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CASA THOMAS JEFFERSON

MOVIE SEGMENTS TO ASSESS GRAMMAR GOALS


ACTIVITY 184 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL
PASSIVE VOICE WITH MODAL VERBS

EXERCISE 184

A. WATCH THE MOVIE SEGMENT THAT TAKES PLACE ON


CHRISTMAS EVE. READ THE SENTENCES BELOW AND
DECIDE IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE AFFIRMATIVE OR
NEGATIVE MODAL VERBS, ACCORDING TO THE
INFORMATION IN THE SEGMENT.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT

MODAL VERB ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE IN PARENTHESES.

1.
WE ___________ (FIND) LOTS OF POOR CHILDREN PLAYING ON THE STREETS ON
CHRISTMAS EVE. (MODAL FOR ABILITY)
2. THE GOVERNMENT __________ (PROVIDE) CHILDREN WITH A GOOD MEAL FOR FREE ON
CHRISTMAS EVE. (PRESENT OR FUTURE POSSIBILITY)
3. SOMETIMES THE POPULATION ___________ (HELP) HOMELESS PEOPLE BECAUSE IT'S DIFFICULT
FOR THEM TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN FAMILY. (PRESENT IMPOSSIBILITY)
4. SCROOGE ___________ (ASSIST) THE CHOIR SINGERS BECAUSE HE IS A RICH MAN.
(ADVISABILITY)
5. A GAMBLER HIT A LITTLE BOY. ADULTS __________ (RESPECT) ALL THE CHILDREN.
(NECESSITY)
6. __________ ADULTS _________ (TELL) CHILDREN SANTA CLAUS DOESN'T EXIST?
(ADVISABILITY)
7. HOW __________ THE GOVERNMENT _________ (ASSIST) POOR CHILDREN? (PRESENT
POSSIBILTY OR ABILITY)
B. NOW REWRITE THE SENTENCES ABOVE IN THE PASSIVE VOICE. DECIDE IF THE SENTENCE IS
AFFIRMATIVE OR NEGATIVE ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION IN THE SNIPPET:

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MOVIE SEGMENTS TO ASSESS GRAMMAR GOALS
ACTIVITY 184
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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PASSIVE VOICE WITH SIMPLE PRESENT
ANSWER KEY:

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Claudio Azevedo

A. 1. CAN FIND
2. COULD (MIGHT) PROVIDE
3. CAN'T HELP
4. SHOULD ASSIST
5. HAS TO (MUST) RESPECT
6. SHOULD ADULTS TELL
7. CAN THE GOVERNMENT ASSIST

B. 1. CHILDREN CAN BE FOUND ...


2. CHILDREN COULD (MIGHT) BE PROVIDED WITH ...
3. HOMELESS PEOPLE CAN'T BE HELPED BY THE POPULATION ...
4. THE CHOIR SINGERS SHOULD BE ASSISTED ...
5. ALL THE CHILDREN HAST TO (MUST) BE RESPECTED...
6. SHOULD CHILDREN BE TOLD THAT ...
7. HOW CAN CHILDREN BE ASSISTED BY THE GOVERNMENT?

http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com
Claudio Azevedo

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