Speaking Situations: Talking about Abilities
- Phrases for these situations
1. Ask your partner or classmates about their talents and abilities.
Can you play a musical instrument?*
Yes, I play the trumpet.
How well do you play?
Do you ski?*
No, I don’t.
How about other winter sports?
I love to play ice hockey.
*The difference between can and do here is very slight.
“Can” focuses on ability, whereas “do” indicates regular activity.