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Concourse 2

Using could and was able to

read Task 1: Look at the words in red here:
  1. When he was only six years old he could swim pretty well.
  2. Because he worked so hard he was able to pass the examination.
  3. Do you think he could pass the examination?
  4. Do you think he was able to pass the examination?
  5. When I was on holiday I could get up whenever I liked.

One of these sentences is about the future – all the others are about the past.  Which is it?
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