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Lección 9

Introducción

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Diálogo

1/Sentence Practice

Can I help you? Yes, you can help me. How can I help you?

You can help me with my workload. My workload is very heavy

You are quick and I am slow. Thank you.

I am thirsty.

What can I have? You can have a cup of tea. We can have a break.

Can Janet have a cup of tea? No, she can’t. Why can’t she?

She is not here. She can have a cup of tea this afternoon.

I can’t help you now. When can you help me?

You can send an email. I can see the email. No, you can’t yet

Can you now? No I still can’t. Now I can thank you.

Can you sit? no, I can’t. I can now.

you can; you can’t; you can not. he can; she can, it can; we can; you can they can

Vocabulario

2/Vocabulary Practice

  • to help
  • to work
  • a cup of tea – cups of tea
  • busy
  • a workload – workloads
  • to send
  • to see
  • an email – emails
  • a seat – seats
  • to sit
  • quick
  • slow
  • a break – breaks
  • to have a break
  • now
  • to speak
  • to drive
  • a car – cars
  • to come
  • a party – parties
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Gramática

Can

“can” is a very useful verb. It is a modal verb which means that it is used to denote the mood of a verb, giving it more nuance, more subtle meaning(s).

“Can” can be used to express:

  1. general ability: I can speak English and Spanish.
  2. a request: Can you pass me the salt?
  3. an offer: Can I help you?
  4. possibility: I can come to your party. or impossibility: It can’t be Fred’s car. His car is red.
  5. permission: You can use my pen (you are allowed to use my pen).
  6. prohibition: You can’t do that! (you are not allowed to do that)

“can” has two negative forms:

  • cannot
  • can’t

“CAN” in the present simple

I can

you can

he / she / it can

we can

you can

they can

Examples:

Affirmative > Negative > Question

I can speak English and Spanish > I can’t speak Portuguese and Chinese > Can you speak several languages?

You can drive my car. > You can’t drive my car. > Can I drive your car?

I can come to your party. > I can’t come to your party. > Can you come to my party?

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Preguntas y repuestas

Questions and Answers

Can I have a cup of tea?

No, you cannot have a cup of tea.

 

What can I have?

You can have a cup of coffee because I have no tea.

 

Can you help me please?

Yes, I can help you.

 

How can I help you?

Can you send an email for me?

 

Can you send it now?

No, I cannot send it now. I have a break.

 

Can you send it now?

No, I still can’t send it.

 

Can Janet send the email?

No, she cannot but I can, I can send it now.

 

Are you quick?

No I am slow.

 

Can you help me this afternoon?

No, I cannot, I am not here this afternoon.

 

Can you help me tomorrow morning?

Yes, I can help you tomorrow morning.

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Pruebas

Abajo, tenéis 3 tipos de pruebas del curso de inglés online:

  1. -un video de comprensión interacivo en el que tienes que elegir la respuesta correcta con True or false (correcto o falso)
  2. – un ejercicio de práctica del vocabulario del texto escuchado en el que tienes que arrastrar y soltar la palabra que has elegido de la lista y pegarla en el buen sitio.
  3. – ejercicio de gramática en el que tienes que rellenar los cuadros vacíos con las respuestas correctas.

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