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I DO / WORK / LIKE etc.

They have a lot of books. They read a lot. H¶s eating an ice-cream. He likes ice-cream.

They read / I like / he likes etc = the present simple:

I / we / you / they he / she / it

do does

read like reads likes

work play watch works plays watches

y Remember: he / she / it ±s: he likes (not µhe like¶) my sister plays - I live in London but my brother lives in Scotland.

it rains

have > has Spelling:

I have > he/she/it has

-es after -s / -ch / -sh: pass>passes watch>watches finish>finishes also: do>does go>goes study>studies carry>carries


We use the present simple for things that are true in general, or fro things that happen sometimes or all the time: I like big cities. The shops open at 9 o¶clock and close at 5.30. He works very hard. He starts at 7.30 and finishes at 8 o¶clock in the evening. The Earth goes round the Sun. We do a lot of different things in our free time. She¶s very clever. She speaks four languages. It costs a lot of money to stay at luxury hotels. We use the present simple with always / never / often / sometimes / usually: He usually gets up at 7 o¶clock. I usually go to work by car but I sometimes walk. Jack eats very little. He never has breakfast in the morning. The weather here is not very good. It often rains.


I DO / WORK / LIKE ETC. (PRESENT SIMPLE) 5.1 Write the he / she / it form of these verbs. 1 read 4 listen 7 push 2 repair 5 love 8 do 3 watch 6 have 9 think

10 kiss 11 buy 12 go

5.2 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of these verbs. boil close cost cost go have like meet open smoke speak teach wash 1. She¶s very clever. She_________________________ four languages. 2. Steve ______________________ ten cigarettes a day. 3. We usually ___________________________ dinner at 7 o¶clock. 4. I ___________________ films. I often ____________________ to the cinema. 5. Water _____________________ at 100 degrees Celsius. 6. In Britain the banks _______________________ at 9.30 in the morning. 7. The City Museum _______________________ at 5 o¶clock every morning. 8. Food is expensive. It ________________ a lot of money. 9. Shoes are expensive. They _______________________ a lot of money. 10. Tine is a teacher. She _____________________ mathematics to young children. 11. Your job is very interesting. You ______________________ a lot of people. 12. Peter ______________________ his hair twice a week.

5.3 Study this information.
How often do you...?

Lisa drink coffee in the morning? read newspapers ? get up before 7 o¶clock? never often sometimes

Bob and Ann usually never always ? ? ?


Now write sentences about Bob and Ann, Lisa an d yourself. Use always / usually / often / sometimes / never.

1. cause 1. 2. 3.

Complete the sentences using one of the following: close drink live open speak take place Ann «««««.. German very well. I never «««««« coffee. The swimming pool ««««««. At 9 o¶clock and «««««. At 18.30 every day. 4. Bad driving ««««««««.. many accidents. 5. My parents «««««««««.. in a very small flat. 6. The Olympic Games «««««««««.. every four years. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Put the verb into the correct form. Jane ««««««««««««««. (not/drink) tea very often. What time «««««««««««««.(the banks/close) in Britain? Where «««««««««««««««..(Martin/come) from? He¶s Scottish. What ««««««««««««..(you/do)? I¶m an electrical engineer. It «««««. (take) me an hour to get work. How long «««««««««. (it/take) you? I «««««««« (play) the piano, but I ««««««««.. (not/play) ver well. I don¶t understand this sentence. What «««««««««««« (this word/ mean)?

3. Use one of the following verbs to complete these sentences. Sometimes you need the negative. believe eat flow go grow make rise tell translate