Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Verb "Be" in Present Tense

"Form and Light" by Oscar Bluemner, 1914














1. an intelligent person.

2. our classroom.

3. not home right now.

4. Nevada far from here?

5. at the camera store.

6. not at home. Please, leave a message.

7. our new secretary. Congratulations.

8. my car keys. Thank you for finding them.

9. The packages in front of your door.

10. a very intelligent student.

11. on the table.

12. at work. She'll be home soon.

13. a teacher at City College.

14. Are the at the house on Third Street?

15. expensive.

16. Los Angeles a large city.

17. an English teacher.

18. The salespeople very helpful. They will answer your questions.

19. 8:30 right now. The class is beginning.

20. not in Chicago yet. The plane is still in the air.

21. very good nurses.

22. These the wrong size.

23. My Mario Sanchez.

24. from Mexico.

25. five o'clock. We're going home.

26. The books in those boxes.

27. your pencils? No, they aren't.

28. closed on Mondays.

29. not home right now.

30. Are these windows clean?






Sunday, June 19, 2011

Information Questions. Choose the Words.

"The Couple in Lace" by Max Ernst














1. the first class of the day begin?
It begins at 8:30am.

2. Mr. Evans doing?
He's writing a letter to his friend.

3. you like to go for vacation?
I like to go to the beach.

4. Roberto going home now?
Because he doesn't feel very well.

5. Mr. and Mrs. Jones usually eat dinner?
Around 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm. It depends on when they finish work.

6. the children to school on Mondays?
Their father takes them because their mother works early on Mondays.

7. are these? I found them on this desk.
I think they're Alan's books. He was sitting there.

8. the buses so slow this morning? I've been waiting for twenty minutes.
They're always slower on the weekend.

9. Maria know how to cook so well? Her piaya is excellent.
She's been cooking it since she was a child.

10. they leaving for Los Angeles?
Next Wednesday, I believe.

11. your children have to walk to school?
Not far. Only about four blocks.

12. the first thing you do when you get to work?
I drink coffee.

13. Mary and Steve do their laundry?
Once a week.

14. your neighbors trying to do right now?
They're trying to clean their car.

15. the first class of the day begin?
It begins at 8:30am.

16. that window?
It's three feet wide.

17. crying?
I'm crying because I'm sad.

18. your son go to school in the morning?
He has to be there at 8:00 am.

19. play tennis?
They play tennis in the park.

20. wash his family's clothes? Does his apartment building have a washing machine for the tenants?
No, it doesn't. He washes his clothes at the laundromat.

21. coffee do you like?
I like Nicaraguan coffee.

22. your two younger sisters?
Let me think. Silvia is 5 feet 3 inches, and Ana is 5 feet 4 inches.

23. doing? I don't want to disturb her.
She's reading right now, but I'll tell her you called.

24. Tom and Mary going this afternoon?
I don't know. They didn't tell me.

25. you usually get up every morning?
I usually get up around 7:00 am.

26. Jose come to class more often?
Because his work schedule changes a lot.

27. playing soccer with today?
They're playing soccer with their friends.

28. usually go after school?
She usually goes to the supermarket after school.

29. you like, the green one or the red one?
I like the red one.

30. does Maria have?
She has three children, two boys and one girl.

31. the capital of California?
It's Sacramento.

32. it begin to get cold?
It begins to get cold in November.

33. tennis players do?
They play tennis.

34. the Giants playing this weekend?
They're playing in Chicago.

35. your daughter like to dance with?
She likes to dance with her fiance.

36. I found this jacket yesterday.
I think it's Paul's jacket.

37. they naming their new baby girl?
They're naming her Ana.

38 there on your block, on your side of the street?
There are about ten houses, I think.

39. you usually have for breakfast, Carlos?
I usually have cereal with bananas and strawberries.

40. celebrate Christmas every year?
We celebrate Christmas on December 25th every year.






Saturday, June 4, 2011

Present Simple Tense - Fill the Blanks.

"Casa Sobre El Puente" (House Over a Bridge)
1909, Diego Rivera




















1. Tom every day from 9:00am to 5:00 pm. (work)

2. Tom and I work at 5:00 pm. (finish)

3. Mary to school four nights a week. (go)

4. She a Level Two class at Mission Campus.(attend)

5. her sister also to Mission Campus? (go)

6. Mrs. Wilson one dog and one cat. (have)

7. Both her dog and her cat bowls. (have)

8. My grandmother always me a tie for my birthday. (give)

9. Jule and Roger in San Francisco. (live)

10. they the bus to work or drive? (take)

11. I always carefully. (drive)

12. It always in January and February. (rain)

13. it ever in June in San Francisco? (rain)

14. Mr. Jones usually breakfast for his family on Sunday. (make)

15. After breakfast, they usually to church. (go)

16. Mr. Jones Monday to Friday? (work)

17. Our fall classes every August. (begin)

18. Our students from many different countries. (come)

19. Sylvia from El Salvador? (come)

20. The bookstore at 9:30 every Tuesday and Wednesday. (open)

21. Mario in the front row every day. (sit)

22. this class at 8:30? (begin)

23. These students always the lesson in their notebooks. (write)

24. Susan very clearly. (write)

25. John how to use a computer? (know)

26. David is a baker. He bread and cookies. (bake)

27. When Elaine English? (study)

28. She English Monday night to Thursday night. (study)

29. your children in the playground everyday? (play)

30. Yes, they in the playground every afternoon after school. (play)



Dialogue Workout A - Present Simple Tense Practice
Dialogue Workout B - Present Simple Continued