Lesson 40. Who was That?
Strong and weak forms: Auxiliary verbs
Lesson 40; Part A
|We often use the weak forms of these verbs:|
am is are was were have has do does can could
|Listen and repeat.|
1 I'm(w) ready.
2 It's(w) raining again.
3 Are(w) you coming?
4 You're(w coming, aren't you?
5 Who was(w) that?
6 The shops(w) were all closed.
7 What have(w) you got in your hand?
8 Has(w) the programme started?
9 What do(w) you want for Christmas?
10 Where does(w) your sister live?
11 You can(w) stay here if you like.
12 Could(w) you spell your name for me, please?
Lesson 40; Part B
|But if one of these verbs is stressed because it is especiallyimportant, or because we want to show a contrast, we use the strongform. Listen and repeat.|
1 A: Are you ready? B: Yes, I am(s).
2 A: It isn't raining, is it? B: Yes, it is(s).
3 A: I'm not very good at English. B: Of course you are(s)!
4 A: Is your father a teacher? B: He was(s), but he's retired now.
5 A: How many people are there in your class ... ten? B: There were(s) ten, but one left last week.
6 A: Have we met before? B: I don't think we have(s).
7 A: Has it started? B: Yes, come on, it has(s)!
8 A: I don't like this music. B: Oh, I do(s).
9 A: Does the supermarket open on Sundays? B: I think it does(s).
10 A: I can't open this door. B: Let me try. Maybe I can(s).
11 A: Can you play tennis? B: Not now. I could(s) when I was younger.
|Is your father a teacher?|| Have we met before?|
|Listen, and notice the weak forms underlined.|
It was winter. It was late. It was dark. It was snowing.
I was walking along a street.
There was nobody else in the town.
I could see a light in a window.
I could hear someone shouting.
"You'rе too late! We were here, all the time.
We were waiting for you,but now it's too late!" Then I woke up.
It was a dream!
Listen again and repeat
Listen and mark the underlined words w (weak) or s (strong).
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