Beginner: Skills and Talents – Modals of Ability

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how use modals of ability in creating sentences.

PART A_1

Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.

PART A_2

Good morning, Emma. I heard that you’re going to join the dance club. What kind of dance can you do?
I can dance hip hop and ballet. Do you want to join the dance club with me?

I could dance hip hop well before, but I’m not that good at it like you or any of our friends now.
It’s okay. What club are you planning to join?
Emma

I’m planning to join the music club since I can play the guitar, drums, and piano. I can also sing.
Wow. You have amazing musical talents. Good luck!

PART A_3

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

PART A_4

1. What kinds of dance can Emma do?
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2. What musical instruments can Ron play?
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3. Can Ron sing?
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4. Can Ron dance ballet?
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PART B_1

Study the picture for 1 minute. Tell me what each character can do in a complete sentence.

PART B_2

1. What can Lisa do?
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2. What can Alex do?
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3. What can Dave do?
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PART C_1

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask questions, too.

PART C_2

1. How many languages can you speak?
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2. Can you sing or play musical instruments?
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3. What are the things that you can do very well?
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4. What are the things you wish you could do?
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5. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
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