When do we use it? When we talk about things that happend repeatedly or habitually Jose gets up at 6 oclock every morning He always forgets his keys When we talk about people or things in general Nurses work in hospitals Soccer is a very popular sport in Mexico
When do we use it? When we talk about permanent situations Jose works in a bank I live in Cancun To give instructions Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth
When do we use it? To indicate general truths, facts and scientific laws The Earth is spherical. My birthday is in May. When we talk about travel plans and timetables The english course starts at 3 PM.
To form the Present Simple Tense we use the verbs base form (go, work, speak, study). In 3rd person singular (he, she, it), the base form of the verb takes -s/es. Auxiliary verbs "be," "do," "have", which can also be used as main verbs.
Affirmative form I/you/we/they work , simple form of verbs He/she/it work, add s or es to the end of verb go goes have has watch watches do does play plays are is study studies
Negative form I/you/we/they Do not / dont He/she/it Does not / doesnt I dont work He doesnt work
Interrogative form Do I/you/we/they verb in simple form ? Does he/she/it verb in simple form ? Do you like mexican food ? Yes, i do. / No, i dont Does he like mexican food ? Yes, he does. / No, he doesnt.
Special notes If verb ends with ss, sh, ch, x, o add es kiss kisses, finish finishes, watch watches, mix mixes, go goes If verb ends with consonant + y . change y with i and add es study studies copy copies
Exercises Put the verb into the correct form I (to like) ____________lemonade very much. The girls always (to listen) _________to pop music. Janet never (to wear) __________jeans. Mr Smith (to teach) ___________Spanish and French. You (to do) __________your homework after school.
Exercises Make negative sentences My father makes breakfast.______________________ They are eleven.______________________________ She writes a letter. ____________________________ I speak Italian. _______________________________ Danny phones his father on Sundays. _____________
Exercises Make questions you / to speak / English_________________________ when / he / to go / home________________________ they / to clean / the bathroom ___________________ where / she / to ride / her bike ___________________ Billy / to work / in the supermarket ______________