Grammar. Verb to be, pronouns. 

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Grammar. Verb to be, pronouns.

♦ Use capital I.I’m your teacher. NOT i’m.

you = singular and plural.

♦ Use he for a man, she for a woman, and it for a thing.

♦ Use they for people and things.

♦ Use contractions in conversation.

a) Present tense verb “to be”


Full form Contraction
I am your teacher. You arein room 13. He is James. She is Marta. It is a school. We are students. You are in Class 2. They areteachers. I’m your teacher. You’re in room 13. He’s James. She’sMarta. It’sa school. We’re students. You’re in Class 2. They’re teachers.


b) Consolidation of grammar.

Complete the first column with the words in the box. Then write the contractions.

Full form Contraction
I am I’m
you ____ ________  
he ____ ________  
____ is _______  
it _____ _______  
we _____ _______  
you _____ _______  
______ are _______  

she are they is I are is are



Complete the sentences. Use a contraction.



1. I ‘m 4 years old. 2. _______ tourists. 3. _______ in room 6.


4. _______ Wednesday. 5. _______ in a taxi. 6. _______ a teacher.


7. ______ in room 603. 8. Hello. ________ in my class.



a) Read and practice

It’s nice to meet you.

Michael: Hi, My name is Michael Ota.

Jennifer: I’m Jennifer Miller.

Michael: It’s nice to meet you, Jennifer.

Jennifer: Nice to meet you, too.

Michael: I’m sorry. What’s your last name, again?

Jennifer: It’s Miller.


b) Spelling names. Read and practice with your own names. Make a list of your group-mates’ names.

A: What’s your name?

B: I’m Sarah Conner.

A: Is that S-A-R-A-H?

B: Yes, that’s right.

A: How do you spell your last name? C-O-N-N-O-R?

B: No, it’s C-O-N-N-E-R.


c) Complete the conversation with the correct words in parentheses. Then practice with a partner.


David: Hello, Jennifer. How …are…(is / are) you?

Jennifer: (She’s / I’m) fine, thanks.

…….. (I’m / It’s) sorry – what’s your name again?

David: (He’s / It’s) David – David Medina.

Jennifer: That’s right! David, this ……….. (is / am) Sarah Conner.

………… (She’s / He’s) in our math class.

David: Hi, Sarah. ………… (I’m / It’s) nice to meet you.

Sarah: Hi, David. I think ……….. (you’re / I’m) in my English class, too.

David: Oh, right! Yes, I ……… (are / am).


Listento the dialogue: “Nice to meet you” (Active vocabulary) [1.1; 1]

numbers 1-20, days of the week.

1) Listen and read. Number the pictures 1-4 1 A Hi, I’m Tom. What’s your name? B Anna. A Sorry? B Anna! 2 A Hi, Dad. This is Dave. B Hello. Nice to meet you. C Nice to meet you. 3 A Good evening. What’s your name? B My name is Janet Leigh. C You’re in room 5. 4 A Hello, John. How are you? B I’m fine, thanks. And you? A very well, thank you.  

2) Listen and repeat the numbers [1.6; 1]:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

3) Practice these numbers.



3) Complete the days of the week with a CAPITAL letter. Listen and repeat [1.9; 1]:


M onday

__ ueasday

__ ednesday

__ hursday

__ riday

__ aturday

__ unday


Questions for computer based test

1. Choose the right answer.

Hello, I ____ Paola.

a) is

b) are

c) am

d) will

2. Choose the right answer.

My name _____ Peter.

a) are

b) is

c) am

d) will

3. Choose the right answer.

How old ______ you?

a) are

b) is

c) am

d) was

4. Choose the right answer.

Nice to meet _____ .

a) my

b) our

c) you

d) they


Home assignment

1. To learn by heart the days of the week, months.

2. Spell correctly the dates and year.



English Russian Kazakh
get up вставать тұру
weekdays будние дни жұмыс күндері
weekends выходные дни демалыс күндері
fast быстро жылдам
hour Час сағат
gym тренажерный зал тренажер залы
fortunately к счастью бақытына орай


Complete the conversation and practice in groups.


Nicole: Excuse me. …Are… you Steven Carson? David: No, …… not, My name …… David Medina. Steven ……… over there. Nicole: Oh, sorry.   Nicole: ………….. you Steven Carson? Steven: Yes, I ……… Nicole: Hi. …………… Nicole Johnson. Steven: Oh, ……… in my math class, right? Nicole: Yes, I …… Steven: ………… nice to meet you.


Office hours

1. Introduce yourself to five other students, say what city or region are you from:

- Hello. My name is Antonio. What’s your name?


