Please call me Beth
Use of Statements with be;
Possesive adjectives and
Wh-questions with be
Viri M. C. 2008
Statements with be and possessive adjectives
It’s common to use contractions when speaking
Statements with be Contractions of be Possesive
I’m from Mexico I’m =I am my
You’re from Brazil you’re =you are your
He’s from Japan he’s =he is his
She’s a new club member she’s =she is her
It’s an exciting city it’s =it is its
We’re in the same class we’re =we are our
They’re my classmates they’re =they are their
Notice that statements with verb BE are used to give
general information about ourselves and in present
I’m form Mexico, I’m a student.
I’m 19 years old.
Try to complete the next sentences with the correct form
of verb Be.
He _____ my father.
She _____ a nurse.
They _____ doing homework
You _____ practicing
I _____ happy!!
We ______ family. They ______ my sisters.
Possessive adjectives are always followed by a noun, either
singular or plural. The form of the possessive is the same
before a singular or plural noun.
My teacher My Cousins
Your bag your books
We use possessive adjectives to make it clear that one
It its person or thing belongs to another, or is associated with
We our another.
My name is Sandra My classroom
We use the possessive adjective its when the possessor is
an animal or a thing. Don’t confuse its with it’s (it’s = it is or
Have you seen its legs? It’s (it has) only got three!!
Looked at the underlined words in these sentences.
Four of them are correct an four are wrong. Tick (√) the
correct ones and rewrite the wrong ones.
_____1 Fred hit his finger with her dad’s hammer.
____ 2 Carol washed his face and combed the hair.
____ 3 “Where are your books?” “In my bag.”
____ 4 My friend Peter came to visit me with her sister.
2. Complete the sentence below about “my brothers
and sisters, and myself”, using words from the box.
me my we us
him his you your
her her them their
I have four brothers and sisters: a boy, a girl and twins (the twins
are boys). We all live together.
1 We have three bedrooms; one for ___ sister, one for the twins,
and one for ___ brother and ___.
2 ___ sister’s bedroom is a mess; ___ is a very untidy girl, and
leaves ___ clothes on the floor. ___ mother often tells ___ to tidy
3 ___ brother and ___ are untidy too; ___ leave ___ things all over
the house, and ___ father tells ___ to be tidier.
4 But the twins are very tidy; ___ always put ___ things
away in ___room. Nobody ever says anything to ___!
5 ___ parents are not very tidy either. ___ father leaves
his tools in the kitchen, and ___ mother leaves ___
sweaters in the living room. ____ are a messy family
(except for the twins; ___ are tidy).
6 And now how about you? Do ___ put ___ clothes away
and keep ___ room tidy? Do ___ family tell ___ to put
your things away.
Wh-Questions with Be
We use WHO for people:
Who is he?
Who are you going with?
We use WHERE for place and
We use WHAT for things: Where do you live?
What is that? Where are you going
What are you doing?
What’s your name? My name is Beth.
Where’s your friend? He’s in class.
Who’s Sun Hee? She’s my classmate.
What are your classmates like? They’re very nice.
Where are you and Luisa from? We’re from Brazil.
How are your classes? They’re really
Were are you going? Who are you talking with?
You are going to Spain. You are talking with Peter.
What are you doing?
You are doing unit 1.
How to do a Wh-Question
When we use questions that begin with words like What? When?
Where? Which? Who? Why? or How?, we build the question in this
Wh-Question Auxiliar/Main Verb Subject Main verb/noun
What is your name?
Where are you from?
How do you like your classes?
Who is your boyfriend?
What is Ana doing?
Where are my keys?
Which is his cell phone?
Where are they going?
Write questions for these answer as in the example.
Example: Where is he? He’s in the garden.
_____(Auntie Mabel)_____? She’s watering the plants.
_____(Winston)_____? He’s at the bottom of the tree.
_____? Tha’s Uncle Victor, sitting in the deckchair.
_____(Uncle Victor)_____? He’s readin the newspaper.
_____(Sally)_____? She’s up the tree, looking at
Complete the sentences with WHO, WHAT or
1 “_____is this bus going, please?” “To
2 “_____is going to drive it?” “I am, Miss”
3 “_____time does it live?” “When it’s full”
4 “_____can I sit?” “On the floor”
5 “_____is this on the floor?” “It’s oil, Miss”
6 “_____is that man sitting under the tree?”
“He’s the regular driver of the bus, Miss”
Interchange 1, Third Edition, Student’s Book by Jack C.
Richards with Jonathan Hull and Susan Proctor.
Multilevel English Grammar Programme, Level 1,
Student’s Book by John Shepherd.
English Grammar in Steps by David Bolton and Noel