Can and Can't

Grammar points

I can play the guitar. I can't play the trombone.

Recent activities
Bomb

Bomb activity to practice any Yes / No question type grammar points.

Can You Job Hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you ~?"

Zapper Zoo

A write and race powerpoint game. Useful for review.

Christmas Points Game

Simple powerpoint to review material with a christmas theme

Pencils and Bombs Review Quiz and Profile Game

A quiz review game and then a writing activity.

10 Questions

By asking yes/no questions, students must guess the target word or Japanese celebrity.

Quick & Easy "Can You...?"

This quick game is used to get students to practice saying "Can you...?" questions and responses.

Can Fail Sentence Race

This activity has students making can/can't sentences using funny pictures that really emphasize the ability meaning of the can verb.

My Dream School

Students create their own school virtual school along with their dream rules.

Can You Find A Pair

Students ask each other "Can you..." questions until they find their pair.

Horoscope Review

Students review first year grammar points by playing Janken and finding their horoscopes.

Superhero Powers

Students write a description of a superhero and then try to draw their friend’s superhero.

Pick a Side

Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.

Christmas Quiz and Krampus Attacks

Quizzes and either write and race or speak and race activities.

Able to Write and Race

They work in pairs or groups to answer the questions

Inventions

A fun and creative project for OC Elective classes.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

Random Superheroes

Students practice "can" grammar by making amusing randomly generated superheroes.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

Animal Jeopardy

Students practice saying various animals by choosing can't-be-seen cards from a Jeopardy-formatted chalkboard.

SPACE WAR

A group power point game good for reviewing many lesson points.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

GO FISH

Great flexible card game

Can You Kanji

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

Tsum Tsum Character Writing Game

The main game has the students write about various characters, people or animals

Teacher Can You~?

Basic Interview the ALT and JTE to get Yes or No answers to Can you~~ questions.

Awesome-ish Game

A write and race group game. They race to answer the questions to get points.

Can You Speak English? Battleship

Another Battleship game using the auxiliary verb can.

Can you job hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"

Can I play Janken?

Students try to get bingo by asking for favors/permission using `Can you/Can I...` questions.

Can You Find a Pair?

Students ask each other "Can you..." until they find their pair

CANversation

Students create simple conversations, focusing on the helping verb 'can'.

Can you read Kanji?

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

Can I use your Battleship?

Can I use your battleship? Let students practice many "Can I use your..." sentences and have fun playing the classic Battleship game.

Can/Fail Sentence Race

This activity has students making can/can't sentences using funny pictures that really emphasize the ability meaning of the can verb.

Can/Does Mastermind

Students play a simplified mastermind using 'can' and 'does'.

Can Animals

Students practice an array of activities to help them learn the proper way of using the CAN helping verb.

Can An Elephant Jump?

Using 'can' and 'cannot', learn about animals and their abilities.

Can & Can't

CAN helping verb. Students are given a card with a name highlighted on it. They must make two sentences using can or can't and their partner must work out who they are to win the card.

Super Mario Can Review

CAN helping verb. This is essentially a board game that is made to look like an early Mario video game level.


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