Presentation on theme: "9th Grade English 10-14 MART. –We use can to express our abilities ○ He can swim. ○ Birds can fly ○ Babies can’t walk ○ I can dance well. ○ Martin can’t."— Presentation transcript:
–We use can to express our abilities ○ He can swim. ○ Birds can fly ○ Babies can’t walk ○ I can dance well. ○ Martin can’t draw picture well. He is a horrible artist. ○ My sister can play tennis well but she can’t play chess. ○ Sue and Bob can’t speak French but they can speak English. The verb CAN 2
3 To offer help o Can I help you? o How can I help you ? To make a request o Can I speak to Tom, please ? Note: The verb can is a model verb. It does not take an –s in the third person singular, it does not form the negative and question form with do/ does, and it is always followed by the base form of the verb.
Exercises: Complete the dialogues with can and the word s in brackets. 1) Matt: I think Mr Brown is a great musician. He___________(play) the piano and guitar very well. Bruce: Really? _____________ ( he / play ) the flute well, too ? Matt: Oh, I don’t know about that. 2) Carl: ___________( your sister/ use) a computer? Brian : Of course, ______________. Carl: _________________( she/ speak) Spanish and French? Brian : No, ______________, but she ______________ ( speak) German.