Interview: Can you play a musical instrument? (Top Notch Fundamentals Unit 13-2)

source: Mohammed Abuarisha/Pearson Education, INC   2010年10月28日
* grammar: modals that express ability

# video script:
Interviewer: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Can you play a musical instrument?
Elli: Not at all. I wish I could, but I sing.
Matt: Yes, I can play the guitar.
Interviewer: And when did you learn?
Matt: Um, I started playing the guitar when I was in fifth grade, which is about age eleven, I'd say.
Interviewer: And was it hard to learn?
Matt: Uh, just takes a lot of practice.
Interviewer: Any other musical instruments?
Stephan: I used to play the drums when I was, uh, younger.
San: I cannot play a musical instrument. Um, but I like to dance, so that's kind of related to music.
Interviewer: Can you swim or ski or knit?
Vanessa: Um, I jog. I like to jog. I'm trying to do a marathon, so I've been running. I'm up to five miles. So I run as much as I can every day.
Interviewer: Do you speak any foreign languages?
Stephan: Yes, I do. I speak, uh, five foreign languages.
Interviewer: My goodness. That's a lot. Could you tell me which ones?
Stephan: My native language is Greek, um, and I also speak English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Interviewer: Can you knit or ski or paint or cook?
San: Yes to a lot of those things. I can cook a little bit. Um, I can ride a bike. I can, um ... oh gosh, it's hard to name a lot ... all the things that you can do when you don't ... that you take for granted. Um, I can play sports. Um, I can, um, play poker.