English Course for Beginners - CEFR A2 - Lesson 1 of 25

May / Might

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

Conversation 1

Man: Will you be in the office on Monday?
Woman: I will. Why?
Man: Do you think you’ll have time to help me?
Woman: I might. I have a lot to do that day, though.
Man: OK, I will check with you then. I may not even need you.
Woman: OK, let me know.

Conversation 2

Man: When will you retire?
Woman: I might retire this year.
Man: Really? So soon! What will you do with yourself?
Woman: I will probably travel for a year.
Man: And what will you do after that?
Woman: I’ll probably come home and take up golf!

Conversation 3

Woman: Have you seen this? You might like this.
Man: What is it?
Woman: It’s a watch that counts calories as you walk.
Man: Not sure why I might need this.
Woman: Well, you said you are on a diet! It might motivate you to walk more.
Man: Yeah, I suppose it might help me lose weight.
Woman: It may! You never know!

Modals of Probability - Grammar Notes

Point 1: Use will to show something is expected to come true.

(Q) Where will you go for vacation?
(A) I will go to Spain.
(N) I won’t go to Madrid, though.

(Q) Will you go to Barcelona?
(A) I will surely go there.
(N) I won’t have time.

Point 2: Use might for something that could happen.

(Q) Where will you go for vacation?
(A) I might go to France.
(N) I might not, though.

(Q) Will you see Sue in Paris?
(A) I might.
(N) I might not.

Point 3: Use may for something that could happen.

(Q) What will you do tonight?
(A) I may just stay home.
(N) I may not do anything.

(Q) Will you be home tomorrow?
(A) I may.
(N) I may not.

Point 4: Use will probably for something that is likely to happen.

(Q) What will you have for dinner?
(A) I’ll probably have chicken.
(N) I probably won’t eat.

(Q) Will you have time to see me?
(A) I probably will.
(N) I probably won’t.

Answer these questions about the interview.

Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!


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A2-11 Contractions
No, he isn’t. His partner can’t play today.

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A2-12 May / Might
I might retire this year.

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A2-13 Connectors
I do not like living there because the winters are really cold.

A2 Grammar Lesson
A2-14 Present Continuous / Future
I’m meeting my mom for dinner.

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A2-15 Indefinite Pronouns
I want something, but not just anything.

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