UNIT 1 SESSION 1 GREETINGS :VERB TO BE, WH QUESTIONS AND GREETINGS

  1. OBJECTIVO

El estudiante está en la capacidad de comprender de forma oral y escrita, diálogos cortos utilizando saludos y despedidas.
El estudiante es capaz de interactuar con sus compañeros en diálogos sobre saludos y despedidas.

2. GRAMMAR FOCUS

-“TO BE “Ser- estar,

–  Wh questions

–  Greetings

3. PODCASTS

Pronouns and the verb (to be) in the present simple tense

WH – QUESTIONS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1142_greeting/page2.shtml

LESSON  # 1

Greetings

 

Meeting someone for the first time:

 

We usually say :’good morning/good afternoon, nice to meet you’, when we meet someone for the first time.

(apart from ‘ How do you do’ which is formal.

 

The answer could be :’nice to meet you too’ or ‘same here’.

‘nice meeting you’ is to tell him/her good bye.

 

meeting a colleague:

 

‘Good morning/good afternoon, how are you?’

The answer could be: ‘Fine, thank you/thanks, how about you?’

‘Have a nice day/evening/weekend’, to tell him/her good bye.

 

Less formal: meeting friends

 

‘Hi, how are you doing?’

The answer could be: ‘I’m good/ok…how about you?’

‘Take care/take it easy’, to say good bye

FORMAL AND INFORMAL GREETINGS

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INTRODUCING PEOPLE  PRACTICE

1

This is my friend, Brad

Read and practice    

CONVERSATION 1

Karol: Hi Billy, This is Brad

Billy: Hi Brad. I’m Billy.

Brad: Nice to meet you, Billy.

Billy: Nice to meet you too.

Brad: I’m a new student here.

Karol: Oh really, and how old are you?

Brad: I’m 23

Billy: Ok, I’m 26. Hey! Let’s go to class.

PRACTICE

I.   INTRODUCING YOURSELF. omplete the dialogue

Maggy: Hello, ____________ is Maggy.

Rachel: ___________________ is Rachel

Maggy: ___________________ Rachel

Rachel: Nice ______________.

I’m sorry What is your _______ name?

Maggy: Oh! It’s Smith S-M-I-T-H.

Rachel: Ok, mine is Davis.

VERB TO BE 

The verb to be is a very important verb in the  English language because it helps us explain the  condition or characteristics of people and things. In the study of grammar, we  say that this verb shows state of being. This verb is very irregular. It is  important to know its correct forms in the past, present, and future tenses. Let’s  take a look at the PRESENT TENSE.

Simple present tense with ‘be’

The verb ‘be’ is different from the other verbs in this tense. Let’s look at ‘be’ first:

Here’s the positive form (positive means a normal sentence, not a negative or a question. This is sometimes called ‘affirmative’)

Positive Positive Short Form
am I‘m
you are you‘re
he is he‘s
she is she‘s
it is it‘s
we are we‘re
they are they‘re

Next, here’s the negative. It’s very easy. You only add ‘not’.

Negative Negative short form
am not I‘m not
you are not you aren’t
he is not he isn’t
she is not she isn’t
it is not it isn’t
we are not we aren’t
they are not they aren’t

And finally let’s talk about the question form of the present simple with ‘be’.

Firstly, here’s the ‘yes / no’ question form:

Yes / No Questions
am I ?
are you ?
is he ?
is she ?
is it ?
are we ?
are they ?

If you’d like to make a ‘wh’ question, you just put the question word at the front:

Wh Questions
where am I ?
what are you ?
why is he ?
who is she ?
when are we ?
how are they ?

 PRACTICE 

TO BE PRACTICE 1 
Write the correct verb form for each sentence. 

1) I _______ sleepy. 6) We _______ busy.
2) You _______ handsome. 7) You _______ all awake.
3) He _______ short. 8) They _______ beautiful.
4) She _______ friendly. 9) The teacher _______ kind.
5) It _______ cold today. 10) The students _______ intelligent.

TO BE PRACTICE 2
Circle the correct verb for each sentence. 

1) Sara [ am / is / are ] a teacher. 6) His cat [ am / is / are ] black.
2) Jan and Sue [ am / is / are ] here. 7) The students [ am / is / are ] sleepy.
3) I [ am / is / are ] at home. 8) It [ am / is / are ] warm today.
4) A cat [ am / is / are ] soft.  9) I [ am / is / are ] very busy.
5) My cat [ am / is / are ] gray. 10) Watermelons [ am / is / are ] tasty.

 

 

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