Grammar Pre - intermediate. Modals III (should, ought to, might, may). Here are some things you should remember if you go to different countries. You should not touch somebody on the head in Thailand. The head is a special part of the body in Thai culture.
(should, ought to, might, may)
You should not touch somebody on the head in Thailand. The head is a special part of the body in Thai culture.
You ought to knock loudly on doors in Nicarague - knocking softly is not polite.
If you go to a restaurant in South Korea, you shouldtake off your shoes. This is polite.
In Taiwan, you shouldnt give somebody an umbrella as a present. An umbrella will bring people bad luck.
Guests in Mexico should always leave a little bit of food on their plate. This shows they are not hungry.
You shouldeat healthy food.
You shouldn’t drive fast in the rain.
Should Iwear a tie?
You ought tobe more polite.
I must get a new passport, I’m travelling next month.
I should eat more fruit, but I don’t like fruit.
We maylive without poetry, music and art;
We maylive without conscience, and live without heart;
We maylive without books;
But civilised man cannot live without cooks.
Science fiction is the literature of mightbe.
We may go to Poland at the weekend. We maynotbe here tomorrow.
It may snow.
BUT NOT Mayit snow?
He maynotbe home - I’ll phone and find out.
( = Perhaps he’s not at home...)
He can’tbe at home; he went to Slovakia this morning.
( = He’s certainly not at home...)
Jane is going to marry John. It can’t betrue.She hates him.
Are you ill? Not, sure. I might have a cold. Or perhaps not.
I might notbe here tomorrow.