(Answers from last time: I. 1g, 2 d, 3a, 4e, 5b; II. 1. in, 2. to, 3. up, 4. to, 5. on).

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Till next time, here a few exercises focusing on must, have to and need to.

A. Choose the right solution:

1. If you want to cycle to school, you must/need have a safety certificate.

2. You mustn’t/have got to do the training course to get a certificate.

3. Children must/need wear helmets when they ride bicycles.

4. Bicycles must/need be locked securely when left outside the school.

5. You mustn’t/don’t have to leave your bicycle by the fence.

B. Make sentences which mean the same as the following, using the correct form of the modal in the brackets. Use contracted forms where you can.

1. The instructions say, “Lay out the pieces on the floor.” (have got to)


2. It is important that we check all the pieces are there. (must)


3. The instructions say, “Start with sections 1, 2, and 3.” (have to)


4. Don’t glue the pieces together before you are sure that they are in the right position. (must not)


5. It’s impossible to make the desk without having another person to help you. (need)


Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.