Lesson Plan: Modal Verbs of Possibility: “Must,” “Can't,” and “Might” | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Modal Verbs of Possibility: “Must,” “Can't,” and “Might” | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Modal Verbs of Possibility: “Must,” “Can't,” and “Might”

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the modal verbs of possibility “must,” “can’t,” and “might” to talk about mysteries.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • understand how to use the modal verbs must, might, and can’t to make deductions about the present or the past,
  • use the modal verb can’t to express certainty that something is not possible or was not possible,
  • use the modal verb might to express uncertainty about something in the past or the present,
  • use the modal verb must to express certainty about something in the past or the present,
  • understand the difference between the uses of the modal verbs might, must, and can’t to express varying degrees of certainty,
  • understand that can’t is the negative form of must as a modal verb of possibility.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the present perfect,
  • irregular verbs.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • modal verbs with continuous tenses,
  • may and could.

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