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This unit deals with modals, phrasal verbs and passive voice. I agree that it is important to know the basic rules about these grammatical structures, but it is required that the teacher does more reading on the subject. The unit covers some basic rules about modal verbs: their basic meanings and that they may be used to express differing degrees of formality, they don't change in form according to person and are followed by a verb in its base form in the present and future tenses. It is important to know that there are two voices used in English: active and passive. Only transitive verbs (verbs followed by an object) are used in the passive. It is most frequently used when it is not known or not important, exactly who performs an action. I agree that tenses in the passive voice can be a complicated matter for the students and needs practice. There are three categories of clauses: independent, dependent and relative clause that can be defining and non-defining (where commas are critical). This unit also covers phrasal verbs, or multi-word verbs, that consist of a verb plus one or two particles. I agree that it is advisable for teachers to keep track of the phrasal verbs that have been taught and try to use them during uncontrolled conversation so that they become more familiar to the students. I am sure that this information will be helpfull in my future job as a teacher to convey these grammatical structures to my students in the best possible way.