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International PenPalsInternational PenPalsDear Ali,I am very happy at the English LanguageInstitute. Every day, I meet so many interestingstudents with different customs. For example, myclassmates from Thailand bow to the teacher. Myroommate, Lia, doesn’t wear shoes inside ourroom.My classmates from Mexico don’t call the teacherby her first name. This is a great experience!Your friend,Kadesh
Use the simple present to tell about things that happenagain and again (habits, regular occurrences, customs,and routines).Ahmed drinks coffee every afternoon.Many American children wearcostumes on Halloween.The Simple Present 1The Simple Present 1
Use the simple present to tell facts.Peru is in South America.Water freezes at 32° Fahrenheit.“I think weneedsweaters.”The Simple Present 2The Simple Present 2
Use the simple present with non-action verbs.Marian and Cara know Arabic.Roberto likes bullfights.The Simple Present 3The Simple Present 3
1. “Theybelieveeverythingshe says.”“They usuallycelebrateNew Year’sDay with abig party.”3. “Triangleshave threesides.”3. “Triangleshave threesides.”2. “He goesdancingevery Fridaynight.”2. “He goesdancingevery Fridaynight.”1. “Theybelieveeverythingshe says.”Practice 1Practice 1 Match each statement to itsuse in the simple present.FactRegularOccurrenceNon-ActionVerbSTATEMENTExample:“They usuallycelebrate NewYear’s Day witha big party.”
Ted dresses up like a lion.Daniel dances in the Chinese NewYear Parade each year.Use the base form of the verb for all persons exceptthird person singular. Put –s or –es on the thirdperson singular.AffirmativeStatementsAffirmativeStatements
Practice 2Practice 2Use the verbs in the box todescribe what these people doevery day.make take watch playHe makes pizza.She plays soccer. They take a bath.He watches soccer.Example:3.2.1.
Some people do not sushi.takesShe does not off her shoes.Negative Statements 1Negative Statements 1takeenjoyenjoysUse does not or do not before the base formof the verb.
Use the contractions doesn’t and don’t for negativestatements in speaking or in informal writing.Italians don’t use chopsticks.Luis doesn’t like bullfights.Negative Statements2Negative Statements2
Practice 3Practice 3Change the affirmativestatements to negativestatements.Example: Many Chinese eat noodles.Many Chinese don’t eat noodles.1. Sheila likes to eat spicy food.2. Some nomadic people live in tents.3. Monica watches fireworks on the 4thof July.Sheila doesn’t like to eat spicy food.Some nomadic people don’t live in tents.Monica doesn’t watch fireworks on the 4thof July.
Irregular FormsIrregular FormsThird person singular affirmative forms ofhave, do, and go are not regular.Subject Have Do GoIYouWeTheyHeSheItdohave gohas does goes
Practice 4Practice 4Complete the sentences withthe correct form of have, do, orgo.Example: She __________ shopping every Friday.goes1. Luis __________ his homework every night.2. Leticia and Janet __________ backpacks.3. I always __________ to the movies on Thursdays.doeshavego4. Shaun __________ a biology class on Mondays.has5. They always __________ the dishes after dinner.do