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SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson

by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

SimplePresent:VerbToBe/Presentesimple:Verboser,estaroparecer

ExplanationinEnglish

Explicacinenespaol

Thistypeofverbiscommonlyusedto

Estetipodeverboseutiliza

expressarepeatedactionoraroutine.Itis

mayormenteparaexpresarqueunaaccin

importanttorememberthataverbcannotbe

conllevaunarepeticinounarutina.Cabe

definedasanactionalone.Averbalso

sealarqueunverbonosolosedefinecomo

involvesfeelingsandstatesofbeing.Some

unaaccin,puestambinenvuelve

examplesofregularandirregularverbsinthe

sentimientosyestadosdeser.A

simplepresentformarepresentedbelow.

continuacin,seofrecenejemplosde
diferentesverbosconjugadosenpresente
simple.

ToBe
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

am

We

are

You

are

You

are

He/She/It

is

They

are

English:
Thisverbisanexampleofanirregularverb
inthesimplepresentformbecausethe
personalpronounsIandHe/She/Itdonot
usethebaseformoftheverbforthe
conjugation.

Espaol:
Esteverboesirregularensuconjugacinen
elpresentesimple,pueslospronombres
personalesIyHe/She/Itnoseconjugan
utilizandoelverboensuformabsica.

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).

BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.1


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.2


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.3


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.4


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.5


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.6


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.7


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn
Oral

Withthewordspresentedbelow,onepersonwillmakeaquestionandanother
personwillprovideananswerforthatquestion.Then,thepersonwhoprovided
Practice:
theanswerwillcreateaquestionusingsothatthepersonwhoprovidedthe
questionfirstcannowprovideananswer.
1. yourdictionary
2. mymoney
3. thestudentsbooks
4. Amandascoats
5. theirpencils
6. (nameofaclassmate)
7. yourhometown
8. (nameofacityintheworld)
9. hernotebooks
10. thebabysdiapers
11. Robertosglasses
12. HenrysandMarinassunglasses
13. yourfamily
14. Martinasapartment
15. (namesoftwoclassmates)
16. your(choosearelative)sresidence
17. (namesofacountryintheworld)
18. Paquitospen
19. theprofessorsmarkers
20. InterMetro
21. PuertoRico
22. yourpet
23. Melissasearrings
24. yourclassmaterials
25. besttimeoftheyeartoenjoyavacation
26. asocialtopic
Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.8


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn
SimplePresent:OtherVerbs
ToHave*
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

have

We

have

You

have

You

have

He/She/It

has

They

have

English:
Thisverbisquitespecial.Becauseithasbeen
conjugatedinthesamewayinfiveoutofsix
personalpronouns,itwouldgivethenotionthatit
isaregularverbinthesimplepresentform.
However,ifyoupaycloseattention,thethird
personsingulardoesnotactasatypicalregular
verb.Tohaveisconjugatedashasandnotas
havesastheregularverbsinthesimplepresent
formrequireforthethirdpersonsingular.

Espaol:
Esteverboesalgoespecial.Debidoaquecinco
desusseispronombrespersonalesseconjugande
lamismaforma,dalaimpresindequeesteverbo
esunoregularparaelpresentesimple.Sin
embargo,siprestaatencinalatercerapersona
singular,sedarcuentadequeelverbonosigue
laregladeaadiruna/s/alfinaldesuforma
bsica.Enestacaso,elverboseconjugacomo
hasynocomohaves,queesloquese
esperaradeunverboregularenelpresente
simpledelatercerapersonasingular.

*Whencreatingquestionswithtohave,youneedtousethequestionwordDo/Doesinthepresenttense.
ToRun
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

run

We

run

You

run

You

run

He/She/It

runs

They

run

English:
Thisisanexampleofaregularverbinthesimple
presentformbecauseitshowsthattherearefive
outofsixpersonalpronounsthatareconjugated
inthesameform:run.Thethirdperson
singularistheonlypersonthatrequiresaddingan
/s/tothebaseformoftheform.Mostoftheverbs
inEnglishfollowthissameconjugationpattern.

