General English Level 1 V 3
UNIT 01 Who am I? TOPIC 02 About me
LANGUAGE FOCUS 15 Yes/no questions and short answers with the verb 'to be'
 
In the interview, Tom asks Amy these questions
Tom:
What's your address?
Amy:
My address is apartment 4, number 6 King Street, Roseville.
Tom: Is Amy your Chinese name?
Amy: No it's my English name.

We ask questions in 2 different ways.

What question: What is your marital status? I'm single.
Yes/no question: Are you single? Yes, I am.

You are a student.
Question: Are you a student?
Answer: Yes, I am.
No, I'm not.

We can answer a yes/no question in two ways: long and short.

Question: Are you single?
Long answer: Yes, I am single.
Short answer: Yes, I am.

Most people use short answers.

Examples

Question Short answer
Am I late? Yes, you are.
Are you a student? Yes, I am.
Is she Japanese? No, she's not.
Is he a teacher? Yes, he is.
Is it your Chinese name? No, it isn't.
Are we students? Yes, we are.
Are you friends? No, we're not.
Are they married? No, they aren't.

Now go to 16 PRACTICE Student ID card.

 

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