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Exercise 1
Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of the verb "To be" in present tense.

2) I (be) _____ h ngry. 3) I (be) _____ late! Example: "e # $he # It (be) is

10) %ohn (be) _____ e&cited. 11) Tiffany and 'ma (be) _____ my friends. 12) (icardo) %ohn and I (be) _____ *atching a movie. 13) "adil (be) _____ +ind. 14) ,lisa (be) _____ yo ng. 15) The hammer (be) _____ ne*.

Example: I (be) am happy.

happy. 4) "e (be) _____ cool. 5) $he (be) _____ pretty. 6) It (be) _____ fast.

1) I (be) _____ tired.

Now we’ll use nouns instead of pronouns…

16) -y mother and father (be) _____ coo+ing dinner. 17) (achel (be) _____ driving to school. Example: .o # We # They (be) are happy.

7) .o (be) _____ nice. 8) We (be) _____ sleepy. 9) They (be) _____ f nny. 18) /i++os and 0illy (be) _____ playing at the par+.

19) The st dents (be) _____ st dying English. 20) The test (be) _____ hard!

21) -y best friend (be) _____

coming to my ho se.

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Exercise
Using the Verb "To be" 1hoose the correct form of "to be" in present tense.

Example: I (be) am e&cited. Example: %essica and ,+bar (be) are happy. Example: The ne* car (be) is nice.

"# am $# are %# is + ! $ san and % an (be) ________ married. "# am $# are %# is . "# am $# are %# is ) ! They (be) ________ tired. "# am $# are %# is . ! Teddy (be) ________ my friend.1 ! The bag (be) ________ bl e. "# am $# are %# is * ! I (be) ________ thirty years old. "# am $# are %# is ( ! The game (be) ________ diffic lt. "# am $# are %# is ! The roc+s (be) ________ hard. "# am $# are %# is 1-! We (be) ________ in English class. "# am $# are %# is ' ! Thomas (be) ________ nice. "# am $# are %# is & ! The children (be) ________ yo ng.

Note: The verb can be positive (2) or negative (3).Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. 'se not to form the negative.●●●ReadTheory. (2) Example: The cat (be) not) is not h ngry. They (be) not) ____ ____ eating apples.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise & Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of the verb "to be" in present tense. 4 Example: -y teacher (be) is nice. (be) ________ . (3) 1! The old man (be) ________ *ise. 3) The children eating bananas.

o (be) ________ finished *ith the 8 i9! 9) The library (be) ________ open 13) 0eatrice ntil 5677 p. They (be) not) ____ ____ old. The ocean *ater (be) ________ *arm. (be) . It (be) not) ____ ____ slo*. (be) ________ ne*.m. 7) I (be) ________ at the beach *ith my family.5) The racecar (be) ________ fast. 11) The boo+s _______ _ at her ho se. It (be) ________ hot and s nny o tside. 15) .

It doesn:t *or+ anymore. 8) . ________ very smart. . %acob (be) ________ an engineer. . I (be) not) ____ ____ sad. It (be) not) ____ ____ big.o (be) ________ a scientist and 6) -y friend (be) ________ b ying a ne* car. 10) The school (be) ________ small.o and %acob (be) 4) I (be) ________ happy.! The s n (be) ________ hot. "er old car bro+e do*n.

1'! It (be) ________ hot o tside. 1)! % dith (be) not) ____ ____ at home. $he (be) ________ school. It (be) not) ____ ____ cold o tside.1 ! Tommy) $teven) and Teddy (be) ________ acting in the school play. .

.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise ' Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense. 0 t I donAt mind. I (be) ________(=) fifteen years old. I *a+e p early. $ometimes) it (be) ________(@) still dar+ *hen I *a+e p. I live on a farm. $ometimes) I *a+e p before the s n rises. -y name (be) ________(<) %ohn. I li+e *a+ing p that early. It (be) ________(>) in the co ntry.●●●ReadTheory. It is 8 iet in the co ntry.Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. It (be) not) ____ ____(?) lo d in the co ntry. I li+e the *ay the co ntry loo+s in the morning.

$he is almost as strong as me! I g ess my mom doesnAt *ant my sister to get h rt. -y mom (be) ________(C) a really good coo+. 0 t I still donAt nderstand.fter all) the pigs can (be) ________ (5) pretty ro gh) especially *hen they (be) ________ (<7) h ngry. One time) I as+ed my mom ho* come my little sister doesnAt feed them. . /e&t) I feed the pigs. I thin+ she ses it to ma+e brea+fast. .fter I (be) ________ (B) finished mil+ing the co*) I bring the mil+ to my mom. . $he said it is beca se my sister (be) not) ____ ____ (D) strong eno gh.The first thing I do after I *a+e p is mil+ the co*. $he ma+es a delicio s brea+fast.

The last thing I do (be) ________(<<) feed the chic+ens. While the chic+ens (be) ________(<>) eating) I go into their ho se to collect their eggs. I (be) ________(<B) pretty b sy. That (be) ________(<=) easy. I E st thro* some food do*n on the gro nd and they r n o t and eat it. 1hic+en eggs (be) ________ (<?) really good to eat. . They (be) ________(<@) easy to coo+ too. That is *hat I do in the mornings.

