Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Complete the sentences with can, could, be able to :

1. Suddenly the lights went out. We ___________ see a thing.
2. The computer went wrong, but Emma ___________ put it right again.
3. I broke my leg, but now ___________ walk around again.
4. There was a big party last night. You ___________ hear the music a mile away.
5. I'm sorry I haven't ___________ call earlier. I was so busy!
6. It would be nice ___________ take that course, but I don't have time.
7. The train was so full I ___________ find a seat anywhere.
8. Have you ___________ get her on the phone?
9. Jake ___________ read music when he was five -before he ___________ spell!
10.I'm ill, so I won't ___________ go to the party.

Elige "Can" / "Could" / "Be able" para completar las siguientes oraciones,según sea la forma más habitual:
I watch the football match in your house? (informal)2.
When I asked him, he said his daughter
come with us to the party3.
You are very strong, I am sure that you
lift a weight of 75 kilos4.
I told my son that it was too late and he
not go to the party5.
If I continue training I will
to run the marathon next summer6.
My father was very fit; he
run a mile in less than 4 minutes7.
I open the window? It is very hot in here (formal)8.
The anaesthetist asked the doctor if he
postpone the operation for at leastone hour9.
The soldiers are very tired. Please, tell them that they
rest for two hours10.
James says that his daughter
come with us to the cinema11.
My boss gave me an invitation so I
enter the conference12.
In this building you
not smoke13.
I use your phone, please? (dirigiéndote a tujefe)14.
Mr Wilson,
I explain to you our new offer? (formal)15.
I use your phone, please? (dirigiéndote a un amigo)16.
If you continue drinking you won´t
to drive home17.
With these new engines, rockets
reach Mars in half the time than before18.
you be quiet, please?. I cannot concentrate (informal)19.
not go to France because he had lost his passport20.
When my father bought the car we
go to the beach at the weekends21.
leave your car here; we will be back soon22.
My sister is an artist; she
dance like a professional23.
you pick me up at the airport at 6 0'clock? (informal)24.
you explain the lesson to me again, please? I didn't understand it at all(formal)25.
When I was a child I was very shy. I
not speak in public
Put in the verbs in brackets into the gap. Use will-future or going to-future