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UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGICA DE HONDURAS

English IV

Module # 6_
I. General Information
Subject: English IV CODE: INE-0207
Credit Units: 3 Module Duration: 10 days

Specific Objectives:
- Students will learn how to use modals of offer : can , could, shall, will , may.

Skills to Develop:
 Practice how to use modals of offer: can, could, shall, will and may
correctly.

Brief Description of the Forum:


After reading the material, the student will be able to participate in the discussion
forum and:
1. Practice the reading segments of conversations use it in conversation form
in the forum.
Brief Description of Activities:
The student will practice conversations using the vocabulary learned.

Homework Description:
Workbook Activities from your Textbook: Open Mind Level 2B- Unit 9
Homework Template Module No. 6

II. Content
Modals of Offer: Can , Could, Shall, May, and Will.

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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson you will learn how to properly use modals of offer. Remember that a
modal is just a verb used for particular purposes, and can help unlike auxiliary
verbs they exist in their helping form.

III. Content Development

All the auxiliary verbs except be, do and have are called modals. Unlike other
auxiliary verb modals only exist in their helping form; they cannot act alone as the
main verb in a sentence.

Be, do, and have also differ from the other auxiliaries in that they can also serve
as ordinary verbs in a given sentence.

The modal verbs of offer are:

CAN, COULD, WILL, SHALL, MAY


Can, could, will, shall and may are used to express offers:

Examples:
Can I help you?

May I carry your suitcase, Madam? (only in first-person questions)

I could give you a lift.

Shall I copy this document for you? (only in first-person questions)

I will make you a coffee.

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Modal Example Uses


Can They can control their own Ability / Possibility
budgets.
Inability / Impossibility
Can you help me?
Asking for permission Request
We can’t fix it.

Can I smoke here?

Can you help me?


Could Could I borrow your dictionary? Asking for permission.

Could you say it again more Request


slowly?
Suggestion
We could try to fix it ourselves.
Future possibility
I think we could have another
Gulf War. Ability in the past

He gave up his old job so he


could work for us.

May May I have another cup of Asking for permission


coffee?
Future possibility
China may become a major
economic power.

Shall Shall I help you with your Offer


(More luggage?
common Suggestion
in the Shall we say 2.30 then?
UK than Asking what to do
the US) Shall I do that or will you?

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Will I can’t see any taxis so I’ll walk. Instant decisions

I'll do that for you if you like. Offer

I’ll get back to you first thing on Promise


Monday.
Certain prediction
Profits will increase next year.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Rogers, M,Taylore-Knowles, J & Taylore-Knowles, S. (2014). Open Mind


Textbook 2B (2nd Edition). Oxford, UK. Macmillan Education Elt.
2. Rogers, M,Taylore-Knowles, J & Taylore-Knowles, S. (2014). Open Mind
Workbook 2B (2nd Edition). Oxford, UK. Macmillan Education Elt.
3. Diccionario de Ingles / Español o www.dictionary.com
4. Laboratorio de Idiomas - Open Mind : www.macmillanmind.com