English Grammar Exercises for A1 – be and have got

1. Write affirmative or negative sentences with the correct form of the verb be.

they / cousins ✗

 They aren’t cousins.

she / from Croatia ✗

 ________.

you / at school ✗

 ________.

I / a student ✓

 ________.

we / hungry ✓

 ________.

you / on holiday ✗

 ________.

I / 27 years old ✗

 ________.

he / from Spain ✗

     ________.

Show answers

2 She isn’t from Croatia.  

3 You are at school.

4 I’m a student.

5 We aren’t hungry.

6 You aren’t on holiday.

7 I’m not 27 years old.

8 He isn’t from Spain.

2. Put the words in the correct order to make questions. Then write short answers.

seventeen / are / you

 __________.?

 ________ ✗

they / from / Britain / are

 __________.?

 ________ ✓

cold / today / it / is

 __________.?

 ________ ✗

in / we / an English lesson / are

 __________.?

 ________ ✓

she / is / very tall

     _________.?

     ________ ✗

Show answers

1   Are you seventeen? No, I’m not.

2   Are they from Britain? Yes, they are.

3   Is it cold today? No, it isn’t.

4   Are we in an English lesson? Yes, we are.

5   Is she very tall? No, she isn’t.

3. Write true sentences. Use the affirmative or negative form of have got.

1 I ____________ a bike.

2 We ____________ computers in all our classrooms.

3 best friend ____________ brown eyes.

4 parents ____________ two cars.

5 I ____________ a pet.

6 teacher ____________ black hair.

Show answers

1 have / haven’t got

2 have / haven’t got

3 has / hasn’t got

4 have / haven’t got

5 have / haven’t got

6 has / hasn’t got

4. Look at the table. Write questions and short answers with the correct form of have got.

Liam

Zoe

a skateboard

a smartphone

a dictionary

a bike


1 Liam / a skateboard?

 __________.?

 ________

2 Zoe / a skateboard?

 __________.?

 ________

3 Liam and Zoe / smartphone?

 __________.?

 ________

4 Liam / a dictionary?

 __________.?

 ________

5 Liam and Zoe / bikes?

     _________.?

     ________

Show answers

1 Has Liam got a skateboard? Yes, he has.

2 Has Zoe got a skateboard? No, she hasn’t.

3 Have Liam and Zoe got smartphones? Yes, they have.

4 Has Liam got a dictionary? No, he hasn’t.

5 Have Liam and Zoe got bikes? No, they haven’t.

5. Complete the email to a penfriend. Use be and have got, affirmative, negative and interrogative.

To: lucy@email.com

Hi Lucy,

name 1 _____. Emily. I 2 _____. seventeen years old. How old 3 _____. you?

home town is Bristol, in England. But I 4 _____. English – I’m American. parents 5 _____. from California. I 6 _____. lots of cousins in the USA. Where 7 _____. you from?

This 8 _____. a photo of me. I 9 _____. brown hair and blue eyes. I 10 _____. a brother – his name is Jake, and he 11 _____. blue eyes too – but I 12 _____. a sister. And we 13 _____. a cat called Charlie. He 14 _____. a year old and very friendly.

15 _____. you 16 _____. any brothers and sisters?

Write soon!

Emily

Show answers

1 is / ’s   2 am / ’m   3 are   4 ’m not   5 are

6 have got / ’ve got   7 are   8 is   9 have got / ’ve got

10 have got / ’ve got   11 has got / ’s got   12 haven’t got

13 have got / ’ve got   14 is / ’s   15 Have   16 got