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Simple
Tests(/en/cram- Present
up/tests) Present
StudyTips
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DailyEnglish
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english)

ReadOn Form
Countries SimplePresent PresentProg
(/en/read-
infinitive formof'be'andverb+ing
on/countries) (3rdpersonsingular:infinitive+'s')
Animals/Sports Ispeak
(/en/read- youspeak
he/she/itspeaks he/she/itis
on/animals)
wespeak
Literature theyspeak
(/en/read-

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on/literature) Exceptions

Business Exceptionswhenadding's': Exceptionswhenadding'i


Forcan, may, might, must,donotadds. Silenteisdropped.(but:
Communication
Example:hecan,shemay,itmust Example:come-com
(/en/business- but:agree-agr
Aftero, ch, shors,addes.
english Afterashort,stressedvo
Example:do-hedoes,wash-shewashes
/communication) consonantisdoubled.
Afteraconsonant,thefinalconsonanty
Grammar becomesie.(but:notafteravowel) Example:sit-sitting

Example:worry-heworries Afteravowel,thefinalco
(/en/business-
but:play-heplays inBritishEnglish(butnot
english/grammar)
Example:travel-trave
Business-Info but:traveling(American
(/en/business- Finaliebecomes

english/infos) Example:lie-l

ChillOut Seealso
explanations
Games&Riddles
onSimple
(/en/chill- Present
out/games) (/en/cram-
E-Cards(/en/chill- up/grammar
out/ecards) /simple-
present)and
ChatwithEgon
Present
(/en/chill-out/chat
Progressive
/egon-bot) (/en/cram-
up/grammar
TakeOn
/present-
Newsletter progressive)
(/en/newsletter)
Calendar2017
(/en/take-
on/calendar?2017)

TeachIn
Use
CulturalStudies
Ingeneralor
(/en/teach-
rightnow?
in/cultural-studies)
Lessons(/en/teach-
Doyouwant

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in/lessons) toexpress
that
something
happensin
generalor
that
somethingis
happening
rightnow?

SimplePresent PresentProgr

ingeneral(regularly,often,never) rightnow
ColinplaysfootballeveryTuesday. Look!Colinisplayingfootballn
presentactionshappeningoneafter alsoforseveralactionshappe
another time
FirstColinplaysfootball,thenhewatchesTV. ColinisplayingfootballandAnn

Signalwords

always atthemoment
every... atthismoment
often today
normally now
usually rightnow
sometimes Listen!
seldom Look!
never
first
then

Note:ThefollowingverbsareusuallyonlyusedinSimplePresent:
be, have, hear, know, like, love, see, smell, think, want

Timetable/
Scheduleor
arrangement?

Doyouwant
toexpress
that
somethingis

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arrangedfor
thenear
future?Ordo
yourefertoa
timesetbya
timetableor
schedule?

SimplePresent PresentProg

actionsetbyatimetableorschedule arrangementforthenear

Thefilmstartsat8pm. Iamgoingtothecinemato

Dailyroutine
orjustfora
limitedperiod
oftime?

Doyouwant
totalkabouta
dailyroutine?
Ordoyou
wantto
emphasisthat
somethingis
onlygoingon
foralimited
(rathershort)
periodof
time?

SimplePresent PresentProg

dailyroutine onlyforalimitedperiodo

Bobworksinarestaurant. tohappendirectlyatthem

Jennyisworkinginarestaur

CertainVerbs

Thefollowing

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verbsare
usuallyonly
usedinSimple
Present(not
inthe
progressive
form).
state:be,
cost,fit,
mean,suit
Example:
Weareon
holiday.

possession:
belong,
have
Example:
Samhasa
cat.

senses:
feel,hear,
see,smell,
taste,touch
Example:
Hefeels
thecold.

feelings:
hate,hope,
like,love,
prefer,
regret,
want,wish
Example:
Janeloves
pizza.

brain
work:
believe,
know,

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think,
understand
Example:I
believe
you.

Introductory
clausesfor
direct
speech:
answer,
ask,reply,
say
Example:
Iam
watching
TV,he
says.

Exercieson
Simple
Presentand
Present
Progressive
Exercise1
(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises),
Exercise2
(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex02),
Exercise3
(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex03),
Exercise4

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(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex04),
Exercise5
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex05),
Exercise6
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex06)

Exercise7
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex07),
Exercise8
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex08)

Exercise9
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex09),
Exercise10
(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex10),
Exercise11

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(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex11),
Exercise12
(/en/cram-
up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/exercises?ex12)

Testson
Simple
Presentand
Present
Progressive
Test1
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/tests?test1)

Test2
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/tests?test2)

Test3
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up/grammar
/simpre-
prepro
/tests?test3)

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