Actions: Can you run fast?

  • Topic: Can you run fast?
  • Communication Objectives: Learn to express possibility and ability in English.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to ask and answer questions about ability using the ‘can/can't’ auxiliary, modal verb in conjunction with action verbs.
  • Vocabulary:  action verbs – jump, run, swim, fly, walk, clap, write  etc.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • Can you run fast?
    • Yes, I can. 
    • No, I can't.


  • Grammar:
    • can/can't: Practice using the modal verb 'can/can't' to ask and respond to questions on ability.
    • can't  vs. cannot:  Learn to use contractions with the modal verb 'can'.