Text of Can you swim? Could you swim ten years ago? Can you speak English? Could you speak English when you...
Can you swim? Could you swim ten years ago? Can you speak English? Could you speak English when you were six?
Now its your turn. Work in pairs and ask questions with the modal verb in your card.
Meet the Jetsons.
In the future, robots will be able to teach.
In the future, children will be able to drive space cars.
In 100 years, schools will be able to be in space.
In the future, students will be able to have a stadium in their school.
Now please look at your worksheet and write sentences about the pictures as in the example. You have 5 minutes!
Why do we use will be able to ? Do we use it for future abilities? Do we use it for future possibilities?
In the future, robots will be able to teach. In the future, children will be able to drive space cars. Ability or Possibility? ability
Ability or Possibility? In 100 years, schools will be able to be in space. In the future, students will be able to have a stadium in their school. possibility
We use will be able to to talk about future abilities and possibilities.
I You He She It We You They will be able to (+) wont be able to (-) speak English.
Youll see some pictures now. Youll write a sentence about the picture by using will be able to in groups. Then, a person from each group will come to board and put their sentence on the board.
Students have desks with computer.
They can go to school by space school bus.
They have robot teachers.
They can go to school without uniform.
I can speak 450 languages.
Work in groups. If you are in group can, talk about your present abilities. If you are in group could, talk about your past abilities. If you are in group will be able to, talk about your future abilities. You have 5 minutes!
Now, a person from each group will come together. Youll work in groups of three. Each group should include a person from group can, a person from group could and a person from group will be able to. Then, write a paragraph including can,could and will be able to together. You have five mins!