“To be, or not to be…”
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Hello. I’m Ernesto. I’m from Brazil. I’m twenty-three (23) and I’m single.
Michelle is my sister. She’s a student. She’s twenty-two (22).
Mary and I are friends. We both are thirty (30) years old. We are colleagues and neighbors.
Tip: Use the short forms for speaking.
- My name is David. I’m American. I’m from New York.
- My name is Mrs. Grant. My phone number is 549-4782.
- My name is Mary Johns. My address is 738 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida. My license number is 921DCG. My social security number is 044-35-0862.
- My name is Jennifer. My apartment number is 4-B.
- My name is Mr. Smith. My e-mail address is teacherTom@worldnet.com.
@ – at
.com – dot com
- She isn’t a nurse.
- My brothers aren’t twins.
- We aren’t English.
- My mother isn’t an English teacher.
- They’re not managers.
Yes/No Questions and Short Answers
Say Yes, I am / Yes, he is etc. (don’t say
Yes, I’m / Yes, he’s).
- Are you a doctor? – Yes, I am.
- Is your husband home? – No, he isn’t.
- Are you busy? – Yes, I am.
- Are they your classmates? – No, they aren’t.
- Are you married? – No, I’m not.