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The Present

Simple
Emma Pedley, M.A. (cantab) CELTA
The Present Simple affirmative
sentences

Most verbs Verbs that Verbs that end in


end in consonant + y
o, -tch, -sh
Example: play Example: study
Example: go
I/you/we/th play go study
ey
he/she/it plays goes studies
The Present Simple affirmative
sentences
Examples:

We play football, but John plays tennis.

I go to the cinema once a month, but Sarah goes once a


week.

Most students study English, but Peter studies French.


The Present Simple negative
sentences
Most verbs

Example: play
I/you/we/they dont play
he/she/it doesnt play
The Present Simple negative
sentences
Examples:

Harry doesnt play basketball. He doesnt like it.

I dont have any brothers and sisters.

They dont live in Guayaquil.


The Present Simple questions
Question do/does Wh- questions infinitive
subject complement
word verb
What do you play?
Where does she go after school?
When do they study English?
Do/does subject infinitive complement
Yes/no questionsverb
Do you play tennis?
Does she go to the gym?
Does John study English?
Irregular verbs
Verb be
Affirmativ Negative Questions
e
I am (m) m not Am I ?
you are (re) arent Are you ?
he/she/it is (s) isnt Is he/she/it
?
we are (re) arent Are we ?
they are (re) arent Are they
?
The Present Simple - Uses

Routines and habits

Examples:
How often do you go dancing?
I do exercise three times a week.
They meet every Friday for a drink.
The Present Simple - Uses

Facts

Examples:
If you mix yellow and red, you get orange.
ESPOL is in Guayaquil.
What is the square root of four?
The Present Simple - Uses

Opinions and preferences

Examples:
Which do you prefer: dogs or cats?
I like chocolate ice-cream, but I dont like strawberry.
I dont think Quito is too cold.
The Present Simple -Uses

Timetables and schedules (can refer to the future)

Examples:
The class starts at 11.30 on Monday.
My plane leaves at 12.30.
What time does the game finish?
References