Lesson 40. Who was That?
Strong and weak forms: Auxiliary verbs
|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?
|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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