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To form the Present Simple Tense we use the verb's base form (go, work, speak

study). In 3rd person singular (he, she, it), the base form of the verb takes -s/es.
(Auxiliary verbs "be," "do," "have", which can also be used as main verbs, are
Study the discussion below, it explains the uses of the simple present tenses of
verbs. The examples provide corresponding explanation why it is in the simple
present tense.

USE # 1 Repeated actions, use the Simple Present to express the idea that an
action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a
scheduled event or something that often happens. It can also be something a
person often forgets or usually does not do.

I play the violin.

Sakura plays tennis.

The train leaves every morning at 8 AM.

When does the train usually leave?

Arthur always brings his sword.

Every twelve months, the Earth circles the Sun.

USE # 2 Facts or generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the
speaker believes that a fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the
future. It is not important if the speaker is correct about the fact. It is also used
to make generalizations about people or things.


 The party starts at 8 o'clock.  The bus does not arrive at 11 AM. Examples:  I am here now. Examples:  We arrive in Rome at 6 p.  The Earth is spherical.  Water freezes at 0°C (32°F).  The sky is blue. USE # 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future.  He has his passport in his hand. Cats like milk.  He needs help right now.  He does not need help now.  Do you have your passport with you? . it arrives at 11 PM.  Tokyo is in Japan.  She is not here now.  The sun rises in the east.  When do we board the plane? USE # 4 Now (Non-Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now.  The train leaves in five minutes.m.  The course starts next Thursday. This can only be done with Non-Continuous Verbs and certain Mixed Verbs.

 go ➔ it goes  Kiss ➔ kisses  watch ➔ watches  fix ➔fixes  wash➔ washes If the verb ends with a consonant + y. we change the y to i and add “es”.  play ➔ she plays  say ➔ he says  buy ➔ buys . x or sh. ss.SPELLING RULES If the verb ends with o. we add “es”.  study ➔ she studies  try ➔ he tries If the letter before the y is a vowel. we just add “s”. ch.

Brown gets up ________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ .Look at the pictures and describe Mr Brown's daily routine Mr.

Andy___________ the family car a) wash b) washes c) washs 2. stop ____________ ____________ Put in the correct verb forms 1. fix 14. cry ____________ 12. do 2. ____________ 8. miss ____________ 6. hurry ____________ 7. dance ____________ 13. Black___________ e-mails in the evenings. say ____________ 11. a) dos b) does c) do 5. Every morning my mother___________ at 6 o'clock. a) get up b) get ups c) gets up 3. Mr.Add s / es / ies to the following verbs: 1. worry____________ 9. The girls ___________ the shopping. study 3. grow ____________ 4. Mandy and Susan ___________ films every weekend. ____________ . a) write b) writes c) writs 4. play ____________ teach ____________ 10. watch____________ 5.

You copy from other students. We sometimes ________ (use) a dictionary in class. You ________ (live) near me. _____________________________________________ 3. 1. School finishes at two o´clock.a) watches b) watch c) watchs Use the present simple affirmative. 3. 5. 4. _____________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________ 5. School ________ (finish) at three o´clock. I study French. I ________ (go) shopping with my brother. _____________________________________________ 4. 1. Write the sentences in negative. My friends play volleyball. We think English is easy. ____________________________________________ . 2. My friends ________ (study) Italian at their school.

___________________ 5. In / students / Do / the canteen /? / eat _____________________________________________ Yes. We eat / eats eggs for breakfast every morning.Write the sentences and finish the short answers. At / school/ finish / Does / three o´clock /? _____________________________________________ No. Live / near / Do / your friends / you /? _____________________________________________ Yes. Live / at / you / Do / school /? _____________________________________________ No. 1. ___________________ 2. . 2. ___________________ 4. I plays / play tennis every afternoon. ___________________ Circle the correct answer : 1. Tom listens / listen to the radio in the morning. To school / your brother / on Saturday /? / Does / go _____________________________________________ No. ___________________ 3. My parents live / lives in Ramat-Gan. 4. 3.

12. 11. 7. Mrs. Gold sweep / sweeps the stairs once a week. 9.5. He never finish / finishes his work on time. 8. My dog barks / bark at night. My brother never watches / watch television. I often eat / eats dinner at my grandmother’s house. 6. Sharon do / does her homework regularly. 15. 13. My family go / goes to the beach together in the summer. You seldom listen / listens in class. 10. . 14. I never hurt / hurts my cat. They takes / take a bath daily. Dana and Liat goes / go to the swimming pool every afternoon.