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Rainbow of education

English Language Learning


Lesson subject 1.
The Verb ‘To be’

RAINBOW OF EDUCATION
First we must learn the pronouns
You speak about
yourself

I
I am happy.
You speak to one
or more people

You
You are happy.
You speak about
one man or boy

he
He is happy.
You speak about
one woman or girl

she
She is happy.
You speak about
one thing or
animal

It is an old phone.
It is a small bird.
it
I and somebody
else

WE

We are happy.
You talk about
more than 1
person, 1 thing or
1 animal

They are happy.


He has 3 cats. They are happy.
They These are my pens. They write
blue.
How does the verb ‘to be’ look like?
Verb ‘to be’

I am happy.
tired.

you are happy.


tired.

he is tired.
happy.

she is happy.
tired.

it is happy.
tired.

we are happy.
tired.

they are happy.


tired.
When do we use the verb ‘to be’?
He is ill.

She is the
oldest.

He is
alone.

To show the status She is


married.
of a person
animal or thing We are
single.

They are
foreigners.
I am a
teacher.

You are a
student.

She is a
doctor.

He is a
farmer.
To say what somebody is: We are
market
job/profession vendors.
They are
soldiers.
Am I a
student?

Are you a
teacher?

Is he a
student?

Is she a
nurse?

To make questions Are we


students?

Are they
teachers?
I am
American.

You are
Japanese.

She is
German.

He is Thai.

We are
nationality Canadian.

They are
Filipino.
I am lazy.

You are
happy .

She is
tired.

He is
hungry.
To tell about emotions We are
(feelings) thirsty.

They are
sad.
We use the verb ‘to be’ also to give..

a location (place) Chiang Mai is in the north of Thailand.

age: He is 37 years old.

the weather: It is very hot today.

the time: It is ten o’clock.


Verb ‘To be’ in sentences
yes, yes, (short)
I am I am happy. I’m happy.

you are You are You’re


happy. happy.

he is He is
He’s happy.
happy.

she is She is She’s


happy. happy.
Yes (affirmative/ it is It is happy. It’s happy.
positive) We are We’re
we are
happy. happy.

they are They are They’re


happy. happy.
no no (short)
I am not I’m not
I am not happy. happy.

You are not You’re not


you are not happy. happy.

He is not He’s not


he is not happy. happy.

She is not She’s not


she is not happy. happy.

It is not It’s not


it is not
No (negative)
happy. happy.

We are not We’re not


we are not happy. happy.

they are They are They’re not


not not happy. happy.
answer
question yes no
Am I No, I am
happy? Yes, I am.
not.
Are you Yes, you No, you are
happy? are. not.
Is he No, he is
happy? Yes, he is.
not.
Is she No, she is
happy? Yes, she is.
not.

Questions and Is it happy? Yes, it is.


No, it is
not..

answers Are we
happy?
Yes, we
are.
No, we are
not..
Are they Yes, they No, they
happy? are. are not.
Now we can start with the worksheets