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Verb “To Be” Lesson Plan + Presentation | ESL Lessons

Lesson plan

Lesson: “Verb To Be”

Time: 30 minutes

Context: Introducing yourself and other people 

Lead-in:

– Set the context by showing the student 3 different questions on the board: 

  • How often do you meet new people?
  • What are the first words you say to someone you are meeting for the first time? 
  • What is happening here? (Show picture)

-Talk to the student to set the context and break the ice.

Transition:

Show the student a slide with a picture of a person introducing other people. Ask him/her what they think is happening there and the words they could use in that situation. 

MPF

-Show the student a slide with 3 examples of the verb To Be in 3 different sentences:

  • -Hello, I am Craig and this is my friend Mark
  • -Hi Craig! I’m Anna and they are my roommates Laura and Joseph. 

-Explain to the student the function of the verb To Be in this context.  

– Show the student another slide with all the personal pronouns and elicit the correct form of the verb to be for each one of them. Show them the answers on the slide. 

-Show the phonemes of the 3 forms of the verb to be in this case and drill the pronunciation.

  • Am 
  • Is 
  • Are

On another slide, show them these examples and practice the pronunciation of the contractions:

  • I’m a good student
  • She’s my best friend
  • He’s my father
  • It’s raining heavily
  • We’re very happy

They’re really pretty

Controlled practice

-Show the student some exercises in which they have to fill in some blanks with the correct form of the verb To Be. Correct them and reinforce possible mistakes. 

Freer practice

-Ask the student to introduce himself and to introduce his 2 best friends using the TL.

 

Workbook

Complete the sentence with the correct form of the verb be: am, is, are.

1 – I ___ a teenager.
2 – He ___ a young boy.
3 – It ___ a notebook.
4 – She ___ a French teacher.
5 – We ___ students.
6 – They ___ mechanics.
7 – You ___ policemen.
8 – We ___ from Canada.
9 – I ___ Edward, nice to meet you.
10 – The weather ___ cold.

Unscramble the sentences

11 – are / These / parents. / my
12 – funny. / is / Robert / so
13 – garage. / the / in / car / The / is
14 – tests. / are / The / difficult / not / very
15 – My / is / nice / me. / aunt / to
16 – are / These / kids / my
17 – you / Are / surprised?
18 – fascinating. / is / book / That
19 – good / I / a / football / am / player.
20 – my / are / friends . They / best

Answer key

Complete the sentences with the correct personal pronoun: I, you, he, she, it, we, and they.

1 – The show starts at 11pm. It is on Saturday.

2 – Madonna isn’t an actress. She is a singer.
3 – My sister and I want to go to the concert, but we don’t have money.
4 – I love Titanic! It is my favorite movie.

5 – My parents are doctors. They spend long hours at the hospital.
6 – Marc studies really hard. He is the best student in his class.

7 – Thanks for the roses. They are beautiful.
8 – Bogota is a cold city. It is the capital of Colombia.
9 – Where are your keys? – They are here.
10 – My name is Wanda. I am Australian.

Complete the sentences with the correct personal pronoun in the parentheses.

11 – We are watching a movie. (My mother and I)
12 – It is very difficult. (Spanish)

13 – She likes romantic movies. (Laura)

14 – They are domestic animals. (Cats and dogs) 

15 – He said I need some vacations. (My father)

16 – He always wants to help me in the kitchen. (My son)

17 – She speaks English very well. (Tania)

18 – They take piano lessons with me. (Robert and James)

19 – It is ringing. (The telephone)

20 – They go to church every Sunday. (My family)