jueves, 23 de enero de 2014

CHECK THE ANSWERS: Use To Be verb.

My name is Bart Simpson. I am from the USA. I am american. My favourite sport is baseball. Homer is my father. March is my mother and Lisa and Maggi are my sisters. They are friendly. We live in Springfield. It is in the USA. My country is very big.There are big cities and lots of people. What about you? . What is your name? Where are you from?

miércoles, 22 de enero de 2014

Grammar Rules

Adjectives

Examples
We have a small car.
I saw a white bird.
She watched an old film.
Remember!
Adjectives don't have a plural form.
We have two small cars.
I saw five white birds.
She watched some old films.
Be careful!
Size before colour.
We have a small, blue car.
I saw a large, white bird.

Present simple - verb 'to be'

Examples

I am big. I am 10 years old! 
They are Egyptian. They are from Egypt.
Remember!
I am big. = I'm big.
You are my friend. = You're my friend.
My mum is a doctor.  = My mum's a doctor. 
We are doctors. = We're doctors.
They are Egyptian. = They’re Egyptian.
Be careful!
For negatives add ‘not’. The negative of 'I am' is 'I'm not' or 'I am not'.
I’m not 9 years old!
I am not 9 years old!
They’re not English. 
They aren't English.
They are not English. 
She is not a teacher. 
She’s not a teacher. 
She isn't a teacher.
Have got


Have got

Examples

I have got a brother.
They have got a swimming pool.
He has got a cat.
Remember!
I have got a brother. = I’ve got a brother.
You have got blue eyes! = You've got blue eyes!
He has got a sister. = He's got a sister.
We have got a cat. = We've got a cat.
They have got a swimming pool.= They've got a swimming pool.
Modals - can and can't

Can 

Examples

I can swim.
They can speak English.
She can ride a bike.
Remember!
You need to add the infinitive after 'can'. 
I can swim. 
You can run fast.
She can ride a bike.
We can speak English.
They can play the guitar.
Be careful!
For negatives you can add ‘n't’ or 'not'.
I can’t drive a car. 
I cannot drive.
Can they speak French? No, they can’t.
Can they speak French? No, they cannot.
Articles

The past

Examples

I saw a lion and an elephant at the zoo.
The lion was scary.
Remember!
We use 'a' before a word that starts with a consonant. We use 'an' before a word that starts with a vowel.
I saw a lion and an elephant.
Like and don't like
Examples
I like chocolate. 
They like the zoo.
We like vegetables.
Remember!
Add an 's' for she, he and it.
She likes apples. 
He likes the park. 
It likes warm water.
Be careful!
For negatives add ‘don’t’ or ‘doesn’t’.
I don’t like chocolate. 
He doesn’t like the zoo. 
They don’t like vegetables.

Possessives

Examples

I have a pen. My pen is red.
We have a car. Our car is fast.
She has a cat. Her cat is nice.

Remember!
I = my 
he = his
you = your 
she = her
we = our 
it = its
Be careful!
The possessive adjective goes before the noun or before the noun and adjective.
I lost my pen.
She played football with her brother.
Pronouns

Present 

Examples

I am from France. I speak French.
They aren’t here. They are on holiday. 
We are hungry. We didn’t eat lunch.
Remember!
He is from France. He speaks French.
She isn’t here. She is on holiday.
It is freezing. It is winter in England.
This, that, these, those

This/ These 

Examples

This is my friend Liz.
That is my friend Daniel playing in the garden.
These are my friends Liz and Sarah. 
Those are my friends Daniel and Nick playing in the garden.
Remember!
You need to add 'is' after this or that in the present. 
This is my friend Liz.
That is my friend Daniel playing in the garden.
Past simple - verb 'to be'

The past 

Examples
I was at my Gran's house yesterday.
You were late for school this morning.
She was with her friends last Saturday.
We were tired yesterday.
Remember!
I was
 you were
 She was
 He was 
It was
 We were
 They were