Complete the sentences with the forms of to be in the present simple (am, is, are).
- I am at home.
- She is not at home in the morning.
- We are in the park.
- This is my new laptop.
- Our friends are on their summer holidays.
- Uncle George is a good football player.
- The dog is under the table.
- He is very funny.
- The shoes are white.
- You are right.
- Susan is good at tennis.
- They are in the house.
- His T-shirts are cool.
- My sister is a good swimmer.
- She is in Italy.
Change the verb into the correct form:
1. London is (be) in England.
2. The summer is (be) hot.
3. She drives (drive) very well.
4. They open (open) the store at 8:00.
5. Linda is (be) a very pretty girl.
6. I (have) several jobs.
7. Water boils (boil) at 100 degrees.
8. Water freezes (freeze) at 0 degrees.
9. My sister speaks (speak) English.
10. He has (have) a big apartment.
11. A triangle has (have) three corners.
12. My birthday (be) in June.
13. Books have (have) pages.
14. Dogs are (be) good friends.
15. I work (work) hard.
At the library – giving personal information
Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.
My BFF is Evelina & Iveta & Mari & Eva & Ester.
My BFF is Evelina. She is black haer and brown eyes. She has small nose. She is beautiful garl. She is very kinde girl. I love my BFF Evelina.
My BFF is Iveta. She has brown haer and brown eyes. Iveta has small nose. She is happy girl. Iveta is very kinde girl. I love my BFF Iveta.
My BFF is Mari. She has gold haer and brown eyes. Mari has small nose. She is lady girl. She is very kinde girl. I love my BFF Mari.
My BFF is Eva. She has brown haer and brown eyes. Eva has small nose. She is good girl. She is very-very kinde girl. I love my BFF Eva.
My frend is Esther. I love her very much. She has brown hear and brown eyes. Esther has small nose. She is pretty girl.
Mother’s Day, holiday in honour of mothers that is celebrated in countries throughout the world. In its modern form the holiday originated in the United States, where it is observed on the second Sunday in May. Many other countries also celebrate the holiday on this date, while some mark the observance at other times of the year. During the Middle Ages the custom developed of allowing those who had moved away to visit their home parishes and their mothers on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. This became Mothering Sunday in Britain, where it continued into modern times, although it has largely been replaced by Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. Although Jarvis had promoted the wearing of a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother, the custom developed of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased. Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, who played mothering roles. What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts, however, and, in protest against its commercialization, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into being.
Festivals honouring mothers and mother goddesses date to ancient times. The Phrygians held a festival for Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, as did the Greeks for the goddess Rhea. Likewise, the Romans adapted the practice to their own pantheon. Some countries have continued to observe ancient festivals; for example, Durga-puja, honouring the goddess Durga, remains an important festival in India.