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present simple: to be – Basic 5

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We use the verb to be to:

  1. show the position or status of someone: I am a teacher./ She is my boss. /They are my children.
  2. describe the characteristics of something or someone:  He is tall./ It is heavy./ We are 60 years old.
  3. express the location of something or someone: It’s on the left. / I am in front of the bus stop.


Affirmative forms and contractions:

Negative forms and contractions:

Yes/No questions:

Information questions:

Fill in the blanks:

Short answers:

Put the words in order:

Great interactive video exercises by  English Language Club:

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