English Beginners Course Lesson 1

Introduction

English for beginners, Lesson 1, Learn how to use the verb “to be”, in the affirmative form. I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, they are.

Dialogue

 1/Sentence Practice

  • You are a student 
  • I am a teacher 
  • We are students
  • She is a teacher 
  • He is a student 
  • They are lessons
  • It is a school 
  • It is a classroom 
  • They are students
  • I am a student 
  • I’m a student 
  • You are a student 
  • You’re a student
  • He is a teacher 
  • He’s a teacher 
  • She is a student 
  • She’s a student
  • It is a school 
  • It’s a school
  • We are teachers 
  • We’re students 
  • You are teachers 
  • You’re students
  • They are courses 
  • They’re classrooms
  • Goodbye

Vocabulary

1/Vocabulary Practice

  • I
  • You
  • He
  • She
  • It
  • We
  • You
  • They
  • A / an
  • The
  • A student /  students
  • A teacher / teachers
  • A class /  classes
  • A classroom /classrooms
  • A lesson / lessons
  • A course  / courses
  • Goodbye

Grammar

3/The verb "to be" (positive form / affirmative form) and subject personal pronouns

Notice that in English a subject is always used before a conjugated verb form, either as a subject personal pronoun (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), a common noun (a teacher, a classroom, teachers…), or a proper noun (William, Harry, the Simpsons….).

In modern English, the contraction of the subject personal pronoun and verb is very common (I am > I’m, you are > you’re…).

Also, the second person singular is the same as the second person plural (you): you are a student (singular), you are students (plural)…

Note that “he” and “she” are used for males and females but objects for instance, “a school” which is a neuter, singular, uses the third person singular (it),” it is a school“. The third person plural does not vary, “they” is used for people or objects: they are students, they are classrooms…

Please repeat and memorise the following list. It contains subject personal pronouns and the verb “to be” in the present simple / simple present, in both the complete and contracted forms (positive form / affirmative form).

I am        I’m

You are   You’re

He is       He’s

She is     She’s

It is          It’s

We are    We’re

You are   You’re

They are  They’re

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

You are a student. 
Yes, I am a student.

It is a lesson.
Yes, it is a lesson.

I am a teacher.
Yes, I am a teacher.

We are students. 
Yes, we are students.

They are classrooms. 
Yes, they are classrooms.

She is a student. 
Yes, she is a student.

He is a teacher.
Yes, he is a teacher.

It is a class. 
Yes, it is a class.

We are teachers. 
Yes, we are all teachers.

Goodbye.

Goodbye.

Exercises Lesson 1

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice

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