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THE SIMPLE PRESENT
       TENSE
• THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED TO
                    STATE:

              • HABITUAL ACTIONS
•   Examples:
•   I wake up at 7 a.m. every day.
•   She usually goes to the market every Saturday.
•   They sleep late every night.
•   He always works late on Saturdays.
•   The sun sets in the west.
• For the simple present form.
 always add an “s” to the verb
  when the subject is singular
    except for “l” and “you”
•   To show that an action is done often or everyday
•   Example
•   I go to school every day.
•   You drink milk every day.
•   We have six meals a day.
•   They take their baths in the mornings and
    evenings.
•   He sleeps at ten every night.
•   She drinks water every day.
•   Ali eats fish every day.
•   Boon Seng takes a bath every morning.
•   Examples:
•   Ali
•   He
•   She         comes
•   It
•   My friend
                        home early every day
•   I
•   You          come
•   We
•   They
•   The boys
•   Kasim and Dorai
• The table shows how am, is and are used in he simple
  present tense:
• am is used with I
• Is is used with a singular subject
• are is used with a plural subject, except for “you”
• Examples:
• I          am
• He
• She        is             ready to go to the library.
• Mary
• You
• We         are
• They
• Have and has are used to show possessions, in
  the simple present tense:

• has is used with a singular subject

•   Examples:
•   He
•   She
•   Mary         has         a hobby.
•   Everyone
•   Each of them
• have is used with a plural subject except for “ I’
  and “you”

