Focus on the pronunciation of be
English definition of “be”
/bi/ v [L] (present tense am /æm/ , are /ɑr/ or is /ɪz/, present participle being /ˈbi·ɪŋ/, past tense was /wʌz/ or were /wɜr/, past participle been /bɪn/) (EXIST)
› to exist: She apologized for the way things are around here. There was no sound.