Parts Two & Three of Chapter 1 (“Getting There”) of WorkLife English Grammar 2: English in Everyday Life, pages 9-15
Who It’s For: (Self) Teachers & Helpers at Intermediate Learning Levels
Why It’s Useful: Phrases with modal verbs or related wording can express Predictions, Future Possibilities, Permission, Requests, Desires, Preferences, Expectation, Advice, Warnings, Obligation and other meanings. Content of this chapter includes “Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Kinds of Transportation,” “Buying a Used Car,” “Traffic Rules,” “Car Insurance.” In statements and questions, it presents and summarizes the forms, functions, and meanings of most of the simple modal verbs.
What You’ll Do:
 Look at the Chapter Opener with its listings of Competencies + Grammar to be covered. Think/Tell what you (think you) already know or want to learn about these.
 On page 41 of Part One: Prediction & Future Possibility, “Helena and Lu talk about transportation problems in the city.” Act out their exchange. After considering the grammar explanations and doing / checking the exercises that follow, you might want to revise their conversation, substituting your own truths or opinions for theirs.
 On page 45 of Part Two: Permission, Requests, Desires, Preferences, “Helena wants to buy a used car.” Role-playing the process. After reviewing or studying the grammar and completing the activities on the next four pages, you’ll be able to converse about your own, real car-buying experiences or plans.
 In Part Three: Expectation, Advice, Warnings, Obligations, you may or may not enjoy finding out what happens when “Helena and Lu take a ride in Helena’s new car” on page 50. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate acquiring the grammar necessary for “Understanding Traffic Rules & What to Do about Tickets.”
 While summarizing patterns and uses of modal verbs in Part Four, you can get and discuss information about car insurance.