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.

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.

No, it isn’t.

d Yes, she is.

e Yes, we are.

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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b _________

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c _________

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d   _________

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b _________

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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 _____