Beginner 2 | Lesson #1 - Be Verbs - Present Simple

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Aimee and Todd talk about their favorite things.
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Todd: Hey Aimee, how are you today?

Aimee: I'm good, thanks Todd. And you?

Todd: I'm good. Pretty good. Let's talk about your favorite things.

Aimee: OK.

Todd: What is your favorite food?

Aimee: Ooh! My favorite food is avocado.

Todd: Avocado?

Aimee: Honestly.

Todd: Wow!

Aimee: How about you?

Todd: My favorite food is pizza, I think. I love pizza.

Aimee: Oh, me too!

Todd: It's so good.

Aimee: It's so delicious.

Todd: Yeah.

Aimee: And what is your favorite movie?

Todd: Well, my favorite movie is Star Wars.

Aimee: Classic!

Todd: I know. And you? What is your favorite movie?

Aimee: Well, I do love Star Wars too, but my favorite movie Ferris Beuller's Day Off.

Todd: Ooh! I like that movie a lot. Very good. Very good. So I was in high school the same time as the movie

Aimee: Were you?

Todd: Yeah!

Aimee: Great!

Todd: So cool. Who is your favorite actor?

Aimee: My favorite actor is Jean Reno.

Todd: Hmm, the Frenchmen.

Aimee: Yes. Yes, he's French, but he's been in a lot of American movies too.

Todd: Yeah, I like the movie Leon.

Aimee: Love it!

Todd: It's very cool.

Aimee: Yes, I agree. How about you?

Todd: My favorite actor is Brad Pitt, so I like Brad Pitt a lot.

Aimee: He's great.

Todd: Yeah, he is good.

Aimee: Very talented.

Todd: Ah, who ... I'm sorry ... what is your favorite season?

Aimee: My favorite season is probably Spring. I think. It's ... the cool of winter has passed and it's not too hot yet, so I think Spring. How about you? What's your favorite season?

Todd: Oh, my favorite season is the Fall or Autumn. I love the Fall. I love the colors. It is not hot. It is not cold, and they are many holidays, and my birthday is in the Fall.

Aimee: They are great reasons to love Autumn.

Todd: So, when is your birthday?

Aimee: Actually, my birthday is also in Autumn. My birthday is in October.

Todd: Oh, wow! Me too. My birthday is also in October. What day?

Aimee: 14th!

Todd: 14th!

Aimee: And you?

Todd: The second. Cool! So next year let's have a birthday party together.

Aimee: OK.

Todd: October birthday party.

Aimee: Good idea.

Todd: So what is your favorite city?

Aimee: My favorite city is probably Osaka.

Todd: Oh, in Japan.

Aimee: Yes, yes. So far. Yes, Osaka is very noisy and colorful and the people are very open and talkative, so I really enjoy Osaka.

Todd: Nice.

Aimee: How about you? What's your favorite city?

Todd: I think my favorite city is Barcelona.

Aimee: Ooh, in Spain.

Todd: Yeah, it's very nice.

Aimee: It is.

Todd: It's warm. It's beautiful. The food is delicious.

Aimee: Yes.

Todd: People are nice.

Aimee: Yes.

Todd: But it's expensive.

Aimee: Right.

Todd: A little bit.

Aimee: Yeah.

Todd: But Osaka is expensive.

Aimee: That's true.

Todd: Very expensive.

Aimee: Yeah.

Todd: OK, thanks.

Aimee: Thanks, Todd.

Todd: Bye.

Aimee: Bye.

 

Present Tense
Subject Pronouns + Be + Noun

First Person / Singular
I am a teacher.
I am not a student.

Second Person / Singular
You are a student.
You are not a teacher.

Third Person / Singular
She is a doctor.
She is not a nurse.

Third Person / Singular
He is a cook.
He is not a waiter.

Third Person / Singular
It is a desk.
It is not a table.

First Person / Plural
We are a soccer team.
We are not a baseball team .

Second Person / Plural
You are students.
You are not teachers.

Third Person / Plural
They are friends.
They are not enemies.

Subject Be + Noun
I am (not) a cook.
You are (not) a nurse.
She is (not) the boss.
He is (not) a coach.
It is (not) a desk.
You are (not) together.
They are (not) a team.
We are (not) friends.

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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