Grammar and Speaking Modal Verbs 1 by Danny Ballan | Aug 17, 2022 | 0 comments Grammar | Modal Verbs 1 Quiz Level: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate Quiz time: about 15 minutes Name Email Complete the sentences using can or (be) able to. If can is not possible, use (be) able to. 1. Gary has traveled a lot. He ______ speak five languages. 2. I haven't ______ sleep very well recently. 3. Nicole ______ drive, but she doesn't have a car. 4. I used to ______ stand on my head, but I can't do it anymore. 5. I can't understand Mark. I've never ______ understand him. 6. I can't see you on Friday. but I ______ meet you on Saturday morning. 7. Ask Katherine about your problem. She might ______ help you. 8. You have to be careful in this part of the city. It ______ be dangerous. 9. Michael has lived in Italy a long time, so he should ______ speak Italian. Complete the sentences with can/can’t/could/couldn’t + the following: believe - come - hear - run - sleep - wait 10. I'm afraid I ______ to your party next week. 11. When Dan was 16, he ______ 100 meters in 11 seconds. 12. 'Are you in a hurry?' 'No, I've got plenty of time. I ______.' 13. I don't feel good this morning. I ______ last night. 14. Can you speak a little louder? I ______ you very well. 15. I was amazed when I heard the news. I ______ it. Complete the answers to the questions with was/were able to … . 16. a: Did everybody escape from the fire? b: Yes. The fire spread quickly, but everybody ______. 17. a: Did you finish your work this afternoon? b: Yes, there was nobody to disturb me, so I ______. 18. a: Did you solve the problem? b: Yes, we did. It wasn’t easy, but we ______. 19. a: Did the thief get away? b: Yes. No-one realized what was happening and the thief ______. Complete the sentences using could, couldn’t or managed to. 20. My grandfather travelled a lot. He ______ speak five languages. 21. I looked everywhere for the book, but I ______ find it. 22. They didn’t want to come with us at first, but we ______ persuade them. 23. Jessica had hurt her foot and ______ walk very well. 24. There was a small fire in the kitchen, but fortunately I ______ put it out. 25. The walls were thin and I ______ hear people talking in the next room. 26. I ran my first marathon recently. It was very hard, but I ______ finish. 27. My grandmother loved music. She ______ play the piano very well. 28. We wanted to go to the concert, but we ______ get tickets. 29. A girl fell into the river, but some people ______ pull her out. She’s all right now. Put in can or could. 30. This is a wonderful place. I ______ stay here forever. 31. I’m so angry with him. I ______ kill him! 32. I ______ hear a strange noise. What is it? 33. It’s so nice here. I ______ sit here all day but unfortunately I have to go. 34. I ______ understand your point of view, but I don’t agree with you. 35. Peter is a keen musician. He plays the flute and he ______ also play the piano. 36. The company Amy works for isn’t doing well. She ______ lose her job. 37. Some people are unlucky. Life ______ be very unfair. 38. I’ve been really stupid. I ______ kick myself. 39. Be careful climbing that tree. You ______ fall. Complete the sentences. Choose from:gone - could be - could come - could sleep - have moved - could have - could have come - could have been 40. a: Are you tired? b: Yes, very tired. I feel as if I ______ for a week. 41. a: I spent a very boring evening at home yesterday. b: Why did you stay at home? You ______ out with us. 42. a: Shall I open this letter? b: Yes. It ______ important. 43. a: How was your exam? Was it difficult? b: It wasn’t so bad. It ______ worse. 44. a: I got very wet walking home in the rain. b: Why did you walk? You ______ taken a taxi. 45. a: Where shall we meet tomorrow? b: Well, I ______ to your office if you like. 46. a: Does Tom still live in the same place? b: I’m not sure. He could ______. 47. a: Did you go to university? b: No. I could have ______, but I didn’t want to. Time is Up! Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.