Complete each conversation with the correct form of be
able to and the verb in parentheses. Choose between affirmative and negative.
Translate the sentences
1 A: I heard your sister wanted to take lessons. Was
she able to
B: Yes, she was. She started last month. She can do the
fox-trot now, but she still ______________ the waltz.
2 A: Why are you taking dance lessons?
B: I want to ______________ at my wedding!
3 A: _______ you ____ Mrs. Suraikin at the studio
B: Yes. She told me I ______ in the tango contest next
A: Great! I know that's really important to you.
B: Yes. __________ the tango in a contest means a lot to
4 A: _______ you ______ Russian as a child, Mrs.
B: Yes, I was. We spoke it at home, so I ________ it
A: __________ your children __________ Russian too?
B: No, unfortunately my children never learned Russian.
They only speak English.
5 A: I _____ the waltz last weekend because I hurt my
B: That's too bad. ___________ you __________ next week?