Free English Course Online 9
- Vocabulary related to
- Subject Personal Pronouns
- Present simple of “to be”: interrogative form / question form
- can can’t
1/ Vocabulary Practice
- to help
- to work
- a cup of tea – cups of tea
- a workload – workloads
- to send
- to see
- an email – emails
- a seat – seats
- to sit
- a break – breaks
- to have a break
- to speak
- to drive
- a car – cars
- to come
- a party – parties
2/ Grammar Practice
“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:
- general ability: I can speak English and Spanish.
- a request: Can you pass me the salt?
- an offer: Can I help you?
- possibility: I can come to your party. or impossibility: It can’t be Fred’s car. His car is red.
- permission: You can use my pen (you are allowed to use my pen).
- prohibition: You can’t do that! (you are not allowed to do that)
“can” has two negative forms:
“CAN” in the present simple
he / she / it can
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?
3/ 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
4/ Practice Quiz
Complete the quizzes below.
- Today’s words:
- Today’s grammar:
- Today’s sentences: