Exercícios sobre COULD e COULDN'T com respostas



a) _________ English when she came to London? (Carla / speak)
b) I __________ maps when I was younger, but I can now. (read)
c) When we were children, we __________ football for hours. We never got tired. (play)
d) __________ the sea from your house when you lived in Wales? (you / see)
e) When you were little, you ____________ my name, so you called me 'Bibi'. (say)
f) My grandfather ___________ ten kilometres a day when he was seventy. He was very fit. (walk)
g) He's a very clever child. He ___________ to fifty when he was three. (count)
h) __________ a computer when you were six? (you / use)
i) Tommy ___________ a year ago, but now he can. (swim)
j) ____________ when she was five? (your sister / write)

2. Circle the correct answer.

A: I had a wonderful holiday in Italy when I was a child. I really loved it, but I can't/couldn't understand Italian.
B: Can / Could your parents speak it?
A: Yes, they  can / could. They spoke it very well.

A: Nicholas wants to play tennis, but I can't /couldn't play it at all. Can /Could you play?
B: Yes, I can / could, but I'm not very good at it. I can't /couldn't play at all when I was at school.

A: Can / Could you cook, or does your mum do all the cooking?
B: I can / could make a few things. My chocolate cake's very good!
A: Wow! Last year you  can't /couldn't make anything. I remember those biscuits ...

A: Can / Could you ride your bike with no hands when you were a child?
B: Yes. My brother taught me. He can /could do all kinds of clever things with his bike then, but he can't /couldn't do them now. He drives everywhere.

ANSWER KEYS

1. Complete the sentences. Use could or couldn't and the verbs in brackets.

a) Could Carla speak English when she came to London? 
b) I couldn't read maps when I was younger, but I can now. 
c) When we were children, we could play football for hours. We never got tired. 
d) Could you see the sea from your house when you lived in Wales? 
e) When you were little, you couldn't say my name, so you called me 'Bibi'. 
f) My grandfather could walk ten kilometres a day when he was seventy. He was very fit. 
g) He's a very clever child. He could count to fifty when he was three. 
h) Could you use a computer when you were six? 
i) Tommy couldn't swim a year ago, but now he can. 
j) Could your sister write when she was five? 

2. Circle the correct answer.

A: I had a wonderful holiday in Italy when I was a child. I really loved it, but I couldn't understand Italian.
B: Could your parents speak it?
A: Yes, they could. They spoke it very well.

A: Nicholas wants to play tennis, but I can't play it at all. Can you play?
B: Yes, I can, but I'm not very good at it. I couldn't play at all when I was at school.

A: Can you cook, or does your mum do all the cooking?
B: I can make a few things. My chocolate cake's very good!
A: Wow! Last year you couldn't make anything. I remember those biscuits ...

A: Could you ride your bike with no hands when you were a child?
B: Yes. My brother taught me. He could do all kinds of clever things with his bike then, but he can't do them now. He drives everywhere.

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