The doctor may ask about where you live, what you eat, how you sleep, what you do each day, and if you smoke or drink.
Be verbs are am, are, is, was, were, been and being. The most common use of them is to talk about names, age, feeling, nationalities, and professions.
In traditional grammar and guide books, a linking verb is a verb that describes the subject by connecting it to a predicate adjective or predicate noun.
A helping verb is a verb that comes before the main verb in a sentence.