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Can / Can’t – Can You Skate? | Free Printable Flashcards And Board Games

These printable flashcards and board games are to teach vocabulary and expressions to do with ability and ‘can/can’t’. They can be used for lessons teaching expressions such as ‘Can you skate?’ – ‘Yes, I can.’ / No, I can’t.’, ‘I can ski.’, I can’t swim.’, etc. 

See below for the materials currently available to download. 

Free Can / Can’t Flashcards

Ability Flashcards

ESL Flashcards - Can Can't

A set of flashcards for lessons about can / can’t, These can be used to present the target vocabulary and for many flashcard games.


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Student Cards

ESL Small Flashcards - Can Can't

A set of 8 smaller flashcards for students to hold. 

These can be used for many card games such as ‘find your partner’, ‘memory games, line bingo, and many more.


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Can / Can’t Board Games

Board Game 1

ESL Board Game - Can Can't

This board game is best played in pairs and requires one dice. Students take turns in rolling the dice and moving their game piece. 

After landing on a square, students should make a sentence based on the image in that square. 

The aim of the game is to arrive at the center star to win a point. After winning a point, the student goes back to the start and begins again. 

The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner. 


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Board Game 2 – The Spinner Game

ESL Board Game - Can Can't

This Board Game is best played in pairs. Each pair of students needs one pencil and one paper clip. 

Place the clip in the middle and place the pencil in the middle of the clip. 

Then flick the paper clip to make it spin and make a sentence using the target language.


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Board Game 3 – Race Around the World

ESL Board Game - Can Can't

No Need for Dice! In this board game students play rock, scissors, paper and ‘race around the world’. 

One student moves clockwise and one student moves anti-clockwise. 

Every time the student moves to a new square they should make a sentence using the target language.


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Board Game 4 – Flick The Eraser

ESL Board Game Can Cant

This Board Game is best played in pairs. Each student needs one eraser (or something small and light they can flick). 

To play, a student should place his / her eraser at the bottom of the board game. Then the student should use his/her finger to flick the eraser. 

If it lands in one of the hexagons, then the student wins that area and colors it in. 

Next, the students should make a dialogue based on the image in that area, and then its the next student’s turn. 

At the end of the game, the student with the most areas colored in is the winner.


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