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ESL Helpful Handouts-Affirmative And Negative Contractions

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This English as a foreign or second language handout explains contractions of be to beginner level English as a second or foreign language students.

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ESL Helpful Handouts-Affirmative And Negative Contractions

  1. 1. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 1 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions I’m happy. You’re happy. He’s happy. She’s happy. We’re happy. They’re happy. They’re happy. She’s happy. He’s happy. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  2. 2. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 2 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions I’m not happy. You’re not happy. He’s not happy. She’s not happy. We’re not happy. They’re not happy. She’s not happy. I’m not happy. You aren’t happy. He isn’t happy. She isn’t happy. We aren’t happy. They aren’t happy. He isn’t happy. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  3. 3. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 3 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions It’s Winter. It’s cold. It’s Summer. It’s not cold. It’s cold. It’s not cold. It isn’t cold. It isn’t cold. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  4. 4. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 4 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions A contraction is 2 Make an affirmative Put together the Use a contraction words that are put contraction with a pronoun and be (am, when speaking. together with an pronoun and be ( am, is, are) . apostrophe. is, are). Use a contraction I am = Iam with informal writing. Take out the first letter of be (am, is, I’m young. are). Iam = Im Put in an apostrophe. Im = I’m I’m young You’re young. He’s young. She’s young. It’s young. We’re young. They’re young. I’m young. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  5. 5. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 5 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions One way to make a Put together the Put not behind be negative contraction is pronoun and be (am, is, are). to put together the (am, is, are). pronoun and be (am, She’s = She’s not is, are). Then put not She is = Sheis behind be (am, is, are). Not makes the She’s not young. Take out the first sentence negative. letter of be (am, is, are). Sheis = Shes Put in an apostrophe. Shes = She’s I’m not young. You’re not young. He’s not young. She’s not young. It’s not young. We’re not young. They’re not young. She’s not young. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  6. 6. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 6 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions Another way to make Put together be (am, Take out the o in a negative contraction is, are) and not . not. is to put together be (am, is, are) is not = isnot isnot = isnt He isn’t young. and not. Do this with every Put in the pronoun except I . apostrophe. isn’t I’m not young You aren’t young. He isn’t young. She isn’t young. It isn’t young. We aren’t young. They aren’t young. He isn’t young. Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  7. 7. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 7 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions Practice. Vocabulary happy sad cold hot young old short tall big small easy difficult Change the sentence to make a sentence with an affirmative contraction. Example: I am happy. I’m happy._ I am young. __________________________________________________________________________ He is short. __________________________________________________________________________ It is easy. __________________________________________________________________________ We are cold. __________________________________________________________________________ She is sad. ___________________________________________________________________________ They are tall. ___________________________________________________________________________ You are old. ___________________________________________________________________________ Change the sentence to make a sentence with a contraction and not. Example: It is not small. __It’s not small.__ You are not short. _______________________________________________________________________ We are not happy. _______________________________________________________________________ They are not sad. _______________________________________________________________________ It is not easy. ___________________________________________________________________________ She is not tall. ____________________________________________________________________________ He is not big. ___________________________________________________________________________ Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.
  8. 8. ESL Helpful Handouts Page 8 of 8 Be - Affirmative And Negative Contractions Vocabulary happy sad cold hot young old short tall big small easy difficult Change the sentence to make a sentence with a negative contraction. Example: She is not old . __She isn’t old.__ We are not happy. _______________________________________________________________________ They are not cold. _______________________________________________________________________ She is not tall. ____________________________________________________________________________ I am not young. ____________________________________________________________________________ It is not hot. ______________________________________________________________________________ I am not happy. ____________________________________________________________________________ You are not sad. ____________________________________________________________________________ It is not difficult. ____________________________________________________________________________ Unscramble the words and write the sentence. Example: isn’t/ happy/She __She isn’t happy.__ easy/isn’t/It _____________________________________________________________________________ cold/We’re ______________________________________________________________________________ They’re/sad/not _________________________________________________________________________ aren’t/happy/You _________________________________________________________________________ Free handout from http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S Watson. Photos: Bob Watson; www.morguefile.com.

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