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This topic contains the uses we can give

to the verbs
O can
O could
O be able to
Including examples, structures of
sentences affirmative , negative and
questions, dinamic game etc..
O how do we use the verbs can, could
and be able to?
O Explain the tense of each one.
O Show examples.
O Structure of affirmative, negative and
questions
O Dinamic (game) to practice!
COULD: is also
used as an ability,
as a permission
and as a possibility
the only diffrence
here is that its
tense is used in
the past.
be able to: has the
same triple use
with the only
diffrence that its
tense is used in the
past, present and
future.


O check this out!! Match the questions with the
answers remeber we are using can/ cant as
an ability! Note: the tense is in present.
Can kelly sing
any song?
We cant play
the drums.
Diego can spell the
longest word
Kelly can sing
any song.
Can you
dance tango?
Can you play
the drums?
I cant dance
tango very well
Can diego spell
the longest word?
O Can you touch your nose with your
tounge?
O Can melissa come home tomorrow?
O Can you help me with my home work?
O Can you please repeat that again?

O Can I go to the rest room please?
O Can he borrow your pen?
O Can she close the window?
O Can I go today to your house and study?
O Can we watch a movie?
O Can they listen to some music?
O Note: the use of can as a permission is
unformal.
O Can you make a cup of coffe, please.
O Can you put the tv on.
O Can you come here for a minute.
O Can you be quiet.
O AFFIRMATIVE
Subject+verb can+ accion (ability)+
complement of the sentence.

O NEGATIVE
Subject+ verb can+ not + accion (ability) +
complement of the sentence.

O QUESTION
verb can+ subject + accion + complement of
the sentence.
O I could crawl when i was 10 months old.
O They couldnt swim when they were five
years old.
O My grandma cuold speak seven
launguages.
O I couldnt understand my teachers lesson.
O Note: its tense is in the past!
O Could you tell me where the bank is
please?
O Could you send me a magazine?
O Could you say it again slowly please?
O Could you bring me my coat?
O Could you pass me the sugar , please?
O AFFIRMATIVE
Subject+verb could+ accion (ability)+
complement of the sentence.

O NEGATIVE
Subject+ verb could+ not + accion (ability) +
complement of the sentence.

O QUESTION
verb could+ subject + accion +pronoun+
complement of the sentence.
O I wasnt able to swim when i was 5
years old.
O You will be able to speak perfect
english very soon.
O They wont be able to study for their
next exams.
O Melissa is able to read 3 books in a
week.
O Im able to speak 2 languages.

O Are you able to speak french?
O Was melissa able to finish her home
work?
O Will brain be able to come for me after
work?
O Is she able to cook fast?
O was your dad able to understand you?
O Was mike able to make it to the big
party?
O AFFIRMATIVE
Subject + tense+ verb be able to+ accion
(ability)+ complement of the sentence.

O NEGATIVE
Subject+ tense + verb be able to+ not +
accion (ability) + complement of the sentence.

O QUESTION
Tense + subject + verb be able to + accion +
complement of the sentence.
VERB
S
CAN/
CANT

COULD/
COULDNT

BE ABLE TO/NOT ABLE
TO

TENS
E
PRESENT PAST PRESENT, PAST,
FURTURE
USE ABILITY PERMISSION POSIBILITY
El juego consta de 16 preguntas las cuales tendrn que contestar
cada integrante de cada equipo uno a uno pasara con uno del
equipo contrario para responder con certeza las preguntas que
se le elaboraran todas las preguntas son opcionales a), b),c)
etc la maestra ser quien las lea tendr que dejar que elabora
la pregunta y lea cada una de las respuestas una vez que
termine podrn darle un golpe a la mesa quien le de el primer
golpe tendr la preferencia de contestar si acierta la respuesta
obtendrn un punto y si no pues se le dar la oportunidad al otro
contrincante tendrn que cambiar de contrincantes cada
pregunta si hay empate se jugaran la suerte con un volado!
Espero se diviertan y ganen SUERTE!
Formen Equipos de 5 a 6 compaeros .
eligan un nombre.
Habra un juez que le de fe y legalidad a este juego
observando a los contrincantes quien golpea primero y
quien responde correctamente.
WHAT USES DOES CAN, COULD AND
BE ABLE TO HAVE?
O a) we use them to compose a song
named la macarena.
O B) thats the name i use for my dad,
mom and sister.
O c) we use them as a posibility, ability
and permission.

