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Now cover the responses and repeat the exercise.

Work in pairs. Make complete questions from the words below. Take turns to ask for permission and to respond to your partner.

IMPOSSIBILITY

ABILITY

MODAL VERBS (CAN)

1. Mr Stevensson is very clever. He can speak six languages: German, French, English, Swedish, Spanish and Italian, but he can’t speak Japanese.

2. I can swim but I can’t ski.

3. It’s very noisy. Can you hear me?

4. He’s very busy, but he can see you for ten minutes.

1. Have you seen my car keys? I can’t find them.

2. They can’t come to the meeting on Friday.

Permission

1. Can I borrow some money for the drinks machines?

2. Can I park here? – Yes, of course you can.

Example:

Can / smoke / here? →Sorry, you can’t. You can only smoke in the Cafeteria.

Can I smoke here?→Sorry, you can’t. You can only smoke in the Cafeteria.

1. Can / look at / book? → Yes, of course.Here you are.

2. Can / borrow / £10? →Sorry,I've only got £5.

3. Can / sit / here? → Yes, of course.The seat's not taken.

4. Can / borrow / newspaper? → Sorry,I'm reading it myself.

5. Can / turn over / TV? → Yes, of course.This programme's not very interesting.

Work in pairs or groups. Design a robot to help you at work. Think of ten things that it can do. Then tell the other Students what your robot can do.

Write the names of five people that you know on the left. Then write one things that each person CAN and CAN’T do on the right.

Example:

Alessandra She can play the trumpet.

She can’t drive a car.

Look at the statements below. They describe office culture in four different countries. Which countries do you think they are? Do you think the statements are TRUE? Are they also TRUE for other countries?

1. Youshouldn't leave work before your boss. Youhave to live for your work. People often work twelve or fifteen hours a day but also they have a job for life.

2. Office protocol is very informal. For example, you don't have to wear a suit and tie. Youcan even wear shorts when it's hot. But at the same time you alwaysneed toshow respect for one thing: financial success.

3. Clothes and appearance are very important. If you want respect, youmust look elegant and successful, even if your job is not very important. Somehow, even people with low incomesare able to buy clothes that look expensive.

4. Youought to learn the basics of polite language because youcould easily offend someone if you don't use words like 'sorry' and 'thank you'. Youmight even offend someone without knowing it because no onewill tell you if they are offended.

What rules are there in your office?Use as many modals as you can to explain office and business protocol in your country.

BE ABLE TO and HAVE TO

Complete the following tables with the correct forms of HAVE TO and BE ABLE TO. Use HE and WORK in every sentence. Some are already done for you.

Have to + ? -
Past He had to work    
Present Perfect   Has he had to work?  
Present   Does he have to work?  
Future     He won’t have to work
Able to + ? -
Past He was able to work    
Present Perfect   Has he been able to work?  
Present   Is he able to work?  
Future     He won’t be able to work
Ability in the past When we talk about ability in the past, we usually could… · to talk about general skills and abilities I could read when I was four. I got the job because I could use a computer. · to talk about senses I could smell gas when I entered the office. I couldn’tsee anything because it was dark. We use able to… · to talk about our ability to perform Although it was dark, I was able to find the single actions gas heater, read the instructions and turn it off.


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