Verb to be in English for beginners Free English Course Online Lesson 1.

This English lesson 1 for beginners explains how to use the verb to be in the affirmative form. I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, they are.

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Hi students welcome to lesson one. It is about the verb to be. We will learn the
“to be” in the present simple in the positive form which we also call the
affirmative form. When we conjugate the verb we will learn the subject personal
pronouns: I, you, he, she, it, we, you, and they. Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles,
they exist in English and in many other languages, don’t forget to post your
comments. If you have doubts or difficulties or you would simply like to
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It contains the link to the entire course where you will not only access
these videos but also interactive quizzes and scripts. So what does each
lesson comprise, each lesson is comprised of different sections. Ideally this is
the order in which you will cover each section you will start off with the
dialogue now you should watch the dialogue once with no subtitles then
again with subtitles in English and the third time if you want or if you have to
with subtitles in your own language. Then again with no subtitles that is just a
suggestion but start off with the dialogue the story of the lesson. The
second step is the vocabulary this is simply the list of key words of the
dialogue being read out. You have a few seconds after each word so ideally take
time to repeat out loud try and really work on your Enunciation.
and your general pronunciation. Once you have covered those first two steps you
will be moving on to step number three the grammar point of the day. Now
generally speaking this grammar point already appears in context, it appears in
the dialogue. Now it’s time to understand the theory and look at more examples to
really understand how you can use that grammar point in everyday English. The
fourth point is for speaking practice it is sometimes called questions and
answers other times free speaking practice and this is just a very quick
dialogue between two characters. And all that we are doing here is mixing the
grammar and vocabulary of the dialogue in a question-and-answer format. Once you
question-and-answer format once you have covered those four steps you will be
have covered those four steps you will be about to start your final step which
I explain the highlights, the most
important points of today’s lesson so let’s get started

The verb to be in English and how to conjugate it

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 1/ English 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!

English 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

English Grammar the verb TO BE.

3/ The verb to be in the positive form a/ 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 to be 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  “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

English Speaking Practise

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.



English Lesson Recap with your English Teacher Julia

Hi students!

Welcome to your recap video for Lesson 1! So this is your very first lesson. I hope that you enjoyed it. I hope that you are now comfortable with the new vocabulary and grammar.

As you may already know, in each of these videos, I am going to review some grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary difficulties with you.

I have my notes here. Those notes are going to appear here, on the screen.

Let’s start off with some grammar!

You may have noticed this already:

In English unlike some Latin languages, we have the indefinite article: A/AN. We can pronounce it 2 ways. You saw this in the dialogue: A STUDENT

This article does not exist in plural: A STUDENTS > this is wrong

STUDENTS > In English we do not have anything before the noun. We do not use an article.

He is a student.
She is a student.

They are students.
We are students.

The article is very important!

Let’s move on to pronunciation!

I know this is your first class so I would like to give you some general tips. If you look at the way I speak: I am exaggerating the vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u) and the combinations of vowel sounds that exist in English. Try to emphasise and exaggerate those vowel sounds.

You have to speak slowly! You have to enunciate and exaggerate initially.

Once you start to speak more confidently, you can speak faster and still pronounce well.

That is tip number 1!

Tip number 2 is the stress pattern. Let’s simplify the rule today: try to exaggerate the first sound of each word: STUdent, TEAchers

Try to exaggerate the first sound of the new words.

Repeat after me:

STUdent, TEAcher

Final piece of advice for today: the pronunciation of the plural.

The list of words today contains different plurals.

You may have noticed that the plural (the -S at the end of the noun) has three different pronunciations:

1/ STUDENT / STUDENTS – the plural ending is pronounced /s/

2/ TEACHER / TEACHERS – the plural ending is pronounced /z/

(I am going to look at my notes)

3/ COURSE / COURSES – the plural ending is pronounced /iz/

Practise those words!

When you listen to the dialogue again, please pay attention to those endings and their pronunciation. This might not seem important now. You may think that you can pronounce however you want. I don’t recommend you do that. Please pay attention to detail. I know that I talk a lot about pronunciation but please remember this:

If you pronounce well it doesn’t mean that you get rid of your foreign accent. But having a good pronunciation is possible. So try and speak with a clear accent which is easy to understand.

That’s it for today!

See you soon!

Thank you

Related links to beginner Course lessons.

Alliant International University

English Exercises Lesson 1

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice