Can with question words

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Can with question words

The US Educational Structure

Instructions: Read the following text. Look at the word in bold.

How can the US Educational Stucture be divided?

American students attend primary and secondary school for a combined total of 12 years. These years are referred to as the first through twelfth grades.

Around age six, U.S. children begin primary school, which is most commonly called “elementary school”. They attend five or six years and then go onto secondary school.

Secondary school consists of two programs, the first is “middle school” or “junior high school” and the second program is “high school”. A diploma or certificate is awarded upon graduation from high school. After graduating high school (12th grade), U.S. students may go on to college or university. College or university study known as “higher education”.

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Getting started: US Grading System

Instructions: Read the text to answer the questions.

US Grading System includes “grades” and “grade point average” (GPA), which are measurements of your academic achievement. Courses are commonly graded using percentages, which are converted into letter grades. 

The grading system and GPA in the US can be confusing, especially for international students. The interpretation of grades has a lot of variation, according to each school different standards. 

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Using Can with Question words

Instructions: Match the halves of the sentences.

Using percentages.
Because the interpretation has a lot of variation.
Grades and Grade Point Average.

1. What can the US Grading System include?

2. How can courses be graded?

3. What can be converted into letter grades?

4. Why can the grading system be confusing?

Let’s study the use of Can with Question words.

Instructions: Read about Can with Question words.

Remember: The modal verb Can is used to express ability or possibility.

We use Question words to ask for specific information.

When using Can the verb is in the simple form.

We use Can for all the personal pronouns.

Look at the word order in the interrogative form:

Question Word What Where How
Auxiliary Can can can can
Subject you people I
Verb (Simple form) study register get
Complement? in the US? to study in the US? more information about the school system?
Specific answers From primary school to university. You can apply for different places. Write to the US government.


WH questions with Can

Instructions: Drag and drop words to make questions.

can be supported to provide quality How teachers
can be the maximum grade letter What
can How I find a good US college?
How we graduate with honors can
my brother can Where get a university scholarship


Question words with Can

Instructions: Make questions using Can and the following prompts.

  1. How many languages / he speak
  2. Which sport / she play every week
  3. What / he draw very well
  4. Who / eat everything
  5. Where / we go next Saturday
  6. doneCheck


Evaluation: Can with WH questions

Instructions: Match the WH questions to the appropriate answer.

Mainly Economy
Next school year
In Harvard
Submitting an application
My brother

1. Where can we study Law? .

2. Who can travel to Stanford to study History? .

3. What can we study at Oregon State University?

4. When can I start studying in Atlanta? .

5. How can people register in a US university? .