Modal Verbs Modal verbs


Modal Verbs

Modal verbs can could may might will would must shall should ought to Modal verbs are often used in persuasive writing or arguments. They are usually used just before the verb to add meaning to the verb e.g. I can show you ( can is the modal verb, show is the verb.) They will find us soon. ( will is the modal verb, find is the verb.) Task:

On an A4 piece of paper design a persuasive poster advertising a product. Use modal verbs to convince the public to buy your product.

You can invent the product or use one that already exists, but you must:  Use modal verbs to persuade your audience of the benefits of buying the product and the risks/disadvantages of not buying it.  Use modal verbs to make opinions seem fact.  Create your poster by hand (though pictures from the computer may be used – one printed picture only )  Create your poster portrait way up.

Don’t forget: you can use negative modal verbs too can’t couldn’t may not might not will not (won’t) would not (wouldn’t) must not (mustn’t) Shall not should not (shouldn’t) ought not to Product ideas  A new toothpaste that might make teeth whiter than ever before.  A baby toy that may help babies sleep better at night.  Trainers that could make you run 10% faster.  A breakfast cereal that may make you better at learning. Or your own idea….