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Verb TO BE

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Ligia Mariane

on 10 January 2014

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Transcript of Verb TO BE

NEGATIVE FORM
To make negative sentences you have to put the word NOT after the verb to be

For example:
I am an English teacher.
I am NOT a Spanish teacher

You are very intelligent.

You are NOT dumb
EXTRA ACTIVITY #1
VERB TO BE

INTERROGATIVE FORM
WHEN DO WE USE THE VERB TO BE?
1 - To talk about people and places:
I
am
from Brazil / São Paulo
is
in Brazil
2- To talk about the time
It
is
nine o'clock
3- To talk about the weather
It
is
very hot today / It
is
snowy in the U.S.A today
4- To describe people, things, etc
Your clothes
are
very beautiful / His parents
are
very old
5- To say how old people are
I
am
22 years old / She
is
15 years old
6- To say what our job is:

He
is
a doctor / They
are
managers
7 - To say how we feel
I
am
so tired / She
is
hungry

Verb TO BE
What is the verb to be?
SHORT FORMS
When someone makes a question with verb to be we can give
SHORT ANSWERS

For example:
Are you hungry?
Yes, I am
Is he OK?
No, he's not.
Are they happy?
Yes, they are
SHORT FORM
We can use the short form when we are speaking or writing in a informal way:

I am
a teacher ->
I'm
a teacher
She is
very intelligent ->
She's
intelligent
We are
friends ->
We're
friends
You are
from Brazil ->
You're
from Brazil
He is
my brother ->
He's
my brother

To make questions the verb to be starts the sentence.

Example:
Are
you hungry?
Is
your father a doctor?
Am
I late?
What about answers??

-
2 GROUPS:
-GROUP A / GROUP B
-CARDS A / CARDS B
CARDS A: AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES WITH BE
CARDS B: NEGATIVE SENTENCES WITH BE
GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP A
GROUP B
I am a Doctor
She is beautiful
I am not a teacher
She is not ugly
MOVE AROUND THE ROOM AND SHARE YOUR SENTENCES WITH OTHER STUDENTS
ACTIVITY
I am a Doctor
She is beautiful
I am not a teacher
She is not ugly
I am a Doctor
I am not a teacher
The goal is to find an affirmative sentence and a negative sentence with similar meanings
She is beautiful
She is not ugly
Lígia M. Nishida
CNA São Miguel
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