I
You
We                      have        a hobby.
They
Peter and Jane
All of them
•   John has a motorcycle.
•   He has a motorcycle.
•   Mary has a radio.
•   She has a radio.
•   The tiger has sharp claws.
•   I have a watch
•   You have a car.
•   We have furniture in our houses.
•   They have books.
•   The children have toys.
•   Cats have tails.
• Fill in the blanks with the correct words from
  the box.
• walk            like          likes   is
• has             have          am      wants
• write           comes         want    are
• 1. I ………. to school every day.
• 2. Robin ….. a hamster.
• 3. Shanti ….. to wear saris.
• 4. I ….. to read a storybook.
• 5. Do you….. to dance.
• 6. Sing Fatt ….. to call his friend.
• 7. My father ….. home from work at 6.00 p.m.
• 8. You ….. a big house.
• 9. I ….. studying in Year 6.
• 10. These ….. the pears I bought.
• 11. You ….. with a pen.
• 12. She ….. a good singer.
• 13. My neighbour …….a new car.
• 14. I ……. a new friend in my class.
• 15. The bread vendor ……. to my village very
  early in the morning.
• 16. My teacher …… to tell us stories every day.
• 17. Rahim ….. hardworking boy in my class.
• 18. The boys …… to win the competition.
• Underline the correct words.
• 1. Halim ( cycles , cycle ) to his tuition class every
  day.
• 2. Leopards ( hunt, hunts) smaller animals for
  food.
• 3. Thunder always ( follow , follows ) lightning.
• 4. Please ( write, writes ) your name on the top
  right-hand corner of the answer sheet.
• 5. Jaspreet ( water, waters ) all the plants every
  evening.
• 6. Electricians( use, uses ) pliers to cut or bend
   wires.
• 7. Padi ( grow, grows ) well in Kedah Darul Aman.
• 8. People in cold countries ( wear, wears ) thick
  clothings.
• 9. The jockeys ( ride, rides ) their horses very
  well.
• 10. We ( collect , collects ) donations for the
  poor.
• 11. The innuits ( live , lives ) in igloos.
• 12. The children ( prefer , prefers ) rambutan to
  apples.
• 13.Water ( drip , drips ) from the tap even when
  we turn it off.
• 14. They ( sell, sells ) cakes and cookies for a
  living.
• 15. Malaysia ( export , exports ) palm oil to many
  countries.
•   Underline the correct words.
•   1. John ( walk , walks ) to the shop every day.
•   2. Soon Kit sometimes ( tell , tells ) us jokes.
•   3. Some of my neighbours ( plant, plants )
    vegetables in their background.
•   4. They always ( say , says ) their prayers before
    they go to bed.
•   5. A turtle ( lay , lays ) its eggs on the sandy
    beach once a year.
•   6. Cows ( gives , give ) us fresh milk.
•   7. A bat ( sleep , sleeps ) up side down in the
    cave.
•   8. The gardener ( water , waters ) all the plants
    once a day.
• 9. Rahim always ( talk, talks ) loudly in class.
• 10. She usually ( sleep , sleeps ) in the class.
• 11. My parents often ( take , takes) me to the
  zoo.
• 12. An eagle( eat , eats ) small animals.
• 13. Both Rekha and Kavita ( draw , draws) very
  well.
• 14. The farmer ( work , works ) very hard.
• 15. That fat man ( drink , drinks ) a lot of water.
• 16. The moon ( shines , shine ) at night.
• 17. The pupils ( like , likes ) playing hockey.
• 18. Maniam ( sell, sells ) newspapers at his stall
  every morning.
• 19. Mr Yap ( open , opens ) his shop very early.
• 20. My parents ( listen , listens ) to the radio
  daily.
• 21. Salim ( ride , rides ) his new bicycle very
  fast.
• 22. That dog ( bark , barks ) at strangers
  everyday.
• 23. Frogs ( live , lives ) in water and on land.
• 24. The beautiful stars ( twinkle , twinkles ) in the
  sky at night.
• Fill in the blanks with the simple present tense
  form of the words given in brackets
• 1. She ….. at the Chinese restaurant. ( work )
• 2. I ….. music classes on Saturdays. ( attend)
• 3. Johan ….. a glass of milk every night. ( drink )
• 4. The boys often ….. too loudly in the library.
  ( talk )
• 5. My mother always ….. me with my homework.
  ( help )
• 6. We usually …..go bed around 10 o’clock at
  night . ( sleep )
• 7. Lisa ….. to parties whenever she gets the
  chance. ( go )
• 8. Rita ….. on the piano every day. ( practice )
• 9. Ali usually ….. groceries from the
  supermarket. ( buy )
• 10. Joseph ….. his grandparents in ipoh once a
  month . ( visit )
• 11. Maniam ….. round the field in front of his
  house in the evenings. ( run )
• 12. Sarah ….. squash with her sister when she
  has the time .( play )
• 13. The children …… chocolate ice-cream.
  ( love )
• 14. They ….. to the church every Sunday. ( go )
• 15. Aunt Maria ….. very good laksa.
  ( make )
• 16. We normally ….. vegetables from the
  pasar malam every Tuesday. ( buy )
• 17. They ….. that the judge was unfair.
  ( think )
• 18. My brother always ….. with me.
  ( argue )
• 19. Jill and I often …..at the library.
  ( study )
• 20. The girls ….. about the meeting.
       ( know )
• Underline the correct words.
• Zainal and his wife, Saliza, …..( wake , wakes )
  up early every morning. Zainal then …..( go ,
  goes ) to his farm. At the farm , he ….. ( water ,
  waters ) the vegetables. Meanwhile, Saliza
  ( stay , stays ) at home to prepare breakfast.
  When breakfast is ready, she ( take , takes ) it to
  her husband. They both ( eat , eats ) the food.
  Then they ….. ( start , starts ) their work. Zainal
  ….( pick , picks ) the vegetables while Saliza …..
  ( collect, collects ) eggs from the chicken coop.
  After that they ….. ( bring , brings ) them to the
  market.
• Choose the correct simple present tense form to
  fill in the blanks
• Leela ….. ( like , likes ) to ride her bicycle in the
  evenings. She ….. ( go , goes ) cycling around
  her neighbourhood alone. Sometimes she …..
  ( take , takes ) her little sister along . Her sister
• ….. ( enjoy , enjoys ) following Leela around.
  Together they ….. ( sing , sings ) as they go
  round the housing estate. They sometimes …..
  ( stop , stops ) at the playground. They …..
  ( play , plays ) on the swing and see-saw. The
  children in the neighbourhood often …..
  ( meet , meets ) in the playground to play
  games. They ….. ( love , loves ) to play games
  like blind man’s buff and hide-and-seek.
• Complete the sentences with the correct form of the
  words provided.
• 1. Bats ….. in caves. ( live )
• 2. Elephants ….. big animals. ( be )
• 3. Guava ….. a lot of vitamin C. ( contain )
• 4. Jamal ….. for work every day morning. ( leave )
• 5. Snails ….. damp areas. ( like )
• 6. The sun ….. us light and heat. ( provide )
• 7. Siew Lin …..in Year six now. ( be )
• 8. Mr Tan is a journalist. He ….. for a local magazine.
  ( write )
• 9. Marina ….. to be a teacher when she grows up.

