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




The verb to be in negative form, Lesson 2 of the english beginners course.

The verb to be in the negative form and learn how to use it: you are not, I am not, we are not, they are not, and he, she, it is not.

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Hi guys welcome back I’m Julia your online English teacher and today’s
lesson is lesson 2 the grammar point today is the verb to be in negative form exercises.
In your previous lesson in Lesson one we saw the verb to be in affirmative form
or positive form. So today we are starting with the next step the negative
form of the verb to be in present simple or simple present. So do not hesitate to
post your comments if you have any questions any doubts or if you simply
want to practice with your own examples please comment below as usual. I will
recommend that you follow the lesson as it has been organized so you have a
dialogue you have vocabulary now the vocabulary is just the key words read
out so please use the few seconds between each word to repeat aloud so
that you feel more confident. You work on your pronunciation after the vocabulary
you will have the grammar point explained the Q&A; the questions and
answers and then we will coincide again for the recap video where I will run
through all the highlights all the main points for today’s lesson. I’ll see you
later bye for now

The Negative form of the verb to be in English
The verb “to be” in the negative form. Learn how to use the verb “to be” in the negative form!

 

Dialogue

1/ English Sentence Practice for the verb to be in negative form

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 (US spelling)/ gray (UK spelling).

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.

English Vocabulary

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
  • learn engliGoodbye!

English Grammar

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 first 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 negative form, 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 verb to be in negative form

4/ English Speaking Practise

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.

The verb to be in the negative form, Recap of English Lesson 2 with Julia

Hi guys! Welcome back!

Let’s do the recap of lesson two together! Previously I gave you advice on pronunciation. So we’re going to be working on those vowel sounds today, to take into account the advice given in the previous recap video. But today what I’m going to do is that I’m going to run through three points.

The first point (like the second and the third points) will be a mix of grammar and pronunciation.

So, first point:

Today you saw the negative form of the verb “to be”.

I know that not everybody makes this mistake.

But it’s a mistake that I’ve heard a lot in class.

People say “I not” / “They not”

Now that you’re adding the “NOT” you might be tempted to remove the verb “to be”.

“I am not”, “they are not”…

So please do not make that mistake!

Do not say: “I not”/ “they not”.

Please add the verb “to be” before “not”.

So add “not”. And don’t remove the verb “to be”.

So that was the first piece of advice!

And with regards to the verb “to be” in the present simple, there seems to be one form in particular which is difficult to pronounce and that is the contracted form of “they are not” which is “they aren’t”.

I often hear my students say “aren’t”.

It’s not the correct pronunciation.

It is “aren’t”.

So that’s quite difficult to pronounce if you do not take your time with the vowel sound: “a”

So do not rush! Take your time!

Say “are” and then “aren’t”: “they aren’t”

So pronounce with me!

“They are not” / “They aren’t”

Okay? So practise that! That was piece of advice number one!

Number two/ Our second point is about adjectives:

Today you’re going to learn lots of different adjectives: the colours notably,

So: purple, red, white, blue, brown, and so on…

You will notice that they don’t have a plural form. They are invariable.

So if I say: “This rose is red” or “These roses are red.”

I do not say: “reds“. Ok?

“It is red” / “They are red.” So they are invariable. This is very important!

I can say: “I am an English teacher.” / “They are English teachers.”

“English” is invariable.

“They are English teachers”. This is very important!

The pronunciation of the adjectives can sometimes be difficult.

Once again speak slowly, enunciate, take your time with the vowel sounds…

Let’s practise a few together:

“white”: /ai/ gliding vowel sound

“brown”: /au/ two short vowel sounds put together

“purple”: Here we have a long vowel sound.

Here we have one short vowel sound: “red”

So practise those! Exaggerate the pronunciation!

Finally I wanted to point out that it may be difficult sometimes to remember the pronunciation of certain words.

You see the word: “white”: The “i” is pronounced /ai/

How do I remember that? Well I write it down! Just like this: “white” /ai/

You can remember the correct pronunciation.

You can apply this advice to other words like: “he’s”. The “E” is pronounced /ii/.

Write it down!

Try and find your own phonetic transcription. How does a word sound? How would that be written in my language, in my mother tongue? Find your own interpretation and write it down.

So when you look at the dialogue again, you ask yourself how to pronounce a word, you remember thanks to your notes.

For example: /ai/ > “white”.

That’s it for today! See you soon!

The Verb to be in English Beginners Course Lesson 1.
The verb to be in negative form English Beginners Course Lesson 2
Verb to be questions English Beginners Course Lesson 3
What why how when where who in English Beginners course lesson 4
Possessive adjectives explained English Beginners course Lesson 5.
Explaining Adjectives and adverbs in English Beginners course Lesson 6
Some any every exercise explained in our English Beginners Course 7.
Possessive pronouns explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 8
The modal verb can explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 9.
Positive present simple explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 10
Questions in the negative form explained in English Beginners Course 11.
Countable nouns vs uncountable nouns explained in English Beginners 12.
Positive form of present simple explained in English Beginners Course 13.
Present simple tense explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 14
The form of present continuous explained in English Beginners Course 15.

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