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Verb to Be


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Verb to Be

  1. 1. Unit 1 Grammar Verb to Be
  2. 2. Present form of verb to be <ul><li>I am a student </li></ul><ul><li>He is a student </li></ul><ul><li>She is a student </li></ul><ul><li>It is a student </li></ul><ul><li>They are students </li></ul><ul><li>We are students </li></ul><ul><li>You are a students/ students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Past form of verb to be <ul><li>I was 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>He was 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>She was 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>It was 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>They were 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>We were 13 last year </li></ul><ul><li>You were 13 last year </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples <ul><li>I am 13 this year. I was 12 last year. </li></ul><ul><li>I was in first year prep last year but I am in the second year now. </li></ul><ul><li>My brother was in prep school last year but he is in secondary school this year. </li></ul><ul><li>My friends were only boys in primary school but they are boys and girls in prep school. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The negative form of verb to Be <ul><li>am not </li></ul><ul><li>is not (is n’t) </li></ul><ul><li>are not (are n’t) </li></ul><ul><li>Was not (wasn’t) </li></ul><ul><li>Were not ( weren’t) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples <ul><li>I am not a doctor. I am a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>She isn’t a nurse. She is a secretary. </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t actors. They are players. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year my sister wasn’t at prep school. She was at primary school. </li></ul><ul><li>My two older brothers weren’t in Kuwait but they are in Egypt now. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Yes/ No questions <ul><li>Are you Ahmed? Yes, I am Ahmed. No, I am not Ahmed. I am Ali </li></ul><ul><li>Is your father a teacher? Yes, He is No, he is not </li></ul><ul><li>Are Mona and Heba at 2 nd year prep? Yes, they are No, they aren’t </li></ul>
  8. 8. Yes/ no questions <ul><li>Were you born in Cairo? Yes, I was no, I was not </li></ul><ul><li>Was Salma happy with her meal? Yes, she was No, she was n’t </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wh questions? <ul><li>What is your name? </li></ul><ul><li>Where were you born? </li></ul><ul><li>How old are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How old were you when you started your school? </li></ul>