The verb to be in negative form English Beginners Course Lesson 2

English Beginners Course Lesson 2


 Lesson 2 , the verb “to be in the negative form”. Learn how to use, you are a not, I am not, we are not, they are not and he, she and it is not.


1/Sentence Practice

You are a not student.-

I am not a teacher-

we are not teachers

He is not a teacher –

She is not a student –

They are not yellow

It is not grey 

It is not green –

They are not red

I am not a student –

I’m not a student –

You are not a student –

You aren’t a student

He is not a teacher –

He’s not a teacher –

She is not a student –

She’s not a student

It is not black –

It’s not purple –

It isn’t pink

We are not English –

We aren’t English –

You are not students

– You aren’t students

They are not teachers –

They aren’t teachers –

They’re not teachers


2/Vocabulary Practice

  • red
  • pink
  • blue
  • green
  • gray (US spelling) / grey (UK spelling)
  • black
  • yellow
  • white
  • purple
  • orange
  • brown
  • golden
  • English
  • a student
  • a teacher 
  • Goodbye


3/Verb to be: positive and negative form

Notice: we’re not / we aren’t, they’re not / they aren’t… Be careful to memorise both contracted forms that exist for all subjects except for the 1st person singular (I).

In modern English, the contraction of the personal pronoun and verb is very common: “I am” becomes “I’m” etc.

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 (negative form).

I am not      I’m not

You are not     You aren’t     You’re not

He is not    He’s not                He isn’t

She is not   She’s not             She isn’t

It is not       It’s not                 It isn’t

We are not We aren’t           We’re not

You are not You aren’t         You’re not

They are not   They aren’t   They’re not

Questions and Answers

4/Questions and Answers

You are a student.
No, you are not a student.


He is a teacher.
No, he’s not a teacher.


It is grey.
No, it is not grey.


They are yellow.
No, they are not yellow.


It is black.
No, it is not black.


We are English.
No, we are not English.


She is a student.
No, she’s not a student.


You are red.
No, you are not red.


I am a teacher.
No, I am not a teacher.


We are students.
No, we are not students.

Exercises Lesson 2

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice