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Objectives Reading Modal verbs to express ability Questions and short answers with can

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Be able to Contractions Short answers Pronunciation The English Alphabet

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Practice 1

Answer the following questions.

A person can renew a DVD for five days.


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False True

It is necessary to return books on time.


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True False

A patron can never have more than 25 books.


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False True

A returned book condition is not important.


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True False

It is not necessary to pay fines.


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False True

It is possible to check out more than 25 books.


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True False

A patron cannot write in library books.


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False True

A patron can renew a CD


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Practice 2

Answer the following questions.

Match the following words with their synonyms


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penalty or charge: take out, pay, or take home: client or customer:

Encuentre la relacin entre estos pares

Match the following words with their synonyms


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recharge or restart: broken, spoiled or semi destroyed: late, unpaid, unreturned:

Modal verbs to express ability


As you leaned in week 13, modal verbs are used to express many things.

In both cases we use the modal verb can. Audio MP3 As with any modal verb, can is followed the simple form of a verb (main verb).

Modal verbs to express ability


For negative answers, use can't. Cannot is also possible, but it is more informal and mainly used in spoken English.

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Practice 3

Answer the following questions

Select the correct simple form.


Pedro is a good runner. He can ______ faster than many children his age.
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take run drive

Select the correct simple form.


Claire can't _________ because she has to renew her driver's license.
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run

drive return

Select the correct simple form.


Francers can't____________ any more books out of the library. She has to pay her fine first
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return help take

Select the correct simple form.


The lady at the front desk can ____________ you check out those books
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drive help take

Select the correct simple form.


We can't _________ this book. It is damaged!
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return run take

Questions and short answers with can


To make "yes/no" questions with can, simply invert order of the first two words in your sentence:

For short answers, use:

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Practice 4

Answer the following questions.

Select the correct pair of answers for this dialog.


A: ________________ (fill) out this form with your personal information? B: Yes,______________.
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Could fill / I do

Can you fill / I can Would fill you / I does Can fill / I could

Select the correct pair of answers for this dialog.


A: ______________________________(stop) by the library on the way home? B: No, we _______________ . It is too late and the library is closed
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We can stop / could Can we stop / can't Can stop / can

Select the correct pair of answers for this dialog.


A: ______________________________(stop) by the library on the way home? B: No, we _______________ . It is too late and the library is closed
Su respuesta : Can stop / can Incorrect.

Select the correct pair of answers for this dialog.


A: _______________ (read) all these books in French? B: Yes, __________ . She reads French fluently.
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Can you read / She can't

Can I read / She does Can she read / She can

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Select the correct pair of answers for this dialog.


A: ________________ (tell) me where the science fiction books are? B: Yes, ________ .They are on that bookshelf to your right.
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Objectives Reading Modal verbs to express ability Questions and short answers with can Be able to Contractions Short answers Pronunciation The English Alphabet

Do you tell / I don't Please tell / I can't Can you tell / I can

Be able to
Be able to has the same meaning as can, but is not as common.

As with any modal verb, be able to is followed by the simple form of a verb (main verb).

Practice 5

Answer the following questions

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


I__________________ play the piano very well.
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are able to am able to able to

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


She_____________ ride her bike without falling.
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are able to is able to ables to

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


My sister and I ___________eat ice cream with our eyes closed.
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are able

are able to am able to

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


They _____________ swim long distances.
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are able to able to is able to

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


You ______________ draw the most beautiful and incredible drawings!
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can to is able to are able to

Questions, negative statements and short answers with Be able to

Negative answers with Be able to

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Practice 6

Answer the following questions

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


I__________________ (drive) and answer my cell phone without having an accident.
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am able to drive can to drive is able to drive

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


They _______________________(write) 1000 Chinese characters.
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can able to write are able writing are able to write

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


My little brother________________ (make) excellent models in wood.

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is able of make is able to make is able of making

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


The teacher________________ (hear) us when we talk in class.
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is able to hearing can to hear is able to hear

Select the correct answer of the use of "be able to" .


The chef of this restaurant________________ (prepare) the best dessert in town.
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are able to prepare is able to preparing is able to prepare

Practice 7

Answer the following questions

Match the following sentences


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I can't hear you.: The library attendant: Robert has lived in many countries.: I can't work on this assignment now.:

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Consonant sounds

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Vowel sounds

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The English Alphabet


Most of the phonetic symbols you have learned in this course are in the 26 letter English alphabet .
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