Expressing certainty and uncertainty #2

Exercise 1:  put “mightn’t” and “couldn’t” (both are correct)

Example:  I’ve got one or two things to do, so I mightn’t have time to come out tonight.

  1. David ……………………………….work as a taxi driver. He can’t drive.
  2. Mark ………………………………………be in the office tomorrow. He thinks he’s getting a cold/flu.
  3. We ……………………………………………………. possibly have a dog, living in a small flat like this.
  4. How can you work with all this noise? I ……………………………..work in such conditions.
  5. Don’t ring tomorrow because I…………………………………… be in. I’m not sure what I’m doing.

Exercise 2:  add a sentence with “May” or “might” (both are correct).

Example:  I’m not sure if it’s going to rain.  It might rain.

  1. I don’t know if we’ll see an elephant. We ………………………….see one.
  2. I can’t say whether Daniel will win ……………………………………………………………………………………….…..
  3. I haven’t decided if I’m having a holiday. ……………………………………………….…………………………
  4. I don’t know if we’ll get an invitation. …………………………………………………………………………….………
  5. I’ve no idea whether Sarah will be late…………………………………………………………………………………………
  6. I’m not sure if my friends are visiting me……………………………………………………………………..………….
  7. She isn’t there. I thought ………………………………………. (she / be) with you.

Exercise 3: Put “must”, “can’t “or “might”.

Mrs. Miles: My name’s Nora Miles and I’m going to do a parachute jump.

Reporter: Mrs. Miles, you’re seventy-three, and you’re going to jump out of an aero plane.

                   You (►) must be mad. You (1) ………………………………..be serious.

Mrs. Miles: It really (2)…………………………………..be wonderful to look down from the sky.

                       I’ve always wanted to try it.

Reporter: But anything could happen. You (3) …………………………………… be injured or even killed.

                   I wouldn’t take the risk.

Mrs. Miles: Well, young man, your life (4) ……………………….. be much fun if you never take risks.

                      You ought to try it. You never know – you (5) ………………………………enjoy it.

Reporter: Enjoy it? You (6) …………………………………. be joking!

Tinggalkan Komentar

Alamat email Anda tidak akan dipublikasikan. Ruas yang wajib ditandai *