.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise ( Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense. They do everything together. They spend every day together.●●●ReadTheory. One day they meet on the b s to school. They start tal+ing.Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. Tess and %en ________(<) best friends.

FWellIG FO+ay) I get three g esses. F"o* ________(=) yo HG F"ey girl)G says %en. F0 t I have something to tell yo .G F.G FThat ________(C) cool.G F(eally! 1an I try to g essHG F'mmIG says Tess. FI ________(>) doing fine. What ________(?) going onH What ________(@) yo doing todayHG FOh)G says Tess) FI _____ _____ (B) doing anything special. I donAt have any plans. (eadyHG .F"ey %en)G says Tess.eah)G says Tess.

o ________ (<<) moving a*ay. tear starts to fall do*n her chee+.F'mm) *ellIo+ay.G F________(D) *e eating dinner togetherHG F/o) that _____ _____ (5) it. FOh)G says %en) *iping a tear from her o*n eye. It ____ ____(<7) that either.G Tess loo+s nervo s. . "er eyes loo+ sad.re *e going to the soccer game togetherHG F/o. .G FO+ay.G . F/o* I +no*. .

"# *as $# *ere &! We (be) ________ sad yesterday. Example: I # "e # $he # It (be) *as sic+ yesterday.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise ) Using the Verb "To be" 1hoose the correct form of "to be" in past tense. . . 1 ! I (be) ________ tired yesterday. ' ! They (be) ________ b sy yesterday.o (be) ________ happy yesterday.# *as E# *ere ! .●●●ReadTheory. Example: .o # We # They (be) *ere sic+ yesterday.Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone.

*ere Jractice *riting sentences sing the verb Fto beG in past tense. "# *as $# *ere 7) It (be) ________ cold yesterday. 1) ______________________________________________________________ 2) ______________________________________________________________ 3) ______________________________________________________________ . 1. *as 2. "# *as $# *ere "# *as $# *ere ) ! $he (be) ________ sleepy yesterday."# *as $# *ere ( ! "e (be) ________ angry yesterday.

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o # We # They (be) *ere sic+ last night. 1) I (be) ________ tired last night.Example: . *as 7. Example: I # "e # $he # It (be) *as sic+ last night. *ere . 6.

I don:t *ant to *atch it again. *as 4. *ere 3) (ichard and I (be) ________ e&cited last night. *ere scary. *as 4. 3. 3. 9) %onathan (be) 3. *as ________ h ngry. *ere 7) The movie (be) ________ . 1. *ere 5) % lian (be) ______ __ angry yesterd ay.4. *as 2. $o) he ate a sand*ich.

*as 4. 3.2) . *ere 4) %avier and 6) (achel (be) _______ . *as 4.o (be) _______ _ happy last night. 3. *ere (oberto (be) ________ la9y last night.

_ sleepy yesterday. 3. *ere 8) . *as 4. *as 2.o) Teddy) and Jeter (be) ________ tired after the long drive. 1. *ere .

*ere .10) -y mom (be) ________ helping the teacher at school yesterday. *as 2. 1.

Example: -y dog (be) *as sic+ last night. (positive) Example: 1arlos (be) not) *as not at *or+ yesterday. 1) The party (be) ________ f n last .Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise + Using the Verb "To be" 1hoose the correct form of "to be" in past tense. (negative) *ee+end.●●●ReadTheory.

over. .7) The movie (be) ________ really 3) %essie (be) ________ tired. (be) not) ____ ____ entertaining. $o) he boring. We stopped *atching it before it *as called. I (be) ________ eating a salad. 9) I (be) not) ____ ____ eating a sand*ich *hen yo 5) -y friends and I (be) ________ st dying English last night. It *ent to sleep.

2) They (be) ________ *atching a movie *hen Ernesto called. It (be) before she moved a*ay. $he came into the ho se and ran into my room.fter playing o tside) my dog (be) ________ very 4) When she *as a little girl) -argo (be) ________ very good at tennis. $he practiced every day. 6) . They (be) not) ____ ____ *atching TK.endra (be) ________ in my si&th grade 8) . We (be) ________ good friends dirty. English class. ________ s ch a mess! .

They needed to st dy more.10) The st dents (be) not) ____ ____ ready to ta+e the test. .

1) ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __ 2) ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __ 3) ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __ .Jractice *riting sentences sing the verb Fto beG in past tense.

Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in past tense.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise . Example: -y dog (be) *as sic+ last night.●●●ReadTheory. 3) Who (be) ________ sleeping in my bedH It (be) . (negative) 1) Teddy (be) ________ driving home *hen I sa* him.Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. (positive) Example: 1arlos (be) not) *as not at *or+ yesterday.

t C677 *e (be) ________ eating dinner and *atching T. Oh) I +no*! It (be) 2) -ac+) ________ (oger! %enny) *hen yo called.not) ____ ____ %ames. and %avier (be) ________ *al+ing their dog *hen I tal+ed to them last $at rday.K. It (be) not) ____ ____ % lio. 5) . 4) I (be) ________ going to the grocery store .

