Santa Monica
L436 Exercise 3
should / ought to / had better / must

Emma has just moved to Los Angeles from Guatemala to go to UCLA. Her friend, Anna, got her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA. Emma has asked Anna to write a letter of advice on what she should expect from living in the USA, going to an American college, and anything else that may be important to know. Anna needs your help to complete her letter by choosing the correct modal.

To fill in the blank choose the correct modal from the drop-down list. Some modals are used more than once. Some blanks may take more than one modal.

Click on the modal in each drop-down list that best completes the sentence. When you have entered all the answers, click on the "Check" button to check your work. If you're having difficulty, click on the [?] button to get a clue or help. Note: You will lose points if you ask for a clue.

Dear Emma,

I’m so glad to hear that you decided to go to UCLA! You be so excited! Since you were also accepted at Columbia University and Princeton, it have been a difficult decision. I had a great experience at UCLA and I think if you follow my advice, you will too.

First, you bring enough money to last you the first month; otherwise you won’t have enough! After that, you get a job, but if you don’t, you apply for financial aid. I think you focus more on studying than working, so your job only require you to work a few hours a week.

You live on campus the first year. That way, you will get accustomed to life in the USA and college. After that, you move to an apartment, because it will be hard to focus on your studies if you live on campus with new students!

Los Angeles has a lot of things to do. The beaches are great, but you bring sunscreen and a hat if you go. The Southern California sun is very strong. You can also visit Beverly Hills and Hollywood. You visit Disneyland and Universal Studies. They are very fun!

Los Angeles is a relatively safe city, but you be careful because like every big city there is crime. You carry a cell phone too, just in case you need to call anyone.

If there is anything else I can do to help you, just let me know. I know you be very happy about your new life.

Best,
Anna