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Aug 16, 2014

Wh- Questions using "Be" Verb

In my previous post, I wrote about framing simple sentences(affirmative,negative,interrogative) and yes/no questions using Pronoun and "Be" verb.

Now, Let's learn to ask questions using "be" verb.

Wh- Questions are asked to get information.

What is used to ask about an object or an idea.

When is used to ask about time.
Why is used to know about the reason.
Where is used to ask about the place.
Who is used to know about the person.


Wh- Questions using "Be" Verb

What are you?

What is he/she/it?
What are they?

When is it?

Why is it?

Where am I?
Where are you?
Where is he/she/it?
Where are they?

Who am I?
Who are you?
Who is he/she/it?
Who are they?

Example Sentences

Who is Sachin Tendulkar?
He is an cricketer.

Who are Obama and Modi?

They are Politicians.

Where are John and Jack?

They are at home.

Where is India?

It's in Asia.

What is Jasmine?

It is a flower.

What are Lion and Tiger?

They are animals.

When is  your marriage?

It's on 1st January.

When are you coming?

I am coming on Sunday.

Aug 12, 2014

Pronouns and Be - Basic Important English Lesson

Pronouns and Be

Learn spoken English and grammar with Pronouns and "Be" verb.

If you want to learn a language,first learn pronouns.

Then for framing basic sentences,the next very important thing is learning  "to be" verb.

Pronoun and Be

Personal(Subject) Pronouns Example Sentences 

First Person - Singular 
I am Yashika.
I am a girl.
I am fine.
I am happy.
I am tall.
I am young.

Second Person - Singular and Plural

You are a football player.(Singular)
You are smart students.(Plural)

Third Person - Singular
He is a doctor.
He is a boy.
She is a dancer.
She is a girl.
It is a pen.
It is sour.
It is cold.
It is hot.

First Person - Plural
We are artists.

Third Person - Plural
They are musicians.

How to frame simple affirmative,negative,interrogative and imperative sentence using Pronouns and "Be" verb?

 Read the simple example sentences given here.

Affirmative sentences 
 I am a student.
You are good.
He is an actor.
She is a dancer.
It is a dog.
We are friends.
They are astronauts.

Negative sentences
 I am not a student.
You are not good.
He is not an actor.
She is not a dancer.
It is not a dog.
We are not friends.
They are not astronauts.

Affirmative Contractions 
 I'm a student.
You're good.
He's an actor.
She's a dancer.
It's a dog.
We're friends.
They're astronauts.

Negative Contractions 
 I'm not a student.
You aren't good.
He isn't an actor.
She isn't a dancer.
It isn't a dog.
We aren't friends.
They aren't astronauts.

Contractions and Not(another negative form)

 I'm not a student.
You're not good.
He's not an actor.
She's not a dancer.
It's not a dog.
We're not friends.
They're not astronauts.


Am I a student?
Yes,I am a student.
No,I'm not a student.
Important : For yes/no answers,use contractions only for negative(No)short answers.
Are you good?
Is he an actor?
Is she a dancer?
Is it a dog?
Are we friends?
Are they astronauts?


Am I not a student?
Are you not good?
Is he not an actor?
Is she not a dancer?
Is it not a dog?
Are we not friends?
Are they not Astronauts?

Interro-negative Contractions

Aren't I a student?
Aren't you good?
Isn't he an actor?
Isn't she a dancer?
Isn't it a dog?
Aren't we friends?
Aren't they astronauts?

Question Tags (used only while speaking)

Affirmative sentences with Negative tags
I am a student,aren't I?
You are good,aren't you?
He is an actor,isn't he?
She is a dancer,isn't she?
It is a dog,isn't it?
We are friends,aren't we?
They are astronauts,aren't they?

Negative sentences with Positive Tags

I'm not a student,am I?
You're not good,are you?
He's not an actor,is he?
She's not a dancer,is she?
It's not a dog,is it?
We're not friends,are we?
They're not astronauts,are they?


Be good.
Let's be friends.

Imperative Sentence gives commands,orders,requests and instructions and it always starts with a verb.
Imperative sentence using verb "to be".

You(singular&plural) Imperative form : Be
We - Imperative form : Let's be

Imperative sentence is made with infinite verb(to be)but without to. Eg : Be happy.
Be careful.
Be good.
Be polite.
Be silent.
Be here on time.
Be there at 10 am.

