2 Conversation Tom: Are you a new student here? Lea: Yes, I am. My name is Lea.Tom: My name’s Tom Sanchez.Lea: Oh, I think I know your mother. She’s Marta Sanchez, right?Tom: Uh, Marta Sanchez isn’t my mother. She’s my sister.Lea: Oh.
4 Use of the Verb Be 1 We use the verb be before. . . NOUNS. I am a firefighter.He isa photographer.???They arealiens.
5 Use of the Verb Be 2 We use the verb be before. . . ADJECTIVES. I am busy.He isafraid.It ishungry.
6 Use of the Verb Be 3 We use the verb be before. . . PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.She isin the shower.She isfrom Japan.He isunder the bed.
7 Contractions I’m a student. I a student. ’m am Sam from China. In a contraction, an apostrophe (’) replaces a letter.I’m a student.I a student.’mamSam from China.Sam’s from China.is’sThey excited.They’re excited.’reare
8 in the air upset painters shocked Talk with a partner about these pictures. Use the verb be and contractions.Practice 1in the air upset painters shockedExample:1.He’s shocked.She’s upset.2.3.They’re painters.It’s in the air.
9 Negatives Not are n’t not is n’t not are n’t not Subject + Be + Not ContractionI’m notyou’re nothe’s notshe’s notit’s notwe’re notthey’re notXaren’tnotyou aren’the isn’tisn’tnotshe isn’tit isn’twe aren’taren’tnotthey aren’t
10 Practice 2 X Make negative contractions for these sentences. Example: He is happy.He’s not happy.He isn’t happy.Answer Answer 21.They are teachers.They’re not teachers.They aren’t teachers.2.I am from the U.S.I’m not from the U.S.X3.We’re not single.We aren’t single.We are single.
11 Questions She Is she is at school ? . They Are they are young ? . The verb be comes before the subject in questions.SheIs sheisat school?.TheyAre theyareyoung?.
12 Practice 3 Change the statements into questions. Example: She is a teacher.Is she a teacher?1. Sam and Lisa are in class.Are Sam and Lisa in class?2. He is late.Is he late?3. I am busy.Am I busy?
13 Be Careful! Don’t use contractions in affirmative short answers. Yes, Yes, I’m.Are you new here?I am.
14 Talk with a partner about these pictures Talk with a partner about these pictures. Use the verb be and contractions.Practice 4Example:Is it broken?Am I at the right house?1.Yes, it is.No, you aren’t.2.Are they in love?Is he late?3.No, they aren’t.Yes, he is.
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