I walk
You walk
He walks
She walks
It walks
We walk
You walk
They walk


I don’t walk
You don’t walk
He doesn’t walk
She doesn’t walk
It doesn’t walk
We don’t walk
You don’t walk
They don’t walk

Do I walk?
Do you walk?
Does he walk?
Does she walk?
Does it walk?
Do we walk?
Do you walk?
Do they walk?

Short answers
Yes, I / you / we / they do
No, I / you / we / they don’t
Yes, he / she / it does
No, he / she / it doesn’t
Third person singular
We add –s to the verb to form the third
person singular (he, she, it).
I drink – he drinks
I run – he runs
We add –es to verbs that end in –ss,
-sh, -ch, -x, -o.
I watch – he watches
With verbs ending in consonant + y,
we change the –y to –ies.
I cry – he cries
But with verbs ending in vowel + y,
we just add –s as usual.
I play – he plays

We use the Present Simple:
for habits and actions that we
do regularly:
He visits his friends every
She goes to school by bus.
for general truths:
The sun rises in the East.
for permanent situations:
He lives in Athens.

Expressions used with the Present Simple
Frequency adverbs:
always, usually, often, sometimes, rarely,

(they are placed before the main verb)
Time expressions: every day / week / Friday…
on Mondays / Sundays…
at the weekend…
in the morning / afternoon…
in winter / spring…
once a day / week…
A. Write the third person singular of the following verbs.
































B. Complete the sentences with the Present Simple of the verbs in brackets.
1. Peter and his friends __________ to school by bus. (go)
2. Elephants __________ leaves and grass. (eat)
3. David's father __________ in a hospital. (work)
4. The bank opens at 9.30 and __________ at 4.30. (close)
5. Tom and Jim __________ football every day after school. (play)
6. Mr Jones is a teacher. He __________ History. (teach)
7. Our lessons __________ at 9.00 and __________ at 3.30. (start / finish)
8. My pen friend __________ in Japan. (live)
9. Mary and her brother __________ cartoons every Sunday morning. (watch)
10. John __________ his room every day. (tidy)

C. Complete the blanks with the Present Simple of the verbs in the box.









Mr Letty is a postman. He doesn't work in the post
office. He always works outside in the streets.
He __________ letters to all the people in the
neighbourhood every day. He doesn't __________
but he __________ his motorbike.
At the weekend, Mr Letty doesn't work.
He __________. He __________ the countryside,
so he always __________ to his country house with
his wife. Mr and Mrs Letty __________ in the river
and they __________ in the woods every weekend.

D. Look at the pictures and write questions and answers, as in the example.
1. play / the guitar / in the afternoon

Does he play the guitar in the aftenoon?
No he doesn’t play the guitar in the afternoon.
He plays the accordion.
2.walk / after lunch
3.ride / their / bicycles / to work / every day

4.listen / to the radio / every Sunday
5.clean / the house / on Mondays
_________________________________________ / TV / after school

E. Complete the blanks with the negative or the interrogative form of the Present Simple of
the verbs in brackets.
Mark: Hi, Tess! What are you doing?
Tess: I'm watching the football team.
Mark: Do you watch (watch) them every day?
Tess: No, I don't. They __________ (not play)
every day. They play four times a week.
Mark: __________ you __________ (have)
a favourite player?
Tess: No, I __________ (not have) a favourite player. Everyone on the team is
Mark: __________ the attacker __________ (move) fast?
Tess: No, he __________ (not move) fast, but he's very clever. __________
you __________ (like) football, Mark?
Mark: No, I __________ (not like) it. I like basketball. It's a great sport.

F) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets:

The children ___________ (love) the flowers in the garden.

We ___________ (arrive) at work at 9 o’clock.

Mrs. Smith always ___________ (buy) a sandwich and ___________ (drink) coffee.

Mr. Smith usually ___________ (eat) a sandwich and then he ___________ (play) a computer game.

She ___________ (get) to work late every day.

G) Choose the correct verb for each sentence and then put it in the present simple:
Love buy arrive live play drink eat hate come

The children ___________ birthday parties.

Before each party Mary ___________ some juice, bread and cakes at the supermarket.

Her friends bring presents. First they ___________ games and then they ___________ the food and the

Carol, who ___________ in St. Peter’s street, ___________ late because she ___________ train.

Laura ___________ it when the children have to go home.

H) Choose the correct word to complete the sentences:

A pianist ___________ (play/ plays) the piano.

