Modals – can and can’t
- Where does it go? Find the activities and write them in the correct boxes.
I know lots of sports. I can swim and I can play football. I can play basketball too because we are learning at school! But I can’t play baseball. We don’t have baseball lessons at my school. What else can I do? Well, I can’t speak German or French but I can speak English of course!
|Things I can do.||Things I can’t do.|
|Swim Play football Play basketball Speak English||Play baseball Speak German or French|
We can use can and can’t to talk about abilities in the present.
- Make it right!
Find the mistake, underline it and write the correct word.
a. I can swimming. ____swim________
b. She cans ride a bike. _______can____________
c. Can you to play cricket? ________play__________
d. He not can speak English. _________can’t__________
e. Can swim they fast? _________can they__________
f. She can’t ate 20 cakes! ________eat___________
g. He can to cook dinner. _________cook__________
3. Make sentences!
Make sentences which are true for you. Write two extra sentences with your own ideas!
a. speak English: I can speak English.
b. drive a car: I can’t drive a car.
c. swim: I can swim.
d. play tennis: I can play tennis.
e. ride a bike: I can ride a bike.
f. play chess: I can play chess.
g. make a cake: I can’t make a cake.
h. I can play football.
i. I can’t speak German.