494 – 5 Ways To Use COULD

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from happy English coming to you on a snowy day in New York City. Actually I can’t say how hard it’s snowing right now because I don’t have a window in my office. If I had a window I could tell you, and that brings us to the point of today’s English lesson. We’re going to talk about could. I’m sure you know that could is the past of can. Well there are a number of different uses and meanings for could and that’s where we’re going to study today. Ok, let’s check it out.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Hey Jack, could you help me with something?
  • It’s a little chilly in this room. Could you turn up heat?
  • Could you let me know when you’re available for a class?
  • What do you want to do tonight? We could see a movie.
  • I heard it’s going to be a nice weekend what do you want to do? We could go to the beach.
  • Where do you want have dinner tonight? We could go to that new pizza shop in Brooklyn, or we could go to Chinatown.
  • If I were taller I could be a better basketball player.v
  • You could be a better English speaker if you studied a little harder.
  • If it weren’t so cold we could play tennis today.
  • My grandfather could play the piano.
  • I remember when we could buy gasoline for less than $2 a gallon.
  • When I was younger I could eat four slices of pizza.
  • When my sister was in high school she could play tennis really well.
  • I remember when we could buy gasoline for less than $2 a gallon.
  • When I was younger I could eat four slices of pizza.
  • When my sister was in high school she could play tennis really well.

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