“ To be or not to be… that is the question.

receptionist. Nurse. time. ____________ . politicians What do they do ? ____________ . dancer. painter secretary. nationality. farmer police officer. journalist. ____________ . etc … Simple Present Tense *It is used for places. the weather. . Substitute using other jobs you know. Key Question : What do you do ? What does she do? 2. emotions. animals or things not for people.To Be I You He She *It We You +They am are is is is are are are This is one of the most important verbs in English. +They is used for people or things (plural form). technicians teachers . I am a/an ________________ . singer. firefighter . ** Practice asking question about professions. You are a/an 4. She is a/ an 6. architect. 5. jobs. They are 1. A: about jobs (occupations) I am a/an You are a She is an He is a We are They are You are dentist . We use it to talk about age. engineer . 3. Except in the case of a baby when the sex (male or female) is unknown or not specified. banker. doctor . plumber . We are _________________ . ex. He is a/ an ________________ .

THE ALPHABET A ei B bi C si D di yei E i que F ef G yi eich H I ai J K L el M em en N ti O U iu ou P pi quiu Q R ar S es T Z zi V vi dobol-iu ex W X uay Y The vowels: A.O.E.U sometimes Y BV- top and bottom lips together Bottom lip between teeth .I.

She is 6 months old. She is ___________________ . 9. 3. How _______ are __________ ? How old are you ? How old is your baby ? Cultural note : It is be considered impolite to ask women their ages. ___________________ . or or He is 5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Key Question : How old are you ? How old is she ? How old are they ? Substitute the age in the blank and practice with other students or your teacher. How old ______ Michael ? I am 12 years old. We are _____________ and ________________ 6. C: about nationality .B : about age He is 5 years old . or He is five years. They are ______________ and ____________ . He is five years old. *Not He is 5 years. or He is five. I am ___________________ . 2. He is ___________________ . 10. 1. My brothers are ___________ and 7. You are 4. 8. My friend is ____________ . 5. __________ .

We are from Mexico! Key Question : Country Germany Nationality German We are Mexican! What is your nationality ? Where are you from ? Class Activity : Substitute the following information and practice asking questions to each Spain China Spanish Chinese Thailand Thai The Netherlands Dutch India Indian D: with adjectives *Adjectives are never plural in English. (correct) . I am happy. You are sleepy.He is from Canada. They are cold. (nationality) They are from Mexico. We are from The United States. (incorrect) The books are big. She is from The Philippines. He is a Martian. She is Filipino I am Greek. We are sick. (country) He is Canadian. She is sad. He is from mars . It is hot. You are Japanese. The books are bigs. She is from France. I am from Greece. We are American. They are Mexican. She is French You are from Japan.

(incorrect) Mr. (correct) . and Mrs. Presley are cleans. Mr. and Mrs.ex. Presley are clean.

beautiful. mad. Yes and No Formation I You She He It We You They am are is is is are are are not not not not not not not not Contractions Subject & Verb I am = I’m You are = You’re He is = He’s She is = She’s It is = It’s We are = We’re They are = They’re Verb & Negation is not = isn’t are not = aren’t *Contractions are often used in English. 1. **Practice asking question using some of these adjective and answering using YES or NO in sentences. 4. __________. . __________. 2. expensive. cheap. dirty. closed. They are ___________ .. The book is 6. difficult easy. handsome. David is 7. clean. hungry.Key Questions : How is she ? Is he happy ?Are you mad ? Using the following adjectives substitute them into sentences. I am ____________ . __________. White is _________ . thirsty. open. Mr. You are ___________ . 3. 5. pretty. Sheila is 8. The car is __________.

2.. 6.. ___________________________________________________ 10._________________ they doctors? 5. 3.This is a new book. ________________________________________________________ 6..Helen and Mary are sisters.._________________ I sleping? 2.. ________________________________________________ 9. they are am are is is is are are are not not not not not not not not You are not = You aren’t or You’re not.We are Mexicans. _______________________________________________________ 4..You are a good student. I am not = I’m not am´t (does not exist) Practice time or No.. ________________________________________________________ 7.This is a pencil...They _____________________ doctors._________________ that cat in the tree? 8._______________ you an English teacher? 4.. I You She He It We You They It is not = It isn’t or It’s not Are they angry ? Yes. ________________________________________________________ Complete the sentences with the forms of the verb “to be”._________________ this a book? Change these sentences to the negative form._________________ Julie a teacher? 4... Use the verb “to be” in these questions. 1.._________________ Sally working? 3.She _________________ an American.I _______________ a football player.We are busy today. 5.He _________________ Mexican.Ex.. _________________________________________________________ 3.You ______________ students...This is a difficult exercise.Mr. __________________________________________________________ 8. ______________________________________________________ 2. 7..._________________ that a dog? 6. they aren’t._________________ she walking? 7..Bill is Mexican. 1. 1....It is a small book.I am a teacher. _________________________________________________ 5. Jones ___________________ a man. E: about martial status . Ex....

divorced. martial status and adjectives . 5. ages. they are. he is. We are engaged. She is widowed. separated . you can use famous people or friends.? 2. they aren’t. Are they engaged ? Yes. No.I am married. ______ isn’t . nationalities. countries. They are divorced. Usually we ask if the person is married or single and they will offer the answer. He is separated.or widowed. Is _____ single ? 3. ________ they divorced ? Cultural note : It may be considered impolite or insensitive to ask someone directly if they are Interview 6 students in the class and record the answers in the following chart: *If you do not have 6 students in your class. she isn’t. Yes. 4. No. You are single. 6. they are. I ______ . Are you ________________. No. Are you single ? Are you divorced ? Is he separated ? Yes. ______. ( chapter 8) Key Questions : Are you married ? Practice : Is she married ? Yes. she is. Substitute into these sentences : 1. Name : Single Married Divorced Engaged Widowed **Practice asking and answering questions using the verb to be with professions. No. ***All of these words are adjectives even though they end in ED not to be confused with regular past tense verbs. he isn’t.

Ethiopian. singer. tall. Egypt. carpenter. Is it small? Yes. they are. Guatemala. architect. No. young. they aren’t. No. waitress. Egyptian. they are. Are they slow? Yes. sales representative. nervous. Portuguese. Russian. Is she pretty? Yes. he is.Question Formation Am I Are you Is she Is he Is it Are we Are you Are they Ex. unhappy. No. Is he a doctor? Yes. sexy. it is. dry. I am. Indonesian. difficult. Indonesia. they aren’t. No. No. angry. Cuban. wet. it isn’t. Ethiopia. Russia. Portugal. Comfortable. Guatemalan. Turkish. lazy. she is. old . writer. lifeguard. Cuba. he isn’t. Are you Chinese ? Yes. Some new vocabulary : Turkey. No. I’m not. lawyer. she isn’t. Are they from Mexico? Yes.

It is hot.F: Introductions using names. I’m a travel agent. G : using “TO BE” with weather It is dry. Michael : Nice to meet you. What’s your name? Michael : My name is Michael ? Silvia : Where are you from ? Michael: I’m from Canada. . Is it cloudy ? . It is rainy. I am 33 years old. . I’m 35 years old. What about you ? Michael : Wow I teach English. Hello. I’m Ron. I am an English teacher. What do you do ? Silvia : I teach Spanish. ages and professions Hi. Nice to meet you. my name is Silvia. my name is Karen. Key Questions : Is it rainy ? Is it sunny ? Look at the following pictures and describe the weather. What about you ? Silvia : I’m from Mexico. Key Questions : What’s your name ? What’s his name ? What’s her name ? Conversation practice : Practice and then use your own information Silvia: Hi. It is really hot. too.

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