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Write the verbs in brackets in the Simple Present tense.

This is Mrs. Sullivan, my neighbour. She (1) ___________________ (be) an old lady

and she (2) ________________________ (own) a very beautiful house next to mine.

She (3) __________________ (come) from Switzerland so she (4) ______________ (be)

Swiss but she (5) _________________ (speak) English very well.


My neighbour (6) _______________________ (not live) alone. She (7) ___________________ (have) two cats and

a parrot. She (8) _____________________ (like) animals and gardening. Her flowers (9) _____________ (be)

colourful and they (10) _____________________ (smell) nice. She (11) _____________________ (water) the plants

every day in summer but she (12) ______________________ (not cut) the grass in her garden. A 12-years-old

boy (13) ___________________ (help) her with the garden. She also (14) __________________ (grow) some

vegetables in a little orchard behind her house.

Mrs. Sullivan (15) _______________________ (love) cooking. She (16) _______________________ (bake) delicious

biscuits and every Sunday she (17) ______________________ (invite) us to eat some.

Sometimes she (18) _____________________ (go) to the opera

because she (19) _____________________ (enjoy) listening to

classical music. She (20) _____________________ (meet) her friends

there and, after the concert, she (21) ______________________

(drink) some tea with other old ladies.

If the weather (22) _________________ (be) fine, she (23) ________________ (spend) the afternoon in her

garden and she (24) _____________________ (paint) pictures. She (25) ____________________ (not paint)

people or buildings, she always (26) ___________________ (prefer) flowers and animals. When Mrs.

Sullivan (27) _______________________ (finish) a picture, she (28) _____________________ (give) it to one of

her friends. She (29) ____________ (be) very generous. We all (30) ___________________ (love) our neighbour!

Are the sentences true or false? Read the text and answer the questions.

1) Mrs. Sullivan has got some pets at 1) Where does she like painting?
home.
True / False
2) Does she cut the grass?
2) She goes to the cinema alone.
True / False

3) She enjoys baking biscuits. 3) What does she drink after the opera?
True / False

4) She usually paints in the morning. 4) What does she like painting?
True / False