Espaol:
Esteverboesunoregularenelpresentesimple,
puescincodelasseispersonasseconjugandela
mismaforma:run.Latercerapersonasingular
eslanicapersonaqueseconjugaaadiendouna
/s/alfinaldelverboensuformabsica.La
mayorpartedelosverboseninglsseconjugan
delamismamanera.

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).

BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn
ToWash
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

wash

We

wash

You

wash

You

wash

He/She/It

washes

They

wash

English:
Thisverbisanotherexampleofaregularverb
inthesimplepresentform.However,
differentfromtorun,thethirdperson
singularrequirestoaddan/es/ratherthanjust
/s/attheendofthebasicformoftheverbdue
tosoundrestrictions.Thiswillalwaysbethe
caseforanyverbendinginthefollowing
consonants:/ch/,/j/,/s/,/sh/,/ss/,/x/,and/z/.

Espaol:
Esteverboesotroejemplodeunverbo
regularenelpresentesimple.Sinembargo,
distintoatorun,latercerapersonasingular
requiereaadir/es/ynosolo/s/alfinaldela
formabsicadelverbodebidoarestricciones
desonido.Estosiempreocurrirencualquier
verboquetermineenalgunadelassiguientes
consonantes:/ch/,/j/,/s/,/sh/,/ss/,/x/y/z/.

ToCry
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

cry

We

cry

You

cry

You

cry

He/She/It

cries

They

cry

English:
Thisverbisanotherexampleofaregularverb
inthesimplepresentform.However,
differentfromtorun,thethirdperson
singularrequirestoaddan/ies/ratherthan
just/s/attheendofthebasicformoftheverb
duetoagrammarrulethatstatesthatan/ies/
needstobeaddedwheneveraverbthatends
in/y/isprecededbyaconsonantthismeans
thatthe/y/willbelostintheconjugationof
thethirdpersonsingular.

Espaol:
Esteverboesotroejemplodeunverbo
regularenelpresentesimple.Sinembargo,
distintoatorun,latercerapersonasingular
requiereaadir/ies/ynosolo/s/alfinaldela
formabsicadelverbodebidoaunaregla
gramaticalqueestablecequeseconjugarla
tercerapersonasingulardeunverbo
terminadoen/y/queesprecedidoporuna
consonantecon/ies/.

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.


SimplePresentShortGrammarLesson
by
Prof.DavielizVillafaeColn
ToPay
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

am

We

are

You

are

You

are

He/She/It

is

They

are

English:
Thisverbisanotherexampleofaregularverb
inthesimplepresentform.Noticethatthis
verbendswitha/y/followedbyan/s/.
Differentfromtocry,topayisaverbthat
endswitha/y/precededbyavowel.
Wheneverthispatterntakesplace,theverb
willactasatypicalregularverbinthesimple
present.

Espaol:
Esteverboesotroejemplodeunverbo
regularensuconjugacinenelpresente
simple.Noteque,apesardequeelverbo
terminaen/y/,soloseleaadeuna/s/alfinal.
Distintoatocry,topayesunverboque
terminaenuna/y/queesprecedidaporuna
vocal.Siemprequesedestepatrn,el
verboactuarcomounverboregular
tradicionalensuconjugacinenelpresente
simple.

ToGo
SingularPerson

Conjugation

PluralPerson

Conjugation

go

We

go

You

go

You

go

He/She/It

goes

They

go

English:
Thisverbisalsospecialbecausethethird
personsingularrequiresan/es/ratherthan
justan/s/attheendofitsbasicform.The
restofthepersonalpronounsfollowthe
conjugationofmostregularverbsinthe
simplepresent.Todofollowsthissame
pattern.

