Actions: Can you run fast? ESL Video

  • Topic: Can you run fast?
  • Communication Objectives: Use English words to express your abilities or the possibility of doing things.
  • Language Objectives: Use the ‘can/can’t’ auxiliary to ask and answer questions. Use a modal verb as a contraction with an action word.
  • Vocabulary:  action verbs – jump, run, swim, fly, walk, clap, write  etc.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • Can you swim fast?
    • Yes, I can. 
    • No, I can’t.


  • Grammar:
    • can/can’t: Ask and respond to questions about abilities by using the auxiliary can/can’t.

can’t  vs. cannot:  Turn the modal verb can into a contraction.