Complete the paragraphs with can, can't, could, or
1 For a long time, Jim and Marie couldn’t agree on
family sport. Jim loves tennis, and Marie takes lessons,
but she still ___________ play- Marie ________ swim, but Jim hates
the water. They recently took up dancing. Now, they
do the swing and spend time together.
2 Stefan has made a lot of progress in English. Last
semester he ________ order a meal in a restaurant or talk on the telephone. His
friends helped him do everything. Now he ________ speak
English in a lot of situations.
3 Bill almost _______ make his class presentation last
semester because he was so nervous. He ___________
communicate well in small groups, but not in big ones. He
plans to take a course in public speaking. I'm sure he ________
4 Last year I _______ dance at all, but when I met Stan,
signed up for a class right away. He ___________ really
and I wanted to dance with him. Now I ____________ do the
basic steps. I __________ do the waltz yet, but we're
planning to waltz at our wedding next month.