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SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

PRACTICE
REVIEW
CONTENTS
3-1 Form and basic meaning of the simple present tense
3-2 Using frequency adverbs: always, usually, often,
3-3 Other frequency expressions
3-4 Using frequency adverbs with be
3-5 Spelling and pronunciation of final -es
3-6 Adding final -s/-es to words that end in -y
3-7 Irregular singular verbs: has, does, goes
3-8 Spelling and pronunciation of final -s/-es
3-9 The simple present: negative
3-10 The simple present: yes/no questions
3-11 The simple present: asking information questions with where
3-12 The simple present: asking information questions with when
3-13 Summary: information questions with be and do
She walks.
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
SINGULAR PLURAL
1
st
PERSON
I walk
we walk
2
nd
PERSON
you walk you walk
she walks
he walks
it walks
they walk
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
3
rd
PERSON
(a) I eat lunch every afternoon.
(b) Max drives to work every day.
(c) We get up every morning.
(d) Kyle calls Mimi every weekend.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
M T W Th F Sat S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
HABITS = USUAL ACTIVITIES
We _____ television every day.
watch
watches
watch
3-1 Lets Practice
He _______ television every day.
watch watches
watches
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We ____ lunch at 12:00.
eat eats
eat
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Jara _____ a walk in the morning. takes
take takes
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My friend ____ her horse every day.
ride rides
rides
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They always drink
tea with lunch.
3-2 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, USUALLY,
OFTEN, SOMETIMES, SELDOM, RARELY, NEVER

(d) Tia sometimes eats lunch at school.
(c) Josh often eats hamburgers.
100%
(a) Mary always eats lunch at school.
90%- 99%
(b) Mary usually eats lunch at school.
75%- 90%
25%- 75%
5%- 10%
1%- 10%
0%
(e) Tia seldom eats lunch at school.
(f) Eva rarely washes her car.
(g) Jay never goes to the zoo.
frequency adverbs
3-2 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, USUALLY,
OFTEN, SOMETIMES, SELDOM, RARELY, NEVER
Talia _______ feeds her dog.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

always
3-2 Lets Practice
always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
Jara ______ watches TV.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

seldom
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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

Luke _______ cooks dinner.

usually

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
3-2 Lets Practice
always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
Moussad _________ cooks
dinner.

sometimes

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
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She goes to
the library
once a week.
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
(a) She goes to the library
once a week.
twice a week.
five times a week.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
(b) I go to school five times a week.
(c) I go to the movies twice a month.
(d) I go to the beach once a year.
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
how many times
a day a week
a month a year
every weeks
(e) I feed my dog every morning.
I ride my horse every week.
I wash my car every year.
Every
is
singular.
Correct? no
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
How often
do you
drink
coffee?
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Every
morning.
So you

drink coffee?
always

Yes.

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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

I know. She
drinks
coffee.

never
Mei doesnt
drink coffee.
3-3 Lets Practice
always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

No. He walks
five or six days
a week.

Does Dr. Aboud
take a walk every
day?
3-3 Lets Practice

Yes, he

takes a walk.

Five or six
times
a week?
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often
always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
Jeff is
always dirty.
3-4 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS WITH BE

usually often
sometimes
seldom
rarely never dirty.
Jeff + is +
SUBJECT + BE + FREQUENCY
ADVERB
always
FREQUENCY
ADVERB

am
is +
are

3-4 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS WITH BE

often sometimes
seldom
rarely never + rides a bike. Sergio
SUBJECT + FREQUENCY + OTHER SIMPLE
ADVERB PRESENT VERBS
always
usually +
frequency
adverb +
all simple
present
verbs
except be
3-4 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS WITH BE
tired. usually
3-4 Lets Practice
He is
______________________________________
sad. never Jeff is
3-4 Lets Practice
_________________________________________


Lucy

often reads at the library.
3-4 Lets Practice


It
rarely
rains in the desert.
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Gerardo teaches math.
3-5 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -ES
-sh
SPELLING
(a) push
PRONUNCIATION
pushes
push /z/
-ch (b) teach teaches
teach /z/
-ss (c) kiss kisses
kiss / z/
-x (d) fix fixes
fix / z/

endings
add -es
say /z/
3-5 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -ES
Seung never ______

his TV program.



misses
3-5 Lets Practice
miss
Gerardo _______ math. teaches
3-5 Lets Practice
teach
Viktor always _______ his car.


