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  • Hi, everybody. My name is Esther.

  • And in this video, we're going to talk about how to use the word 'can' and 'can't'.

  • mmm, so first of all, let's talk about the meaning of these words.

  • 'can' means you are able to do something. Maybe because you have the skill or maybe

  • because your body allows you to do that thing. And 'can't' is the opposite, right.

  • You can't do something. You're not able to do something because you

  • don't have the skill or your body doesn't allow you to do it.

  • Okay, let's move on to the pronunciation. How do we pronounce these words correctly?

  • Now, I know it's not easy, but I know you if you keep practicing, you're gonna get better.

  • Believe me. So let's look at the first one.

  • Now, this one actually sounds like a man's name.

  • can can

  • You'll notice, it sounds more like an 'e' than it does an 'a'.

  • Again, practice with me. can

  • Now, this one is 'can't'. If you look down here, I've written the word

  • 'ant'. 'ant', with the C in front.

  • So practice with me: can't

  • can't Yes, again:

  • can can't

  • can can't

  • Okay, well let's see if you guys can put it in a sentence.

  • I mmm do it. I can do it.

  • I can do it. I can't do it.

  • I can't do it. Let's do a couple more practices together.

  • Okay, so let's start practicing with the word 'can' first.

  • Here are some examples on the board. Let's start with the first one.

  • I can swim. I can swim.

  • I can swim. Make sure you guys are following along.

  • Let's go on to the next one. The next one 'eat' right.

  • And let's try it with 'she'. She can eat.

  • She can eat. She can eat.

  • Okay, after that is 'read'. And let's use 'he'.

  • He can read. He can read.

  • He can read. After that is 'drive'.

  • And let's use 'they' with that one. They can drive.

  • They can drive. They can drive.

  • After that, 'run', right. 'we'

  • We can run. We can run.

  • We can run. Okay, let's move on to 'sing'.

  • And let's do 'you'. You can sing.

  • You can sing. You can sing.

  • Reminding you that, 'can', okay it's pronounced 'ken'.

  • Let's go on to the next one, 'dance'. And let's go back up to 'I'.

  • I can dance. I can dance.

  • I can dance. And the last one 'speak English'.

  • Right, let's do that with 'I' as well because I know you want to be able to say

  • this. I can speak English.

  • I can speak English. I can speak English.

  • Alright, let's move on to 'can't'. Okay, so now we're going to practice with

  • 'can't'. You can see I've only changed this by putting

  • a 't' here. Changing 'can' to 'can't'.

  • So let's practice again. Make sure you guys are following after me.

  • I can't swim. I can't swim.

  • I can't swim. Let's move on to 'eat'.

  • She can't eat. Maybe she's full right.

  • She can't eat. She can't eat.

  • Next one is 'read'. Let's do 'he'.

  • He can't read. He can't read.

  • He can't read. After that is 'drive'.

  • And let's use 'they'. They can't drive.

  • They can't drive. They can't drive.

  • Next one is 'run'. Let's use 'we'.

  • We can't run. We can't run.

  • We can't run. After that.. the next one is 'sing'.

  • Oh 'you'. You can't sing.

  • You can't sing. You can't sing.

  • 'dance' hmm, let's do 'they'.

  • They can't dance. They can't dance.

  • They can't dance. And 'speak English'.

  • hmm, let's say 'You can't speak English'. Well, that's what I'm here to help you with,

  • but let's practice again. You can't speak English.

  • You can't speak English, but again, that's something that we're gonna

  • change as we keep practicing. Okay, and let's try a test now.

  • Okay, so let's try a practice test together. It's not that hard.

  • All you have to do is listen carefully. And as I read these sentences, you have to

  • see if …. listen and see if I'm using one 'can'

  • or two 'can't'. All right, so I'll do this slowly.

  • Let's try it together. The first one.

  • Let's do 'swim'. And let's use 'I'.

  • I can swim. I can swim.

  • Which one do you think I used? Well, if you listen carefully, yes I use number

  • one 'can'. Let's go on to the next one, 'eat'.

  • And let's try 'she'. She can eat.

  • She can eat. Yes, I did number one again, 'can'.

  • After that is 'read'. And let's use 'he'.

  • He can't read. He can't read.

  • That was the second one, 'can't'. How about 'drive'.

  • Let's use 'he' again. He can drive.

  • He can drive. Yes, that was number one.

  • He can drive. After that, 'run'.

  • Let's use 'they'. They can't run.

  • They can't run. Maybe they're too tired right.

  • And I use number two. They can't run.

  • Let's move on to the next one, 'sing'. We can't sing.

  • We can't sing. Yes, that was number two, 'can't'.

  • Next is 'dance'. Let's do 'dance'.

  • Again, let's do 'we' again. We can't dance.

  • We can't dance. Yes, again, I said, 'can't', number two.

  • And the last one. You can speak English.

  • You can speak English. Yes, the last one was 'can', number one.

  • You can speak English. How did you guys do?

  • Well, that's the end of our quiz. I know that it's difficult and it's gonna

  • take a lot of time but you can do it.

  • I'll see you guys next time. Bye.

Hi, everybody. My name is Esther.

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How to Pronounce CAN and CAN'T in English | Learn Pronunciation with Esther

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