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Speculating

  1. 1. WaterInstructor: Tahani Al-Hammami
  2. 2. Key Words: Figures• Large numbers: one million • Fractions: a half (⅟2), a third (1,000,000); three billion (⅓), a quarter (⅟4), a fifth (⅕), (3,000,000,000); three a tenth (⅟10), two thirds (⅔). hundred thousand • Estimates: about a million, (300,000); six hundred and nearly 70%, over a third, fifty-three (653). between 30 and 40.• Decimals: 1.7 (one point • Comparison: twice, three seven); 6.2 (six point two). times as many / as much
  3. 3. Grammar: Speculating• Modal auxiliary verbs that express degrees of certainty.
  4. 4. Two Types of Speculating1. Speculating about the present: Modal verb + bee.g. It couldn’t be more difficult.2. Speculating about the past: Modal verb + have + 3rd form of the verbe.g. They may have done other work.

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