. It’s certainly not mine.
  19. It only takes four hours to fly from Paris to Tokyo? That  be correct!.
  20. There  be something wrong with the car! It’s making a very unusual noise.

Correction exercice 1

  1. must study
  2. must have
  3. must have practised
  4. must have bought
  5. must be
  6. must have left
  7. must be
  8. must be
  9. must have missed
  10. must have been
  11. must love
  12. must have left
  13. must have been
  14. must be
  15. must be
  16. must have rained
  17. must be
  18. must like
  19. must have eaten
  20. must have tidied

Correction exercice 2

  1. must
  2. can’t
  3. can’t
  4. must
  5. can’t
  6. must
  7. can’t
  8. can’t
  9. must
  10. must
  11. can’t
  12. can’t
  13. must
  14. can’t
  15. must
  16. must
  17. can’t
  18. must
  19. can’t
  20. must

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