Action Words: can and can’t ESL Video Lesson

  • Topic: Action verbs with can and can’t, Words, Sentences
  • Vocabulary:  action verbs, swim, jump, read, write, fly, walk
  • Grammar:  This lesson uses the action verbs can and can’t to express ability, and uses the pronouns I and they in conjunction with the action verbs.


Expressions with modal verbs ‘can’.

  • Dolphins can swim.
  • Dolphins can’t fly.
  • Contractions:
  • Dolphins can’t fly. / Dolphins cannot fly.
  • Pronoun ‘they’ for a
  • I can’t fly.
  • They can’t fly.