Read this carefully:
I’m Joe. My name is Joe. I’m not a teacher. I’m a student. I study English. I don’t study French. I’m thirty-five years old. I wasn’t at school yesterday. I was at work yesterday. This (it) is my pen. These (they) are my books. There’s one pen on the table. There are two books on the table. I have one brother and one sister. His name is Bill. Her name is Mary. I like my sister. I like her. I like my brother. I like him. I like both of them. I don’t live with them anymore. I live with my wife. I’m married now. I work at InglesPelaNet. I don’t make much money. I’m a salesperson. My wife also has a job. She doesn’t work on Sundays. I worked yesterday. There were ten people at work yesterday. There was only one secretary at work yesterday. I didn’t work last Sunday. I went to the beach. I had a wonderful time.
Then, try to write a similar composition by answering the following questions with your own information (be sure to give full answers without starting them with “yes” or “no”).
01) Who are you? (name)
02) What’s your name? (name)
03) Are you a teacher? (no/student)
04) Do you study English or French? (English/not French)
05) How old are you?
06) Were you at school yesterday? (no)
07) Where were you yesterday? (work)
08) What is that? (pen; near the one answering the question)
09) What are those? (books; near the one answering the question)
10) How many pens are there on the table? (one)
11) How many books are there on the table? (two)
12) Do you have any brothers and sisters? (1+1)
13) What’s your brother’s name? (Bill)
14) What’s your sister’s name? (Mary)
15) Do you like your sister? (yes; possessive/object pronouns)
16) Do you like your brother? (yes; possessive/object pronouns)
17) Do you live with them? (no)
18) Who do you live with? (wife/husband)
19) Are you really married? (yes)
20) Where do you work?
21) Do you make a lot of money? (no)
22) What do you do?
23) Does your wife have a job too? (yes)
24) Does she work on Sundays? (no)
25) Did you work yesterday? (yes)
26) How many people were there at work yesterday? (ten)
27) How many secretaries were there at work yesterday? (one)
28) Did you work last Sunday? (no)
29) Where did you go last Sunday? (beach)
30) Did you have a good time? (wonderful)
Now you could try the same questions from a different point of view. Possible initial questions and answers could look like this:
01) Who are you?
We are Joe and Susan.
01) Who is he?
He is Sam.
01) Who is she?
She is Amy.
01) Who are they?
They are Sam and Amy.