2 April 2020
The next meeting will take place on 2 April at 10 o’clock, please click >> here
Firstly we’ll go on with the BBC videos.
Secondly, we’ve come across the “Modal Verbs” again today. I know we’ve done them a dozen times, yet…
As a reminder – modal verbs are those, that cannot be changed, like can, must, might, may, need etc.
Here’s an >> overview
The most important ones are those concerning obligations (Verpflichtungen): must, have to, must not/mustn’t, needn’t
You find the rules >> here
Remember – there’s no past tense of “must” so you need to say “I had to” if you want to talk about something that was necessary to do in the past.
So please do these exercises:
Please save a screenshot of your results (you can also mail them to me) so we can discuss the questions that might have occured.
For some fun (and because I can’t sing to you at the moment 😉 ), here’s a youtube video presenting the use of >> modal verbs in songs
So here’s the last bit of homework: Have a look at the lyrics of your favourite songs and bring at least 3 different examples, e.g. “can” “could” “should” “would” “might”…
You can find lyrics >> here for example. Please send me the lyrics with highlighted modal verbs by e-mail before our next meeting.