Rob and Stephen get stressed, and Rob talks about will, could and might.

Task 1

Decide how many syllables each of these words has. Then decide where the stress is, and group similar words together.

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Task 2

Read the first sentence and then decide if will, could or might is needed to give the second sentence the same meaning.

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Task 3

Which phrase finishes the conversation?

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Task 4

Here are the four conversations from the last exercise. Type in the boxes to complete them. The first letters of the words are given for you, so don't type them.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hello MauricioInter261,

These are all examples of modal verbs, which is a complicated area in English. Fortunately, we have several pages devoted to these here on LearnEnglish. Click here to go to the modal verbs page and then use the links to go to specific verbs that you want to learn about. You can also find pages on modal verbs here.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

how to learn which syllabus i should stress in a word please .

Hello zuhear,

You can find that information in any good dictionary, such as our Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Just type the word into the dictionary window and click 'Look it up!' and you'll see a lot of information, including pronunciation information.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you very much sir ,i just thought there is a grammar for it :) .

please explain me how to fill it because do it many times but not and how we use that expression?

Hello Dhamma,

Are you asking how to use the exercises on this page or something else?

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

hello thank you so much for you

Hi,
I don't understand because in the Task 1 the words "lovely" and "injured" are grouped in the first column and not in the second column togheter "natural" and "beautiful". Can you explain that? Thanks

Hi rbrt,

I don't think it's possible to explain 'why' the words have this stress pattern; they simply do. They are both two-syllable words, and so only the first column is possible for them.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, many thanks for you . I tried that tool and it's useful . thank you again

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