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  6. Discuss the following questions in pairs or small groups
  7. Discuss the following questions in pairs or small groups
I am a genius aren’t I? - Yes, I am./No, I am not.
He   a teenager   he? - Yes, he is./No, he isn’t
She is a Londoner isn’t she? - Yes, she is./No, she isn’t
It   far from here   it? Yes, it is./No, it isn’t.
We       we? -Yes, we are./ No, we aren’t.
You are in the city centre aren’t you? - Yes, you are./No, you aren’t.
They       they? - Yes, they are./ No, they aren’t.
I am not a schoolboy am I? - No, I’m not./ Yes, I am.
He isn’t married is he? - No, he isn’t./ Yes, he is.
She isn’t at home is she? - No, she isn’t./Yes, she is.


It isn't easy, is. it? - No, it isn't. / Yes, it is.
We   You   They     aren't old, are We? — No, we aren't. / Yes, we are.   you? - No you aren’t / Yes, you are.   they? -No, they aren't / Yes, they are.


Exercise 11. Give the correct tag to these sentences.

  1. Your mother is thirty-seven years old, isn’t she?
  2. It's her birthday today, isn’t it?
  3. I'm not in class now, amI?
  4. You aren't married, are you?
  5. They are Russian, aren’t they?
  6. I'm fond of hard rock, aren’t I?
  7. Alice isn't very friendly, is she?


Exercise 12. Ask questions about the information in italics. Example: My mother is 50. — How old is your mother?

1. I'm from a small town in the South of Russia. /Where are you from?

2. Yes, Linda is a first-year student. /Is Linda a first-year student?

3. Tom and Sue are sociable and very intelligent. /What kind of people are Sue and Tom?

4. My sister is fond of classical music. /Who is interested in music?

5. I am a bank clerk. /What are you?

6. Today Tony is at home because it's Sunday. /Why is Tony at home today?

7. His home telephone number is 678-899. /What is his telephone number?

8. It's 4 o'clock and you are at work. /Why are you at work?

E. Bazanova, Moscow, Drofa.

Revision test

– Put in am, is or are.

  1. The weather _is_ very nice today.
  2. I amnot tired.
  3. This case is very heavy.
  4. These cases are very heavy.
  5. The dog is asleep.
  6. Look! There is Carol.
  7. I am hot. Can you open the window, please?
  8. This castle is one thousand years old.
  9. My brother and I are good tennis players.

10. Ann is at home but her children are at school.

11. I am a student. My sister is an architect.


– Write full sentences. Use am/is/are each time.

  1. (my shoes very dirty) ___My shoes are very dirty___.
  2. (my bed very comfortable) My bed is very comfortable.
  3. (your cigarettes in your bag) Your cigarettes are in your bag.
  4. (I not very happy today) I am not very happy today.
  5. (this restaurant very expensive) This restaurant is very expensive.
  6. (the shops not open today) The shops are not open today.
  7. (Mr. Kelly's daughter six gars old) Mr. Kelly’s daughter is six years old.
  8. (the houses in this street' very old).The houses in this street are very old.
  9. (the examination not difficult). The examination is not difficult.

10. (those flowers very beautiful).Those flowers are beautiful.

– Write positive or negative sentences. Use am/am not/is/isn't/are/aren't.

  1. (Paris/the capital of France) Paris is the capital of France.
  2. (I/interested in football) _I’m interested in football.
  3. (I /hungry) I am (not) hungry.
  4. (it/warm today) It is(isn’t) warm today.
  5. (Rome/in Spain) Rome is not in Spain.
  6. (I/afraid of dogs) I am(not) afraid of dogs.
  7. (my hands/cold) My are(aren’t) cold.
  8. (Canada/a very big country) Canada is a very big country.
  9. (the Amazon/in Africa) The Amazon is not in Africa.

10. (diamonds/cheap) Diamonds aren’t cheap.

– Write questions from these words. Use am/Is/are.

  1. (your mother at home?) _Is your mother at home?
  2. (your parents at home?) Are your parents at home?
  3. (this hotel expensive?) Is this hotel expensive?
  4. (you interested in art?) Are you interested in art?
  5. (the shops open today?) Are the shops open today?
  6. (the park open today?) Is the park open today?

– Write questions with What/Who/How/Where/Why ...? Use am/is/are.

  1. (what colour your car?) What colour is your car?
  2. (where my key?) Where is my key?
  3. (where my socks?) Where are my socks?
  4. (how old your father?) How old is your father?
  5. (what colour his eyes?) What colour are his eyes?
  6. (why John angry with me?) Why is John angry with me?
  7. (how much these shoes?) How much are these shoes?
  8. (who your favourite actor?) Who is your favourite actor?
  9. (why you always late?) Why are you always late?


– Write positive or negative short answers (Yes, I am/No, he isn't etc.).

  1. Are you married? _No, I’m not.
  2. Are you tall? _Yes, I’m.
  3. Is it cold today? Yes, it is./No, it isn’t.
  4. Are you a teacher? No, I am not.
  5. Are you tired? Yes, I am./No, I am not.
  6. Is it dark now? Yes, it is./No, it isn’t.
  7. Are your hands cold? Yes, they are./No, they aren’t.
  8. Are you hungry? Yes, I am./No, I am not.
  9. Is your father tall? Yes, he is.
  10. Is it sunny? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t.

Raymond Murphy, Essential Grammar in Use.

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

I goto bed at 11.00 p.m. (go)

Jack speaks fluent French. (speak)

Her children enjoy game shows and cartoons. (enjoy)

She always tells funny jokes. (tell)

My sister and I often try to read newspapers in En­glish. (try)

People use personal computers at home. (use)

It takes him about half an hour to get home from college. (take)

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