Free English Course Online 9

Free English Course Online 9

Today’s Focus:

  • 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
  • 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


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:

  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


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

  1. Can I help you? Yes, you can help me. How can I help you?
  2. You can help me with my workload. My workload is very heavy
  3. You are quick and I am slow. Thank you.
  4. I am thirsty.
  5. What can I have? You can have a cup of tea. We can have a break.
  6. Can Janet have a cup of tea? No, she can’t. Why can’t she?
  7. She is not here. She can have a cup of tea this afternoon.
  8. I can’t help you now. When can you help me?
  9. You can send an email. I can see the email. No, you can’t yet
  10. Can you now? No I still can’t. Now I can thank you.
  11. Can you sit? no, I can’t. I can now.
  12. 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.

  1. Today’s words: 
  2. Today’s grammar: 
  3. Today’s sentences: 

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