100 POINTS!!
c) we use them as a
posibility, ability and
permission.


WHATS THE STRUCTURE TO FORM
AN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCE??
O A) verb + accion + complement +
subject.
O B) subject+ verb + accion +
complement.
O C) Accion + complement + subject +
verb
O D) espinoza paz + i + love + you
150 POINTS
B) subject+ verb +
accion + complement.

WHICH IS THE STRUCTURE TO FORM
A QUESTION??
a) verb + subject + accion + complement of
the sentence.
b) Michael+ jakson + loves + kids.
c) Subject + verb + accion +pronoun+
complement of the sentence.
d) None of the other opcciones!


250 POINTS
A) verb + subject + accion +
complement of the
sentence.

WHICH IS THE STRUCTURE TO
FORM A NEGATIVE SENTENCE??
O a) tito y nacho
O b) Subject+ verb could+ not +
accion (ability) + complement of the
sentence.
O c) verb + not + accion + complement.
O d) None of the other opcciones.
300 POINTS
b) Subject+ verb could+
not + accion (ability) +
complement of the
sentence.

WHICH SENTENCE IS AN
ABILITY IN THE PRESENT??
O a) they could dance all night!
O B) we were able to finish our
project.
O C) I can speak fluent english.
O D) My english teacher is smart.
400 POINTS
C) I can speak fluent
english
WHICH SENTENCE IS A PERMISSION?
O A) bring me my bag please!
O B) can you come to my house
tomorrow?
O C) could you understand me on the
phone?
O D) i can dance naked!
O E) can i kiss you?
550 POINTS
E) can i kiss you?

WHATS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THIS
QUESTION
CAN YOU DANCE ON ON FOOT, HOLDING
ONE BEER ON YOUR HEAD?
O A) no, i cant dance on tow feet,
holding a bottle of tequila.
O B) of course easy, i can dance on one
hand and hold my beer on tow feet.
O C) yes i can dance on one foot and
hold my beer with one hand.
O D) your crazy! Can you?
650 POINTS
C) yes i can dance on one
foot and hold my beer
with one hand.

WHICH IS THE CORRECT QUESTION TO THIS
AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCE??
I WASNT ABLE TO WALK,I GOT HOME
WASTED AND TIRED, THE NEXT DAY I HAD
HARD HEADACHE.
O A) how are you?
O B) how was the party last night?,were
you able to go home safe?
O C) hey i heard you got crazy, is that
true?
O D) i feel this is like my story!
700 POINTS
B) how was the party last
night?,were you able to go
home safe?

WHAT TENSE DOES CAN
HAVE?
O A) future, past and present.
O B) past.
O C) past and present.
O D) present.
100 PONITS
D) present.

WHAT TENSE DOES
BE ABLE TO HAVE?
O A) past and future.
O B) present
O C) future.
O D) present, past and future.
O E) none of the opcciones.

100 POINTS
D) present, past and future.

WHAT TENSE
DOES COULD HAVE.
O A) present
O B) past and future.
O C) past
O D) all day all night w.t.f..
100 POINTS
C) past

WHATS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THIS SENTENCE?
I WASNT ABLE TO LOVE YOU THAT IS WHY I THINK
ITS BETTER TO SAY GOOD BYE!
O A) What?
O b) yeah what ever bye!!
O C) thank god finally!!!
O D) well if you think its the best.
O e) none of them!
200 PONITS
A) What?
b) yeah what ever bye!!
C) thank god finally!!!
D) well if you think its the
best.