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Modal verbs of obligation / permission (must / have to / can)

Put the class into pairs. Students follow the instructions on their pair work cards. Encourage students to use the modal verbs as directed.

 

  STUDENT A .

 

     1     Imagine your partner is a teacher and you are a student.

Ask your partner about the school rules. 

 

Use Can I...? / Do I have to...?

 

     2     Now imagine you are a teacher in a very relaxed school with not many school rules.

Your partner is a student in your school. Answer his / her questions and tell your partner

about the school rules. Think about these things: uniform, exams, homework, food and

drink, running, talking…

 

Use have to / don't have to, must /  mustn't.

 

  STUDENT B .

 

     1     Imagine you are a teacher in a very strict school. Your partner is a student in your school.

Answer his / her questions and tell your partner about the school rules. Think about these

things: uniform, exams, homework, food and drink, running, talking...

 

Use have to / don't have to, must / mustn't.

 

     2     Now imagine your partner is the teacher and you are the student.

Ask your partner about the school rules. 

 

Use Can I...? / Do I have to?

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