• ( want )
• 10. The bee ….. a tube- like tongue which sucks up
  nectar from flowers. ( has )
• 11.When you press this button, the door …..        ( open )
• 12. The person who scores the most points…. the game
  ( win )
• 13. Cockroaches ….. out at night to look for food.
  ( come )
• 14. Shanti now ….. at No. 46 Jalan Rimba, Kampung
  Kijang. ( live )
• 15. My brother …..his own room every day. ( clean )
• 16. Whenever it rains, the roof …. ( leak )
• 17. I ….. ( think ) it is a wonderful idea.
• 18. The moon….. round the earth once every 28 days.
  ( move )
• 19. The little girl ….. her doll wherever she goes. ( take )
• 20. Mrs Lim usually ….. Her children to school every
  day. ( drive )

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Grammar ( the present tense ) notes 9

  • 2. • THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IS USED TO STATE: • HABITUAL ACTIONS • Examples: • I wake up at 7 a.m. every day. • She usually goes to the market every Saturday. • They sleep late every night. • He always works late on Saturdays. • The sun sets in the west.
  • 3. • For the simple present form. always add an “s” to the verb when the subject is singular except for “l” and “you”
  • 4. To show that an action is done often or everyday • Example • I go to school every day. • You drink milk every day. • We have six meals a day. • They take their baths in the mornings and evenings. • He sleeps at ten every night. • She drinks water every day. • Ali eats fish every day. • Boon Seng takes a bath every morning.
  • 5. Examples: • Ali • He • She comes • It • My friend home early every day • I • You come • We • They • The boys • Kasim and Dorai
  • 6. • The table shows how am, is and are used in he simple present tense: • am is used with I • Is is used with a singular subject • are is used with a plural subject, except for “you” • Examples: • I am • He • She is ready to go to the library. • Mary • You • We are • They
  • 7. • Have and has are used to show possessions, in the simple present tense: • has is used with a singular subject • Examples: • He • She • Mary has a hobby. • Everyone • Each of them
  • 8. • have is used with a plural subject except for “ I’ and “you” I You We have a hobby. They Peter and Jane All of them
  • 9. John has a motorcycle. • He has a motorcycle. • Mary has a radio. • She has a radio. • The tiger has sharp claws. • I have a watch • You have a car. • We have furniture in our houses. • They have books. • The children have toys. • Cats have tails.
  • 10. • Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the box. • walk like likes is • has have am wants • write comes want are • 1. I ………. to school every day. • 2. Robin ….. a hamster. • 3. Shanti ….. to wear saris. • 4. I ….. to read a storybook. • 5. Do you….. to dance. • 6. Sing Fatt ….. to call his friend. • 7. My father ….. home from work at 6.00 p.m.
  • 11. • 8. You ….. a big house. • 9. I ….. studying in Year 6. • 10. These ….. the pears I bought. • 11. You ….. with a pen. • 12. She ….. a good singer. • 13. My neighbour …….a new car. • 14. I ……. a new friend in my class. • 15. The bread vendor ……. to my village very early in the morning. • 16. My teacher …… to tell us stories every day. • 17. Rahim ….. hardworking boy in my class. • 18. The boys …… to win the competition.
  • 12. • Underline the correct words. • 1. Halim ( cycles , cycle ) to his tuition class every day. • 2. Leopards ( hunt, hunts) smaller animals for food. • 3. Thunder always ( follow , follows ) lightning. • 4. Please ( write, writes ) your name on the top right-hand corner of the answer sheet. • 5. Jaspreet ( water, waters ) all the plants every evening. • 6. Electricians( use, uses ) pliers to cut or bend wires. • 7. Padi ( grow, grows ) well in Kedah Darul Aman.
  • 13. • 8. People in cold countries ( wear, wears ) thick clothings. • 9. The jockeys ( ride, rides ) their horses very well. • 10. We ( collect , collects ) donations for the poor. • 11. The innuits ( live , lives ) in igloos. • 12. The children ( prefer , prefers ) rambutan to apples. • 13.Water ( drip , drips ) from the tap even when we turn it off. • 14. They ( sell, sells ) cakes and cookies for a living.
  • 14. • 15. Malaysia ( export , exports ) palm oil to many countries.
  • 15. Underline the correct words. • 1. John ( walk , walks ) to the shop every day. • 2. Soon Kit sometimes ( tell , tells ) us jokes. • 3. Some of my neighbours ( plant, plants ) vegetables in their background. • 4. They always ( say , says ) their prayers before they go to bed. • 5. A turtle ( lay , lays ) its eggs on the sandy beach once a year. • 6. Cows ( gives , give ) us fresh milk. • 7. A bat ( sleep , sleeps ) up side down in the cave. • 8. The gardener ( water , waters ) all the plants once a day.
