Complete with :can-can’t or could –couldn’t andidentify the function of each sentence. Thenmatch each sentence with a pict...
Key:Can –c/ can’t- bCan- aCould-aCouldn’t- bCan or could –cCan’t- cCould or can/can’t-cCan-aCould or can-aCould or can –bC...
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  1. 1. Complete with :can-can’t or could –couldn’t andidentify the function of each sentence. Thenmatch each sentence with a picture.1. *-----------------I ride my brother’s bike Mum?*No, you ------------------ It’s too small for youa-Ability b- Refuse Permission c- Asking forpermission2. Lily ------------swing without anybody’s help.a-Ability b- Permission c-Request3. Peter -------------use the computer at the ageof three. a- Ability (in the past) b- Ability(in the present) c-Asking for permission4. Sally and Sam ----------go to work yesterdaybecause they had the flu. a-Inability(present) b- Inability (past) c-Request5. ----------------you wait for me? I haven’t driedmy hair yet. I’m still not ready.a-Ability b-Refusing Permission c-Requesting6. That’s really funny, I -------------stop laughing.a- Request b- Possibility c- Inability (present)7. Peter ----------be a cigarette addict. He-------------give up smoking.a- Requesting b- Possibility c- Inability8. Julia --------------ride a horse.a-Ability(present) b-Possibility c- Inability9. Sam -------------you help me , I ‘m moving toa new house.a-Requesting b- Possibility c- Inability10. Do you think that he ----------find gold there?a-Requesting b- Possibility c- Inability11. She ---------stop working even in her car.a-Request b- Possibility c- Inability(present)12. ----------I take a photo of this British guard ?a-Requesting b- Permission(Ask) c- Inability13. She is very tired. She---------sleep last night.a-Requesting b- Possibility c- Inability(past)14. You ----------have fun in the garden.a-Requesting b- Possibility c- InabilityCan * expressing ability :can or inability can’t in thepresent: Subject+ +Verb(base form): I canspeak English*Expressing Request :Can+ Subject+ verb ?Can you help me, please?*Asking forPermission: can+Subject+ Verb? Can Iwatch TV mum?*Expressing PossibilitySubject+ can +VerbShe isn’t here. She can beillCan * expressing ability :can or inability can’t in thepresent: Subject+ +Verb(base form): I canspeak English*Expressing Request :Can+ Subject+ verb ?Can you help me, please?*Asking forPermission: can+Subject+ Verb? Can Iwatch TV mum?*Expressing PossibilitySubject+ can +VerbShe isn’t here. She can beillcould : * expressingability could orinability couldn’t in thepast: + Verb(baseform): I could speakEnglishwhen I was 9.*Expressing Request :Could+Subject+verb ? Could youshow me the way,please?*Expressing PossibilitySubject+ could+Verb She isn’there. She could be illcould : * expressingability could orinability couldn’t in thepast: + Verb(baseform): I could speakEnglishwhen I was 9.*Expressing Request :Could+Subject+verb ? Could youshow me the way,please?*Expressing PossibilitySubject+ could+Verb She isn’there. She could be illThe man can makethe snake dancebut he can’t makeit speak.Jane couldn’tcount when shewas three yearsold.Can(Present)Could(past)IYouWeTheyHeSheItSpeak to you?speak French?Dance beautifully?Use the computer?Play the guitar?Paint a picture?sing?IYouWeTheyHeSheItCan/ cannot(can’t)(present)Could/couldnot(couldn’t)(past)Speak Frenchuse a computer.Write a letter.Drive a car.fish.Go to school aloneSwitch on the TV.
  2. 2. Key:Can –c/ can’t- bCan- aCould-aCouldn’t- bCan or could –cCan’t- cCould or can/can’t-cCan-aCould or can-aCould or can –bCan’t-cCan – bCouldn’t –cCould or can - b

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