Expressing ability GRAMMAR
Abilities  <ul><li>Work in pairs. Complete the sentences with “can”, “could” or “will be able to” or their negative forms ...
Expressing ability  <ul><li>I couldn’t ride a bike when I was 6 years old.  </li></ul><ul><li>I can take pictures with my ...
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Expressing ability

  1. 1. Expressing ability GRAMMAR
  2. 2. Abilities <ul><li>Work in pairs. Complete the sentences with “can”, “could” or “will be able to” or their negative forms so they are TRUE FOR YOU. You have 10 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>I ………………………….. ride a bike when I was 6 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>I ………………………….. take pictures with my phone. </li></ul><ul><li>I ………………………….. retire when I’m 65. </li></ul><ul><li>I ………………………….. write my name when I was 2 years old. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Expressing ability <ul><li>I couldn’t ride a bike when I was 6 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>I can take pictures with my phone. </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t be able to retire when I’m 65. </li></ul><ul><li>I could write my name when I was 2. </li></ul><ul><li>What verb do we use to express ability in the present? </li></ul><ul><li>What verb do we use to express ability in the past? </li></ul><ul><li>What verb expression do we use to express ability in any other context e.g. in the future? </li></ul>We can also use “be able to” in the present and past, but it’s more formal than “can” and “could”

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