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Take an English class: Modals of Ability

Episode 200821 / 18 Aug 2020

This video first appeared as a Facebook Live on 20th August 2020
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Introduction

James's got a class on modals of ability. Download the free worksheet, join the class and improve your English!

Language focus

  • can, could, to be able to

Examples 

When I was younger I couldn't sing, but now I can.

He didn't have cash, but luckily was able to pay by card.

I could speak three languages when I was a child.

MORE ON MODALS OF ABILITY

Grammar Reference: Present and past modals of ability

Modal verbs of ability - 'They can survive without water...'

6 Minute Grammar - Using 'can', 'could', 'be able to' and 'manage to'

 

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