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Simple Present Explanation and Worksheet

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    PRESENT SIMPLE THE USAGE The present simple is used to express : pray : prays 1- 2- A habit in the present (it always or regularly happens) I always get up at 6 0'clock in the morning. A fact in the present (it is always true) I come from Lebanon. THE FORM: AFFIRMATIVE Affirmative (verb to eat) You He She It We You They eat eat eats eats eats eat eat eat Affirmative (verb to drink) You He She It We You They Affirmative (verb to swim) You He She It We You They CAREFUL: THE SPELLING RULES FOR THE THIRD PERSON SINGULAR (HE/ SHE/ IT) 1- 2- 3- 4- Most verbs : add ( -s) Verbs ending in —ch / -sh / -ss/ watch : watches go : goes Study : studies fly: flies -o/ -x : add (-es) wash : washes miss : misses fix : fixes Verbs ending in a consonant + y, change the (y) into (i) and add —es ies) . carries carry • Verbs ending in a vowel + y, only add (-s) Play : plays say : says Put the verbs in brackets in the present simple tense: b- c- d- e- f- School My mum Toni Saturday. My cousin My grandparents French. My grandfather (to finish) at three o'clock. (to like) classical music. (to play) football every (to go) to school by bus. (to speak) (to love) pizza. g- h- j- Kate university. My brother the bus. Children chocolate. She Saturdays. (to study) maths at (to do) his homework on (to like) eating a lot of (to watch) TV every evening. (to stay) at home on 1
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    THE FORM: NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE Negative (long form): verb to eat You He She It We You They do not eat do not eat does not eat does not eat does not eat do not eat do not eat do not eat Negative (short form): verb to eat Negative (long form): verb to drink You He She It We You They Negative (short form): verb to drink You He/she/ it We You They don't eat don't eat doesn't eat don't eat don't eat don't eat You He/ she/ it We You They Interrogative(verb to drink) Interrogative(verb to eat) Do I eat? Do you eat? Does he eat? Does she eat? Does it eat? Do we eat? Do you eat? Do they eat? Interrogative (verb to work) Complete the sentences with the present simple of the verbs in brackets. b- c- d- e- g- h- She My friends My friend (not , to like) playing football. ( you/ to like) playing football with your friends? (he/ to listen) to rap music? (not, to listen) to rock music. (not, to go) swimming on Saturdays. (your friends/ to go) swimming every Saturday? (not, to live) in Beirut. (your friend/ to live) in Zalka? (to speak) Italian. 2
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    THE FORM: SHORT ANSWERS Affirmative (short answer) Question Do I work? Yes, I do Negative (short answer) Do you work? Does he work? Does she work? Does it work? Do we work? Do you work? Do they work? Question Do I eat? Do you eat? Does he eat? Does she eat? Does it eat? Do we eat? Do you eat? Do they eat? Yes, you do Yes, he does Yes, she does Yes, it does Yes, we do Yes, you do Yes, they do Affirmative(short answer) No, I do not No, you do not No, he does not No, she does not No, it does not No, we do not No, you do not No, they do not OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR No, I don't No, you don't No, he doesn't No, she doesn't No, it doesn't No, we don't No, you don't No, they don't Negative(short answer) Change the following sentences into negative and interrogative. a- b- c- d- e- f- Samir studies English at school. Negative Interrogative Children like football. Negative Interrogative They have a new car. Negative Interrogative They have got a new car. Negative Interrogative He has a pen. Negative Interrogative He has got a pen. Negative Interrogative Add s / es / ies to the following verbs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. do study teach say cry 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. worry play grow watch miss 3
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    6. 7. dance fix 1 13. 14. hurry stop Circle the correct answer : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. I plays / play tennis every afternoon. My parents live / lives in Ramat-Gan. Tom listens / listen to the radio in the morning. We eat / eats eggs for breakfast every morning. My dog barks / bark at night. Mrs. Gold sweep / sweeps the stairs once a week. My brother never watches / watch television. My family go / goes to the beach together in the summer. I often eat / eats dinner at my grandmother's house. Sharon do / does her homework regularly. They takes / take a bath daily. You seldom listen / listens in class. Dana and Liat goes / go to the swimming pool every afternoon. I never hurt / hurts my cat. He never finish / finishes his work on time. Fill in the correct form of the verb in Present Simple: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Fish (not fly) The sun (not rise) A spider (not have) Cats (not bark) Natalie usually (not sit) Babies (not talk) Dalia often (dry) Betty usually (not do) Sarit (brush) Nir always (try) Mike usually (not catch) . They (swim) in the west. It (set) wings. A bird (have) . Dogs (do) in the sun. She rarely (go) . They (cry) the dishes but she (not put) homework before she (eat) her hair every morning before she (go) to be a good boy, but he (not behave) down in the west. wings. to the beach. them away. supper. to school. well. a cold in the winter. He frequently (catch) in the summer. 4

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