Exercise 1

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Write the correct form of the verb "To be" in present tensee. .... the quiz! 16) Judith (be, not) ____ ____ at home. She (be) ______ school. ... ______(12) easy.

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Exercise 1 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of the verb "To be" in present tense.

Example: I (be) am happy.

Example: You / We / They (be) are happy.

1) I (be) _____ tired. 2) I (be) _____ hungry. 3) I (be) _____ late!

7) You (be) _____ nice. 8) We (be) _____ sleepy. 9) They (be) _____ funny.

Example: He / She / It (be) is happy. 4) He (be) _____ cool. 5) She (be) _____ pretty. 6) It (be) _____ fast. Now we’ll use nouns instead of pronouns… 10) John (be) _____ excited. 11) Tiffany and Uma (be) _____ my friends. 12) Ricardo, John and I (be) _____ watching a movie. 13) Hadil (be) _____ kind. 14) Alisa (be) _____ young. 15) The hammer (be) _____ new. 16) My mother and father (be) _____ cooking dinner. 17) Rachel (be) _____ driving to school.

18) Nikkos and Billy (be) _____ playing at the park. 19) The students (be) _____ studying English. 20) The test (be) _____ hard! 21) My best friend (be) _____ coming to my house.

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Exercise 2 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of "to be" in present tense. Example: I (be) am excited. Example: Jessica and Akbar (be) are happy. Example: The new car (be) is nice. 1) The bag (be) ________ blue. A. am B. are C. is 3) The children (be) ________ young. A. am B. are C. is 5) The game (be) ________ difficult. A. am B. are C. is 7) I (be) ________ thirty years old. A. am B. are C. is

9) Teddy (be) ________ my friend. A. am B. are C. is

2) The rocks (be) ________ hard. A. am B. are C. is 4) Thomas (be) ________ nice. A. am B. are C. is 6) They (be) ________ tired. A. am B. are C. is 8) Susan and Juan (be) ________ married. A. am B. are C. is 10) We (be) ________ in English class. A. am B. are C. is

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Exercise 3 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of the verb "to be" in present tense. Note: The verb can be positive (+) or negative (-). Use not to form the negative. \

Example: My teacher (be) is nice. (+) Example: The cat (be, not) is not hungry. (-)

1) The old man (be) ________ wise.

2) The sun (be) ________ hot.

3) The children (be) ________ eating bananas. They (be, not) ____ ____ eating apples.

4) I (be) ________ happy. I (be, not) ____ ____ sad.

5) The racecar (be) ________ fast. It (be, not) ____ ____ slow.

6) My friend (be) ________ buying a new car. Her old car broke down. It doesn't work anymore.

7) I (be) ________ at the beach with my family. It (be) ________ hot and sunny outside. The ocean water (be) ________ warm.

8) Ko and Jacob (be) ________ very smart. Ko (be) ________ a scientist and Jacob (be) ________ an engineer.

9) The library (be) ________ open until 9:00 p.m.

10) The school (be) ________ small. It (be, not) ____ ____ big.

11) The books (be) ________ new. They (be, not) ____ ____ old.

12) Tommy, Steven, and Teddy (be) ________ acting in the school play.

13) Beatrice (be) ________ at her house.

14) It (be) ________ hot outside. It (be, not) ____ ____ cold outside.

15) You (be) ________ finished with the quiz!

16) Judith (be, not) ____ ____ at home. She (be) ________ school.

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Exercise 4 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense. My name (be) ________(1) John. I (be) ________(2) fifteen years old. I live on a farm. It (be) ________(3) in the country. It is quiet in the country. It (be, not) ____ ____(4) loud in the country. I wake up early. Sometimes, I wake up before the sun rises. Sometimes, it (be) ________(5) still dark when I wake up. But I don’t mind. I like waking up that early. I like the way the country looks in the morning. The first thing I do after I wake up is milk the cow. After I (be) ________(6) finished milking the cow, I bring the milk to my mom. I think she uses it to make breakfast. She makes a delicious breakfast. My mom (be) ________(7) a really good cook. Next, I feed the pigs. One time, I asked my mom how come my little sister doesn’t feed them. She said it is because my sister (be, not) ____ ____(8) strong enough. But I still don’t understand. She is almost as strong as me! I guess my mom doesn’t want my sister to get hurt. After all, the pigs can (be) ________(9) pretty rough, especially when they (be) ________(10) hungry. The last thing I do (be) ________(11) feed the chickens. That (be) ________(12) easy. I just throw some food down on the ground and they run out and eat it. While the chickens (be) ________(13) eating, I go into their house to collect their eggs. Chicken eggs (be) ________(14) really good to eat. They (be) ________(15) easy to cook too. That is what I do in the mornings. I (be) ________(16) pretty busy.

