May / might

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1. Study these sentences from the text paying special attention to the words in bold.

a. You may take the full tour in a horse-drawn carriage.
b. Kids may use the playground facilities or thevideo room.
c. The cheese farm tour might take an additional 45 minutes.
d. It might take up to four hours by coach or three and a half hours by train.

2. What do the sentences express?

a.Suggestion b. Polite request. c. Possibility.

3. The answer is c – we are expressing that something is possible ( we are making a prediction) now or for the future. The only difference is thedegree of possibility.

a. It may rain tomorrow – it is quite possible it will rain tomorrow (+)
b. It might rain tomorrow – it is less possible it will rain tomorrow (-)

4. Go back to thereading text. Find and copy all the sentences with may or might. Can you identify the degree of possibility?

Expressing possibility

1. We use may/might to express possible eventsin the present and the future. However, we can use other expressions. Read these examples from the recording paying special attention to the words in bold.
a. Maybe you want to hear = You might wantto hear , some unusual but positive news.

b. Languaje is an important part that possibly makes the difference = languaje is an important part that might make the difference , between humans andanimals.

c. We think it`s possible that Mr. Deck ir right = Mr Deck might/may
Be right.
2. Look at other examples.
Maybe they will visit us next year = they may visit us next year.
The train ispossibly late = The train might be late.
It is possible that he is lost = He might be lost.

3. It is possible to use may/might in shor answers.
A: Is Gina coming to the party? B: She might.
A:Are they at home right now? B: They may be.

4.listen to the second item of news again. Find three more sentences that express possibility and write themtwice in your notebook , once using...
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