Unit 1 – Write a Biography

Unit 1 – Get to know your favorite celebrity

In this unit we will create a Facebook Page about your favorite celebrity:

You need to know the present simple, present continuous and the past simple to be able to do this.

Present tense:

For the present tense, we use it for habits or truths, things that will not likely change for a while. We also use it for characteristics, likes and dislikes.

  1. I,You,They, We – love (no s)
  2. he, she – loves (with an s)

Affirmative sentences with adverbs of frequency.

  1. I go to school everyday.
  2. I often eat Nutella for breakfast.
  3. I always brush my teeth after I eat.
  4. They never play video games when it is time to do my homework.
  5. He hates playing cards with his sister.

Negative sentences with the auxiliary verb do/does.

  1. I don’t go to school everyday.
  2. I don’t eat Nutella for breakfast.
  3. I don’t brush my teeth after I eat.
  4. She doesn’t like honey.
  5. He doesn’t play football.

Questions – There is a formula to follow when forming sentences with all verbs except “to be”.

  • Q = Question word
  • A = Auxiliary
  • S = Subject
  • V = Verb
  • O = Object
  • Q A S V O?
    • Where does she go to school?
  • To be” is both the auxiliary and the verb so it follows it’s own formula.
    • V    S    O
    • Is she beautiful?
    • V S O
    • Are you happy?
    • Q V S O
    • What is she like?

Present Continuous:

For the present continuous, we use it for explaining an action that is happening now, an intention or a plan that is going to happen in the future as well as for a project that is happening over a period of time.

Is/am/are + verb+ing

Affirmative sentences

  1. I am watching TV right now.
  2. She is eating her breakfast.
  3. Next week, they are going to the bowling alley together.
  4. I am working on a project for school at the moment. It is going to take 3 more weeks.

Past tense:

The past tense is used when an action is completely finished and we want to leave that action in the past.

When we conjugate the verbs, we have regular (ed verbs) and irregular verbs.

Affirmative statements.

  1. I waited for you for 2o minutes yesterday.
  2. I went to the cinema last night.
  3. I ate couscous on Friday.
  4. I slept in late on Saturday.

Negative statements – for the auxiliary verb, we will use “didn’t” for all verbs except “to be” , with “to be” we will use :

  1. I,She,He,It wasn’t,
  2. They, We, You weren’t

Don’t conjugate the verb after the auxiliary verb. The auxiliary functions as the verb that tells us it is in the past.

  1. They didn’t like the film last night. They thought it was boring.
  2. She didn’t finish her homework.
  3. She wasn’t ready when I went to her house yesterday.

For that we will need to know how to write a biography:

  1. What is their name?
  2. Who are they married to?
  3. When were they born?
  4. Where were they born?
  5. Do they have children?
  6. What do they enjoy doing?
  7. What are some exceptional things they have done in their lives?
  8. What do they dislike?


Create a Facebook Page for your favorite celebrity.

Practice on your own:




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