Everyday English for ESL kids

Talking about Ability


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Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some useful phrases and expressions for talking about ability.


What we can do

We use can to talk about what we are able to do.

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Let's talk!

Can is to say that you know how to do something.
Can't is to say that you don't know how to do something.

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Yes, I can.

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No, I can't.


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What can you do, Punchinello little fellow? Play this game to practise can.

Kids form a circle. Punchinello stands in the center and does an action. Kids repeat it.

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I can hop on one foot!

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We can hop on one foot, too!

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I can jump up and down!

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We can jump up and down, too!