Sunday, January 3

Bolt: Can - Ability

This is funny scene with a lot of action. Bolt is a movie star who has a lot of different super powers, which is great fo the students to practice the use of the modal for ability CAN.

I. Talk to a partner about the following questions:

1- Do you have a pet? (Why/Why not?) Tell your friend about it. If you don't have one, tell your partner about one of your friend's pet.

2- What can he/she do?

3 - Are pets important for people's lives? Why (not)?

II. Watch the movie segment and write in the boxes the initials of the characters who can perform the folowing activities:

B – Bolt

P - Penny

1. Grab a car with the teeth

2. Run faster than cars

3. Ride a scooter

4. Move faster than the cars in the Los Angeles traffic

5. Break through walls

6. Jump very far

7. Destroy machines with the eyes

8. Destroy anything with a super bark

9. Speak English

Now write sentences with CAN (CAN'T), according to the information in the movie segment:

Answer Key:


1. B 2. B 3. P 4. P 5. B 6.B 7.B 8.B 9. P and B


How to prepare your own video activity:

• Select a segment in which the characters perform activities that show ability

• Prepare a few questions about the content of the segment for the sake of Communication/listening comprehension

• Students do the assessment exercise after they watch the segment