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The verb “to be” in the Present Simple Tense



Rule


I am We are

You are You are

He, she, it is They are


 

Insert the suitable form of the verb


You ….. a doctor.

They ….. students.

We aren’t singers, ….. we?

She ….. a cook.

It ….. a nice big dog.

That ….. a good idea.

I ….. a librarian, but my sisters ….. nurses.

These boys ….. pupils.

….. your brother a teacher?

….. your uncle a mechanic?

….. your sisters dancers?


 

2. Change into pronouns and put the proper form of the verb “to be”


my mother………………………………

my teacher……………………………….

my sisters………………………………..

my friend and I…………………………..

My dogs …………………………………

Fred and Jim……………………………..

my old teacher……………………………

Tom and I………………………………..

two cats…………………………………..

a baby…………………………………….


Make up your own sentences changing nouns into pronouns and put the verb “to be” into correct form


Mother a cook

Father a pensioner

Wife an economist

Husband a secretary

Son a schoolgirl

Daughter a student

Brother a teacher

Sisters a computer operator

Cousins a lawyer

Uncle a worker

Aunt a dancer

Grandfather a businessman

Grandmother


Translate from Russian into English

1. Я ученик. Я в школе.....…………………………………………………………………………….........

2. Мой брат художник. Он не инженер.………………………………………………………………......

3. Вы студент? – Нет, я врач........................................................................................................................

4. Мой дедушка ученый. Он очень умный и образованный....................................................................

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5. Ваша мама дома? – Нет, она на работе. Она работает в школе. Она учитель....................................

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6. Мой кот серый с белыми пятнами..........................................................................................................

7. Где ваш кот? – Он под столом. Он боится чужих.................................................................................

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8. Чей это учебник? – Это мой учебник. …...…………………………………………………………….

9. Тот молодой человек известный актер. Он очень красивый и обаятельный......................................

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10. Где мистер Браун? – Он в офисе. Он клерк.......………………………………………………………

The verb “to be” in the Past Simple Tense

Rule

I was We were

You were You were

He, she, it was They were

Put the verb to be in the Past Simple

  1. My grandmother …. a teacher. Her pupils …. always very glad when she spent free time with them.
  2. Yesterday they …. not in the cinema, they …. at the theatre.
  3. Where …. John yesterday? – He …. in the bank.
  4. My parents …. geologists. They spent a lot of time on the open air and liked nature very much.…. you at school yesterday? – No, I …. ill and I … at home.
  5. The weather …. fine and we decided to go to the country.
  6. He …. a famous lawyer.
  7. Yesterday we …. at the cinema. The film …. great and made a long impression on us.
  8. Robin Hood …. a famous English outlaw.
  9. Where …. You yesterday? – I …. In the theatre.

Translate from Russian into English. Мind the tense of the verb.

1. Моя мама была учителем...……………………………………………………………………………..

2. Он был известный писатель. Его книги произвели огромное впечатление на многих людей.........

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3. Она молодая? – Нет, ей уже за 60, но она хорошо выглядит...............................................................

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4. Она не была больна вчера………………………………………………………………………………

5. Тот высокий мужчина ваш тренер? – Нет, я не знаю его. Мой тренер невысокий и полный.

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6. Розы красные, фиалки голубые, а подснежники белые........................................................................

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7. Вчера он опоздал на урок.........................................................................................................................

8. Где ты был на прошлой неделе? – Я был в Париже. Это очень красивый город..............................

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9. Это был красивый город со множеством узких улочек. Там я был счастлив.....................................

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10. Его работа очень тяжелая.........................................................................................................................

11. Он директор банка и всегда очень занят ...…………………………………………………………..

12. Когда ему было тридцать пять, родился его первый сын. Он был на седьмом небе от счастья.......

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13. Она привлекательная молодая женщина. Раньше она была полная, но сейчас она стройная. ........

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14. Кто автор этой книги? ….....……………………………………………………………………………

15. Где вы были вчера? – Мы были в цирке. Было очень весело..............................................................

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There be


There is a table in the kitchen.

Is there a table in the kitchen?

Yes, there is.

No, there isn’t a table in the kitchen.

There are many trees in the garden.

Are there many trees in the garden?

Yes, there are.

No, there aren’t many trees in the garden.


Insert a suitable form of the verb “be”

There ….. a book on the table.

There ….. some cups on the shelf.

There ….. not trees in the garden, but ….. ….. a bush.

There ….. a book o your desk? – No, ….. …… . There is only a pencil.

There …… not an armchair in my room, but ….. ….. some chairs.

There….. a pen and two pencils on the desk.

There ….. twelve chairs and a table in the room.

How many pages ….. there in the room?

There ….. a sofa and some armchairs in the room.

There ….. a lot of children in the garden.

Ask general questions


4. What is there in your flat? a) Usethere is or there are Carpet bedroom Bath sitting room Cupboard bathroom Chairs kitchen Armchair living room Sofa corridor Beds dining room Table Desk Stools Flowers b) Describe your flat or room, usingthere isorthere are  
There are many photos in the album.

There is a lot of fruit in the basket.

There is some clean paper in the desk.

There is a magazine in your bag.

There are no people in the hall.

There is a key in the pocket.

There are two sandwiches in her bag.

There are many students in the library.


 

Complete the sentences


In the country there …………………..

In Asia there …………………………..

In our library there ……………………

In the room there …………………….

In the kitchen there ………………….

On the table there ……………………

In the picture there ………………….

In the fridge there …………………..

In his flat there ……………………..

In the garden there …………………


 





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