Urgent/emphasis(add you)

You be good.
You be calm.

Request(add do/please/kindly)

Do be good.
Do be polite.
Do be calm.
Please be silent.
Kindly be silent.

Let's be good.
Let's be polite.
Let's be calm.

By the end,you must be able to frame simple sentences and yes/no questions.

Jul 21, 2014

Blacky Wishes

1. Black Goggles +1's my look.So I like wearing it.To me BLACK is an all time trendy color.It easily gets matched with my dresses.I want to be very careful in my personal style and look as it projects me to the outside world.In my view,Goggle is an important accessory which has an impact on my look. I opted Black Goggles because it best suits my skin color and  also matches my black hair and eye color.

2. Black Pen looks sublime.Black color(Parker) pens I use particularly for exams as it builds my confidence and helps to maintain a good attitude.

3.Black Footwear - Black color gives perfect stylish look.It is an elegant color and definitely compliments all kind of outfits is my belief.Dress and all accessories are important for perfect look.Specifically, footwear gives the finishing beauty for our look.So preferably I opt black footwear.

4.Black Masks are really terrifying.I woo to use it to frighten my kith and kin in midnight on their birthdays.Wearing black mask and making others feel creepy is an excellent game to play in dark room.

5.Black Gadgets( Laptop) I love as it is mesmerizing,appealing,attractive,stylish,elegant and beautiful to my eyes.Mainly using black gadgets gives me a sense of pride.

black color

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at

Jul 15, 2014

5 Effective Steps to Teach English for Kids

Step 1 : Letter Reading,that is,Teaching Alphabets to read and write.

Step 2 : Word Reading.Teach most commonly used words relating to a object or person or an animal.Show the objects,name them and then spell it them to your kids.

If your child is 4-5 years old,then he/she must be familiar with alphabets and some common words like this.
Eg : FAN,TAP,RAT,CAT,BOY,GIRL,COT,MAT,FAT,HAT,BAT,BALL,CAP,TALL.Phonics learning is a long process and don't expect your child to master over it in a short time.You introduce more words to them and the different sounds helps them to understand phonics gradually.

Step 3 : Your next step must be to make them read simple sentences.So what I suggest is to teach them the primary and very important (to be) verb conjugation.Teaching this conjugation will be a good start to your child for both reading and English speaking.

In young years,it is the visual learning which helps your kid to understand easily.Showing a ball,you can easily teach kids what it is and how to spell it.But it is not the case when you want to teach basic verbs like am,are,is etc.

We know pronouns are the beginners in the sentences and are followed by the verbs.Instead of teaching pronouns separately,I feel teaching them with verb make more sense.

If you teach this primary conjugation they will read verbs which are difficult to read alone together with pronouns.

By this,you can teach your kids the powerful words like "are" and "is" which are used to frame the sentence in English.

Reading and speaking both we must concentrate from young age.

Teaching "I" ends your child there itself.Teaching " I am" helps them to continue and think after that.

I feel this is the more structural way to learn as it helps in reading,writing and speaking English.

Show your kids with actions and teach them the following.Picture example is given for " I am".

I am 

With " I am" teach simple sentences

I am Yashika.
I am tall.

Additionally if you introduce them some adjectives  like thirsty,beautiful,kind.They learn to use it while speaking.

I am beautiful.
I am thirsty.

Don't teach such big words now for writing or reading.Just introduce them many words when you are speaking to them.

i am

You are
You are good .
You are smart.

Teaching basic action verbs like running,walking will be also more useful to them to start speaking.
He is

He is running.

She is

She is singing.

It is
It is hot.
It is cold.
It is a cot.
It is a ball.

We are 

We are friends.
We are students.

They are

They are elders.
They are teachers.

With this basic conjugation together with common verbs,adjectives and objects - your can help your kids to frame tonnes of sentences.

Step 4 : Show comic strips,picture stories and ask them to say what they can see in the picture.Ask them to say in their own words.In this way you can teach new words and make them to learn a lot visually.

Step 5 : Bilingual teaching helps a lot.Teach English with the help of your mother tongue it reaches their mind easily.Don't forget introduce more and more words to them while you speak as it increases their vocabulary.

