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Modals of Deduction (Present)

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We use modal verbs in a situation where we need some level of deduction which means we say how sure we are about something.


We use 'must' when we feel sure that something is true because we have some information about the situation, we have strong evidence.
She must live close to where she works because she walks to work. (the speaker doesn’t know where but is sure it is not far away)
You’ve been working in the garden all day. You must be tired.
Being a sky diving instructor must be very exciting.


Have, Take, Make and Give

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We use verbs like have, take, make and give with nouns like a shower, a drink, a mistake, advice:
I took a shower.
I had a drink.
I made a mistake.
He gave me some advice.

Phrasal Verbs for Family

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Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

Get along/get on have a good relationship.

Take after resemble someone in your family.

Fall out argue with someone and never speak to him/her again.

Run in the family a genetic characteristic that’s common in a family.

Modals Deduction Past

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We can use modal verbs to talk about how sure or unsure we are about something in the past just as we use modals in the present with a slight change in the form.
He must be really happy about his promotion. (present deduction)
He must have been very happy when he was told about his promotion. (past deduction)

Verbs and Phrasal Verbs For Dating

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Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

Flirt with try to make someone interested.

Get along/on have a good relationship.

Ask out ask someone to be your boyfriend or girlfriend.

Fall for fall in love.

Hit it off immediately have a good relationship.

So and neither, so and such

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Articles: A/An and The

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We are going to look the three basic rules about the use of article. There are many different rules some of which we have already presented but these are the main three.

1 – a/an

When we talk about people’s jobs or the things they do we use ‘a/an’
He’s a teacher.
She’s a scientist.
He was a student of mine.

Should / Had Better

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Should is a modal verb that has more than one meaning. The obvious meaning is that we use it to give advice (eg. You should quit smoking), but it could also mean that you expect something to happen in the future (eg. John called and told me he’s on his way. He should be here soon). The past tense of should is should have + PP.

Had better is similar to should, but it’s used for more urgent advice with bad consequences if you don’t follow it (eg. You had better quit smoking or you’ll die).

Past Perfect

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The present perfect is usually used to describe actions or situations that started or occurred in the past and are connected to the present:
I have lived here for three years. (From three years ago up to now)

Feelings Vocabulary

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We have feelings everyday and it’s important to express ourselves correctly so that nobody gets confused.

There are 10 sentences and you must choose the correct form of the word to put in the gaps.

Lesson by Jean, teacher at EC Cape Town English school