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  1. To be (in the past tense)

  2. To be + adjectives (past tense)

  3. To be + adjectives + noun (past tense)

  4. Was, Were • Jane and Peter on holiday last year • We in France in 2010 • It cold last Monday • I a bad hairdresser when I was younger • The sentence difficult last week • The children in the garden on Sunday • The child in the garden on Sunday

  5. Answers • Jane and Peter were on holiday last year • We were in France in 2010 • It was cold last Monday • I was a bad hairdresser when I was younger • The sentence was difficult last week • The children were in the garden on Sunday • The child was in the garden on Sunday

  6. Was, Were • She in the house on Saturday • The dog and the cat in the garden yesterday • The man behind the tree at the weekend • Carol and I at University many years ago • We hungry two days ago • The elephants tired last summer • The elephant tired last summer • The children in the shop last month

  7. Answers • She was in the house on Saturday • The dog and the cat were in the garden yesterday • The man was behind the tree at the weekend • Carol and I were at University many years ago • We were hungry two days ago • The elephants were tired last summer • The elephant was tired last summer • The children were in the shop last month

  8. Mr and Mrs Hall were at a restaurant Ben was at/on the beach were in/at the cinema was at the train station

  9. Negatives

  10. Negative Contractions • I was not I wasn’t • He was not He wasn’t • She was not She wasn’t • It was not It wasn’t • We were not We weren’t • You were not You weren’t • They were not They weren’t

  11. Was, Were - Negative • Jane and Peter on holiday last year • We in France in 2010 • It cold last Monday • I a bad hairdresser when I was younger • The sentence difficult last week • The children in the garden on Sunday • The child in the garden on Sunday

  12. Answers • Jane and Peter weren’t on holiday last year • We weren’t in France in 2010 • It wasn’t cold last Monday • I wasn’t a bad hairdresser when I was younger • The sentence wasn’t difficult last week • The children weren’t in the garden on Sunday • The child wasn’t in the garden on Sunday

  13. Was, Were - Negative • She in the house on Saturday • The dog and the cat in the garden yesterday • The man behind the tree at the weekend • Carol and I at University many years ago • We hungry two days ago • The elephants tired last summer • The elephant tired last summer • The children in the shop last month

  14. Answers • She wasn’t in the house on Saturday • The dog and the cat weren’t in the garden yesterday • The man wasn’t behind the tree at the weekend • Carol and I weren’t at University many years ago • We weren’t hungry two days ago • The elephants weren’t tired last summer • The elephant wasn’t tired last summer • The children weren’t in the shop last month

  15. Remember: Auxiliary Verbs

  16. Questions

  17. Was, Were - Questions • … we abroad last week? • … the sentence difficult yesterday? • … the children in the garden on Sunday? • … the child in the garden on Sunday? • … the elephants tired after the show? • … the elephant tired after the show? • … the children in the shop?

  18. Answers • Were we abroad last week? • Was the sentence difficult yesterday? • Were the children in the garden on Sunday? • Was the child in the garden on Sunday? • Were the elephants tired after the show? • Was the elephant tired after the show? • Were the children in the shop?

  19. Was, Were - Questions • … she in the house yesterday evening? • … the dogs in the garden? • … the dog in the garden? • … the woman behind the tree? • … the women behind the tree? • … he a good student last year? • … Jim and Cathy at school?

  20. Answers • Was she in the house yesterday evening? • Were the dogs in the garden? • Was the dog in the garden? • Was the woman behind the tree? • Were the women behind the tree? • Was he a good student last year? • Were Jim and Cathy at school?

  21. Was, Were – Positive & Negative

  22. Answers • were • was • were • was • was • was

  23. Was, Were – Positive & Negative

  24. Answers • were • was • were • was • was • was • were • were

  25. Remember: Auxiliary Verbs

  26. Short Answers: Positive

  27. Short Answers: Negative (1)

  28. Short Answers: Negative (2)

  29. Was, Were • Was the sentence difficult? Yes,… • Were the kids in the garden? No,… • Was the child in the garden? No,… • Were Jane and Peter on holiday last year? Yes,… • Were the elephants tired? Yes,… • Was the elephant tired? Yes,… • Was the woman behind a tree? Yes,… • Were the women behind a tree? Yes,…

  30. Answers • Was the sentence difficult? Yes, it was • Were the kids in the garden? No, they weren’t • Was the child in the garden? No, he/she wasn’t • Were Jane and Peter on holiday last year? Yes, they were • Were the elephants tired? Yes, they were • Was the elephant tired? Yes, it was • Was the woman behind a tree? Yes, she was • Were the women behind a tree? Yes, they were

  31. Was, Were • Was she in the house? Yes,… • Were the dog and the cat in the garden? No,… • Were Carol and Tom friends in the past? No,… • Were the children in the shop? No,… • Was the child in the shop? No,… • Were you (singular) in Germany last week? Yes,… • Were Jim and Cathy at school together? No,…

  32. Answers • Was she in the house? Yes, she was • Were the dog and the cat in the garden? No, they weren’t • Were Carol and Tom friends in the past? No, they weren’t • Were the children in the shop? No, they weren’t • Was the child in the shop? No, he/she wasn’t • Were you (singular) in Germany last week? Yes, I was • Were Jim and Cathy at school together? No, they weren’t

  33. Was, Were

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  36. Answers • 2. wasn't, was • 3. was, were • 4. were, was, wasn't • 5. were • 6. weren't, were