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We use the verb to be to talk about:

Name: You are Ben.


Age: I am 9 years old.
Profession / occupation: You are a teacher.
Nationality: She is Chinese.
Emotions: He is happy. TO BE
Appearance: They are tall. Affirmativ
Colours: The car is red.

e Form
Family: We are cousins.
Place: My mum is in the kitchen.
I am
You are
He
Put in am, is or are: She is
It
1. They ____ the Clemens. 9. Jerry ____ a good student.
2. She _____ from England. 10. Mr. and Mrs. Burton ____ our We
3. We ____ Finnish. parents. You are
4. It ____ a dog. 11. The bird ____ white. They
5. You ____ a student. 12. They ____ in the car.
6. He ____ Sam. 13. The dog _____ Scooby.
7. Martha ____ a doctor. 14. Emily ____ my friend.
8. Vegetables _____ green. 15. Ann and Tom ____ cousins. Short
Form
Im
Youre
Hes
Shes
Its
Were
Youre
Theyre

Note: short
forms are
only used in
not very
formal
language
Write the short forms:

1. We are pupils. ____________________________


2. They are classmates. _________________________
3. He is blond. ___________________________
4. I am 18 years old. ___________________________
5. It is grey. ____________________________
6. You are at the park. __________________________

What is the full form of the following?

1. Im
2. shes
3. were
4. youre
5. theyre

Make sentences and put the verb to be in the correct form:

1. at the beach/ (to be)/ She


___________________________________________
2. (to be)/ They/ in Paris
___________________________________________
3. in the bathroom/ (to be)/ He
___________________________________________
4. you/ very tall/ (to be)
_________________________________________

Complete the table with the verb to be:

Full forms Short forms


She ______ Laura. She ______ Laura.
I ______ Daniel. I ______ Daniel.
You ______ Iris. You ______ Iris.
They ______ Sue and Mary. They ______ Sue and Mary.

Make sentences with the verb to be:

1. ____________________ eight years old.


2. ____________________ Margaret and Sammy.
3. ____________________ students.
4. ____________________ Portuguese.
5. ____________________ sad and sleepy.
6. ____________________ short and thin.
7. ____________________ white and blue.
8. ____________________ brother and sister.
9. ____________________ in the park.

Write a text about you using the verb to be: