Directions: For each picture, describe what could or might happen. Then make a recommendation. Click here for the PDF file to print.

 1. There’s a fly on his face.

boy

What might happen?

  • He might get stung. He might get bit. The fly might bite him. It might sting him.

or

  • He could get stung. He might get stung. The fly might bite him. It might sting him.

What should he do?

  • He should swat it. He should kill it. He should wear insect repellent. He should spray himself with insect repellent.

 2. He’s carrying a heavy suitcase.

suitcase

What might happen?

  • He might hurt his back. He might hurt himself.

or

  • He could hurt his back. He could hurt himself.

What should he do?

  • He should use a cart.

 3. She’s cooking.

woman cooking

What might happen?

  • She might burn herself. Her clothing might catch on fire.

or

  • She could burn herself. Her clothing could catch on fire.

What should she do?

  • She should put the lid on the pan. She should put out the fire. She should be very careful.

 4. She’s working around chemicals.

woman working with chemicals

What might happen?

  • She might spill chemicals on herself. She might get hurt. She might cause an explosion.

or

  • She could spill chemicals on herself. She could get hurt. She could cause an explosion.

What should she do?

  • She should be very careful. She should wear gloves. She should wear eye protection. She should wear a mask.

 5. He’s shoveling snow.

snow

What might happen?

  • He might slip. He might slip and fall. He might have a heart attack if he works too hard.

or

  • He could slip. He could slip and fall. He could have a heart attack if he works too hard.

What should he do?

  • He should hire someone to do it. He should pay someone to do the work. He should take a lot of breaks.

6. She’s talking on her cell phone while driving.

cell phone

What might happen?

  • She might have an accident. She might get into an accident.

or

  • She could have an accident. She could get into an accident.

What should she do?

  • She should hang up. She should put her phone down. She should pay attention to the road.

 7. He’s not wearing his seatbelt even though the captain told the passengers on the flight to put it on.

air passenger

What might happen?

  • He might fly out his seat if there’s any turbulence. He might get hurt.

or

  • He could fly out of his seat if there’s any turbulence. He could get hurt.

What should he do?

  • He should put his seat belt on. He should pay attention to the captain.