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Class 6 November

ESL classesPosted by Cris Thu, November 07, 2013 17:03:48
In today´s class we discussed a movie that came out in 2008, which retold the true life story of a chap called Christopher Gardner.
Here´s the article you had to read:
From sleeping on the streets to Wall Street
And here is the man himself giving an inspirational speech:
http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/2011/07/christopher-gardner-on-obstacles-and-the-american-dream/

You may listen to it again and fill in the blanks here:

And finally, we started reviewing modal verbs:
USE

MODALS

ABILITY

Can

Could (past)

POSSIBILITY

Can

(general or theoretical )

Could

May

Might

(less probablethan may)

PERMISSION

Can

May

(formal)

REQUEST

Can /

Could

Will

(formal)

May

(formal)

Would

(formal)

OBLIGATION

Must

(imposed by the speaker)

Have to

LACK OF OBLIGATION

Don’t have to

Needn’t

DEDUCTION / CONCLUSION

Must

Should

(less certain)

Can’t

PROHIBITION

Mustn’t

Can’t

May not

ADVICE

Should

Ought to

Might

Could

OFFER

Shall

Would

SUGGESTION

Shall

Would

Should

(formal)







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