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Simple present

  1. 1. The simple present tense MAIN AIM: To express daily routines and lifestyles Use the simple present tense to talk about facts and habitual actions in the present. FACTS HABITUAL ACTIONS Freddy speaks French very well. I go to bed at 10:00 p.m. every night. I work at 43 Fork Road. She eats lunch at Mr. Chung restaurant on Fridays. THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE: Form Add –s to the verb for third-person singular (he, she, it) I like Japanese food. He likes Mexican food You study Korean She studies English They open at 7:00. It opens at 8:00. We work at Manuela Beltrán University She works at Manuela Beltrán university. When to use it ROUTINES FACTS
  2. 2. Use don’t (do not) and doesn’t (does not) and the base form of the verb to make negative statements. I don’t go to bed before 10:00p.m. Pedro doesn’t speak German very well. THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE: YES/NO QUESTIONS Use do or does and the verb to make Yes / No questions. Do you live in Galerias? Does she speak by cell-phone? EXPRESSIONS: PRONUNCIATION  Around eight /s/ /z/ /iz/  On Monday works is teaches  At night takes loves washes  At noon gets does watches  At midnight helps goes fixes  On weekends  From 7:00a.m. to 12:00 O’clock /ʃ/ /ʈʃ/  Every day wash watch  Every single day dish teacher  Every week  Every weekend  Twice a month  Once a year
  3. 3. MAIN AIMS: To express preferences and to use “would like” to make an invitation and an excuse. To express something that is enjoyable or not like food, sports, movies, etc. She would like to have two children I’d like to study architecture. Would you like to have children? Yes, I would / No, I wouldn’t Would like to When to use it:  Asking for a meal in a restaurant.  Going shopping  Expressing preference like + Noun I you we they like dislike soccer the beach Mexican food orange juice he she it likes dislikes music chinese food Like + Verb I you we they like dislike playing soccer going to the beach eating Mexican food drinking orange juice he she it likes dislikes listening music cooking chinese food reading tales. DON’T FORGET: Add -s- at the end of the verb in simple present. When like/Dislike are followed by a verb you need to add ing ending to the verbs.
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