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  • Hi, everybody.

  • In this video, we're going to learn how to make questions using 'what' and 'be' verbs

  • Okay. Now when we have one thing,

  • we have to use the 'be' verb 'is'.

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It is a watch.”

  • It is a watch.”

  • It's one thing, so I have to say 'a'.

  • “a watch.”

  • I can also use the contraction for 'it is',

  • it's”.

  • Okay, now listen.

  • It's a ….”

  • It's a ….”

  • It's a watch.”

  • It's a watch.”

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It's a marker.”

  • It's a marker.”

  • Okay. Now, there are two highlighters.

  • Okay, two.

  • We use 'are'.

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They are highlighters.”

  • They are highlighters.”

  • We have more than one, so we have to sayare”.

  • And we have to put an 's' at the end.

  • Again, we can use a contraction for 'they are':

  • they're”.

  • They're highlighters.”

  • They're highlighters.”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They're markers.”

  • They're markers.”

  • Okay. We're going to look at some examples and I'm going to ask some questions.

  • We please try to answer them.

  • Listen carefully and answer withIt's a” orThey're”. 

  • Let's look at the first one.

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It's a key.”

  • It's a key.”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They're keys.”

  • They're keys.”

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It's a chair.”

  • It's a chair.”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They're chairs.”

  • They're chairs.”

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It's a cat.”

  • It's a cat.”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They're cats.”

  • They're cats.”

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It's a house.”

  • It's a house.”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • They're houses.”

  • They're houses.”

  • Now let's focus on pronunciation

  • and saying these fast. Okay

  • English speakers speak very quickly,

  • so you have to practice as well.

  • Okay. “What is it?” 

  • Okay, let's try it faster three times.

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • What is it?”

  • It sounds like one word.

  • Okay, and the answer is also very fast.

  • It's a…”

  • It's a…”

  • It's a…”

  • It's a pencil.”

  • It's a chair.”

  • It's a marker.”

  • Okay.

  • When we have more than one, we say, “What are they?”.

  • Let's do it fast three times.

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • What are they?”

  • Okay.

  • And when you answer. “They're…” 

  • They're pencils

  • They're chairs

  • They're markers

  • Okay, so this video was 'what' and 'be' verbs.

  • I hope you understood, and I'll see you in the next video.

  • Bye.

Hi, everybody.

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