Lesson 15 - Exercise 7 - Can you cook?

Can in the Past and Future


Grammar Note - The Present, Past and Future of Modal Verb Can:
The Present
The Past
The Future
Anne can bake. = Anne is able to bake.

Can or be able to = an ability or possibility
Anne could bake. = Anne was able to bake.

Could is the past of can. It means the same as was (or were) able to do something.
Anne will be able to bake.

Record and compare. Watch the videos. Listen to the teacher. Record again. Listen to yourself. Record again.
Multiple choice. Click on the correct answer(s).


Vocabulary note: cook and bake
Anne says her best dish is "chocolate chip cookies". But to be exact we do not "cook" cookies. We bake cookies.

verb: to prepare food for eating by applying heat.

verb: to cook in an oven

esl cooking

This is an oven.

We all make mistakes: Notice that Graham makes a mistake when he says "Oh, steak and chips is very good". What's the mistake? Watch again!:

And here's the same video

of Anne with Subtitles:


Here's the same video of Graham,
with Subtitles: