English Grammar Exercises for A1 – be, possessives and pronouns

1. Complete the sentences. Use the affirmative form of be.

1) You __________ from Australia.

2) English teacher __________ Mr Simpson.

3) Tom and Betty __________ in class.

4) I __________ seventeen years old.

5) pencil __________ in bag.

6) We __________ at home.

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1) ’re   2) is   3) are   4) ’m   5) is   6) ’re

2. Write sentences. Use the negative form of be.

1) This coffee / hot

      This coffee isn’t hot.

2) Sam / in the classroom

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3) We / eighteen years old

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4) They / from New Zealand

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5) I / hungry

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2) Sam isn’t in the classroom.     3) We aren’t eighteen years old.

4) They aren’t from New Zealand.     5) I’m not hungry.

3. Put the words in the correct order to make questions. Then match the questions with answers a-f below.

1) Martin / name / your / is / ?

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2) you / are / Ireland / from / ?

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3) at / home / is / dad / your / ?

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4) teachers / and Harry / are / Neil / ?

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5) Joanna / and I / American / are / ?

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6) Sarah / is / hungry / ?

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a Yes, he is.

b No, they aren’t.

c No, it isn’t.

d Yes, she is.

e Yes, we are.

f Yes, I am.

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1) Is your name Martin?     2) Are you from Ireland?

3) Is your dad at home?     4) Are Harry and Neil teachers?

5) Are Joanna and I American?     6) Is Sarah hungry?

1) c   2) f   3) a   4) b   5) e   6) d

4. Look at the information in the chart. Then listen to six sentences. Are they true (T) or false (F)?

Name

Liam

Clare

Age

18

19

City / country

New York, USA

Chicago, USA

Favourite food

pizza

ice cream

1)

F

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

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1) F   2) T   3) F   4) T   5) T   6) F

Transcript

1) Liam is nineteen years old.

2) Liam and Clare are American.

3) Liam is from New Orleans.

4) Clare is from Chicago.

5) Clare is nineteen years old.

6) Liam’s favourite food is ice cream.

5. Write true short answers.

1) Is your English teacher a man? ________.

2) Is your Workbook green? ________.

3) Is yellow your favourite colour? ________.

4) Are your school friends British? ________.

5) Are you at school? ________.

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6. Write the possessive adjectives for the personal pronouns.

1) I        ___ ________

2) you   ____________

3) he     ____________

4) she   ____________

5) it       ____________

6) we    ____________

7) you   ____________

8) they ____________

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2) your   3) his   4) her   5) its   6) our   7) your   8) their

7. Match 1-6 with pictures a-f below. Complete the sentences with this, that, these and those.

1) ___ is mum.

2) __ are your pens.

3) ___ is his bike.

4) ___ are our sisters.

5) ___ is schoolbag.

6) ___ are our books.

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a These are your pens.

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d _________

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c _________

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b 1 That is mum.

c 4 Those are our sisters.

d 5 This is schoolbag.

e 3 That is his bike.

f 6 These are our books.

Challenge!

Write four more true sentences about you, your family and friends.

1) I’m from ____________

2) _____

3) _____

4) _____

5) _____

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