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To Be, Can, Have got

This simple, short text focuses on basic modal verbs.

If you know simple verbs like to be, can, have got and a few easy words, you can already communicate in English!

Read the text and check how much you can already understand. Then do the quiz and answers the questions.

Try to say similar information about yourself using to be, can, have got.

My name is Jacob and I am 28 years old. This is my girlfriend, Iza. Iza is 25 years old and she is always right. We aren’t married.

I am a seller and she is a policewoman and a writer. Her books are about the European Union and politics. I am interested in comfortable cars and modern flats.

Iza is a beautiful girl. She is tall and strong. Iza is never sad, she is always happy. My girlfriend hasn’t got any sisters or brothers. Iza has got a dog, her dog is old, small and ugly. It isn’t healthy. She can drive a car but she hasn’t got any car because she hasn’t got much money. I’ve got a lot of money and I ‘ve got a beautiful car. This car is very big and comfortable. It isn’t old. It is modern and very expensive. I am very happy with it.

I’ve got a company and I’ve got workers. They are hard-working and reliable, they aren’t mean. I can trust them. Their job isn’t difficult and dangerous. They have got two breaks and they can text at work.

I am a generous boss and I can appreciate my people. I haven’t got any problems with my workers or my job.


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To be, Can, Have got

Read the text and answer the questions. Use the short answers.

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Is Jacob a good boss?

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Is Iza twenty-five years old?

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Is Jacob thirty-eight years old?

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Have his workers got breaks at work?

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Is Iza always right?

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Can Iza write books?

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Has Iza got a cat?

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Has Iza got a car?

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Is Jacob a policeman?

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Are they married?

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Has Iza got a brother?

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Can Iza drive a car?

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Is Jacob's car cheap?

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Are his workers mean?

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Is Iza always sad?

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Is Jacob's car comfortable?

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Is their job difficult?

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Can  Iza afford a car?

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Is Jacob interested in cars?

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Is her dog young and healthy?

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Can his workers text at work?

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Are Iza's books about history?

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Is Jacob happy with his car?

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