martes, 22 de enero de 2019

Use of CAN and CAN'T

I told you in class that CAN is a modal so let's see what that means:

  • A modal verb is a verb used to say something in a particular way. It completes or modifies the following verb or action. Here are som examples:
    • Can I have your passport, please?   ----    Permission or request
    • You can't park here.   ----   Prohibition
    • You can buy a present   ----    Possibility
    • She can cook very well   ----   Ability
This modal verb is also an auxiliary so I use it to make questions or in negative forms, but pay attention that the meaning can change if you use it in those ways as you can see in the examples given above.

Another characteristic is the fact that it is followed by infinitive and you don't use -S for 3rd person in singular.

You can do these exercises to practise with this verb:
We'll review this grammar point when we finish with the exam. See you in class!



jueves, 10 de enero de 2019

Starting class after Christmas

We reviewed what we have learnt in class. If you remember there is an example of description of a person in the exam we had before Chistmas and we saw an example in this link.
We have this sample (model) to work with a description. Remember to follow and answer the questions below:
  • Who is this person?
  • What does he/she do 
    • in the morning
    • in the afternoon
    • in the evening
  • What does she/he do in her/his free time?
  • Why is this person so important for you?
We also worked with two typical situations:
  • going shopping to a gift shop to buy some souvenirs: you have this video and this video was taken from our textbook
  • going to a restaurant here


Use of CAN and CAN'T

I told you in class that CAN is a modal so let's see what that means: A modal verb is a verb used to say something in a particular w...