Espaol:
Esteverbotambinesespecialdebidoaque
latercerapersonasingularseconjugacon/es/
ynosolocon/s/alfinaldesuformabsica.
Elrestodelospronombrespersonalesse
conjugandelamismamaneraqueelrestode
losverbosregularesmscomunesenel
presentesimple.Todosigueelmismo
patrn.

Source:SchrampferAzar,B.,&Hagen,S.A.(2006).BasicEnglishgrammar(3rded.).WhitePlains,NY:PearsonEducation.

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Exercise 1
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (cook) cook.
Example: He / She / It (cook) cooks.
1) I ( cook / cooks ) on Monday.
2) You ( cook / cooks ) on Tuesday.
3) We ( cook / cooks ) on Wednesday.
4) They ( cook / cooks ) on Thursday.
5) He ( cook / cooks ) on Friday.
6) She ( cook / cooks ) on Saturday.
7) It ( cook / cooks ) on Sunday.

Exercise 2
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (wash) wash the car on Monday.
Example: He / She / It (wash) washes the car on Tuesday.
1) I ( wash / washes ) the car on Monday.
2) You ( wash / washes ) the car on Tuesday.
3) We ( wash / washes ) the car on Wednesday.
4) They ( wash / washes ) the car on Thursday.
5) He ( wash / washes ) the car on Friday.
6) She ( wash / washes ) the car on Saturday.
7) It ( wash / washes ) the car on Sunday.

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Exercise 3
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (study) study English on Monday.
Example: He / She / It (study) studies English on Tuesday.
1) I (study / studies) English on Monday.
2) You (study / studies) English on Tuesday.
3) We (study / studies) English on Wednesday.
4) They (study / studies) English on Thursday.
5) He (study / studies) English on Friday.
6) She (study / studies) English on Saturday.
7) It (study / studies) English on Sunday.

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Exercise 4
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense. Use what you have
learned in exercises 1, 2, and 3.
Example: I / You / We / They (cook) cook.
Example: He / She / It (cook) cooks.
Example: I / You / We / They (wash) wash the car on Monday.
Example: He / She / It (wash) washes the car on Tuesday.
Example: I / You / We / They (study) study English on Monday.
Example: He / She / It (study) studies English on Tuesday.
1) They (study / studies) English on Tuesday.
2) He (cook / cooks) on Tuesday.
3) I (wash / washes) the car on Wednesday.
4) We (cook / cooks) on Sunday.
5) You (wash / washes) the car on Friday.
6) She (wash / washes) the car on Saturday.
7) We (study / studies) English on Sunday.
8) It (cook / cooks) on Thursday.
9) He (study / studies) English on Friday.
10) You (wash / washes) the car on Thursday.
11) They (cook / cooks) on Wednesday.
12) She (study /studies) English on Thursday.

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Exercise 5
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Note: In this exercise, nouns (Tom, Amy, Daniel, etc.) are used in place of pronouns (I / You / We
/ They / He / She / It). So, it is a good idea to think about which pronoun you could use instead of
each noun. After you know what pronoun replaces the noun, use what you have learned in
exercises 1, 2, 3, and 4 to conjugate the verbs correctly.

Example: Tom and I We (cook) cook on Tuesday.


Example: Tom and Amy They (cook) cook on Tuesday
Example: Tom He (cook) cooks on Tuesday
Example: Amy She (cook) cooks on Tuesday
1) Tom and Amy (cook / cooks) on Wednesday.
2) Daniel and I (cook / cooks) on Tuesday.
3) Herbert (cook / cooks) on Sunday.
4) Carlos and Peter (wash / washes) the car on Friday.
5) Jovita (wash / washes) the car on Saturday.
6) Ko, Uri, and I (study / studies) English on Monday.
7) The students (study / studies) English on Thursday.
8) Randy (study / studies) English on Friday.
9) I (wash / washes) the car on Thursday.
10) Mack (wash / washes) the car on Monday.
11) Natasha (study / studies) English on Thursday.
12) Rachel: Hi, Nina. Can I help you?
Nina: Yes. You (wash / washes) the car, and I will cook dinner.
Rachel: Okay. Good plan!

