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Modal Verbs of Obligation Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus

Read the course syllabus.


This is the page you’re on now, where you can see an in-depth explanation of what you’re going to study in this course.

We set out the key objectives for this course so you can identify what you need to learn. We provide a downloadable checklist that you can print out to check off the points as you go through the course.


Go through our self-paced presentation to review what a modal verb is and why it is different to normal verbs. We’ll also explain what a modal verb of obligation is and which verbs we’ll focus on in this course.

Watch our modal verbs of obligation video to learn the forms and definitions of these verbs. You can complete our interactive woksheet at the same time as watching the video then compare with our answer guide. The slides used in the video are also available to download as a PDF.


Practise choosing the correct modal verb of obligation in this gapfill activity. We also provide full answers too.

Take a look at some typical conversation questions that require you to use modal verbs of obligation in speech.

Practise writing using modals of obligation in English in this course forum. You can receive corrections and feedback from our teachers and contact other students on this same course.


Download our one-page summary of the topic to use for reference. 

After completing the course, you can review your achievements and analyse what you have learnt. 

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