English Modal Verbs Series

By Really Learn English (eBook Format)

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A step-by-step series of illustrated workbooks to teach English modal verbs and their corresponding semi-modal verbs:

  • Can, Could, and Be Able To (60 pages)
  • Must, Might, May, Need to, and Have To (80 pages)
  • Should, Ought to, and Had Better (46 pages)
  • Will, Shall and Would (54 pages)
  • Categories Review Booklet (40 pages)
  • Teacher’s Guide and Final Test (15 pages)
  • Complete Answer Key (70 pages)

Resources include: rules, examples, short stories, exercises, and a final test.

The materials can serve as: lesson plans, homework, class and role play activities, tests and quizzes.

Your students will practice reading, writing speaking and listening while building their vocabulary and grammar skills.

Please note all materials are delivered in digital form. This means you can download and print them.

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This series of workbooks on modal verbs is for students with an intermediate level. They should already have experience with different tenses and be comfortable with the simple and progressive tenses, as well as negative and question forms in these tenses.

The series contains everything you need to work with modal and semi-modal verbs! You don’t have to do any lesson or homework planning.
There are four workbooks that explain the modal verbs and their related semi-modal verbs. Each workbook works with a group of similar modal and semi-modal verbs.

The workbooks are:

  • Can, Could, and Be Able To
  • Should, Ought to, and Had Better
  • Must, May, Might, Need to, and Have To
  • Will, Shall, and Would
It is best to work through each workbook completely before moving on to the next. Similar grammatical structures and uses will appear in each workbook, so your students will feel comfortable as they continue learning.

Each workbook includes:

  • Explanations of each verb’s different uses
  • Illustrated examples
  • Quick exercises to check understanding
  • Written and illustrated exercises
  • Partner practice activities
  • Stories to see the verbs in context
  • A final test on all the modal verbs in the workbook

This series also includes:

  • A teacher's guide
  • A “category workbook” that reviews all the verbs studied.
    The verbs are grouped according to their uses, and the examples look at the small differences in meaning for each verb.
  • A final test
  • A complete answer key
You should work with the explanations and examples in the category review workbook once you have completed the four basic workbooks.
This review workbook is structured differently; the modal and semi-modal verbs are grouped here by use, and the focus is on the different modal and semi-modal verbs used in similar ways (permission, ability, obligation, etc.).
While the first workbooks focus on uses and grammatical structures for groups of verbs, this review workbook is focused on the small differences in meaning between different modal and semi-modal verbs used in similar ways. It is organized by categories of use, not groups of verbs.
For example, the review workbook looks at all the verbs used to give or ask for permission, grouped by use. Then it focuses on ability, obligation, etc. The main workbooks are organized according to groups of verbs, looking at all the different uses for each.
After reviewing the information in a different order, your students will feel even more comfortable with their new skills.
Finally, your students should complete the final test in this workbook. As you move through the set of workbooks, refer to the complete answer key. This answer key corresponds to all the exercises and tests in the series.
But this series does much more than just work on the modal and semi-modal verbs in English! Its comprehensive structure includes activities and stories that practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
This series will really help to take your students’ English to the next level in all four areas of learning. Plus, all the work is done for you! Explanations, examples, class activities, homework, tests, and answer keys are all provided. So as the teacher, you can focus on teaching, not on hours of lesson planning!

How is each unit set up and how will it help me and my students?

The examples are clearly stated and complete. This way, neither you nor your students are left with doubts about each modal verb’s use and structure.
The stories are short, simple, and entertaining. Each has a funny ending that will make them more engaging and enjoyable for you and your students. Not only do they show the modal verbs in context, but they are also a great opportunity for pronunciation practice when your students read them out loud!
There are a wide variety of exercises
  • Multiple choice questions 
  • Sentence completion 
  • Matching exercises 
  • Error correction 
  • Picture descriptions 
  • Original examples to be written by the students
Original examples to be written by the students

How is this series useful for tutors working one-on-one with students?

Working in a tutoring relationship with one student can be very intensive because of all the planning involved. You need good, complete materials that include a great deal of variety so that the class does not become monotonous or dry.
This series is excellent for class and for tutors because of its:
  • Thorough and clear explanations 
  • Many examples
  • Varied exercises
  • Funny stories
Since all the planning is done for you with great variety and organization, you won’t need to do it yourself!
Also, the role play activities are easily converted into a tutor-student collaboration and review. 

What’s special about this series?

It’s written using the Really Learn English method.

What makes the Really Learn English method special?

All materials created by Really Learn English are thorough and complete. It may come as a surprise, but if you think about it, a very thorough method may be the fastest method!
Just think – you don’t have to constantly come back to topics that weren’t fully or correctly explained in the materials you’ve been working with.
Really Learn English materials:
  • Are easy to understand.
  • Have a step-by-step approach that leads students through the basics up to complex skills.
  • Allow you to immerse your students in the topic. Since each unit contains explanations, exercises, a story, homework, and partner practice, your students get everything they need. Plus all the planning is done for you!
  • Contain fun and entertaining exercises and stories, as well as illustrations to add color and interest to the lessons.

Who is this series for?

This series has been created for intermediate to advanced students. They should already have a general vocabulary and be familiar with:
  • The common tenses in English
  • Irregular past tense verbs

Who is this workbook NOT for?

  • Beginners
  • Elementary-level learners
  • Very advanced learners who are already comfortable with all the modal and semi-modal verbs.

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  • Because the workbooks are designed using a proven method for data assimilation and skills building.
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