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We use simple present tense to talk about things in general.
Ex: Nurses look after the patients in hospitals .
Children like ice-cream
We use it to say that something happens alt he time or repeatedly or for habitual actions or dailly activities.
Ex: I usually go to market at weekends .
Paul wakes up at 5 in the morning.
We use to say that something is true in general.
Ex: The earth goes round the sun .
I go to school every day.
She speaks English fluently.
Sun rises in the east.
Paper burns easily.
Water boils at 100 degrees celcius.
See the table for further clarification we use subject+base form of verb in affirmative sentences. Drives. He/she/it Drive. They Drive. We Drive. you Drive. I 1 st form of verb. sub
THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Affirmative) He work s on his basket every day.
The present simple affirmative
Children like ice-cream very much.
Points to remember
Remember that we say
I work, but he works.
They teach but my sister teaches.
We sings but Rina sings.
Don’t forget the –s in 3 rd person singular
(e.g., he, she, or it)
We have discussed affirmative sentences earlier, now will discuss Interrogative sentences.
We use Do/Does to make questions.
Ex: Do You drive?
Does she sing? Etc.
THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Interrogative)
DO ES HE WORK AS A DOCTOR ?
YES, HE DOES
Do they watch T.V together?
we use do/does +subject+base form of verb for interrogative sentences Work? It Does Work? He/she Does Work? they Do Work? We Do Work? You Do Base form of verb Sub Do
We use do/does to make negative sentences.
Ex: I don’t go to market in the evening.
I don’t take sugar in milk. etc.
THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE (Negative)
SHE DO ES N’T WORK AS A DOCTOR, SHE WORK S AS A TEACHER.
We use sub+do/does not+base form of verb for negative sentences Work. Doesn’t It Work. Doesn’t He/she Work. Don’t They Work. Don’t You Work. Don’t we Work. Don’t I Base form of verb Do/doesn’t Sub
Some more use of Present simple
We use present simple when we say how
Often we do things
For ex: I don’t drink tea very often.
In summer John usually plays tennis once in a week.
Further we we do things by saying something. for example , when you promise to do something you can say “I promise…’, or if u suggest something then
You can say ‘I suggest…’ etc
Likewise we say I apologise…, I advice..,
In the third person singular affirmative the verb has a final-s
We form the negative with don’t (doesn’t in the 3 rd person singular).
We form questions with Do…?(Does …?in the 3 rd person singular).
We use the present simple to talk about
-> regular, repeated activities or situations
-> things that are generally or always true
Lets do some Exercise
Complete these sentences with the correct
Forms of verb (simple Present)
Complete the sentences using one of the following verbs
Speak, live, open, drink, close
1.Ann____German very well.
2.The swimming pool_____at 9 o’clock and
______at 6 p.m.
3.My parents _____in a very small flat.
4.we_____coffee in the evening.
Make negative and Interrogative sentences using the correct form of verb
1.Jane _____(not/drink) tea very often.
2.What time ____ (the bank/close) in Britain?
3.What ______(you/do) in the evening?
4.I ____(not/play) tennis very well.
Exercise Personal questions
Complete each question, using the correct form of the present simple, and give short answers.
You and your friends/play/much sport? _______
The place where you live /have/a shopping mall?________
Exercise Complete the conversation
Tina: yes, little.
Tina: From Srilanka.
Ria: ___ ___ like India?
Tina: Yes, ___ ____.
Answer the following
I (get up) at 7.30 a.m.__________
My sister (get up ) at 7.45 a.m._______
We (watch) T.V every evening.________
My father (watch) a lot films.__________
Paul (play) football every day._________
Dry, getup, comb, rings, brush,
Every weekday morning I_______ as soon as my alarm _____. After 10 minutes I and go to the bathroom. I____ my teeth and ____my hair. After my shower I myself _____with a big towel and go back to the bedroom.