- A simple beginner clip
for more practice with "be"
in the present simple.
- Introduction to "Whose",
the possessive form of
Always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train your ears! It's a good idea to watch several times until you feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this rule.
"Be" is the most common English verb, i.e., the verb used most often in all variations of the English language according to the Oxford dictionary. Have comes in second place, and do in third place. The first 14 lessons in Real English® feature "be" as the main verb of each of these lessons, in very different contexts.
Note that the possessive pronoun/adjective "whose" is also featured in this lesson. Although "whose" might not be considered a beginner structure by some teachers, it's a good fit for this clip!
In the quizzes, we watch 2 or more dialogues of people having different favourite colours, and the student identifies the person or people concerned, providing a simple introduction to the notion of "possession".
And thanks to Tracy who says that her favourite colour is definitely green, adverbs are also introduced.