Modals and Passive Voice - The modal auxiliary verb "can"

 

This video focuses on the modal auxiliary verb "can". In the classroom, you probably initially introduce the word "can" in the context of ability. However, there are more usages, such as possibility, permission, request and advice.


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In this unit there are some very helpful considerations about discerning the different approaches to grammar, vocabulary and language function teaching. I found it helpful that in the teaching it is also important to teach the written and spoken forms. I have become aware that teaching language is not only about grammar but also about spoken or usage proficiency.This unit shows learning to be sequential; and a logical framework exists which is important for teaching TEFL work. It also showed the reasoning and logic which forms the basis of the content and structures chosen for a language curriculum. The needs of the student form the basis for teaching all new language and the teacher must be mindful of this at all times.


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