  • 16. • 9. Rahim always ( talk, talks ) loudly in class. • 10. She usually ( sleep , sleeps ) in the class. • 11. My parents often ( take , takes) me to the zoo. • 12. An eagle( eat , eats ) small animals. • 13. Both Rekha and Kavita ( draw , draws) very well. • 14. The farmer ( work , works ) very hard. • 15. That fat man ( drink , drinks ) a lot of water. • 16. The moon ( shines , shine ) at night. • 17. The pupils ( like , likes ) playing hockey.
  • 17. • 18. Maniam ( sell, sells ) newspapers at his stall every morning. • 19. Mr Yap ( open , opens ) his shop very early. • 20. My parents ( listen , listens ) to the radio daily. • 21. Salim ( ride , rides ) his new bicycle very fast. • 22. That dog ( bark , barks ) at strangers everyday. • 23. Frogs ( live , lives ) in water and on land. • 24. The beautiful stars ( twinkle , twinkles ) in the sky at night.
  • 18. • Fill in the blanks with the simple present tense form of the words given in brackets • 1. She ….. at the Chinese restaurant. ( work ) • 2. I ….. music classes on Saturdays. ( attend) • 3. Johan ….. a glass of milk every night. ( drink ) • 4. The boys often ….. too loudly in the library. ( talk ) • 5. My mother always ….. me with my homework. ( help ) • 6. We usually …..go bed around 10 o’clock at night . ( sleep ) • 7. Lisa ….. to parties whenever she gets the chance. ( go )
  • 19. • 8. Rita ….. on the piano every day. ( practice ) • 9. Ali usually ….. groceries from the supermarket. ( buy ) • 10. Joseph ….. his grandparents in ipoh once a month . ( visit ) • 11. Maniam ….. round the field in front of his house in the evenings. ( run ) • 12. Sarah ….. squash with her sister when she has the time .( play ) • 13. The children …… chocolate ice-cream. ( love ) • 14. They ….. to the church every Sunday. ( go )
  • 20. • 15. Aunt Maria ….. very good laksa. ( make ) • 16. We normally ….. vegetables from the pasar malam every Tuesday. ( buy ) • 17. They ….. that the judge was unfair. ( think ) • 18. My brother always ….. with me. ( argue ) • 19. Jill and I often …..at the library. ( study ) • 20. The girls ….. about the meeting. ( know )
  • 21. • Underline the correct words. • Zainal and his wife, Saliza, …..( wake , wakes ) up early every morning. Zainal then …..( go , goes ) to his farm. At the farm , he ….. ( water , waters ) the vegetables. Meanwhile, Saliza ( stay , stays ) at home to prepare breakfast. When breakfast is ready, she ( take , takes ) it to her husband. They both ( eat , eats ) the food. Then they ….. ( start , starts ) their work. Zainal ….( pick , picks ) the vegetables while Saliza ….. ( collect, collects ) eggs from the chicken coop. After that they ….. ( bring , brings ) them to the market.
  • 22. • Choose the correct simple present tense form to fill in the blanks • Leela ….. ( like , likes ) to ride her bicycle in the evenings. She ….. ( go , goes ) cycling around her neighbourhood alone. Sometimes she ….. ( take , takes ) her little sister along . Her sister • ….. ( enjoy , enjoys ) following Leela around. Together they ….. ( sing , sings ) as they go round the housing estate. They sometimes ….. ( stop , stops ) at the playground. They ….. ( play , plays ) on the swing and see-saw. The children in the neighbourhood often ….. ( meet , meets ) in the playground to play games. They ….. ( love , loves ) to play games like blind man’s buff and hide-and-seek.
  • 23. • Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words provided. • 1. Bats ….. in caves. ( live ) • 2. Elephants ….. big animals. ( be ) • 3. Guava ….. a lot of vitamin C. ( contain ) • 4. Jamal ….. for work every day morning. ( leave ) • 5. Snails ….. damp areas. ( like ) • 6. The sun ….. us light and heat. ( provide ) • 7. Siew Lin …..in Year six now. ( be ) • 8. Mr Tan is a journalist. He ….. for a local magazine. ( write ) • 9. Marina ….. to be a teacher when she grows up. • ( want ) • 10. The bee ….. a tube- like tongue which sucks up nectar from flowers. ( has )
  • 24. • 11.When you press this button, the door ….. ( open ) • 12. The person who scores the most points…. the game ( win ) • 13. Cockroaches ….. out at night to look for food. ( come ) • 14. Shanti now ….. at No. 46 Jalan Rimba, Kampung Kijang. ( live ) • 15. My brother …..his own room every day. ( clean ) • 16. Whenever it rains, the roof …. ( leak ) • 17. I ….. ( think ) it is a wonderful idea. • 18. The moon….. round the earth once every 28 days. ( move ) • 19. The little girl ….. her doll wherever she goes. ( take ) • 20. Mrs Lim usually ….. Her children to school every day. ( drive )