Man: What’s Bob doing?
Woman: He’s working outside. He’s cutting the grass.
Man: Isn’t he playing tennis today?
Woman: No, he isn’t. His partner can’t play today.
Man: Oh, that’s too bad.
Woman: Yeah, he isn’t happy about it.
Man: Who’s Mary talking to?
Woman: She’s talking with Joe.
Man: What are they talking about?
Woman: They’re discussing the upcoming party.
Man: Isn’t that next week?
Woman: No, it’s next month.
Man: What are we having for
Woman: I’m making fried rice.
Man: That’s not very healthy.
Woman: Well, you’re welcome to make dinner yourself.
Man: No, no, no, I’m not complaining. That’s fine.
Woman: Well, I’m glad you agree.
Man: What’re you doing?
Woman: I’m going to the park.
Man: I thought we’re going shopping.
Woman: Oh, oops. I’m sorry. I forgot.
Man: It’s OK. Do you still want to go?
Woman: Yeah! I’m game if you are.
Contractions - Be - Present Tense
I am / I’m / I’m not
(Q) What are you doing?
(A) I’m playing tennis.
(N) I’m not doing anything.
(N) I ain’t doing anything. (slang)
You are / You’re / You’re not / You aren’t
(Q) Where am I going?
(A) You’re going home.
(N) You’re not going to work.
(N) You aren’t going to work.
He is / He’s / He’s not / He isn’t
(Q) What is he doing?
(A) He’s working.
(N) He’s not working.
(N) He isn’t working.
She is / She’s / She isn’t / She’s not
(Q) When is she leaving?
(A) She’s leaving tomorrow.
(N) She’s not leaving until tomorrow.
(N) She isn’t leaving today.
It is / It’s / It’s not / It isn’t
(Q) Is it working?
(A) It’s working.
(N) It’s not working.
(N) It isn’t working.
They are / They’re / They’re not / They aren’t
(Q) What are they doing?
(A) They’re talking.
(N) They aren’t talking.
(N) They’re not talking.
We are / We’re / We’re not / We aren’t
(Q) What are we buying?
(A) We’re buying a car.
(N) We aren’t buying a car.
(N) We’re not buying a car.
Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!
Grammar Listening Practice
No, he isn’t. His partner can’t play today.
I might retire this year.
I do not like living there because the winters are really cold.
I’m meeting my mom for dinner.
I want something, but not just anything.