Modal verb - May

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Modal verb - May

Bermuda’s pink sand beaches

Bermuda’s pink sand beaches. OTRS.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the bold words.

Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists who may visit the place. Many of Bermuda’s few hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St. George’s is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water, with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accesible from shore by snorkelers, especially at Church Bay.

Bermuda. Retrieved and adapted April, 2017 from

Getting started: Visitor attractions

Instructions: Read the text. Then, do the activity suggested.

Bermuda’s most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens and Master woks Museum of Bermuda Art, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with stalactites and underground saltwater pools. Admiralty House is another nice attraction where locals and visitors enjoy cliff diving into the beautiful blue water and where you are able to see Dockyard in the distance.

Bermuda. Retrieved and adapted April, 2017 from

Most popular visitor attractions

Instructions: Match the two halves of the sentences.

are other attractions.where locals and visitors enjoy cliff the Royal Naval Dockyard.and the Botanical Gardens.the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

1. Bermuda’s most popular visitor attraction ___________

2. The Royal Naval Dockyard includes ___________

3. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo ___________

4. Tourists may visit Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute ___________

5. Admiralty House is another nice attraction ___________

Let’s find out about the modal verb - May

Instructions: Look at the information about the modal verb – May.

  • We use "May" to express possibility in the future.
  • We use "May" for all the subjects.
  • After "May" the verb is in the simple form.


Let’s see some examples:

  • You may speak with Mariana tomorrow (Positive form)
  • You may not speak with Mariana tomorrow (Negative form)
  • May you speak with Mariana tomorrow? (Interrogative form)

Now look at the word order in the positive form:

SubjectModal Verb "May"Verb in simple formComplement
The teachermayexplainthe lesson soon.
WemayvisitBermuda this summer.


And, the negative form:

SubjectModal Verb "May" + notVerb in simple formComplement
Georgemay notcometomorrow.
The teachermay notexplainthe lesson soon.
Wemay notvisitBermuda this summer.


Finally, the interrogative form:

Modal Verb "May"SubjectVerb in simple formComplement
Maythe teacherexplainthe lesson soon?
MayyouvisitBermuda this summer?



The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo

Instructions: Write positive sentences with “may” and the following prompts:

  1. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) / be easily located in Flatts Village, Bermuda. .
  2. Tourists / appreciate oceanic island species and in conservation. .
  3. People / also know about education, and research related to the island species. .
  4. They / find that the place is an aquarium, a natural history museum, and a zoo. .
  5. Researches / be members of the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) and the Atlantic Conservation Partnership (ACP). .
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Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Instructions: Drag and drop the words to make negative sentences.

aboutSome peoplethe Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (MMOBA)may not know
informed thatSome otherswas foundedin 1987may not beMMOBA
Bermudawithin Paget ParishWeMMOBAmay notBotanical Gardenstheassociate
thatan arrowroot factorymay not bethe original buildingwithfamiliarwas originallyMy family
Visitorspart of themay not recognizein the Arrowroot Gift Shopremaining original structure


Church Bay

Instructions: Correct the mistakes.

  1. May we gone to Church Bay soon? ?
  2. May people knows it is perhaps the most popular snorkeling beach in Bermuda? ?
  3. May go people around the main island? ?
  4. We may visit the reef closed to the shore? ?
  5. May we goes to the beach area before it disappears during high tide? ?
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