Can/can't and young smokers
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CAN/CAN'T Can means POTERE and SAPER FARE, and it is used only in the present tense, no S in the third singular person and it is followed by another verb in the base form.
Can and can't are not follow by TO.
The modal verb CAN has got five main meanings:
1. Ability (ex. I can ski very well)
2. Opportunity (ex. We can go to the cinema tonight)
3. Permission (ex. Can I go to the toilette, please?) 4. Request (ex. Can I leave my dog here for the weekend?)
5. Possibility (ex. We can't swim in that river)
WHEN DO YOU USE CAN AND WHEN DO YOU USE CAN'T ?
We use CAN in affermative sentences to
We use CAN'T in negative sentences to express
DIALOGUE :JOHN: Hi TommyTOMMY: Hi, how are you?JOHN: Fine, thank you. Can we go to the cinema tonight to see Star Wars?TOMMY: No, I can't. I have to study for the examJOHN: Can we go next week?TOOMY: No, we can't because this film is only for two days.JOHN: Oh! But we can see another filmTOMMY: Okay, good idea! Let's see next week. Bye!JOHN: Bye bye!
Here there is a song where you find can and can't:
And also some exercises:
The teenagers usually begin to smoke from 13 to18 years old, putting to risk their health, for various reasons: - because their friends smoke - because they want to be independent and they want to do what they cannot do - because they want to imitate adults- to be "cool"
The Italian state has decided to abolish the packets from 10 and the spicy cigarettes (menthol, raspberry...)
to prevent the young people to smoke. Growing, teenagers that smoke, can have problems as
tumors and lung cancer.
This book explains how it's easy to stop smoking.
It was written by Allen Carr, a British writer, in 1985and he wants to make his readers free from tabagism according to his "Easyway" method.