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Present Simple

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Common present time expressions include:

�usually, always, often, sometimes, on Saturdays, at weekends, rarely, never,� seldom, �every (day... week...)
We use present simple tense for:
Regular habits and daily routines����



�Opinions and states of mind

What does Patricia Pumkin do every day?

Use the verbs:�� gets up,�puts, �goes,�studies, �eats, sleeps,�reads.
Now, tell about your day. What do you do every day?�
�I get up.....����� I put......����� �I go..........���� �I study......��� I read....����������� I sleep......





He, She, It + s, es, ies He, She, It + does not + v1 Does + he, she, it + v1 ......question2.gif
I, You, We, They + v1 I, You, We, They + do not + v1 Do + I, you, we, they + v1
Add an 's' to the base form of the 3rd person singular

I, You, We, They -> eat lunch at noon.

� He, She, It -> works well in any situation.

Add�the helping verb 'do' not (don't and doesn't) to the base form of the verb�
I, You, We, They -> don't enjoy opera.

�He, She, It -> doesn't belong to the club.

Add�the helping verb 'do' (do or does) to the base form of the verb.

Do -> I, you, we, they -> work in this town?

�Does -> he, she, it -> live in this city?


a.) Add �s for most verbs
������������������������������������������������� �work - works, buy - buys, ride - rides, return - returns

b.) Add �es for words that end in� ch, s , sh, x,z ,o.
������������������������������������������ �� watch - watches, pass - passes, rush - rushes, relax - relaxes, buzz - buzzes

c.) Change the �y to �ies when the base form ends in a consonant +y.
����������������������������������������������������������������������� study - studies, hurry - hurries, dry - dries

Add s, es, ies to the verbs�� Thumbs Up
1. go����� �
2. study
3. fix�� �
4.� play�
5. eat�� �
6. brush
7. sleep�
8. read� �
9. do��� �
10, teach�
11. sit�� �
12. watch�
13. like��
14. swim�
15. copy�
16. fish�
17. try�
18. give�
19. buy�
20. tidy�
21. ride
A. Fill in the sentences:� Clap
1. My granny� �� �� �(visits�)������ �(visit�)��������� us every Sunday.
2. My friends��� �� �(swims)�� ���� (�swim)������ � together.
3. Ron always������ �(catch)������� � (catches)�� �the bus on time.
4. Ben������������������ ( do�)����������� �(does)������� �homework after school
5. I seldom����� ��� ��(eat�)��������� � (�eats)������� alone.
6. Bob always���� �� (brush)�������� (brushes)�� his teeth after lunch.
7. My sister and I (shares)�������(share)����� �shirts.
8. Sara���������������� �(plays)�������� �(play)������� �ball in the evenings.
9. John�������������� �� (tidy)�������� ��(tidies)�� �� �his room in the mornings.
10. You and I������ ��(studies)�� � �(study)����� together after school.
B. 1. The boys � (not like) to swim.
���2. �you like to swim? and what about your sister �she swim?
�� 3. My little sister never �(brush) her teeth in the evenings.
�� 4. I always �(brush) my teeth in the mornings and evenings.
�� 5. Betty �(ride)�horses.
�� 6. Ron �(not ride) horses.
�� 7. The children seldom �(cry) when mom is out.
�� 8. Your little child often (cry).
�� 9. �your brother clean the car?
�� 10 No he �(do not) clean the car. I �(do).
�� 11. I � (not like) lemonade very much. My brother �it (like).
�� 12. The girls always�(listen) to pop music.
�� 13. Danny �(not speak) Italian. He �(speak) English.
�� 14. Simmon �(have) two dogs and a gold fish. He �(not have) a cat.

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