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1 THE PRESENT OF BE

Statements

I
You
We
They
He
She
It
am
are
is

late.

2 THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
Statements

I
You
We
They
He
She
speak English.
speaks English.

Yes / no questions

Do
Does
I
you
we
they
he
she
know them?

eat meat?

Short answers

Yes,
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
do.
does.

No,
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
don’t.
doesn’t.



Information questions


What do
When does
Who
you
we
they
he
she
it
wants
needs
likes
need?
start?
this book?

3 THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS
Statements

I
You
We
They
He
She
It
am
are
is
watching TV.
studying English.
arriving now.

Verb tense review: present, past, and future
Yes / no questions

Am

Are


Is

I
you
we
they
he
she
it
going too fast?

Short answers

Yes,
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
am.
are.
is.
are.

No,
I’m not.
you aren’t / you’re not.
he isn’t / he’s not.
she isn’t / she’s not.
it isn’t / it’s not.
we aren’t / we’re not.
they aren’t / they’re not.

Information questions

What
When
Where
Who
are
is
am
is
you
we
they
he
she
it
I
doing?
leaving?
staying tonight?
driving?
4 THE PAST CONTINUOUS
Statements

I
You
We
They
He
She
It
was
were
was
singing that song.
playing the piano.
leaving from Central Station.

Yes / no questions

Was
Were
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
landing in Sydney when the storm began?
Short answers

Yes,
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
was.
were.

No,
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
wasn’t.
weren’t.



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Information questions


When

was
Where were
Who was
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
speeding?
going?
arriving?

5 THE PAST OF BE
Statements

I
He
She
It
We
You
They
was late.

were early.

Yes / no questions

Was
Were
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
on time?
in the same class?

Short answers

Yes,
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
was.
were.

No,
I
he
she
it
we
you
they
wasn’t.
weren’t.



Information questions

Where
When
Who
Who
were
was
were
was
we?
you?
they?
he
she
it
they?
he?
she?
it ?
here?
6 THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE
Many verbs are irregular in the simple past tense.
To see the list of irregular verbs, open Reference
Charts on the ActiveBook Self-Study Disc.
Statements

I
You
He
She
It
We
They
stopped working.

I
You
He
She
It
We
They
didn’t start again.

Yes / no questions

Did
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
make a good dinner?

Short answers

Yes,
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
did.

No,
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
didn’t.

Information questions

When did
Who
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
read that?
called?

7 THE FUTURE WITH WILL
Affirmative and negative statements

I
You
He
She
It
We
They
will
won’t
stop at five o’clock.
Yes / no questions

Will
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
be on time?

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Affirmative and negative short answers

Yes,
No,
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
will.
won’t.



Information questions


What will
Who will
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
do?
be there?
8 THE FUTURE WITH BE GOING TO
Statements

I’m
You’re
He’s
She’s
It’s
We’re
They’re
going to be here soon.


I’m
You’re
He’s
She’s
It’s
We’re
They’re
not going to be here soon.

Yes / no questions

Are
Am
Is
you
we
they
I
he
she
it
going to want coffee?
going to be late?
going to arrive on time?

Short answers

Yes,
I
you
he
she
it
we
they
am.
are.
is.
are.

No,
I’m not.
you aren’t / you’re not.
he isn’t / he’s not.
she isn’t / she’s not.
it isn’t / it’s not.
we aren’t / we’re not.
they aren’t / they’re not.

Information questions

What
When
Where
Who
are
is
am
is
you / we / they
he / she / it
I
going to see?
going to shop?
going to stay tomorrow?
going to call?
9 THE PRESENT PERFECT
Affirmative and negative statements

I
You
We
They
He
She
It
have
haven’t
has
hasn’t
left yet.

Yes / no questions

Have
Has
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
said enough?
already started?

Affirmative and negative short answers

Yes,
No,
Yes,
No,
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
have.
haven’t.
has.
hasn’t.

Information questions

Where
How
Who
have
has
has
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
seen that book?
been?
read it?
10 THE PASSIVE VOICE


Form the passive voice with a form of be and
the past participle of the verb
simple
present
present
continuous
present
perfect
simple past
past
continuous
future
with will
be going to
Art collectors buy
famous paintings.
The Cineplex is
showing that film.
All the critics have
reviewed that book.
Vera Wang designed
this dress.
Last year, World Air was
still selling tours to the
Ivory Coast.
The children will return
the books tomorrow.
Bart’s Garage is going
to repair my car this
afternoon.
Famous paintings are
bought by art collectors.
That film is being shown
by the Cineplex.
That book has been
reviewed by all the critics.
This dress was designed
by Vera Wang.
Last year, tours to the Ivory
coast were still being sold.
The books will be returned
tomorrow.
My car is going to be
repaired by Bart’s Garage
this afternoon.
ACTIVE VOICE PASSIVE VOICE
(The future with will–continued)
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