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Can And Could

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Can And Could

  1. 1. CAN & COULD Modal Verbs
  2. 2. We use can in present time and could in past time. <ul><li>When I was a baby I could wear these shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>Now. I can´t . I use a 39 size! </li></ul>
  3. 3. We use can and could to speak about things we are able or not able to do. <ul><li>When I was a baby I could sleep wherever I wanted. </li></ul><ul><li>Now I have some obligations and I can not sleep while I’m working. </li></ul>
  4. 4. We use can to speak about things we know how to do <ul><li>Mark can play the piano very well! </li></ul>
  5. 5. We use can’t to speak about things we don’t know how to do. <ul><li>Justine can’t play the piano. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Homework: <ul><li>Write 5 sentences about what you couldn’t do when you were 1 year old but you can do now: </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. When I was 1 I couldn’t go out with my friends, now I’m 12 and I can go out with my friends in the afternoon. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. When I was 1 I couldm’t eat by myself, now I can. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework 2: <ul><li>Write 5 sentences about what you know how to do and about what you can’t do. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. I can swim. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. I can’t play the guitar. </li></ul>

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