Unit 1 Dialogues - Introductions
Hi, Sylvia! How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. How are you?
I'm very well!
Hi, my name's Tyler.
Nice to meet you, Tyler. My name's Sylvia.
It's nice to meet you too. Sylvia.
Hi, Tyler! How are you?
Oh, I'm OK. How about you?
I'm great, thanks.
What's your name?
My name is Tyler Saunders. What's your name?
My name's Sylvia. It's nice to meet you, Tyler.
Nice to meet you too. Where are you from?
I'm from China.
1. Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns tell which person or thing we are speaking about.
The personal pronouns in English are:
2. Verb "to be"
The verb "be" means to exist.
It is a linking verb, it links a subject and a thing connected with that subject.
The present simple forms of "to be" are as follow:
3. First Sentences
English is a Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) language - meaning that sentences are made with the subject first, then the verb, and finally the object. Using the above grammar we can now make basic English sentences, for example:
- I am a teacher
- She is happy
- They are students
Languages like French and Chinese are also SVO languages, but other languages are different. For example, Japanese, Korean and Persian are Subject-Object-Verb languages, so you wouldn't say "She is happy", you'd say "She happy is"!