Level: beginner

We use can and can't to talk about someone's skill or general abilities:

She can speak several languages.
He can swim like a fish.
They can't dance very well.

We use can and can't to talk about the ability to do something at a specific time in the present or future:

I can see you.
Help! I can't breathe.

We use could and couldn't to talk about the past:

She could speak several languages.
I couldn't see you.

Ability: can and could 1


Ability: can and could 2


Level: intermediate

We use could have to say that someone had the ability or opportunity to do something, but did not do it:

She could have learned Swahili, but she didn't want to.
I could have danced all night. [but I didn’t]

Ability: could have 1


Ability: could have 2



hi..i jst joined it and looking forward to improve my basics. but i've a question, does british council jst offer online courses i mean dont they have any institue where we can go and learn? 

Hello,everyone! It`s my first time to log in the British Council  website. Nice to meet you ! I hope that we can improve ourselves everyday .

I am Thiago Pereira. I love English of all the my heart and I need to learn it. Hey someone can to help me?

Thank you for good grammer.

Thank you very much for this helpfull and usefull site, it's help me to prepare for ILTS exam.

these exercises are really helpful and interesting, I enjoyed them,
thank you alot.

My name  is ousman mahamat issa   Iam a chadien and  I student in  Accra  every where I am happy with British  conucil  i like it  and  it the best 

I have a question about the quiz NO.9
-You should speak to a lawyer
-You may speak to a lawyer
What's difference with both of them?
I think the first on is 'advice', and the second one is 'permission'.
Am I right?

yes you are.