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Exercise 6
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
1) Monica (eat) _______ eggs.
2) Teddy and Monica (eat) _______ eggs.
3) Mickie (study) _______ English every day.
4) Arthur and Jason (study) _______ English on Monday and Tuesday.
5) Angie and I (drink) _______ coffee.
6) Eva (like) _______ chocolate.
7) Dustin (watch) _______ movies.
8) Yoko (play) _______ the piano.
9) The students (take) _______ tests.
10) It (rain) _______ here a lot.

Exercise 7
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
1) Dennis (cook) _______ on Wednesday.
2) Mariella and I (cook) _______ on Tuesday.
3) Spencer (wash) _______ his car on Sunday.
4) Tammy and I (wash) _______ our car on Monday.
5) You (study) _______ science on Thursday.
6) Thomas (study) _______ math on Friday.
7) Rickie (play) _______ golf and tennis.
8) Justin and I (play) _______ basketball and soccer.
9) Kim (read) _______ fiction novels.
10) Richard and David (read) _______ the newspaper.

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Exercise 8
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (play) play the guitar.
Example: He / She / It (play) plays the guitar.
1) I ( bake / bakes ) cakes.
2) You ( work / works ) in an office.
3) We ( take / takes ) pictures of birds.
4) They ( talk / talks ) about cars.
5) He ( think / thinks ) about school.
6) She ( play / plays ) soccer.
7) It ( rain / rains ) here a lot.
8) I ( like / likes ) chocolate.
9) He ( like / likes ) chocolate.
10) You ( watch / watches ) movies.
11) She ( watch / watches ) movies.
12) The babies ( cry / cries ) every night.
13) The baby (cry / cries) every night.
14) I ( fly / flies ) to Belize every year.
15) My father ( fly / flies ) to Belize every year.

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Exercise 9
Present Tense
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I (play) play the guitar.
Example: Jessica (play) plays the guitar.

1) I (be) _______ sixteen years old.


2) Tommy (live) _______ at 107 Pine Lane.
3) Juana (cook) _______ dinner for her family.
4) They (eat) _______ lunch at 12:00.
5) Nina (take) _______ medicine when she is sick.
6) I (like) _______ chocolate.
7) He (drive) _______ a nice car.
8) We (want) _______ to see a movie tonight.
9) Mr. Anderson (teach) _______ chemistry at Hill High School.
10) They (study) _______ English at school.
11) I (want) _______ to go home now.
12) Bill and Calicia (drive) _______ to the mountains every year. every year.
13) We (eat) _______ pasta once a week.
14) It (snow) _______ here in December.
15) When Dax (take) _______ a shower, he (wash) _______ his hair with shampoo.

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Exercise 10
Present Tense
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I/You/We/They (play) play the guitar.
Example: He/She/It (play) plays the guitar.

1) Mary (be) _______ twenty-nine years old.


2) We (like) _______ to eat fruit. It (taste) _______ good.
3) The football team never (score) _______ . It (lose) _______ all the time.
4) Roberta and Betty always (talk) _______ to each
other on the phone.
5) Jose and I (study) _______ chemistry together.
6) The car (have) _______ a flat tire.
7) You never (make) _______ breakfast for me. I
always (have) _______ to make it myself.
8) The mechanic (fix) _______ my car when it breaks down.
9) Tom rarely (fly) _______. He usually (drive) _______.
10) I usually (watch) _______ TV, but tonight I (think) _______ I will read a book.
11) Igor (call) _______ his mother on the phone every day.
12) When he (be) _______ alone at night, Beto sometimes (get) _______ scared.
13) I (be) _______ tired. I (think) _______ I am going to take a nap.
14) Cakes (be) _______ hard to make. They (require) _______ a lot of work.
15) Joel (like) _______ to play soccer. He (practice) _______ every day.

