A0 Activity for the Verb Be

Work on 5 basic structures using the verb be that are useful for introducing yourself and others for beginners.

His name is Matt.
He is British.
He is from London.
He is a teacher.
He is thirty-two years old.

You don’t know my friend Matt, but look how many ways we can use the verb be to introduce somebody. That’s what this activity is all about: pounding these basic structures into your learners’ minds while memorizing the forms of be in the present simple. Easy enough!

Give a copy to every student or pair and correct as a class after everyone finishes. Next, have everyone write 5 sentences about themselves and present to the class. If you’ve already started working on questions, have students ask their partners questions to get these 5 sentences so they can present each other to the class. Finally, have each student introduce a celebrity by using these 5 sentences while the others guess.

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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