We use be in many situations:
1. to talk about people and places etc.
1. Sagar is my best friend.
2. Kutubminar is in New Delhi.
3. Ravi and Kavi are intelligent students.
4. I’m from Rajasthan.
2. to talk about the time & weather:
1. It’s ten o’ clock.
2. It’s hot today.
3. It’s a rainy day today.
3. to describe people, things etc.:
1. My Father is a doctor.
2. Mr. Sharma is a teacher.
3. Butterscotch is my favourite ice cream.
4. to say how old people are:
1. I’m 18 years old and my sister is 15.
5. to say how we feel:
1. I’m very happy today.
2. She’s hungry
3. Raj is tired.
6. to answer the telephone:
1. Hello, this is Alka.
2. Who is there?
We use the short form when we are speaking or writing a friendly letter:
We're on holiday in Kashmir. It's very cold here.
Using the long form in speaking often implies emphasis.
We can use a short form after a singular noun but not if the noun ends in ch, sh, x, z, s:
The taxi’s here.
This cake's nice.
This watch is expensive.
The dish is tasty.
That buzz is loud.
A. has B. have C. was D. does
A. Do B. Does C. Am D. Have
A. was B. were C. am D. are
A. Are B. Am C. were D. Is
A. Are you participating in the talent show?
B. Our school organizes a talent show every year.
C. Hari played violin in the talent show.
D. Karina and Kim are playing an important role in our play.
A. You will receive a copy next week.
B. Did I send you the documents?
C. I am mailing the documents.
D. I did not receive your letter.
A. chased B. where C. jungle D. chasing
A. red, pile B. discovered
C. discovered, pile D. chestnuts, squirrel
A. swung B. deliberately
C. tree, foot D. axe, swung
A. has B. having C. did D. have
1. B; 2. B; 3. B; 4. D; 5. C; 6. A; 7. D; 8. B; 9. A; 10. D