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Modal Verb

Can / Could

Express: Ability

I know how to do it (some activity)
It’s possible for me to do it.

• I can play the piano. My brother can play the piano too.
• Sarahcan speak Italian, but she can’t speak Spanish.

For the PAST (yesterday / last week) we use Could or Couldn’t

• When I was young, I could run very fast.
• I was tired last night, but ICouldn’t sleep.

Tips:
✓ Use can or can’t plus the base form of a verb.
✓ Can doesn’t have S in the third person singular form.
✓ Never use to immediately after Can. (don’t say: I can’t tohelp you)

QUESTIONS

We use Can or Could:

❖ When we ask people to do things.
Can you open the door please?


❖ To ask for something (permission)Can I go to the restroom?

❖ When is it Ok to do something.
Hello, can I speak to Jerry please?


In questions can comes before the subject of the sentences.Modal Verb

Can / Could

Student’s name: …………………………………….
Level: …………………………..
Date: …………………………...































1) I can _________the rope.

2) I ______________________

3) I______________________

4) I______________________

5) I______________________

6) I______________________




Modal VerbCan / Could

Student’s name: …………………………………….
Level: …………………………..
Date: …………………………...

Abilities and talents
a) Complete the word map with the abilities and talents from the list.
Add twoor more expressions to each category.
|Technical or mechanical |
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|Musical or artistic |
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