English for beginners - Master 'to be' to speak good English

The complete introduction to using the most important verb in English. Start speaking English today using 'to be'.
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43min of on-demand video

Master ‘to be’ and be CONFIDENT using it to speak English.
You will learn why the verb 'to be' is essential if you want to speak good English.
You will learn how to use the verb 'to be' in everyday life.
We show you how to structure simple sentences, questions, and negative form sentences. You practise immediately with me and the native speaker.
If you follow our instructions, you will be able to talk about yourself, your friends, family and other things.
You will practise speaking through about 90% of this course.


  • Positive attitude
  • Understanding that: Practice makes perfect!
  • Every day/regular practice
  • Access to a dictionary to help you find the meanings of the words you don’t yet recognise


English language - how to learn it well?

If you don't speak any English, I recommend starting with this comprehensive course for beginners.

If you speak a little English, but you don't know much about the verb 'to be', this course will help you. The verb ‘to be’ is one of the most important verbs in the English language.

Mastering English can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. This course will make it easier and help you in the process of learning English.

Course for beginners

I understand the problems of being a beginner. I was one too.

I will introduce you to the verb ‘to be’ and show you why it is essential to understand it.

Students who do not learn it well, have problems speaking English. They often waste a lot of time on learning but their English develops very slowly. They feel that they are not making progress and get frustrated and give up learning. I have met many people like this.

I keep things simple by using a clear format. Dark backgrounds help you on focusing on what we are teaching you.

Both myself and the native speaker try to speak slowly and clearly, we also use very simple words and grammar, because I know that you probably don't know grammar yet, and I would like you to understand us.

We explain the structure, and then you practise with me and the native speaker.

So what is this course about:

  • Giving you a good foundation for learning English

  • Giving you lots of information in a logical and clear manner so it's easy to remember

  • Showing you step by step how to use the verb 'to be' in affirmative and negative form sentences, as well as in questions

  • Practising what you learn by reading, writing, and speaking

  • Speaking with a British native speaker and with me

  • Helping you to create simple sentences

  • Giving you clear and simple instructions

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners
  • People who want to start speaking English
  • People who want to learn English well
  • People who failed to learn English before


Language Instructor
Charlie Latimer
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 151 Reviews
  • 4,584 Students
  • 2 Courses

About me

I really understand the stress many people experience at the very thought of having to talk in English. I also understand the frustrations of wanting to speak in English as well as you do in your own native language.

Through trials and errors, I found a method of studying which was very successful, and people around me started to notice that my English improved very fast.

I could say new words easily, and I wasn’t worried about getting them wrong (thanks to knowing IPA).

As soon as I mastered the language well enough, I started passing on this knowledge to other people. My students started making progress quite fast regardless of their ‘linguistic talent’. People who only had a few months to their exams were passing them, and with good results.

I’ve been using English for over 20 years every day in Great Britain, and I’ve been passing this knowledge to others. I really enjoy seeing how students make progress and start to understand that they can speak good English too, if they follow simple rules while learning it.
You can find out more about how to learn English effectively in my courses.

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