Jul 10, 2014

Learning English in Chunks

Chunks are group of words which are used together.Learning chunks helps to frame the sentences easily and correctly.Knowing chunks of a language is a must for fluent speaking.

Eg : We will describe wind as " a strong wind " not as " a powerful wind ".

Although the words "Strong" and "powerful" conveys the same meaning,the word "strong" is used in common.Like this,the words which are commonly grouped and used together are called as chunks of a language.This type of linking words together is called collocation.

Eg :  Bread and Butter is a common collocation.We won't say butter and bread.

Compare to idioms and phrases,learning chunks greatly assists in speaking English more naturally and confidently.

When you know chunks of a language,you can frame the sentence with group of words and need not struggle to build the sentence word by word.
collocation and chunks

List of chunks
  1. utter disaster
  2. remote area
  3. vague reply
  4. the ups and downs in life
  5. warm welcome
  6. go ahead
  7. clear up
  8. comparative analysis
  9. commonly referred
  10. creative thinking
  11. ethical principle
  12. financial aid
  13. gain insight
  14. welfare scheme
  15. visual representation
  16. technical support
  17. the bride and groom
  18. developing world
  19. social responsibility
  20. younger generation
  21. Do me a favor
  22. sense of humor
  23. terrible accident
  24. upside down
  25. out of my mind

Reading and listening is crucial for learning the chunks of a language.

Jun 29, 2014

Which Decade are You?

How will you refer your age in terms of decades?

Just check it out!

                 Age Group

Denarian:  10-19 yrs old
Vicenarian: 20-29 yrs old
Tricenarian: 30-39 yrs old
Quadragenarian: 40-49 yrs old
Quinquagenarian: 50-59 yrs old
Sexagenarian: 60-69 yrs old
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan

Septuagenarian: 70-79 yrs old
Octogenarian: 80-89 yrs old
Nonagenarian: 90-99 yrs old
Centenarian: 100-109 yrs old
Supercentenarian: 110 years old and above

EG.,- Rajni Kanth(63) is a stylish sexagenarian actor.A person who is between 60 and 69 years old are referred as Sexagenarian.

Jun 27, 2014

How will you draw your Robot?

Hi Kids,With basic shapes like square,rectangle and circle you can try drawing your robot.

Do you know?
Drawing helps to improve your imagination skill.

Easy Robot Drawing for Kids
robot drawing

Basket Drawing for Kids

Hi Kids, What you must know to draw this basket?
It's very easy.If you know to put lines and curves then drawing a basket is not a wonder for you.

Hello Parents,Drawing helps in brain development.So encourage your young ones to practice drawing.

basket drawing

Jun 24, 2014

Lovely Dessert

A mouth-watering dessert is a perfect end for the perfect meal.

Serving food with beautiful Borosil glassware makes it more perfect.

Smooth creamy ice cream with melted chocolate topping is teamed with rich brownie cake in the bottom surrounded with nuts. Borosil crystal clear serving plate enriched its texture, which urges and makes everyone irresistible to taste and left everyone with mouth-watering.

When it was tasted,ah! it just melts in my mouth.

What a marvelous good great and delicious dessert and how good to taste it in a exquisite Borosil plate.

Jun 11, 2014

11 Amazing Vocabulary Phrases

English Phrases
  1. Every day I start my work at the crack of dawn. - very early morning
  2. I am blogging  for my bread and butter for Donkey's years. -living(in terms of money) ie., regular income, long years
  3. Blogging about single topic is really a Donkey Work which I hate to do.- hard,boring and repetitive work.
  4. The key to boost income is a tough nut to crack.-ways to,very hard
  5. Choosing blogging as a career is really scraping the barrel for me to earn income.- using worst idea/things as no other option available.
  6. Every day I fight to carve out time for blogging.-create

    English phrases
  7. I blog about interesting topics and try to butter up my readers. - flatter
  8. Announcing contests and prizes will make my blog popular?Money doesn't grow on trees.So I don't want to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.- money not available in surplus so must not spend more,using more efforts/force than necessary
  9.  I'm keyed up about my writing style. - anxious
  10. But I don't want to feel blue thinking about my current situation.- feeling sad
  11. Catch you later.Now I m going to crack on with my newspaper.- continue