be (= am/is/are/was/were) + verb ending in ing
|I’m trying to concentrate.|
|It is snowing.|
|What are you doing tomorrow?|
|Is she going swimming?|
|I was sleeping when Emily came to the house.|
|Thomas wasn’t crying.|
|What were you doing yesterday when I came to your house?|
be + past participle
am/is/are + past participle (= passive present simple)
was/were + past participle (=passive past simple)
|I am never allowed to have sleepovers at my house.|
|Lemonade is made from lemons.|
|The bedrooms are cleaned every day.|
|My laptop was repaired yesterday.|
|She was caught stealing.|
|The churches were built a decade ago.|
|Was the bill paid?|
|Were you born in the 1990s?|
have/has + past participle (=present perfect)
|I have cleaned my bedroom.|
|She has cooked dinner for the family.|
|They have washed the dishes.|
|Mum has booked our holiday|
|Has she done her homework?|
|Where have the kids gone?|
do/does/did + infinitive
do/does + infinitive (=present simple)
did + infinitive (= past simple)
|I don’t like cleaning up.|
|He doesn’t eat from fast food takeaways.|
|Dad does go to the supermarket often.|
|She did do her homework.|
|What time did Eastenders come on yesterday?|
Be/have/do in present and past tenses Exercises..
Use the words given to create your own present and past continuous sentences.
Fill in the missing gaps appropriate verbs ending in -ing.
Dad is __________________. He went to bed very late.
We are hungry. Mum is ___________________ sandwiches for us.
It is cold. It is _____________________ a lot.
Rosie was ___________________________ yesterday because she got hurt.
They were _________________________ because they were late.
Complete the sentences so that they are in the form of: have/has + participle to form present perfect sentences.
I have ______________________________________________________________
She has _____________________________________________________________
We have _____________________________________________________________
Mum has _____________________________________________________________
Choose the appropriate phrase to fit into the missing gaps.
don’t do don’t like does live doesn’t go does go
I like iced coffee, but I ____________ normal coffee.
They often _____________their homework.
She _________________ out a lot.
Kevin _________________ to the supermarket very often.
He _____________ all alone.
Challenge: create 3 passive present simple and 3 passive past simple sentences.