Mark ___________ (speak / speaks) English very well.

They ___________ (live / lives) in London.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker ___________ (love / loves) their dog.

A doctor ___________ ( treat / treats) patients.

I ___________ (is / are / am) a teacher.

You ___________ ( get / gets ) up at ( o’ clock in the morning.

The teacher ___________ (come / comes) to school by car.

We ___________ ( have / has) a shower every morning.

I) Put the verbs in the present simple:

Roby ___________ (like) fish.

Ann’s sister ___________ (work) in an office.

You ___________ (talk) too much.

Mary’s grandmother ___________ (stay) at home all day.

We ___________ (eat) at home.

She ___________ (live) in Lisbon.

Ann and Sue ___________ ( drink) milk in the morning.

J) Complete the sentences about Mark with the correct verb:

Mark ___________ in Lisbon. (live)

Mark ___________ to school with his best friend. (go)

Mark’s sister ___________ to play hide and seek. (like)

Mark and his sister ___________ their home homework at 5 p.m. (do)

Mark ___________ to bed at 10 :30 p.m.(go)

K) Use the verbs in brackets to complete the questions:

Where ___________ she ___________? (live)

___________you ___________ where I live? (know)

What ___________ Mark ___________ for lunch? (have)

___________she ___________ French? (speak)

When ___________ we ___________? (get up)

___________ Peter ___________ sports? (like)

Why ___________ she ___________ so much? (study)

How long ___________ you ___________ to get to school? ( take)

L) Complete the questions:

What time ___________________________________________________?
I go to school at 8:30.

Where ______________________________________________________?
My father works in Lisbon.

Yes, Mary speaks English very well.

No, I don’t like milk.

How ________________________________________________________?
I go to school by bus.

M) Ask questions:

Yes, I like ice-cream.

No, Mark doesn’t speak French.

Yes, She arrives at 8 o’clock.

N) Read at the following affirmative sentences. Then put them in the negative form.

Mark gets up late.


Mary cleans her bedroom.


Susan sleeps until twelve o’clock on Sundays.


They go to the cinema.


I know the way to your house.



Look at the sentences bellow. Write them in the negative form following the example.

E.g. I like ice-cream. - I don’t like ice-cream.

We play football. ________________________________

They eat Italian food. ____________________________

You drink milk. __________________________________

I clean my bedroom. _____________________________

E.g. She likes ice-cream – She doesn’t like ice-cream.


He plays football. ________________________________

He drinks coke. _________________________________

The cat eats fish. ________________________________

She washes her hair. _____________________________
Rewrite the following sentences in the negative form.

• Susan’s mother cooks dinner. _______________________________

• The children watch TV. ____________________________________
• Susan goes to school by bus. _______________________________
• Their parents go shopping. ________________________________

1.- Mark juega al football en el parque
2.- El niño siempre come pescado
3.- Mary y Sue viven en Londres
4.- Ella a veces está enfadada
5.- Mi gato a menudo bebe leche
6.- Ellos están escuchando al profesor
7.- Mary no habla inglés muy bien
8.- Yo nunca voy al cine los lunes
9.- Yo siempre me levanto a las 8.30
10.- ¿ Bebe ella agua todas las mañanas?
11.- Tu estás estudiando inglés en el colegio
12.- No me gustan los helados

Tim always ………..……. (wake up) at seven o’clock. He ………..……. (get up), …….………
(wash) his face and hands and …….……… (comb) his hair. He ………… (wear) his school
uniforms and ………….… (eat) his breakfast at half past seven. Tim …………………
(leave) home at eight and He…………..….. (go) to the school. He always ……….…. (go)
to his school by train. He ………….. (arrive) school at eight thirty. He is sometimes
late to his lessons. He always ……………..(have) lunch at three o’clock. After school,
in the afternoons, he ………………….. (play) with his friends in the playground. He
usually ………………. (play) football. In the evenings, after dinner he usually ………………
(watch) TV for two hours. Then he …………….(study) his lessons and he always
……………….. (read) a book. Tim often ……………… (go) to bed at eleven o’clock.

1.- What time does Tim usually wake up? _________________________________________
2.- What time does he leave home? _____________________________________________
3.- How does he go to school? _________________________________________________
4.- What does he do after school? _____________________________________________
5.- What does he usually do after dinner? _______________________________________
6.- What does he always do before going to bed? __________________________________

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