Grammar 1 | True Beginner | CEFR A1

Be Simple Present

Listen to four conversations about people in a family.
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Conversation #1

A: I like your family photos. Who is this?
B: That is my dad. He is a doctor.
A: Wow. He is very tall.
B: Yes, he is
A: Is this your mom?
B: Yes, she is a doctor too.
A: Wow, smart family.

Conversation #2

A: Who are these people?
B: That is my husband. In this picture, he is at work.
A: Is he a fireman?
B: Yes, he is. And this is my daughter
A: Wow, she is so cute.
B: Yes, she is cute!

Conversation #3

A: Who are the people in this picture?
B: That is my older brother and younger sister.
A: Oh, what do they do?
B: My sister is a pilot. My brother is a farmer.
A: Wow. They have cool jobs.
B: Yes, they do!

Conversation #4

A: And who are these people?
B: Those are my grandparents.
A: Oh, do they live in town?
B: No, they live in the country. They have a farm.
A: How nice!
B: Yeah, I go there often.

Present Simple - Be


Affirmative Negative
I am a student.
You are a student.
He is a student.
She is a student.
It is a desk.
They are students.
We are students.
I am not a teacher.
You are not a teacher.
He is not a teacher.
She is not a teacher.
It is not a desk.
They are not teachers.
We are not teachers.

Introducing People

You can use this, that, these, and those to introduce people.

Looking at a picture
A: Who is this?
B: That is my dad. He is a teacher.
A: Who are these people?
B: Those are my friends. They are nice.

In person
Let me introduce you to my family.
This is my wife. These are my children.

Note: In some languages, using this, that, these, and those to introduce people is not polite. In English, it is normal.

Interjection / Reactions

Wow! = good feeling
Nice! = good feeling
Great! = good feeling
Oh! = good feeling

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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