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Exercise 11
Present Tense
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Affirmative (+):
Example: He (play) plays the guitar.
Negative (-):
He (not, play) does not play the guitar.
1) I rarely (eat) _______ chocolate. I (not, like) _______ ______ _______the way it
(taste) _______.
2) We (like) _______ to watch movies. My favorite movie (be) _______ Titanic.
3) The ocean (sound) _______ like an airplane.
4) The flag (blow) _______ in the wind every day. It is getting old. It (need)
_______ to be replaced soon.
5) The janitor at my school (empty) _______ the
trash on Sunday.
6) Angelica always (try) _______ to make new
friends.
7) James (run) _______ two miles every day.
8) Elizabeth often (march) _______ with the band.
9) John and I (open) _______ presents at Christmas.
10) When there is a fire, the firemen (rush) _______ to put it out. After the fire
(be)_______ out, they (go) _______ home.
11) I (be, not) _______ _______ tired. I (think) _______ I will read a book.
12) Shelley (not, think) _______ _______ _______ this quiz is hard. But I (do)
_______!

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Exercise 12
Present Tense
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.

Example: I (play) play the guitar.


Example: Jessica (play) plays the guitar.
Example: He (not, play) does not play the guitar.
1) I always (eat) _______ vegetables. Carrots (be) _______ my favorite.
2) Randy (like) _______ swimming in the ocean, but he (be) _______ afraid
of sharks.
3) It (be) _______ really cold outside, and I (not, have) _______ _______ _______
a jacket!
4) We (think ) _______ it is fun to ride roller coasters.
5) Roberto and Kelly (hunt) ______ for eggs every Easter.
6) The simple present tense (be) _______ easy!
7) My family (want) _______ to visit the pyramids in Egypt.
8) Donna (love) _______ the summer. She also (like)
_______ winter.
9) Liz and Tommy (travel) _______ to the coast every year.
10) The baby (cry) _______ every time it (want) _______ to be fed.
11) You (need) _______ to exercise in order to stay healthy.
12) What time (be) _______ Rubiela getting here? She (be) _______ late!
13) Yoko (win) _______ the science contest every year. She (be) _______
so smart!
14) Ken (be) _______ a baker. He (bake) _______ cakes and pastries every morning.
Then he (sell) _______ them to his customers. Everybody (love) _______ Ken's
bakery.

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Exercise 13
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.

Note: These sentences use verbs and adverbs. An adverb says something more about the
action of a verb.
Example: Joseph (always, climb) always climbs trees in his yard.
Example: Ernestine (usually, pick) usually picks flowers on Mondays.

1) Julia (sometimes, sell) _______ _______ lemonade on hot


days.
2) Thomas (often, play) _______ _______ baseball after
school.
3) My neighbor (never, paint) _______ _______ his house; it
looks terrible!
4) The students (eagerly, leave) _______ _______ their
classrooms when the bell rings.
5) Mrs. Gomez (quickly, water) _______ _______ the plants
when she (get) _______ home at five o'clock.
6) Each night, Serena (kindly, help) _______ _______her little
sister with geography homework.
7) Stuart (happily, play) _______ _______video games with his
friends on Saturdays.
8) Joan and Nate (patiently, wait) _______ _______ for the bus to arrive each day.
9) The jazz musicians in our town (frequently, win) _______ _______ competitions.
10) The merry-go-round (slowly, come) _______ _______ to a stop every five
minutes.

