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  • Hi, everybody.

  • In this video, I'm going to talk about how to make questions using subjective pronouns

  • and 'be' verbs.

  • Okay.

  • So, let's take a look at the board.

  • So, this example sentence says.

  • “I'm a student”.

  • Okay.

  • Remember, “I'm” is just a contraction for “I am”.

  • Okay.

  • So, “I'm a student”.

  • “I am a student”.

  • They mean the same thing.

  • Now when we want to make a question,

  • we just have to make a simple change. It's very easy.

  • All you have to do is put the 'be' verb in the front.

  • Okay.

  • So, “Am I a student?”.

  • Am I a student?”.

  • The 'be' verb comes in the front.

  • Okay.

  • I also want you to listen to my intonation.

  • When I say it in a sentence, “I'm a student”.

  • “I'm a student”.

  • Okay, then when I say it in a question.

  • Am I a student?”.

  • Am I a student?”.

  • Notice my intonation goes up for the question.

  • Okay, now there are two possible answers for this question.

  • Am I a student?”.

  • The answers you can say are: “Yes, I am”.

  • Yes, I am”.

  • Okay.

  • And, “No, I'm not”.

  • No, I'm not”.

  • Okay.

  • We're going to look at some more examples.

  • Please make sure you repeat after each example.

  • Let's look at the first one.

  • Am I…?”.

  • Am I a girl?”.

  • Yes, I am”.

  • Am I a boy?”.

  • No, I'm not”.

  • Am I a singer?”.

  • Yes, I am”.

  • Am I a friend?”.

  • No, I'm not”.

  • Now, we're going to talk abouthe isandshe isand how to use them in questions.

  • So let's look at the sentence on the board.

  • He's a doctor”.

  • Or

  • She's a doctor”.

  • Remember, “he's” andshe's” are contractions forhe isandshe is”.

  • The 'be' verb there is 'is'.

  • So, when we make a question, we have to move the 'be' verb to the front.

  • Okay.

  • So we put 'is' in the front.

  • Is he a doctor?”.

  • Is she a doctor?”.

  • Okay.

  • Very easy.

  • Just put the 'be' verb in the front.

  • Now I want you to listen to the intonation again.

  • He's a doctor”.

  • Okay.

  • The intonation is going down.

  • Is he a doctor?”.

  • In the question, again, the intonation goes up.

  • Okay.

  • Now when you answer, they are several possible answers you can give.

  • So

  • Yes, he is”.

  • Or

  • Yes, she is”.

  • Okay.

  • That's easy.

  • When you come to know, this is where it gets a little tricky, but you can do it.

  • No, he isn't”.

  • Okay, “isn't” is a contraction foris not”.

  • Okay.

  • No, he isn't”.

  • Or

  • No, she isn't”.

  • Okay, so you can useshe isn't”, “he isn't”.

  • Another answer you can give isNo, he's not”.

  • Or

  • No, she's not”.

  • You already know this is a contraction for 'he is' and 'she is'.

  • So, “No, he's not”.

  • No, she's not”.

  • Okay.

  • So these are both common.

  • And they're both ok to use.

  • Okay.

  • So, remember, we can give two different answers for 'no'.

  • Alright, now we're going to look at some more examples.

  • Please make sure you repeat after each example.

  • Is he…?”, “Is she…?”.

  • Is he a man?”

  • Yes, he is”.

  • Is he a cowboy?”.

  • No, he isn't.”

  • Is she a woman?”

  • Yes, she is”.

  • Is she a cowgirl?”.

  • No, she's not.

  • Now, we're going to move on to 'it is'.

  • Okay.

  • And how to use that in a question.

  • So, let's look at the board.

  • It's a dog”.

  • Okay, we have the contractionit's”.

  • Remember, “it's” is a contraction forit is”.

  • The 'be' verb is 'is'.

  • When we make a question, remember, we have to put the 'be' verb in the front.

  • Is it a dog?”

  • Is it a dog?”

  • Okay.

  • The intonation goes up for the question.

  • Is it a dog?”

  • Okay.

  • Now, there are several answers you can give.

  • The first one isYes, it is”.

  • Yes, it is”.

  • Okay.

  • When you sayno”, you can give two answers.

  • No, it isn't”.

  • No, it isn't”.

  • Remember, “isn't” is a contraction foris not”.

  • Okay.

  • We can also sayNo, it's not”.

  • No, it's not”.

  • It's” is a contraction forit is”.

  • Okay.

  • So again, remember, we have these two answers for 'no', but they're both common and

  • they're both ok to use when you sayno”.

  • Okay.

  • We're going to look at some more examples.

  • Please make sure you follow and repeat after each one.

  • Is it…?”.

  • Is it a book?”.

  • Yes, it is”.

  • Is it a chair?”.

  • No, it isn't”.

  • Is it a shoe?”.

  • Yes, it is”.

  • Is it a car?”.

  • No, it's not”.

  • Now, we're going to move on toyou areand put that in a question.

  • Okay.

  • On the board the sentence says.

  • You're a boy”.

  • Remember, “you'reis a contraction foryou are”.

  • The 'be' verb is 'are'.

  • So we have to put that in the front of the question.

  • Are you a boy?”

  • Are you a boy?”

  • Okay.

  • When we answer, it's very simple.

  • We can say, “Yes, I amorNo, I'm not”.

  • Okay.

  • We're going to look at some more examples.

  • Please follow and repeat after each one.

  • Are you…?”

  • Are you a Korean?”

  • Yes, I am.”

  • Are you a clown?”

  • No, I'm not.”

  • Are you a nurse?”

  • Yes, I am.”

  • Are you a dancer?”

  • No, I'm not.”

  • Now, let's talk aboutwe areand how to use that in a question.

  • Okay.

  • So the sentence here says, “We're teachers”.

  • Okay.

  • We'reis a contraction fromwe are”.

  • So the 'be' verb 'are' goes in the front.

  • Are we teachers?”

  • Are we teachers?”

  • Okay.

  • When we answer, we can say several things.