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EXERCISE 1. Match the words with their Italian translation. 1. free adj. ___ 2. available adj. ___ 3.

busy adj. ___ 4. tired adj. ___ 5. happy adj. ___ 6. here adv. ___ 7. office n. ___ 8. out adv. ___ 9. late adj. ___ 10. angry adj. ___ 11. closed adj. ___ 12. work n. ___ 13. hotel n. ___ 14. colleague n. ___ 15. open adj. ___ 16. ready adj. ___ adj. = adjective adv.

qui stanco pronto fuori occupato albergo libero disponibile ufficio ritardo aperto collega arrabbiato chiuso lavoro contento
n. = noun

= adverb

EXERCISE 2. Replace the subject in brackets with the personal pronoun. Look at the first example. (Sostituicsi le espressioni tra parentesi con pronomi spersonali soggetto.) 1.(Davide) He is our CEO. is new (nuovo). is the best (migliore). is closed tomorrow 5.(Irene and Marzia) 6.(Adrian and I) 7. (Sara) are in a meeting. are colleagues. is at work. are students.

2.(My computer) 3.(Our teacher) 4.(The office) (domani).

8. (Carmine and you)

EXCERCISE 3. Write the sentence using the correct form of 'be' in both the non contracted and contracted form. (Utilizza gli elementi data per scrivere frasi con 'be' alla forma affermativa non contratta e contratta) 1. She / South African She is South African 2. He / an English teacher 3. We / at work 4.They / busy 5. I / late 6. Vittorio / in Rome 7. You / ready EXERCISE 4. She's South African

Using the previous exercise, write both the negative and contracted negative form. (Rendi negative e forme negative contratte le frasi dell'esercizio precedente) 1. She is not South African. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. EXERCISE 5. Using the sentences again from EXERCISE 3, write them this time using the question form as well as provide either a affirmative or negative short answer. 1. Is she South African? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. EXERCISE 6. Read the questions. Make answers from the notes. Look at the first example. 1. A: Good morning. Can I speak (posso parlare) to Mr. Smith, please? B: sorry/he/not here today. He/at a conference. I'm sorry, he's not here today. He's at a conference 2. A: Good afternoon, Can I speak to Miss Jones? B: afraid/she/not free at the moment. She/in a meeting. Yes, she is / No, she isn't She isn't / She's not South African.


A: Hello, can I speak to Mr. Roberts or Mrs. White? B: sorry/they/not in the office today. They/ in London.


A: Can I come to the office on Saturday B: sorry/it/not open on Saturday.

EXERCISE 7. Replace the personal pronouns by possessive adjectives. Example: Where is (you) ___ report (resoconto)? Answer: Where is your report? 1. Where is (I) ___ book? 2. Here is (we) ___ teacher. 3. She goes (andare) to university with (she) ___ brother. 4. (They) ___ father works at ENI. 5. (You) ___ computer is very expensive. 6. (He) ___ favourite food (cibo) is gelato. 7. (I) ___ husband (marito) and I want to go to Rome. 8. We want to see (it) ___ beautiful colosseum. 9. Leila likes (she) ___ dog. (It) ___ name is Bobby. EXERCISE 8. Complete the sentences using the correct personal pronoun or possessive adjective from the box. her your he you it my their your they

1. Is your office in Bovisa? Yes, ______ is. 2. Davide and Vittorio are late. ______ train (treno) was slow. 3. ______ report isn't here. ______ need to send it to me. 4. Where are ______ keys? ______ aren't on my desk. 5. Vincent isn't here. ______ is out of the office. 6. Angela has gone but ______ bag is here.

the verb 'to be'

affirmative I am you are he is she is it is we are you are they are I'm you're he's she's it's

negative I am not you are ['re] not you aren't he is ['s] not he isn't she is ['s] notshe isn't is she? it is ['s] not it's not we aren't you aren't they aren't

interrogative am I? are you? is he? is it? are we? are you? are they?

interrogative negative aren't I? aren't you? isn't he? isn't she? isn't it? aren't we? aren't you? aren't they?

we're we are ['re] not you're you are ['re] not they're they are ['re] not