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Exercise 14
Simple Present Tense Review
Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Hi. My name (be) _______ Albert. My friends (call) _______ me Al. You can call
me Al if you (like) _______.
I (want) to tell you about a problem I (have) _______. It (be, not) _______ _______
a big problem, but it is not a small problem, either. I (guess) _______ it's somewhere
between big and small.
I (have) _______ a best friend. His name (be) _______ Joe, but
everybody (call) _______ him Joey. Joey and I have been friends for a long time.
That's the problem. Joey (like) _______ to smoke. He (say) _______ he (do, not)
_______ _______, but I (know) _______ he (do) _______. He (try) ______
to hide it from me, but I (see) ______ him do it sometimes. When I see him
do it, he just (laugh) _______ and (walk) _______ away.
Now, Joey (smoke) _______ every day. When he (come) _______ over to my
house, he (always, bring) _______ _______ his cigarettes with him. He (keep)
_______ them in his pocket. He (think) _______ they are cool. He (not, think) _______
_______ _______ it's a bad idea to smoke. He (say) _______, "(not, worry) _______
_______ _______ , Al. I'm okay." He (tell) _______ me that I (not, understand)
_______ _______ _______, but I (think) _______ I (do) _______.
I (feel) _______ like it's his right to smoke. He can do what he (want) _______ to
do, right? But I can (not, help) _______ _____ worrying. He's my best friend.

Reading Comprehension for Kindy Kids

The Three Fish


These fish have names.
This is Finny.
Finny has beautiful long fins
that help her swim fast.

This is Tayla.
Taylas big tail moves from
side to side and it helps her
to go this way or that way.
This is Igor.
Igor has great big eyes.
Igors great big eyes help him
to see where he is going and
they also help him to see
big scary fish!
Questions.

1. Which fish has long fins? __ __ __ __ __


2. Which fish has great big eyes? __ __ __ __
3. Which fish has a big tail? __ __ __ __ __
4. Which of these fish would you most like to have as a pet?
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Reading Comprehension for Kindy Kids

Ben and Sally


Ben is a little boy. He is 5 years old.
Ben likes to play with his truck and
toy cars. The cars can go very fast.
When Ben plays with his cars he
makes a sound like this...
Vroom, vroom, vroom.
Ben has a sister. Her name is Sally
and she is 4 years old.
Sally has a doll. The name of Sallys
doll is Tammy.
Sally likes to dress Tammy in pretty
clothes.

Questions (put a ring around the best answers)

1. How old is Ben?

Ben is

2. Ben likes to play with his truck and

blocks

3. How old is Sally?

Sally is

4. What does Sally like to play with?

dolls

cars

her car

her doll

her dog

5. What is the name of Sallys doll? It is Tammy Emma Anna

6. Who dresses Tammy?

Mother does

Sally does

Ben does

What does Ben do when he plays with his cars?


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Reading Comprehension for Kindy Kids

Sam and Mikes Bouncy Balls


Sam has a yellow ball.
It is a bouncy, bouncy ball.
When Sam pats his ball to the ground it
bounces right back up to his hand.
If Sam pats the ball softly it only bounces
up a little bit.
If he pats it hard it bounces up high....about
two metres!
Mike has a ball too.
Mikes ball is small and blue.
Mike likes to bounce his ball with both
hands.
If Mikes ball hits a little stone or stick it
bounces away from him.
Then he runs and gets it and starts bouncing
again.
Questions (put a ring around the best answers)

1. Sams ball can bounce up

one metre

2. What colour is Sams ball?

yellow

3. Sam pats his ball with

one hand

4. Mikes ball is

big

small

two metres

blue

three metres

red

both hands

a bat

very big

5. Sometimes Mikes ball hits a stick or

sand

grass

stone

What do you like to play with at home?


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Reading Comprehension for Kindy Kids

The Sun and the Moon


One day the sun said to the moon,
I shine in the day so the people
on Earth can see.
I give energy to all the plants and
animals.
It takes Earth a whole year to go
around me.
The moon said, I am sometimes in the sky
in the day time and I am sometimes in the
sky at night.
I have lots of mountains and I also have
big craters.
I make the tides in the sea.
It takes me one month to go around Earth.
Questions.

1. The sun gives energy to animals and ........................................................................


2. What goes around the sun in one year? .........................................................................
3. What is in the sky in the day or the night? ....................................................................................
4. The moon has craters and ......................................................................................................................
5. What makes the tides in the sea? ......................................................................................................
6. How long does the moon take to go around Earth?
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