0-7. Can I ask you something?


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Can you help me?
  • Can you swim fast?
  • Can you be quiet?
  • Can she join us?
  • Can you memorize this?
  • Can I use your phone?
  • Can you move your car?
  • Can he drive a truck?
  • Can we use this chair?
  • Can you dance like me?
  • Can you write in English?
  • Can you cook for me?
  • Can you do that for me?
  • Can he sing for us?
  • Can I take a picture with you?


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
actor (n) a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television
e.g. can you get the actor‘s autograph?
battle (n) a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces
e.g. can you make sure no soldiers die in this battle?
chief (n) a leader or ruler of a people or clan
e.g. can you see if the chief’s decision is final?
clothes (n) items worn to cover the body.
e.g. can you buy new clothes to wear for your new job?
goal (n) the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
e.g. Can you achieve your goal of getting into law school?
honor (v) to regard with great respect.
e.g. Can you honor this soldier with a ceremony or medal? 
injure (v) do physical harm or damage to (someone).
e.g. Can you stop putting yourself in danger before you injure yourself?
kill (v) cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).
e.g. Can you calm down before you kill him?
life (n) the period between birth and death, or the experience or state of being alive
e.g. Can you set goals to best live your life?
loss (v) the fact or process of losing something or someone.
e.g. Can you prevent the loss of profits for our company?


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a question.
    1. the / you / chores / can / help / i / with
    2. the / can / question / suspect / I
    3. this / recover / loss / can / from / she
    4. to / actor / me / the / introduce / can / you
    5. can / prevent / battle / in / loss / this / you / a
  2. Correct the following questions. 
    1. Can we buy new clothe?
    2. Can they help us move too our new home?
    3. Can you ask the chief if him is ready to start the meeting?
    4. Can you helped with the laundry?
    5. Can I leaves work after lunch?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Can you think of another language you would like to learn?
    2. Can you whistle?
    3. Can you snap your fingers?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Write a paragraph about something positive you have done today. What are five things you can do to improve tomorrow?
    3. New Year’s Resolution! What goals did you set this year? Can you talk about which ones you kept and which ones you didn’t? 


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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