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Present
tenses

Present simple
Subject + infinitive
( without TO)
Example: I play
he plays

DILION AND HIS FRIENDS


Dilion lives in a big town. He loves small
dogs and he has one. His dog name is
Atem. He doesnt like cats and he doesnt
have any either. He likes birds though.
Each morning Dilion goes to school.
Although the school is new its far away but
the school bus takes all the children there.
It stops at each child house.
Dilion has got many friends at school. His
best friend is called Ryan and he is in the
same class as Dilion. Ryan has got a dog
too. When school finishes they go to the
park and play with their dogs. They also
play with other young children too. Ryan

Exercises:
Read the text and answer the
questions:
Whats Dilions dog name?
How does Dilion go to school?
Where does Dilion go after school?
Write down all the present simple
verbs.
Make a sentence with every word
that you didnt know before.

Present
continuous
Subject + verb TO BE
(present s.) + ING of another
verb.
Example: I am playing
he is playing

A NICE WEEKEND

Im Bradly. My family and I are spending


three days in a village near the beach. We
are staying at my auntys apartment and we
are having a good time. Im sitting here in
the livingroom eating a pie and watching
TV. My sister Carol is doing the washing up
while my brother Richard is talking on the
phone to someone. My parents are in the
cinema right now and the cat is lying on the
floor. But, is the cat sleeping? I dont know.
Im always looking at the window and I can
see the birds are singing all the time. They
are flying around the trees and the kids in
the streets are shouting at them. A little boy

Exercises:
Read the text and answer the

questions:
Where are Bradly and his family?
What is Carol doing?
Where is the cat?
Write down all the present continuous
verbs.
Make a sentence with every word that
you didnt

Present perfect
Subject + verb TO HAVE
(present s.)

+ past participle of another


verb.
Example: I have played
he has played

Snow and ice


In northen Canada people have always loved to slide
down on snow-covered hills. They have used different
crafts as snowboards because besaide the coldness,
Canadians have fully enjoyed the outdoors. Children
and adults have carried their skiis and snowboards up
the hills to slide down afterwards every long winter.
They have also participated on different contest and
games too. Theyve never been afraid of low
temperatures, instead theyve learnt to love and
endure the weather. Since birth little children have
had to adjust to the frezzing winds and sheets of ice,
as ice has always been part of Canadian life.

Exercises:
Read the text and answer the questions:
How is the temperature in Canada?
What do they have always done up the
hills?
Do Canadians love their weather?
Write down all the present perfect verbs.
Make a sentence with all the words that
you didnt
know before.

Present perfect
continuous
Subject
past

+ verb TO HAVE ( present s.) +

participle of verb TO BE
another verb.

+ gerund of

Example: I have been playing


he has been playing

THE UNLOADING
What have you been doing for the last 30 minutes?
-Darren wanted to know.
Well, I have been waiting here for over fifteen minutes
and the workers havent been unloading my truck yet.
Joe and I have been eating peanuts just to kill time.
Before that we have been sleeping for two hours but
in that time nobody has even been taking a small
container out of the truck into the premises. It has
been raining the whole evening. Maybe thats why they
havent been doing much work at all. My partner has
been feeling a bit sick and since the truck hasnt been
running in the whole evening he has been phoning his
familia and friends and he has been asking them what
to take to feel better. I hope he gets well soon.

Exercises:
Read the text and answer the
questions:
What did Darren wanted to
know?
What did Joe do to kiil the time?
How was the weather?
Write down all the present
perfect
continuous verbs.