Exercices de modal verbs

Apprenez et améliorez votre anglais en faisant des exercices avec les modal verbs. Identifiez-les et connaissez leur signification pour faciliter leur utilisation. Avec ABA English, vous maîtriserez les verbes modaux utilisés dans la langue anglaise. 

Exercices de Modal Verbs

Les verbes modaux sont des verbes irréguliers très utilisés dans la langue anglaise.

Ils requièrent une attention particulière, car ils ont la capacité de changer le sens d’une expression ou d’une phrase en ayant des significations différentes en fonction de ce que vous voulez exprimer. 

Voici quelques exercices sur les verbes modaux afin que vous puissiez les pratiquer.

Faites des exercices de verbes modaux en anglais

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une liste d’exercices sur les verbes modaux avec les solutions :

Exercice A

Utilisez le verbe modal approprié au sens de la phrase.

  1. He (go) to college if he wants to become an engineer.
  2. You (take) a water bottle. It’s going to be hot today.
  3. The speech is about to start. They (be) silent.
  4. She (read) the label before buying it.
  5. It’s too cold. You (wear) a coat.
  6. The team players (finish)  their homework before going to the gym.
  7. You (not play)  on your phone so much. Your neck will start to hurt.

Exercice B

Remplissez les espaces vides avec le verbe modal qui correspond à ce qui est indiqué entre parenthèses.

  1. He___ stop smoking. (should / would) (obligation)
  2. She ___obey her parents. (wouldn’t / shouldn’t / couldn’t) (refus)
  3. They___ change themselves to please others. (need not / do not need) (manque d’obligation)
  4. People___ listen more to their conscience. (should / would / might) (obligation)
  5. He___be back from his trip already. (might / can / shall) (basse possibilité)
  6. We___ not fix the issue. (could / might / should) (incapacité)
  7. The drug’s effect ___ go away soon. (may / should / would) (possibilité)


Exercice A

  1. Should go
  2. should take 
  3. Must be
  4. Should read 
  5. Should wear
  6. Must finish 
  7. Shouldn’t play

Exercice B

  1. should stop
  2. wouldn’t obey
  3. need not change
  4. should listen
  5. might be
  6. could not fix
  7. may go away

Un autre exercice sur les verbes modaux

  1. The project is called? You ____ be serious! I thought we had a deal!

A. don’t have to be
B. can’t be
C. mustn’t be

2. ____ you cook?

A. Are you able to
B. Can

3. Entrance to the exhibition was free. They ____ pay to get in.

A. needn’t
B. didn’t need to

4. ___ I go upstairs, please?

A. May
B. Must
C. Would

  1. I’m afraid I_____ join you this evening. I’ve got an important meeting later today.

A. can’t
B. couldn’t
C. would not be able to

6. You ____ eat so much candy. It’s not good for your teeth.

A. don’t have to
B. mustn’t
C. shouldn’t

  1. She doesn’t like _____ get up early on a Saturday.

A. being able to
B. being allowed to
C. having to

8. If you keep on training so hard, you ____ beat him sooner than later!

A. can
B. could
C. will be able to

9. You ____ forget to take a water bottle with you. The day is going to be very hot!

A. don’t have to
B. mustn’t
C. needn’t

10. Give him a call. He_____ home by now.

A. has to be
B. must be
C. would be

11. I was working on the tablet an hour ago. It ____ be just around here.

A. can
B. could
C. must
D. Would


  1. B
  2. B
  3. B
  4. A
  5. A
  6. C
  7. C
  8. C
  9. B
  10. B
  11. C

Plus d’informations sur les verbes modaux avec des exercices à la fin.


Verbe modal CAN 
Verbe modal MAY 
Verbe modal MUST 
Verbe modal SHOULD 
Verbe modal WOULD 
Verbe modal COULD 
Verbe modal MIGHT 
Verbe modal SHALL 
Verbe modal WILL 
Verbe modal OUGHT TO