Modal verb - Might

Yoy will study how to express weak probability or possibility with modal verb might.


Modal verb - Might


Flag of Bermuda. Publica Domain.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the letters in bold.

It might be dificult to talk about Bermuda in just one session. It is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km east-southeast of Cape Halteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, and 1,578 km north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda is an associate member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Getting started: Juan de Bermúdez

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

The first person known to have reached Bermuda was the Spanish captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. He claimed the islands for the Spanish Empire. Bermúdez never landed on the islands, but made two visits to the archipelago, of which he created a recognizable map. Shipwrecked Portuguese mariners are now thought to have been responsible for the 1543 inscription on Portuguese Rock (previously called Spanish Rock). Subsequent Spanish or other European parties are believed to have released pigs there, which had become feral and abundant on the island by the time European settlement began. In 1609, the English Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown in Virginia two years earlier, permanently settled Bermuda in the aftermath of a hurricane, when the crew and passengers of the Sea Venture steered the ship onto the surrounding reef to prevent its sinking, then landed ashore.

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Political turmoil

Instructions: Choose T(true) or F(false) for each statement.

Hernán Cortés might be the first person known to have reached Bermuda.

Juan de Bermúdez could be considered the first cartographer of Bermuda

It migth have been portuguese expeditioners who left pigs in the island.

Let’s study the Modal verb - Might

Instructions: Look at the information about the Modal verb – Might.

  • We express weak probability or possibility with the modal verb Might.
  • Conjugation: we use “might” with any subject.
  • After “might”, the verb should be in the simple form.


Look at the word order in the positive form:

SubjectMightVerb in simple formComplement
The teachermightreadus a book tomorrow.
Wemighttalkabout Bermuda next class.


Now, look at the negative form:

SubjectMight + notVerb in simple formComplement
Itmight notraintonight.
The teachermight notreadus a book tomorrow.
Wemight nottalkabout Bermuda next class.


Interrogative form:

MightSubjectVerb in simple formComplement
Mightthe teacherreadus a book tomorrow?
Mightwetalkabout Bermuda next class?



A British colony

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

  1. The teacher / explain how the island was administered as an extension of Virginia by the Company until 1614. .
  2. We / study about the Somers Isles Company, that took over and managed the colony until 1684. .
  3. Some teams / explain about the way the English Crown took over administration. .
  4. I / understand how the islands became a British colony following the 1707 unification of the parliaments of Scotland and England. .
  5. The students / read when Newfoundland became part of Canada. .
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Bermuda’s economy

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

howis based onBermuda's economyWemight not investigateoffshore insurance and reinsurance
might not explainhad one offor most of the 20th centurythat Bermudathe world's highest GDP per capitaI
that has been affectedThe classabout Bermuda’s economic statusmight not talkby the global recession
Wethe northernmost point ofan essay aboutthe Bermuda Trianglemight not write
the island’s hurricane beltImight not talk aboutand severe weather


Bahama’s geography

Instructions: Choose the best option for the following questions:

  1. Who might read / might reads about Bermuda’s low-forming volcanoes?
  2. Might you / You might talk about the Sargasso Sea?
  3. Might we / We might hand a report about Cape Hatteras?
  4. Might somebody explain / Might somebody explains if Bahamas is northeast of Miami, Florida?
  5. Might we / We might write about Cape Sable Island, in Nova Scotia?
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