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                          PRESENT SIMPLE

Affirmative                           Negative                           Interrogative
I play                               I don't play                          Do I work ?
You play                           You don't play                       Do you play?
He play
s                   He doesn't play                     Does he play?
She plays                  She doesn't play                    Does she play?                 
It plays                    It doesn't play                      Does it play?

We play                           We don't play                        Do we play?
You play                       
    You don't play                       Do you play?
They play                     
They don't play                     Do they play?
                    Spelling of 3rd person singular
Infinitive + S
speak: speaks
play: plays
Verbs ending in O, SS, X, CH, SH + ES
fix: fixes
wash: washes 

Verbs ending in Y, preceded by a consonant: Y changes into IES
cry: cries
study: studies 
1. Complete with the correct form of present simple                      
  1. I (come) to class every day.
  2. She (not wear) tight clothes.
  3. You (study) geography everyday.
  4. Amy (like) playing basketball.
  5. My mum and I  (go) to the cinema.
  6. It (be) cold and rainy.
  7. We (live) in oxford street.
  8. The Smiths  (not clean) their car everyday.
  9. My father (not speak) English, Chinese and Japanese.
  10. The train (arrive) at nine o’clock.
  11. Bob (see) his parents every week.
  12. You (not come) and (not visit) me on Sundays.
  13. We (play) tennis on Saturdays.
  14. She  (get up) at eight o’clock.
  15. They  (not watch) a film on TV.

2. Change the sentences into questions and answer them.                 

  1. He often goes to the cinema.(no)? , .
  2. Peter and Marta cook dinner everyday.(yes) ? , .
  3. Emily and you look after the children.(yes)? , .
  4. The school opens at eight o’clock.(no)? , .
  5. The dog eats some meat.(no)? , .
  6. The plane flies on Wednesdays.(no)? , .
  7. We like watching films.(yes)? , .
  8. I drive to work everyday.(yes)? ,
  9. He usually does the shopping.(no)? , .
  10. Mary waits his partner in the theatre.(yes) ? , .

3. Write the third person singlular of these verbs.

match              watch           kiss             drive

wash                 learn             do                  stop
go                       repair          work             cry
fix                     fly                 buy                pass
4. Complete the crossword with the following routines.
9 2
8 5

1  2

3  4
5  6
7  8
5. Choose the best option.                         
  1. at ten o'clock.
  2. He  to school on satudays.
  3. We  to the cinema on fridays.
  4. She  making dinner everyday. 
  5. My mum  work at seven o'clock.
  6. His cousin  lentils.
  7. Amy  bored when she studies.
  8. The stars  at night.
  9. They  English.
  10. Will  soccer at the weekends.
I usually get up at eight o'clock, I have a shower and then I brush my teeth. Then my older sister appears and she needs all the bathroom, so I go back to my room to get dressed. After this I have breakfast that mum prepares and I go to school. My parents can't have lunch with my sister and me, so we have lunch at school. At five o'clock we leave the school and mum is waiting for us in her car. We normally arrive home at half past five, but we sometimes go shopping so we get home at half past six. Then dad obligates us to do our homework and he lets us watch TV when we finish. Then mum makes a delicious dinner, finally I 'm often tired so I go to bed at half past ten.
  • Who do I live with?


  • What time do I get up?


  • What do I do first : brush my teeth or get dressed?


  • Do my sister and me eat at home?


  • What time do we arrive home on shopping days?


  • When does dad let us watch TV?


  • Do we like the dinner?