2. Watching the video of “Headway” – “Nice to meet you!”

3. Discussing about the weekdays and weekends.



Main literature:

1. Clive Oxenden . New English File. Elementary. Student’s book. Oxford University Press. 2010.

2. John and Liz Soars. New Headway. Elementary. Student’s book. Oxford University Press, 2009

Additional literature:

3. Clive Oxenden New English File. Elementary. Work book. Oxford University Press. 2010.

4. John and Liz Soars. New Headway. Elementary. Work book. Oxford University Press, 2009

5. Audio discs of “New English File” for Elementary level, Disc-1. Oxford University Press. 2010.

6. “Interchange” by Jack C.Richards. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

7. Video cassette of “New Headway” for Elementary level.

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Hand out
English as a foreign language Department of General Humanitarian Training
Elementary level Academic year 2012-2013
2 credits The 1st term
Practical lesson № 2  
Lexical theme “Personal information”. Grammar “ verb to be (negatives and questions)”  
Assistant professor Karybayeva Adina Seilgazyevna



Negative statements and yes/no questions with be


I’m not from New York Are you from California? I am I’m not
You’re not late. Am I early? You are You’re not
She’s not from Russia. Is she from Brazil? She is She’s not
He’s not from Italy. Is he from Chile? Yes, he is No, he’s not
It’s not English. Is it Korean? Yes, it is No, it’s not
We’re not from Japan. Are you from China? We are You’re not
You’re not early. Are we late? You are You’re not
They’re not in Mexico. Are they in Canada? They are They‘re not.


Exercise 1 Complete the conversations. Then practice with a partner. [3]


1) A: Hiroshi… you and Maiko from Japan? B: Yes, we…….. A: Oh? ......... you from Tokyo? B: No,……not. …….from Kyoto.   2) A: …….Laura from the U.S.? B: No…..not. She’s from the U.K. A: ……..she from London? B: Yes, she ………...But her parents are from Italy. ………. not from the U.K. originally. A: …….Laura’s first language Italian? B: No…not. ……English.  
3) A: …….Selina and Carlos from Mexico? B: No, ……not. ……from Brazil? A: ……….you from Brazil, too? B: No, ……not, I’m from Peru. A: So,……your first language Spanish? B: Yes, it……


Exercise 2 Match the questions with the answers. Then practice with a partner. [3]

1. Are you and your family from Canada?.... a. No, he’s not. He’s from Singapore

2. Is your first language English?..... b. Yes, she is. She’s from California

3. Are you Japanese?.... c. No, it’s not. It’s Japanese

4. Is Mr. Ho from Hong Kong?.... d. No, we’re not. We’re from Australia

5. Is your mother from the U.S.?.... e. Yes, we are. We’re from Kyoto


Listening[1] T.1.13 Listen again and complete the dialogue.

  1. A Are you ___________?

B No, I’m __________. I’m from Edinburgh.

2. A Where are you from?

B We’re from ________?

A Are you on holiday?

B No, we aren’t. We’re on business.

3. A Where’s she from? Is she__________?

B No, she isn’t. She’s ___________. She’s from Buenos Aires.

4. A Mmm, delicious. Is it _________?

B. No, it isn’t. It’s ________.


[1.20] Listen. Complete the receptionist’s questions.

1. What’s your first name?

2. ______________your surname?

3. ______________ do you spell it?

4. Where are you _____________?

5. ___________you a student?

6. How old _____________you?

7. __________your address?

8. What’s ______________postcode?

9. ______________your e-mail address?

10. What’s your _______________ _______________?


Exercise 3 Choose the most suitable responses (a, b or c) to the questions. [3]

1. Excuse me, are you Mr Wu? a) Yes, I am. b) Yes, I’m. c) Yes, I are. 4. Can I speak to Mr Zidane, please? a) Who’s calling? b) Who do you spell it? c) Who are you?
2. How do you do? a) Please to meet you. b) Fine. How are you? c) Pleased to meet you. 5. Does he work here? a) No, he doesn’t. b) No, he doesn’t works here. c) No, he don’t.
3. Are you one of the organizers? a) No, I isn’t. b) No, I’m not. c) No, I don’t.   6. How are you? a) Nice to meet you too. b) Usually. c) Fine, thanks. And you?



Read the text and put questions to the sentences with to be


My name is Aigul. I am 18. My surname or last name is Shakirova. I was born on the 2nd of October in Almaty. This is the most beautiful city in Kazakhstan. Now I am the first year student at KazGASA.

There are 5 people in my family. My father’s name is Marat. He is an engineer by education and businessman by profession. My mother’s name is Zarina. She is a housewife. She has much work about the house because I have a younger sister. My sister’s name is Asem. She is 5 years old. She goes to the kinder garden. Our family is very friendly, we have many friends. But I have only one close friend. Her name is Marina. She is very pretty and nice girl. Now we are students and don’t see each other every day. Also I am very interested in learning English.



Put the words in right order.[2]

E.g. your / ’s / name / What? What’s your name?

  1. she / Where / ’s / from?
  2. United / from / they / States / the / Are?
  3. seven / room / we / in / Are?
  4. holiday / you / Are / on?
  5. from / he / Japan / Is?
  6. today/What/is/ it/ ?



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