washes
3-5 Lets Practice
wash
Ade usually ______ sugar
in his coffee.


mixes
3-5 Lets Practice
mix
The baby cries a lot.
3-6 ADDING FINAL -S / -ES TO WORDS THAT END IN -Y


(a) cry cries
fly flies
(b) pay pays
enjoy enjoys
consonant + -y
change y to i,
add -es
vowel + -y
add -s
3-6 ADDING FINAL -S / -ES TO WORDS THAT END IN -Y
Gazi _________ too many things.




often buys
3-6 Lets Practice
buy often
She __________ nice things.




always says
3-6 Lets Practice
say always
Her father __________ about her. often worries
3-6 Lets Practice
worry often
The man has a brown coat.
3-7 IRREGULAR SINGULAR VERBS: HAS, DOES, GOES



does

(c) I do exercises.

(d) He does exercises.
(a) I have a hat.

(b) She has a hat.

Irregular forms:
have has
do does
(e) We go to the gym.

(f) He goes to the gym.
go goes
she
he
it
has

goes

she
he
it
she
he
it
+
+
+
3-7 IRREGULAR SINGULAR VERBS: HAS, DOES, GOES
George ____ yoga every day.

does
3-7 Lets Practice
do does
Zhou-li ______ for a walk on Sunday.

goes
3-7 Lets Practice
go goes
She always ____ homework.

has
3-7 Lets Practice
have has
She runs six miles every day.
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S / -ES

3
rd
person singular
add -s

rains
SPELLING
(a) run
PRONUNCIATION
runs
rain
-s as /z/
voiced
scrub
scrubs
love loves
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S / -ES

-s as /s/
voiceless

SPELLING
(b) sink
PRONUNCIATION
sinks
meet
meets
fight fights
cough
coughs
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S I -ES
3
rd
person singular
add -s


-es as /z/
SPELLING
(c) push
PRONUNCIATION
pushes
watch
watches
miss
misses
tax
taxes
-sh, -ch, -ss, -x
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S I -ES
3
rd
person singular
add -es

3
rd
person singular
change y to i, add -es

SPELLING
(d) dry
PRONUNCIATION
dries
study
studies
-es as /z/
consonant + -y
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S I -ES

SPELLING
(e) pay
PRONUNCIATION
pays
buy
buys

3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S I -ES

3
rd
person singular
add -s
-s as /z/
vowel + -y
SPELLING
(f) have
PRONUNCIATION
has
go
goes
/ha z/
do
does
e
/gowz/
/d z/
e
3-8 SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF FINAL -S I -ES

3
rd
person singular forms
irregular


Mark ______ his
bike up the hill
every afternoon.
pushes
3-8 Lets Practice
push
The child _______ his
teeth every morning.
brushes
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brush
Brenda often ______
about her old home.
dreams
3-8 Lets Practice
dream
They do not wash their car.
3-9 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: NEGATIVE


(a) do not drink milk.
I You They
NEGATIVE:
I
We
You
They
+ do not + main verb
She
He
It
+ does not + main verb
We
(b) does not drink milk. He
It She
3-9 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: NEGATIVE

She does not drinks milk.
3
rd
person singular no -s on main verb



























































3-9 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: NEGATIVE
(a) I do not drink milk.
(b) She does not drink milk.

do and does = helping verbs
?

(d) He doesnt drink milk.
Jack doesnt like dogs.

(c) I dont drink milk.
They dont go to the lake.
do not = dont
CONTRACTIONS:
does not = doesnt
3-9 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: NEGATIVE
doesnt smile

(use the contraction)
3-9 Lets Practice
This child ___________.
smile not
We ________ snakes. dont like
(use the contraction)
3-9 Lets Practice
like not
doesnt speak
(use the contraction)
3-9 Lets Practice
speak
not
Magda ___________ Dutch.
feed
dont


feeds
3-9 Lets Practice
dont
doesnt

feed
jump
run
speak

Sometimes I ____ ____ my cat.

My husband _____ her.
3-9 Lets Practice
dont
doesnt
sit
need
like
run
run


doesnt
She ______ ____ fast at the gym.

She gets tired.

need


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dont
doesnt

feed
jump
need
eat

They are good cooks.
dont They ____ ____ help.


