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Cambridge A2 Key (KET) – Exam 1 – Reading and Writing

Part 1 – Questions 1 to 6
Look at the text in each question and choose the correct option.
A: your name Marcus? B: Yes, it

A: you a teacher? B: Yes, I

A: your children here? B: No, they

A: this your suitcase? B: No, it

A: Where this your suitcase? B: No, it Oxford street.

A: it Saturday today? B: No, It Sunday.

A: your friends from the UK? B: No from the US.

A: Hello, Maria. How you? B: fine, thanks.

A: How old Peter? B: I think 30 years old.

A: David and Molly here? B: Yes, next to the door.
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The present simple form of be

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The present simple of the verb be has three forms:

  • I am.
  • He/She/It is.
  • We/You/They are.

they= people and things

We use he for a man, she for a woman, and it for a thing.

  • He‘s a little boy.
  • She‘s beautiful.
  • I like this TV. It ‘s very big.

We use they for people and for things.

  • I love Sara and Jonas. They are my friends.
  • I love these chairs. They are very beautiful.

Don’t forget the subject

We always need a subject before the verb.

  • It is cold. (NOT Is cold) .
  • Sally is a wonderful woman. (NOT Is a wonderful woman).

Contractions or short forms

We use ‘m, ‘s and ‘re with personal pronouns ( I, you, he, etc.)

  • I’m sad.
  • You’re tired.
  • She’s from Scotland.

But we can also use ‘s with names.

  • Laura’sbeautiful.
  • You’re tired.
  • London’s an expensive city.

Contractions in short answers

We can only use contractions in negative short answers. Not in positive short answers.

  • Yes, I am. Yes, they are. (NOT Yes, I’m.)
  • she is. Yes, they are. (NOT Yes, she’s.)
  • She’s Yes, they are. (NOT Yes, they’re.)

be – present simple use

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We use the verb be to talk about:

  • Who we are: I‘m Steven, and this is Isabella. And this is my daughter, Alicia.
  • Age: I‘m 24 years old, and my father is 50.
  • Job: I‘m a teacher, and my wife is a doctor.
  • Nationality: Alex is from Ireland, and Sonia is from Spain.
  • Feelings: I ‘m scared. She is very tired.
  • Colour: : Our dog is black. His eyes are blue.
  • Prices: It‘s seven pounds. This T-shirt is twenty dollars.
  • The weather: It‘s sunny today. It is very cold this morning.
  • The time: What time is it? It‘s ten past four.
  • Descriptions in general: It‘s ten past four. The cars are old and cheap.

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) – Reading

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