Can you…?

This is a downloadable ESL activity for children to practise asking and answering questions using the modal verb "can".

Can you...? activity

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Here’s some more info about the activity:

Aim To practise asking and answering questions using the modal verb: CAN
Activity Students complete the chart by asking and answering questions.
Organisation Whole class
Preparation Make enough copies of the activity for the number of students in your class.

What do I do?
  1. Hand out the activity.
  2. Students write their own name in the first box in the “names” column and write “yes” or “no” for each question.
  3. Students mingle and ask the same questions to the other students until their chart is complete.
  4. Feedback as a class, asking questions such as “Who can swim?”, “Can John ski?”.


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Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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