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We use the present simple to talk about

:
USES

things that are always true
E.g.: The sun rises in the east.
habits and things that happen repeatedly.
E.g.: I play guitar on Saturdays.

we often use the simple present with words that tell you how often: for example always,
never, often, sometimes, usually, once a day …
E.g.: You never listen to me.

FORM
AFFIRMATIVE

He / she / it plays
I / you / we / they play

we make present simple
negatives with: do / does +
infinitive

NEGATIVE

He / she / it does not play
I/ you / we / they do not play

we make present simple
questions with: do / does +
subject+ infinitive

INTERROGATIVE

Does he / she / it

play?

Do I/ you / we / they play?

SHORT FORMS
does not = doesn´t

do not = don´t

HOW TO MAKE HE / SHE / IT FORMS
most verbs : → + -s Examples: say - says; play – plays; know – knows.
-s, -sh , -ch, -x : → + -es Examples: pass – passes; wash- washes; teach- teaches;
mix- mixes
• Write the he / she / it forms
• circle the correct form of the verb:
exceptions: go-goes; do – does; have - has
1. Mary take / takes care of her
brother.
VERBS ENDING IN -Y
1. catch ________________
2. Mark play / plays in the park.
2. come ________________
3. The men eat / eats fish.
3. start _________________
vowel + y → + -s Example : say – says
4. I swim / swims in the lake.
4. watch ________________
consonant + y →-y - -ies Example: fly - flies
5. Mary and Sue live / lives in Lisbon.
5. wish _________________
6. He is / are from Portugal.
6. push _________________
7. My cat drink / drinks milk.

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets:
Write questions with do or does. Give short answers

1. The children __________ (love) the flowers in our garden.
2. IWe
__________
(arrive)
at school
at 8.30.
play
football. Do
you play
football?
Yes, I do / No, I don´t
3. IAlive
pianist
__________
(play) the piano.
in Lisbon.
________________________?
_______________________
4. IMary
(speak) English very well._______________________
study__________
English. ________________________?
5. II watch
__________
(take)
a shower
every morning.
TV after
dinner.
________________________?
_______________________
6. IMr.
Smith
(go)________________________?
to work by bus.
drink
milk__________
at breakfast.
_______________________
7. IMy
teacher __________ (be) very
gentle with us.
likeEnglish
cats. ________________________?
_______________________
8. IAhelp
doctor__________
(treat) patients.
my mother ________________________?
_______________________
I go •to school
bus
________________________?
_______________________
Look atby
the
following
affirmative sentences.
Put them in the negative form.
love birthday
parties
________________________? _______________________
1. IMark
gets the
up late.
_____________________________________________________________
Complete
questions:
arrive
at 6 cleans
o’clockthe
________________________?
_______________________
2. Iwhat
My
room. ____________________________________________________
time
•mother
Ask______________________________________________?
questions:
3. _________________________________________________________________?
am a student.
II arrive
school at_______________________________________________________________
8 o´clock.
1.
4. Where
TheyI like
go
to
cinema at weekends. _________________________________________________
________________________________________________?
Yes,
ice-cream.
5. _________________________________________________________________?
like in
ice-cream.
II live
Lisbon. ______________________________________________________________
2.
6. How
youI drink
_____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________?
No,
don’t water.
know Susan.
7. _________________________________________________________________?
travel
by plane
. _____________________________________________________________
II go
to school
by bus.
3.
What
_________________________________________________?
No, I don´t
go to the beach.
My name is Mary.
4. _________________________________________________________________?
When
________________________________________________?
Yes, I go
to school by bus.