"e spent a lot of time alone. "e did not spend time *ith his friends. "e (be) ________ al*ays reading a boo+ or listening to m sic in his room.6) When he *as a +id) Ivan (be) not) ____ ____ very social. .

We (be) ____ ____ s*ea ting. 'nl c+y mo s e! 1-! The *eath er (be) ____ ____ hot.7) When I (be) ________ in the ninth grade) I (be) ________ five feet tall. It is a shame she had to move a*ay. . $o) the cat ca g ht the mo s e. $he helped her parents) did her home*o r+) and even too+ care of her little brother. 9) The cat (be) ________ faster than the mo se. 8) Lola (be) _______ _ a very nice girl. I as+e d my mom to roll the *ind o* do* n.

Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. (past tense) .Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise 1Using the Verb "To be" 1hoose the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense. (present tense) Example: -y dog (be) *as sic+ last night. Example: -y dog (be) is sic+ today.●●●ReadTheory.

It (be) ________ bea tif l. "e (be) ________ very nice.rt ro and (yo (be) ________ at the party last night. 3) (be) ________ Taylor going to the pool laterH 4) The old ho se (be) ________ b ilt in <5BC. I thin+ I (be) ________ getting sic+.esterday (be) ________ the best day of my life! 7) I (be) ________ ready to go. I (be) ________ tired yesterday too. 6) . $o) I stopped to get more. The s+y *as f ll of pretty colors. When (be) ________ *e leavingH 8) Who (be) ________ at the pool yesterdayH 9) I (be) ________ very tired.1) The clo ds moved a*ay) and the s n shone thro gh. 2) . +ind man filled the tan+ for me. 5) 1hristopher) *here (be) ________ yo last nightH I (be) ________ loo+ing all over for yo . . . 10) I (be) ________ driving to the office this morning *hen I noticed that I *as getting lo* on gas.

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Date________________ Exercise 11 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense.+mo d (be) ________ there too. (past tense) 1) $arah (be) ________ at the party last night. (present tense) Example: -y dog (be) *as sic+ last night. Li3/ing and . Example: -y dog (be) is sic+. .

7) -y family and I 3) -alli+a and I (be) ________ at (to be) %enny:s ho se yesterday. /o*) *e (be) ________ at -ellissa:s ho se. ________ s*imming in the pool *hen it began to th nder. pset) b t I +ne* he *as right. I (be) ________ . /o*) she (be) ________ interested in math. The lifeg ard told s *e had to get o t. "o*ever) she (be) not) _____ _____ interested in science anymore. 5) When she (be) ________ yo ng) /isha (be) ________ interested in science.

I hope *e don:t see a bear! sport *hen I *as in high school. ________ at the football game last night. It meets from <7677 to <76@7.2) . We (be) ________ on a camping trip together. $he and I (be) ________ in the same English class. /o* my favorite sport (be) ________ soccer. "e (be) ________ .very (be) ________ my best friend. 6) Tennis (be) ________ my favorite +! Lenny (be) 4) %ohan and I (be) ________ in the mo ntains.

I _ (be) s _ e ________ sad beca se I co ld _ not _ I go o tside.fter the ________ s nny. . "o*ever) today it (be) c a n g o o t s i d e ! . h .cheering for his favorite team.! It rained all day yesterday.nd I a ( p b p e y ) b _ e _ c _ a _ .

.●●●ReadTheory. MonAt forget to *ear yo r Eac+et. FWait!G said %erryAs mom. It ________(=) cold o t there. FI donAt *ant to *ear it.Org © 2010 EnglishForEveryone. F0 t mom)G said %erry.Org © 2008 Name________________ Date________________ Exercise 1 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense. FI ________(<) going o tside)G said %erry.

F/othingAs *rong *ith it!G Then he covered his mo th *ith his hand.o close that door and get yo r coat yo ng man. F.G F0 t mom!G said %erry. ________(C) there something *rong *ith itH %erryAs face t rned red. FWell thenIG said %erryAs mom. F%erry!G sho ted %erryAs mom.I *ill be fine *itho t it. "e shivered a little and stood behind the door. FI +ind ofI*ellIgave it a*ay. 0esides) it _____ _____ (>) that cold today.G %erry opened the door. The *ind ________ (?) blo*ing and the trees ________ (@) sha+ing. Leaves ________(B) falling to the gro nd. F/o!G he said.G . FWhy donAt yo *ant to *ear itHG FWell) mom)G said %erry. FI donAt nderstand *hy yo donAt *ant to *ear yo r ne* coat. F0 t *hatHG said %erryAs mom.

o *hatHG said %erryAs mom.G FWhyHG FWell) every time I see him) he loo+s cold. It ________(D) o+ay.G . -aybe IAll *ear my old Eac+et for a little *hile. I gave it to -arvin.o gave it a*ayHG F. "is parents cannot afford to b y him a Eac+et. .eah.G FWell) that ________(<7) a very nice thing for yo to do) dear.nd he really needs it. "e ________ (5) al*ays cold) act ally. 0 t no* *hat________(<<) yo going to do *itho t a Eac+etHG FI donAt +no*. F.F. 0 t donAt *orry.

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