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Chatting at School
 
  
 
 
Teacher: Oh, hi. What was your name again. I can't keep straight all the students' names this being the second day of school.

Student: It's okay. I have a hard time remembering names myself.

Teacher: How, uh, Karen, right?

Student: No, it's Nancy. My mom's name is Karen.

Teacher: Nancy. Okay. I think I  you were from England.

Student: Well, I was born there, but my parents are American. I  in France.

Teacher: Oh, a world traveller!

Student: But then we  here when I was nine.

Teacher: So, what does your father do now?

Student: Well, he's a college professor, and he is in Scotland at the moment.

Teacher: How interesting. What  he teach?

Student: Oh, I haven't a clue. Nah, just joking. He  chemistry.

Teacher: Oh, chemistry, and uh, what about your mother?

Student: She   full time at home.

Teacher: Oh, and what, does she have her own business or something?

Student: Nah, she  care of me.

Teacher: Well, being a homemaker can be a real hard, but rewarding job.

Student: I think so too.

True or false?
 
1) The kid´s name is Nancy.
2) She is American.
3) Her mother is a housewife.
4) His father teaches at university.
5) His father knows chemistry.
3) Nancy does not know what is his father´s occupation.
4) Nancy´s mother has a beauty salon.
 
Match the definitions
Fill in using a, b, c etc. 
 
a) keep straight                               look after   
b) take care                                     travel a lot
c) full time                                      remember clearly
d) have a clue                                 know
e) be a world traveller                   all the time
 
 
Present Simple
  • We use present simple to talk about things that happen all the time or are true in general. We add -s or -es when we talk about she / he / it.
  1. I go to school from Monday to Friday.
  2. We take children to school
  3. Nancy´s mom (she) always takes care of her.  
  4. Her father (he) teaches at college.
  5. The buss (it) leaves at 3 p.m.
  • We use do/ does to make questions and negative sentences. We use does when talking about she/ he / it.
  1. Do you like travelling?
  2. Does your mother have her own business?
  • We use present simple to say HOW OFTEN we do things.
  1. I always go to America to visit my grandparents.
  2. My mom usually takes care of me.
  3. He often goes to the university in Scotland. 
  4. sometimes have problems remembering names.
  5. We rarely go to France in the summer.
  6. I hardly ever remember names
  7. He never misses school.
  • Spelling Rules when talking about third persons

The ending is -es when the word ends in -s/-ss/-sh/-ch/-x/ -o

Practice!
 
miss  
go
teach
search
do
wash
kiss
watch
 
  • Verbs ending in -y change to ie before the ending -s.
hurry hurries
 
Practice!
 
study
apply
try       
 
  • Verbs ending in -ay -ey- oy- uy DO NOT change. Just Add -s

Practice!

play
enjoy
buy
 
Complete!
 
 
Every morning, my mother  me up (wake) at about seven. She usually  (prepare) cereal or toasts for breakfast. She rarely  (cook) cherry muffins. They are my favourite! I usually  (brush) my teeth and have a quick shower before having breakfast.
Then, my mother  (take) me to school in her car. She hardly ever  (call) a taxi to go to school.
Sometimes, my father is not at home for some days. He  (go) to the university in Scotland or London. He  (teach) chemistry there. My sister and I always  (miss) my dad, and my mom  (miss) him, too. When he  (come) back, he always  (bring) some present for us! We  (love) that!!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

       


 

 

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