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
We’re
You’re
They’re

Am I?
Are you?
Is he?
Is she?
Is it?
Are we?
Are you?
Are they?

I am not
You are not
He is not
She is not
It is not
We are not
You are not
They are not

Yes,
Yes,
Yes,
Yes,
Yes,
Yes,
Yes,
Yes,

I am
you are
he is
she is
it is
we are
you are
they are

I’m not
You aren’t
He isn’t
She isn’t
It isn’t
We aren’t
You aren’t
They aren’t

No,
No,
No,
No,
No,
No,
No,
No,

I’m not
you aren’t
he isn’t
she isn’t
it isn’t
we aren’t
you aren’t
they aren’t

We use the verb to be:
• to describe people, animals or things.
John is tall.
You’re beautiful.

• to talk about feelings.
He’s tired.
I’m afraid.

• to talk about age.
She is 12 years old.

• to tell where things are.
Paris is in France.

• to tell where someone is from.
They are from Holland.

• to talk about the weather.
It’s hot today.

• to talk about nationality.
I’m French.

• to tell the time.
It’s one o’clock.

• to talk about jobs / professions.
My father is a doctor.

Complete the sentences with the
affirmative form of the verb. Write
long forms (am, is, are).

Complete the sentences with the
negative form of the verb. Write long
forms (am not, is not, are not).

1. Stephen _______ very intelligent.

1. Ann’s car ________ very fast.

2. My books _______ on the shelf.

2. I ________ rich. I’m poor.

3. I _______ hungry now.

3. It ________ half past nine.

4. This coffee _______ cold.

4. My parents ________ at home now.

5. Tigers _______ orange and black.

5. Ben ________ my brother. He’s my cousin.

6. My house _______ very small.

6. My friends ________ here. They’re in Ireland.

7. They _______ from Japan.

7. These jeans ________ very expensive.

8. I _______ a good student.

8. The car ________ in the garage.

9. Peter and Lisa _______ on holiday.

9. I ________ a ballet dancer. I’m a teacher.

10. My grandmother _______ very old.

10. William and Mark ________ from Liverpool.

11. His T-shirt _______ very dirty.

11. It ________ a lovely day. It’s cloudy.

12. We _______ good friends.

12. The kids ________ in the garden now.

Rewrite the sentences using short
forms.
1. Betty is a young girl.

Rewrite the sentences using short
forms.
1. It is not cold today.

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2. They are from Italy.

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2. My parents are not in the living room.

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3. I am good at playing football.

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3. Jenny is not very strong.

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4. He is afraid of spiders.

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4. I am not on the phone now.

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5. You are my best friend.

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5. We are not thirsty.

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Complete the sentences with am, is,
are, ’m not, isn’t or aren’t.
1. This ______ my dog. His name ______ Tobby.

Write the words in the correct order to
make sentences.
1.

2. Blue and white ______ my favourite colours, but I
don’t like green.
3. Kyle ______ at home now. He’s at the cinema with
his friends.
4. I ______ ready. Please, wait a minute!

2.
3.
4.

5. Michael’s hair ______ fair and his eyes ______
blue. He ______ very handsome.
6. Frank ______ in the office today, because he’s ill.

5.
6.

7. These questions ______ easy. I need some help.
8. A lemon ______ sweet. It ______ sour.

7.

9. These bananas ______ green. Don’t eat them!
10. The window ______ open. Please, open it!
11. The shops ______ closed today, because it is

8.

under / cats / the / bed / are / the
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alone / home / Robin / isn’t / at
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school / I / late / today / am / for
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Scotland / aren’t / Jean / Pierre / and / from
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girl / my / niece / a / pretty / is
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not / English / I / teacher / your / am
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city / Paris / beautiful / is / a
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shoes / in / the / my / aren’t / bedroom
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Sunday.
12. Janet and Linda ______ hardworking students.
They’re very lazy.

Correct the mistakes.

13. I ______ very busy now. I can’t help you.
14. Cheetahs ______ very fast animals. But turtles
______, they ______ very slow.
15. Paris ______ the capital of Spain.
16. How old ______ your grandparents? They ______
seventy.
17. ______ you a housewife? No, I ______. I ______
a nurse in a hospital.
18. Alex and David ______ in the football team. They
play basketball.
19. My purse ______ in my handbag. Where ______
it? I can’t find it!
20. It ______ very cold today. Take a jacket.

1. I are not very tall.
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2. Today are Carol’s birthday.
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3. Andy’s parents isn’t at work.
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4. Daniel and I am engaged.
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5. My neighbour aren’t very nice.
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Write the words in the correct order to
make questions and answer them. Use
short answers. 

1. open / the / are / today / banks / ?

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2. German / difficult / it / is / speak / to / ?

0. your mother / at home? 

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2. Paul and Charles / teachers? 

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5. you / tired / now / are / ?

3. I / beautiful?

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6. answer / this / is / right / ?

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4. Stephen’s car / big?

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7. shoes / expensive / these / are / ?

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5. an elephant / light? 

8. in / Jack / the / kitchen / is / ?

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9. your / forty / mother / is / old / years / ? 

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10. angry / are / with / you / me / ?

No, she isn’t. She’s the hairdresser.

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4. this / I / am / photograph / in / ?

Is your mother at home?

1. the new cook / American? 

3. your / married / is / sister / ?

Look at the pictures and write questions
and answers using the verb to be, as in
the example.

6. the children / at school?
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7. Phil / thirsty?

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8. Pam and Kate / cousins?
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1

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2

9. you / happy?
3

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