The Present Simple  with  THE SIMPSONS  by Pepa Mut
When do we use the  Present Simple?
Homer  works  at the Nuclear Power Plant in Springfield.  <ul><li>We use the Present Simple to talk about:
-things that are always true
-permanent states
-regular habits or routines </li></ul>
Homer  likes  eating doughnuts. <ul><li>We use the Present Simple with  stative verbs :
-love, like, hate, prefer...
-feel, smell, taste, hear, …
-think, consider, agree, believe,...
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  1. 1. The Present Simple with THE SIMPSONS by Pepa Mut
  2. 2. When do we use the Present Simple?
  3. 3. Homer works at the Nuclear Power Plant in Springfield. <ul><li>We use the Present Simple to talk about:
  4. 4. -things that are always true
  5. 5. -permanent states
  6. 6. -regular habits or routines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homer likes eating doughnuts. <ul><li>We use the Present Simple with stative verbs :
  8. 8. -love, like, hate, prefer...
  9. 9. -feel, smell, taste, hear, …
  10. 10. -think, consider, agree, believe,...
  11. 11. -have, own, belong to
  12. 12. -cost, weigh, measure... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Frequency adverbs <ul>They are placed between the subject and the verb: <li>Marge usually does the shopping on Saturdays.
  14. 14. Lisa sometimes plays the saxophone at home.
  15. 15. Maggie always goes to bed at nine.
  16. 16. But after “to be”:
  17. 17. He 's never late.
  18. 18. Longer time expressions can either go at the beginning or at the end:
  19. 19. Patty and Selma love watching old movies in the evening. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Negative sentences <ul><li>Moe's Tavern doesn't usually close .
  21. 21. Mr Burns doesn't like spending money.
  22. 22. Willie, the janitor, doesn't like Bart's pranks.
  23. 23. Carl and Lenny don't talk much at work. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions Does Milhouse like playing with Bart? Yes, he does. Where does Ned Flanders live? He lives... Does the Chief of Police catch all the criminals? Do children like Crusty the Clown? What do the kids think of Otto?
  25. 25. Affirmative Negative Questions I speak You speak He speak s She speak s It speak s We speak You speak They speak *spelling: goes, does, misses, watches, washes, studies,flies, but: plays, stays I don't speak You don't speak He doesn't speak She doesn't speak It doesn't speak We don't speak You don't speak They don't speak Do I speak? Do you speak? Does he speak? Does she speak? Does it speak? Do we speak? Do you speak? Do they speak? Short answers: Yes, I do No, I don't Yes, he does. No, he doesn't
  26. 26. Third person singular spelling: He, she, it + verb -s: Smithers work s for Mr. Burns. -Verbs ending in ss, x, sh, ch, o add -es Miss miss es Fix fix es Wash wash es Watch watch es Do do es -Verbs ending in consonant + y change to: -ies Cry cr ies
  27. 27. To be continued...

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