Free English Course Online 4
- Vocabulary related to Jobs – 2nd part
- Subject Personal Pronouns
- Present simple of “to be”: interrogative form / question form (negative and positive)
- Question words or Interrogative pronouns
1/ Vocabulary Practice
- a fireman – firemen (plural)
- a flight attendant, flight attendants
- a hairdresser, hairdressers
- a judge, judges
- a lawyer, lawyers
- a nurse, nurses
- a photographer, photographers
- a plumber, plumbers
- a policeman – policemen (plural)
- a reporter, reporters
- a sales assistant, sales assistants
- a teacher, teachers
- a technician, technicians
- a vet, vets
- a waiter, waiters
2/ Grammar Practice
A question word or interrogative pronoun is used in questions: how, what, who, where, why, when…? A question word appears at the beginning of a question or interrogative statement.
- Who? is used to ask a question about a person or people
- Why? is used to ask a question about a reason
- When? is used to ask a question about a moment in time
- Where? is used to ask a question about a place
- What? is used to ask a question about an object, an idea, an action
- How? is used to ask a question about manner
Questions in the present simple form of the verb “to be” and using a Question Word (or interrogative pronoun) follow the following formulae:
Positive form: Question Word + Am / Is / Are + Subject (+ Object) + ?
i.e. Who is a good vet? – Who are they?
Why is he a judge? – Why are they here?
When is it? – When are the classes?
Where is the flight attendant? – Where are the flight attendants?
What is this? – What are they?
How are you? – How are they?
Negative form: Question Word + Am / Is / Are + Subject + not (+ Object) + ?
i.e. Who isn’t well? – Who isn’t a good vet?
Why is he not a good judge? – Why isn’t he a good judge?
When is he not here? When isn’t he here?
Where are they not? – Where aren’t they?
What isn’t ok? – What is not ok?
How aren’t you ill? – How are you not ill?
Please be careful with the changes to the verb to be in the question form, especially with “I”: Why aren’t I?
3/ Sentence Practice
- Where is a good dentist? – Where is the fireman? – Where is the flight attendant? – Where are the classrooms? – Where are the policemen?
- Who is a good lawyer? – Who is a plumber? – Who is a technician? – Who are the firemen?
- Why is he a good teacher? – Why is she a judge? – Why are they not nurses? – Why aren’t they photographers?
- What is a good sales assistant? – What is a bad hairdresser? – What are bad reporters? – What are good teachers?
- When is the class? – When is the lesson? – When are the classes? – When are the lessons?
- How is a good nurse? – How is a bad vet? – How are the classes? – How is the school? – How is your teacher?
4/ Practice Quiz
Complete the quizzes below.
- Today’s words:
- Today’s grammar:
- Today’s sentences: