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Using To Be Verbs to Describe Emotion

by Jordan V. | English and Writing FREE

12 Lessons 24:57
  1. 1. Trailer 1:04
  2. 2. Introduction: Using the BE verb to describe emotion 1:32
  3. 3. Overview: Affirmative, Negative, and Question Structure for BE + adjective 2:47
  4. 4. Affirmative Sentences: Subject + BE + Adjective 4:22
  5. 5. Quiz: Affirmative Sentences with BE + adjective 0:56
  6. 6. Answers to Quiz: Affirmative Sentences with BE + adjective 1:46
  7. 7. Negative Sentences: Subject + BE + not + adjective 2:38
  8. 8. Quiz: Negative sentences with subject + BE + not + adjective 0:59
  9. 9. Answers to Quiz: Negative Sentences with BE + not + adjective 1:48
  10. 10. Questions: BE + subject + adjective 4:12
  11. 11. Quiz: Questions with BE + subject + adjective 1:01
  12. 12. Answers to Quiz: Questions with BE + subject + adjective 1:52

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To be verbs are important. We have many different words to describe emotions in English, for example "bored", "angry", and "excited". How do you use these emotions in a sentence? What grammar do you need to describe these emotions?

In this ESL lesson, we will study the structure [subject + BE + adjective] and practice the affirmative, negative, and question forms. Let's begin!


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