English

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

Exercise 1
Using the Verb “To be”
Name Hrach Date Aghekyan

Write the correct form of the verb “To be” in present tense.

Example: I (be) am happy.

I (be) amtired.
I (be) am hungry.
I (be) am late!
Example:
You / We / They (be) are happy.

You (be) are nice.
We (be) are sleepy.
They (be) are funny.
Example: He / She / It (be) is happy.

He (be) is cool.
She (be) is pretty.
It (be) is fast.

Now we’ll use nouns instead of pronouns…
John (be) Is excited.
Tiffany and Uma (be) are my friends.
Ricardo, John and I (be) are watching a movie.
Hadil (be) is kind.
Alisa (be) is young.
The hammer (be) is new.
My mother and father (be)
are cooking dinner.
Rachel (be) is driving to school.
Nikkos and Billy (be) is playing at the park.
The students (be) is studying English.
The test (be) are hard!
My best friend (be) is coming to my house.

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

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.
Name Date

The bag (be) blue.

am
are
is

The rocks (be) hard.

am
are
is
The children (be) young.

am
are
is

Thomas (be) nice.

am
are
is
The game (be) difficult.

am
are
is

They (be) tired.

am
are
is
I (be) thirty years old.

am
are
is Susan and Juan (be) married.

am
are
is
Teddy (be) my friend.

am
are
is

We (be) in English class.

am
are
is

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

Exercise 3
Using the Verb “To be”

Name Date

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) is nice wise.
2) The sun (be) is not hot.

3) The children (be) is not eating bananas. They (be, not) is not eating apples.
4) I (be) is not happy. I (be, not)
Is not sad.
5) The racecar (be) is fast. It (be, not) is not slow. 6) My friend (be) is not 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.
●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

Exercise 4
Using the Verb “To be”
Write the correct form of “to be” in present tense.
Name Date
My name (be) is (1) John. I (be) am (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) is (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) is (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) is (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) is 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) is (9) pretty rough, especially when they (be) is (10) hungry.
The last thing I do (be) am (11) feed the chickens. That (be)

is (12) easy. I just throw some food down on the ground and they run out and eat it. While the chickens (be) is (13) eating, I go into their house to collect their eggs. Chicken eggs (be) is (14) really good to eat. They (be)
are (15) easy to cook too. That is what I do in the mornings. I (be)

is (16) pretty busy.

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

Exercise 5
Using the Verb “To be”

Name Date

Write the correct form of “to be” in present tense.

Tess and Jen is (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 are (2) you?”
“Hey girl,” says Jen. “I am (3) doing fine. What is (4) going on? What
it (5) you doing today?”

“Oh,” says Tess, “I am_ (6) doing anything special. I don’t have any plans.”

“That is (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.”
“ is(8) we eating dinner together?” “No, that is (9) it.”
“Okay. Are we going to the soccer game together?”

“No. It is (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 are (11) moving away.”

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

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.
Name Date

I (be) tired yesterday.

was
were
You (be) happy yesterday.

was
were

We (be) sad yesterday.

was
were
They (be) busy yesterday.

was
were

He (be) angry yesterday.

was
were
She (be) sleepy yesterday.

was
were

It (be) cold yesterday.

was
were

Practice writing sentences using the verb “to be” in past tense.

1)

2)

3)

●●●ReadTheory.Org © 2010
EnglishForEveryone.Org © 2008

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.
Name Date

I (be) tired last night.

was
were
You (be) happy last night.

was
were

Richard and I (be) excited last night.

was
were
Javier and Roberto (be) lazy last night.

was
were

Julian (be) angry yesterday.

was
were
Rachel (be) sleepy yesterday.

was
were

The movie (be) scary. I don’t want to watch it again.

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

was
were

Jonathan (be) hungry. So, he ate a sandwich.

was
were
My mom (be) helping the teacher at school yesterday.

was
were

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s