Does he exercise?
3-10 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS

Do I + main verb
(simple form)

Do you + main verb
(simple form)

Do we + main verb
(simple form)
Do they + main verb
(simple form)
(b) Do you like salad? (c) Do we like salad? (d) Do they like salad? (a) Do I like salad?
QUESTION FORMS, SIMPLE PRESENT
DO/ + SUBJECT + MAIN
DOES VERB
3-10 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS

Does he + main verb
(simple form)
Does it + main verb
(simple form)
(f) Does he like salad? (g) Does it look good? (e) Does she like salad?
Does she + main verb
(simple form)

QUESTION FORMS, SIMPLE PRESENT
DO/ + SUBJECT + MAIN
DOES VERB
3-10 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS

do







(h) Are you a student?
NOT: Do you be a student?
main verb = a form of be

3-10 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS
QUESTION SHORT ANSWER
(i) Do you like ice cream?
Yes, I do.
No, I dont.
(j) Does Max like ice cream?
Yes, he does.
No, he doesnt.
3-10 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: YES/NO QUESTIONS
I like to ride horses.
Do you like to ride horses?
Yes, I do.
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Question
Short Answer
Long Answer
They have a baby.
Do they have a baby?
Yes, they do.
3-10 Lets Practice
Question
Short Answer
Long Answer
Gerardo teaches math.
Does Gerardo teach math?
Yes, he does.
3-10 Lets Practice
Question
Short Answer
Long Answer
Cows dont bark.
Do cows bark?
No, they dont.
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Question
Short Answer
Long Answer
Do they live in Baltimore?
3-11 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHERE

*
Where do they live?
Yes, they do.
No, they dont.

QUESTION SHORT ANSWER
(a) Do they live in Baltimore?
(b) Where do they live?
In Baltimore.
3-11 THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHERE
Yes, he does.
No, he doesnt.

QUESTION SHORT ANSWER
(c) Does Alexi live in Moscow?

(d) Where does he live?
In Cape Town.
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHERE
(a) in Baltimore
(b) Where
(c) in Moscow

(d) Where
Do
do
does
Does
DO/DOES SUBJECT
they
they
Alexi
he
MAIN VERB
+ +
live
live
live
live
?
?
?
?
(WHERE) +
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHERE
Question:

Answer: Yes, he does.
(The child has a toothbrush.)
Does the child have a toothbrush?
Question:

Answer: In the bathroom.
Where does he brush his teeth?
(He brushes his teeth in the bathroom.)
Question:

Answer: Yes, she does.
Does Lucy like to read at the library?
(Lucy likes to read at the library.)
When do you go shopping?
What time do you go shopping?
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHEN AND WHAT TIME
(a) When do you go to work?
(b) What time do you go to work?
At eight oclock.
At eight oclock.
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHEN AND WHAT TIME
Q-WORD + DO/ + SUBJECT + MAIN
DOES VERB
At ten oclock.
At ten oclock.
(c) When does he exercise?
(d) What time does he exercise?
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHEN AND WHAT TIME
Q-WORD + DO/ + SUBJECT + MAIN
DOES VERB

(e) What time do you usually go to class?
Q-WORD + DO/ + SUBJECT + MAIN VERB
DOES
frequency
adverb
subject
THE SIMPLE PRESENT: ASKING INFORMATION
QUESTIONS WITH WHEN AND WHAT TIME
+ +
main
verb

does the pool
close?
The pool
closes at
6:00 P.M.
When (What time)

do you eat lunch?
I eat lunch
at 12:00.
When (What time)
When (What time)
do you usually go
to bed
I usually
go to bed
at 11:00.
______________
______________
_____________?
(a) Where is Botswana?
Q-WORD + BE + SUBJECT LONG ANSWER
Botswana is in Africa.
SUMMARY: INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH BE
AND DO
(e) What time is the movie?
(d) What is your name?
(c) When is lunch?
(b) Where are your gloves?
Q-WORD + BE + SUBJECT LONG ANSWER
They are at home.
My name is Uma.
Lunch is at noon.
The movie is at 5:00.
SUMMARY: INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH BE
AND DO
(h) What does she play?
(g) What time does school start?
Q-WORD + DO + SUBJECT + MAIN VERB
(f) Where does she live?
She lives in Belgium.
(i) When do you study?
It starts at 9:00 A.M.
She plays tennis.
I study at night.
SUMMARY: INFORMATION QUESTIONS WITH BE
AND DO
Where ____ they buy food? do
is are does do
What time _____ the train leave?
does
is are does do
When ____ your test? is
is are does do
What ____ their names? are
is are does do
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