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  1. 1. AbilityAbilityPPastastAbilityAbilityPPresentresent AbilityAbility*CAN*BE ABLE TO*COULDam-is-are able to*BE ABLE TOwas-were able to
  2. 2. PPresentresent AbilityAbility : CAN & AM-IS-ARE: CAN & AM-IS-AREABLE TOABLE TO*CAN*AM-IS-AREABLE TOABILITY TO DOSOMETHING INTHE PRESENT
  3. 3. The Difference Between “CAN”and “AM-IS-ARE ABLE TO”CANAM-IS-ARE ABLE TO*Ability to do something in thepresent*Ability to do something inthe present*MANAGE to do something inthe present(includes somedifficulties)I can speak English and French fluently.Even though she has lost her left hand at anaccident, she is able to do houseworkalone.
  4. 4. Give it a try1. Mary ……………… type very quickly.2. After having lots of classes, Henry………………… dance well enough now.3. My sister ……………… run 100 metres in15 minutes.No one at school is as goodas her at running.4. On Saturday nights, you …………… watch“Supernatural” re-runs on this channel.canis able tois able tocan
  5. 5. IT’S YOUR TURN*Can you drive acar?*Can you swim well?*Can youbellydance?*Are you ableto jugglethree balls atthe sametime?*Are you ableto ride a bikewithoutholding thehandle bars?*Are you able todribble abasketball?
  6. 6. TELL US*What CAN you do?* What ARE you ABLETO do?
  7. 7. PPastast AbilityAbility : COULD & WAS-WERE ABLE: COULD & WAS-WERE ABLETOTO*COULD*WAS-WEREABLE TOABILITY TO DOSOMETHING INTHE PAST
  8. 8. The Difference Between “Could”and “Was-Were Able to”COULDWAS-WERE ABLE TO*Ability to do something in the past*Ability to do something inthe past*MANAGE to do something inthe past (includes somedifficulties)When I was a child, I could climb the talltrees easily.After Titanic had sunk, nearly 700 peoplewere able to survive.
  9. 9. Give it a try1. I had a lot of work to do, but I …..………………… finish it all in time.2. Yesterday I ………………. wash the dishesbecause the dish washer was broken.3. After the ship had sunk, Rebecca ..………………. swim to the shore andsurvive.4. Last year, I ……………… go on holiday butthis year there is no chance.couldwas able towas able tocouldn’t
  10. 10. When you Were 5,*Could you writeyour name?*Could you swimwell?*Could youmemorize ourNational*Were youable to tieyour shoes?*Were you ableto play chess?*Were you ableto climb talltrees?
  11. 11. TELL US*What COULD you dowhen you were 11?* What WERE you ABLETO do when you were11?
  12. 12.  FILL IN THE BLANKSWITH THE RULES 
  13. 13. Use ___________ or_____________ to talk about:• Present (current) ability or lackof ability
  14. 14. • Use ______________ or__________________ to talk about:• Past Ability or lack of ability
  15. 15. Let’s do the exercises!1 - My uncle was very clever.He………………..speak 4 languages.2 - My father wasnt at home when Iphoned , but I ……………….. contacthim later.3 - A little boy fell into the river butsome men …………………… rescuehim.4 - He had forgotten to bring hiscamera so he ……………….. take anycouldcouldwere able tocouldn’t
  16. 16. 5- Although they had lockedthemselves out of their apartment,they ………………….. get in throughwindow.6- After his operation, he had somuch pain that he …………………..walk without help.7- There was a lot of noise outsidelast night but my father…………………..sleep like a baby. Howweird!8- My cousin is very talented. She…………….were able tocanwas able towasn’t able to
  17. 17. THANKS FOR YOURPARTICIPATION

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