Intermediate Level
Lesson 1


Intermediate English
Lesson 1 - Greetings

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Review of Present Tense
and the Verb to be


to be

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Affirmative Negative
I am (I'm)
   I am not (I'm not)
Am I _____?
     Yes, I am.          No, I'm not.
He is (He's)
He is not (He's not, He isn't)

She is (She's)
   She is not (She's not, She isn't)

It is (It's)
   It is not (It's not, It isn't)

Is he _____?
     Yes, he is.         
No, he isn't.

Is she _____?
     Yes, she is.          No, she isn't.

Is it _____?
     Yes, it is.          No, it isn't.

You are (You're)
You are not (You're not, You aren't)

They are (They're)
   They are not (They're not, They aren't)

We are (We're)
   We are not (We're not, We aren't)

Are you ____?
     Yes, I am.         
No, I'm not.

Are they _____?
     Yes, they are.          No, they aren't.

Are we _____?
     Yes, we are.          No, we aren't.

(Contractions in parentheses)
(Negative in red)


Present Tense

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Affirmative & Negative Question
I            walk.
You       don't walk
Do you walk?
    Yes, I do.
    No, I don't.
He         walks
She       doesn't walk
Does he walk?
    Yes, he does.
    No, he doesn't.

(Negative in red)

You add "s" on the end of the verb in the third person singular (he, she, it).  If the verb already ends in an "s", "ch", "sh", "x", or "o", add "e" and then "s".  If the verb ends in a consonant and then "y", change the "y" to an "i" and then add "es".

walk - walks
wash - washes
try - tries


Make the first part of the sentence affirmative and the second part negative.

I/have/car/computer (Note - There is a comma in these sentences before the word "but.")

1.  They/like/apples/bananas

2.  John/eat/hamburgers/pizza

3.  Cheri/watch/TV/movies

4.  Our friends/go/to parties/to bars

5.  He/read/magazines/newspapers

6.  They/drink/tea/coffee

7.  We/study/English/Spanish


Correct the errors in the verbs in the sentences below.

He washs the dishes.

1.  The baby crys a lot.

2.  Mary work at the university.

3.  She dosen't speak English.

4.  Helen don't like to drink coffee.

5.  Will play soccer on the weekends.

6.  She isen't scared of spiders.

7.  Philip doesn't lives in an apartment.


Find the Mistake

Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. Rosa is Mexicanian.

2. Kim speak Japanese. 

3. Miguel is Espanish.

4. They speak Inglish.

5. She don't speak Japanese.


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