Unit 2 (The Simple Tenses: Modal Verbs & Clauses—“An Immigration Story”) of the Original Scenario, Volume Three: English Grammar in Context, pages 17-27
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Advancing Students of English Who Want to Examine All “Simple Verb Phrases” (with Modals but without “Auxiliaries Be or Have) in Conjunction with One Another
Why It’s Useful: When high-level learners begin a comprehensive review of the major grammar they need for fluency, they often start with the “Simple Tenses—Past, Present, Future.” Closely related to these forms are many modal-verb phrasing possibilities with an abundance of meaning and a large number of practical linguistic functions. In pages that need updating but are still useful, here’s another review of ways to “Apply Grammar.”
What You’ll Do:
 The page 17 Scenario: “An Immigration Story” is a compilation of simple past, present, and future verb forms, many sentences with modals, in the context of a narrative. Exercises 1a-1c ensure comprehension of the sentence patterns.
 Then come boxed explanations entitled Modal Verbs, More Modal Verbs, Summary of Modal Verbs— each followed by “controlled to expressive reinforcement.” exercises.” As usual, each segment culminates with multi-leveled “Talking It Over,” “Writing It Down,” and/or “Putting It Together.” Learn while enjoying; enjoy while learning.