Can

Grammar chart:   The Modal Can”
Affirmative and Negative sentences
Yes/No question
Short answers
I
You
He
She
It
We
You
They

can
can not
(can’t)
(cannot)

play
run
eat
draw
cook
study
jump
sing
football.
fast.
pasta.
faces
spaghetti.
science.
high.
songs in English.




Can

I
You
He
She
It
We
You
They
play
run
eat
draw
cook
study
jump
sing
football.
fast.
pasta.
faces
spaghetti.
science.
high.
songs in English.

Yes, I can
No, I can’t

Meaning
Expressing
Example

CAN

to be able to
ability
I can swim.
to be allowed to
permission
Can I use your phone please?
it is possible
possibility
Smoking can cause cancer!
 Basics of Grammar   edited
Basics of Grammar   edited


 
 
Vocabulary: "ANIMALS"


Look at these animals. What can they do? Can they jump? Can they play a musical instrument?...













Let's look at the bears? Can you see them? All right. What can they do? 

Ask and answer questions using the models

A:  Can dogs climb trees?
B:  No, they can’t.   

Now you     
                                                                                                                          
climb trees -  fly  -  swim -  run very fast  walk - jump - play soccer - sing  -  talk
bear - elephant - giraffe - lion - tiger - penguin    dolphin - fox - insect - cat mouse - squirrel eagle - monkey - zebra - llama 
 wolf - deer - spider





FORM:

“CAN”
Examples
Affirmative sentences
can +V(b.f.) + C.
My sibling can play tennis.
Negative sentences
can + not + V(b.f.) + C.
I can’t cook very well.
Yes/no questions
Can +V(b.f.) + C?
Can your daughter iron the clothes?
Information questions
Wh.word + can +V(b.f.) + C?
What can the monkey do?



Where S” is the subject, V” is the verb, “b.f”. is the base form, and C” is the complement.
Write sentences. Use the pictures for that purpose. 

                 Example: Bears can’t fly, but they can run very fast.

  1. __________________________________________________________
  2. __________________________________________________________
  3. __________________________________________________________
  4. __________________________________________________________
  5. __________________________________________________________
  6. __________________________________________________________
Make up questions

1. _______________________?
      No, he can`t. But he can cook very well.     

2. ________________________?             

     They can practice tennis on Saturday.

Write the answer


1. What can you do on weekends?

     ___________________________________________


2. Can you visit so   me museums? Which ones?

     ___________________________________________


3. What kind of food do you like?


     ___________________________________________


4. Do you like Americand Bands? Which ones?




    ___________________________________________


USE:We can use "can" in this situations:
Meaning
Expressing
Example

CAN

to be able to
ability

  • I can swim
  • I can't dance very well.
to be allowed to
permission

  • Can I use your phone, please?
  • Can I ask a question, please? 
it is possible
possibility
  • Smoking can cause cancer !
  • It can be very hot there. (it is sometimes very hot in summer) 
























We also can use "can" in these situations.

Impossibility: That can't be your sister.

Instructions and requests:
We use could you and as a polite way of telling or asking someone to do something:
Could you take a message please?
Could I have my bill please?
can is less polite:
Can you take a message please?

Offers and invitations:

We use can I … to make offers:
Can I help you?
Can I do that for you?
We sometimes say I can ... or I could ... to make an offer:
I can do that for you if you like.
I can give you a lift to the station.


"Can" and "can't" : Six different pronunciations - learn the difference!


Sourse:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modals_can_1.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY5kN3-xgyY
English for children ESL Kids Lessons Action verbs can and can't modals
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/verbs/modal-verbs/can-or-could

For further practice go to:

Resources:
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/can/exercise1.html
http://saberingles.com.ar/curso/lesson13/05.html
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-62121.php
http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-modals.php
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/questions/can2.htm


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