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The verb to be * 5 exercises

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Task 1 - Complete the sentences with the correct form of �to be�.

1)����� I your new teacher.

2)��� Molly my friend.

3)��� Larry and Tom brothers.

4)��� We from Hong Kong.

5)��� Sarah and you friendly.

6)��� The Smiths at the shops.

7)��� Chris my uncle.

8)��� This my favourite computer game.

9)��� Her name Lilly.

10) You a pupil.

Task 2 � Rewrite the sentence into a negative sentence. Use the short forms of the verbs where you can. Look at the example.

e.g.: You are at home.� You aren't at home.

1)����� I am fine.

2)��� These are my father�s books.

3)��� You are a nice boy.

4)��� Mrs Rhodes is our teacher.

5)��� There are six birds here.

6)��� Mr Richardson is my grandpa.

7)��� My first name is Mariah.

8)��� We are at home.

9)��� They are from Italy.

10) I am twelve today.

Task 3 - Change the following sentences into interrogative then give short answers according to the sign. Look at the examples.

e.g.: Mr Smith is at home. *�Y Is Mr Smith at home? Yes, he is.

����� Tim and Peter are in the library. * N� Are Tim and Peter in the library? No, they aren�t.

1)����� My aunt�s surname is Horner. * N

2)��� Ms Peabody is married. * Y

3)��� There is an orange in your bag. * N

4)��� Her middle name is Clark. * Y

5)��� These are my pens and pencils. * Y

6)��� You are tired. * Y

7)��� Linda is in the kitchen. * N

8)��� Fluffy is a great dog. * N

9)��� My exercise book is in my bag. * Y

10) Tim and Kim are at school. * N

Task 4 � Rewrite the sentences using the short forms of the verbs. Look at the example.

e.g.: You are at home. You're at home.
1)����� We are eleven today.

2)��� She is not my sister.

3)��� I am happy.

4)��� You are from the USA.

5)��� There are not two bags in the picture.

6)��� That is a book.

7)��� These are not our photos.

8)��� Peter is my brother.

9)��� I am not a pupil.

10) Mother is not 34.

Task 5 � Ask questions about the underlined words.

e.g.: She is at home. Who is at home?
1)����� We are in the bed.

2)��� That is a camera.

3)��� His name is Edward.

4)��� This is my daughter.

5)��� I am from Austria.

6)��� Sarah is 11.

7)��� Frank and Milo are in the garden.

8)��� Leslie is happy today.

9)��� My toothbrush is blue.�

10) The ball is small.

Created by Susan V. Toth