Concept of education

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Ability:  can - could - be able to

We use 'can' and 'could' to talk about a skill or ability- She can speak six languages - My grandfather could play golf very well. I can't drive-I won´t be able to  drive that lorry

Probability:  may, might  (something is possible) He may be in his office  (perhaps)   (may not) John mightnot be in his office (mightn´t)

When talking about possible plansI may (might) be going to Italy in July   (it´s possible) I may (might) to to Italy in July    (it´s possible)

Deduction :  can´t be  -  must be It's snowing, so it must be very cold outside-This bill can't be right.(esta cuenta no puede estar bien) £200 for two cups of coffee! 

Obligation:  must (possibly based on the speaker's opinion)

have to(obligation possibly from outside)

            Children must do their homework.

We have to wear a uniform at work.   (I´ve got to wear uniform)

mustn´t    (prohibition, it´s necessary that you do not do it)

You mustn´t be late

You  mustn´t eatin the classroom,  you are not allowed

                        don´t have to  

Idon´t have to wear a suit to work

Advice   -  should /shouldn´t  

giving advice

Students  should study  exams in advanced

You shouldn´t  be late to school

giving  an opinion

I think the government should do something about the education

Permission, invitations, offers and requests.

We can use verbs such as 'can', 'could' and 'may' to ask for and give permission. We also use modal verbs to say something is not allowed.

Asking  PERMISSION:                                                 To give PERMISSION

Could I leave  early today, please?                              You  can  (may)  go out this weekend

You may not use the car tonight.

Can we swim  in the lake?

Do you think I could borrow  your bike?

OFFER to do things:

Can I help you, María?

Can I get you a cup of tea?

I will open the door for you


Would you like a cup of coffee?

Would you like to come home for dinner?

I´d like  (I would like)  polite way of saying what you want

NEEDN´T   (it is not necessary  to do something)

You have plenty of time.  You  needn´t hurry    (You don’t need to  hurry  / There is no need to hurry)

You needn´t give  me your homework right now

Need I say more?  I´d like you to stay


WHY DON´T  WE….?          Why don´t we watch a film  tonight?

WHAT ABOUT …….(-ing)………..?    What about watching a film tonight?

HOW ABOUT……..   (-ing)……...?      How about watching a film tonight?

LET´S   ………………….?                  Let´s watch a film tonight!

WE COULD …………………                        We could watch a film tonight

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