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Speculating news in levels-Past modals

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Speculating news in levels-Past modals

  1. 1. Speculating What might have happened? With News in levels Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  2. 2. What might have happened? Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  3. 3. Let’s speculate. Past modals • The customer might have bought a gift for someone. • The saleswoman may have exchanged a damaged piece of jewelry. • The man may have stolen a piece of jewelry. • There might have been a payment problem. • The sales woman may have sold the wrong piece of jewelry. Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  4. 4. What may have happened next? Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  5. 5. The man may/may not have been caught . Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  6. 6. Check here your guesses • http://www.newsinlevels.com/products/man-tries- to-steal-level-3/ Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  7. 7. What might have happened here? Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  8. 8. Let’s speculate again. • There might have been a protest against the service at the train station. • There may have been an inspection at the station. • People may have rescued someone trapped. • People at the train station may have had an accident. • There might have happened an earthquake. Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  9. 9. Check your guesses • http://www.newsinlevels.com/products/peopl e-help-a-man-level-3 Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  10. 10. • Are we speculating about the past or the present? • What form do we use to speculate about the past? • What is the form that we use to speculate about the present? Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  11. 11. Speculating about the past Past Modals Certainty AFFIRMATIVE He must have + ____________ (p.p.) 95% He may have + ____________ (p.p.) He might have + ___________ (p.p.) 50% He could have + ____________ (p.p.) NEGATIVE He can’t have + _____________ (p.p.) He couldn’t have + ___________ (p.p.) 99% He must not have + ___________ (p.p.) 95% He may not have + ___________ (p.p) He might not have + __________ (p.p.) 50 % Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz Source: http://azargrammar.com/materials/uueg/UUEG_TchrCreated.html Certainty Chart
  12. 12. Now you. Speculate about the following picture: Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  13. 13. Write your guesses. Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz
  14. 14. Check your answers. • http://www.newsinlevels.com/products/pig-on- a-surfboard-level-3/ • Who was the closest? Adapted by Gabriela Castillo Baéz

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