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How Are You? Beginning English with the Verb "To Be"

Read the conversations below:

Ken: Hello, My name's Ken. What's your name?
Jack: Jack. How are you?
Ken: I'm fine, and you?
Jack: Great. Where are you from?
Ken: I'm from Seattle.

Ken: Where is that girl from?
Jack: She's from Japan
Ken: How old is she?
Jack: She's twenty-six

Complete the conversation. Click on the arrow to see the answer.

Mary: Hello. My Mary. What's name?
Peter: Peter. How you?
Mary: I'm and you?
Peter: OK, you from?
Mary: from Ireland.

The above conversations used the verb "to be". Look at the conjugation charts of the verb "to be"

Positive

I am from Seattle.
He
She
It
is from Toronto.
We
You
They
are from Japan.

Negative

I am not (I'm not) from Seattle.
He
She
It
is not (isn't) from Toronto.
We
You
They
are not (aren't) from Japan.

Questions

Where am I from?
Where is he
she
it
from
Where are we
you
they
from?

Read the text below

My name is Ken Beare and I'm a teacher. My address is Green Street, 19 and my telephone number is . I'm 39 years old and I'm married. My daughter, Katherine, is two and half years old. My wife, Barbara, is Italian. She is a bank teller.

Fill in the gaps in this paragraph. Click on the arrow to see the answer.

My name Mario and a doctor. My is York Avenue, 23 and my . 45 years and I'm married. My son, Peter, ten . My wife, Giorgia, is American. She a lawyer.

Write a short paragraph about you!

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