What’s the difference between ‘could’ and ‘was able to’ to talk about past ability? Let Phil explain in this English In A Minute – our 60 second free English class.

Test yourself! Which is correct
a) I could win a medal when I was younger.
b) I was able to win a medal when I was younger.

Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-2/session-21

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