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Exercise 5 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense. Tess and Jen ________(1) best friends. They do everything together. They spend every day together. One day they meet on the bus to school. They start talking. “Hey Jen,” says Tess. “How ________(2) you?” “Hey girl,” says Jen. “I ________(3) doing fine. What ________(4) going on? What ________(5) you doing today?” “Oh,” says Tess, “I _____ _____ (6) doing anything special. I don’t have any plans.” “That ________(7) cool.” “Yeah,” says Tess. “But I have something to tell you.” “Really! Can I try to guess?” “Umm…” says Tess. “Well…” “Okay, I get three guesses. Ready?” “Umm, well…okay.” “________(8) we eating dinner together?” “No, that _____ _____ (9) it.” “Okay. Are we going to the soccer game together?” “No. It ____ ____(10) that either.” Tess looks nervous. Her eyes look sad. A tear starts to fall down her cheek. “Oh,” says Jen, wiping a tear from her own eye. “Now I know. You ________(11) moving away.”

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Exercise 6 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of "to be" in past tense. Example: You / We / They (be) were sick yesterday. Example: I / He / She / It (be) was sick yesterday.

1) I (be) ________ tired yesterday. D. was E. were

3) We (be) ________ sad yesterday. A. was B. were

5) He (be) ________ angry yesterday. A. was B. were

2) You (be) ________ happy yesterday. A. was B. were

4) They (be) ________ busy yesterday. A. was B. were

6) She (be) ________ sleepy yesterday. A. was B. were

7) It (be) ________ cold yesterday. A. was B. were

Practice writing sentences using the verb “to be” in past tense. 1) ______________________________________________________________ 2) ______________________________________________________________ 3) ______________________________________________________________

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Exercise 7 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of "to be" in past tense. Example: You / We / They (be) were sick last night. Example: I / He / She / It (be) was sick last night.

1) I (be) ________ tired last night. F. was G. were

3) Richard and I (be) ________ excited last night. C. was D. were

5) Julian (be) ________ angry yesterday. C. was D. were

7) The movie (be) ________ scary. I don't want to watch it again. C. was D. were

9) Jonathan (be) ________ hungry. So, he ate a sandwich. A. was B. were

2) You (be) ________ happy last night. C. was D. were

4) Javier and Roberto (be) ________ lazy last night. C. was D. were

6) Rachel (be) ________ sleepy yesterday. C. was D. were

8) Ko, Teddy, and Peter (be) ________ tired after the long drive. A. was B. were

10) My mom (be) ________ helping the teacher at school yesterday. A. was B. were

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Exercise 8 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of "to be" in past tense. Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (positive) Example: Carlos (be, not) was not at work yesterday. (negative)

1) The party (be) ________ fun last weekend.

2) They (be) ________ watching a movie when Ernesto called. They (be, not) ____ ____ watching TV.

3) Jessie (be) ________ tired. So, he went to sleep.

4) When she was a little girl, Margo (be) ________ very good at tennis. She practiced every day.

5) My friends and I (be) ________ studying English last night.

6) Kendra (be) ________ in my sixth grade English class. We (be) ________ good friends before she moved away.

7) The movie (be) ________ really boring. It (be, not) ____ ____ entertaining. We stopped watching it before it was over.

8) After playing outside, my dog (be) ________ very dirty. She came into the house and ran into my room. It (be) ________ such a mess!

9) I (be, not) ____ ____ eating a sandwich when you called. I (be) ________ eating a salad.

10) The students (be, not) ____ ____ ready to take the test. They needed to study more.

Practice writing sentences using the verb “to be” in past tense. 1) ______________________________________________________________ 2) ______________________________________________________________ 3) ______________________________________________________________

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Exercise 9 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in past tense. Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (positive) Example: Carlos (be, not) was not at work yesterday. (negative)

1) Teddy (be) ________ driving home when I saw him.

2) Mack, Jenny, and Javier (be) ________ walking their dog when I talked to them last Saturday.

3) Who (be) ________ sleeping in my bed? It (be, not) ____ ____ James. It (be, not) ____ ____ Julio. Oh, I know! It (be) ________ Roger!

4) I (be) ________ going to the grocery store when you called.

5) At 7:00 we (be) ________ eating dinner and watching T.V.

6) When he was a kid, Ivan (be, not) ____ ____ very social. He did not spend time with his friends. He spent a lot of time alone. He (be) ________ always reading a book or listening to music in his room.

7) When I (be) ________ in the ninth grade, I (be) ________ five feet tall.

8) Lola (be) ________ a very nice girl. She helped her parents, did her homework, and even took care of her little brother. It is a shame she had to move away.

9) The cat (be) ________ faster than the mouse. So, the cat caught the mouse. Unlucky mouse!

10) The weather (be) ________ hot. We (be) ________ sweating. I asked my mom to roll the window down.

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Exercise 10 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense. Example: My dog (be) is sick today. (present tense) Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (past tense)

1) The clouds moved away, and the sun shone through. The sky was full of pretty colors. It (be) ________ beautiful. 2) Arturo and Ryo (be) ________ at the party last night. 3) (be) ________ Taylor going to the pool later? 4) The old house (be) ________ built in 1967. 5) Christopher, where (be) ________ you last night? I (be) ________ looking all over for you.

6) Yesterday (be) ________ the best day of my life! 7) I (be) ________ ready to go. When (be) ________ we leaving? 8) Who (be) ________ at the pool yesterday? 9) I (be) ________ very tired. I (be) ________ tired yesterday too. I think I (be) ________ getting sick.

10) I (be) ________ driving to the office this morning when I noticed that I was getting low on gas. So, I stopped to get more. A kind man filled the tank for me. He (be) ________ very nice.

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Exercise 11 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense.

Example: My dog (be) is sick. (present tense) Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (past tense) 1) Sarah (be) ________ at the party last night. Li-Ning and Akmoud (be) ________ there too.

2) Avery (be) ________ my best friend. She and I (be) ________ in the same English class. It meets from 10:00 to 10:50.

3) Mallika and I (be) ________ at Jenny's house yesterday. Now, we (be) ________ at Mellissa's house.

4) Johan and I (be) ________ in the mountains. We (be) ________ on a camping trip together. I hope we don't see a bear!

5) When she (be) ________ young, Nisha (be) ________ interested in science. However, she (be, not) _____ _____ interested in science anymore. Now, she (be) ________ interested in math.

6) Tennis (be) ________ my favorite sport when I was in high school. Now my favorite sport (be) ________ soccer.

7) My family and I (to be) ________ swimming in the pool when it began to thunder. The lifeguard told us we had to get out. I (be) ________ upset, but I knew he was right.

8) Lenny (be) ________ at the football game last night. He (be) ________ cheering for his favorite team. After the game, he came back home and went to sleep. I think he (be) ________ still sleeping now. Shhhh... don't wake him up!

9) It rained all day yesterday. I (be) 10) Before, Yoko and Kobi (be) ________ sad because I could not ________ enemies. Now they (be) go outside. However, today it (be) ________ best friends. ________ sunny. And I (be) ________ happy because I can go outside!

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Exercise 12 Using the Verb "To be" Write the correct form of "to be" in present tense or past tense. “I ________(1) going outside,” said Jerry. “Wait!” said Jerry’s mom. Don’t forget to wear your jacket. It ________(2) cold out there. “But mom,” said Jerry. “I don’t want to wear it. I will be fine without it. Besides, it _____ _____ (3) that cold today.” Jerry opened the door. The wind ________(4) blowing and the trees ________(5) shaking. Leaves ________(6) falling to the ground. He shivered a little and stood behind the door. “Jerry!” shouted Jerry’s mom. “You close that door and get your coat young man.” “But mom!” said Jerry. “But what?” said Jerry’s mom. “I don’t understand why you don’t want to wear your new coat. ________(7) there something wrong with it? Jerry’s face turned red. “No!” he said. “Nothing’s wrong with it!” Then he covered his mouth with his hand. “Well then…” said Jerry’s mom. “Why don’t you want to wear it?” “Well, mom,” said Jerry. “I kind of…well…gave it away.” “You what?” said Jerry’s mom. “You gave it away?” “Yeah. But don’t worry. It ________(8) okay. I gave it to Marvin. And he really needs it.” “Why?” “Well, every time I see him, he looks cold. He ________(9) always cold, actually. His parents cannot afford to buy him a jacket.” “Well, that ________(10) a very nice thing for you to do, dear. But now what________(11) you going to do without a jacket?” “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll wear my old jacket for a little while.”

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Answer Key Using the Verb "To be" This is the answer key to Unit 1 - Using the verb "To Be."

Exercise 1 1) am 2) am 3) am 4) are 5) are 6) are 7) is 8) is 9) is 10) is 11) are 12) are 13) is 14) is 15) is 16) are 17) is 18) are 19) are 20) is 21) is

Exercise 2 1) c 2) b 3) b 4) c 5) c 6) b 7) a 8) b 9) c 10) b

Exercise 3 1) is 2) is 3) are, are not 4) am, am not 5) is, is not 6) is 7) am, is, is 8) are, is, is 9) is 10) is 11) are, are 12) are 13) is 14) is, is not 15) are 16) is not, is

Exercise 4 1) is 2) am 3) is 4) is not 5) is 6) am 7) is 8) is not 9) be 10) are 11) is 12) is 13) are 14) are 15) are 16) am

Exercise 5 1) are 2) are 3) am 4) is 5) are 6) am not 7) is 8) Are 9) is not 10) are

Exercise 6 1) a 2) b 3) b 4) b 5) a 6) a 7) a

Exercise 7 1) a 2) b 3) b 4) b 5) a 6) a 7) a 8) b 9) a 10) a

Exercise 8 1) was 2) were, were not 3) was 4) was 5) were 6) was, were 7) was 8) was, was 9) was not, was 10) were not Exercise 9 1) was 2) were 3) was, was not, was not, was 4) was 5) were 6) was not, was 7) was, was 8) was 9) was 10) was, were

Exercise 10 1) was 2) were 3) Is 4) was 5) were, was 6) was 7) am, are 8) was 9) am, was, am 10) was, was

Exercise 11 1) was, were 2) is, are 3) were, are 4) are, are 5) was, was, is not, is 6) was, is 7) were, was 8) was, was, is 9) was, is, am 10) were, are

Exercise 12 1) am 2) is 3) is not 4) was 5) were 6) were 7) Is 8) is 9) is 10) was 11) are

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