Grammar Video|Pre-Int|16. Present Simple
A very simple form to describe regular actions
Lucas Jones is a 44-year-old miner. He leaves his house at 5.30 to go to work. His wife makes his lunch. He works for 8 hours. He doesn’t go to the surface to have lunch. Miners have their meals in the mine.
|I — you — we — they||he — she — it|
We work from 9 to 4.
Tom works online.
We don’t work from 9 to 4.
Tom doesn’t work online.
Do you work from 9 to 4?
+ Yes, I do.
— No, I don’t.
Does Tom work online?
+ Yes, he does.
— No, he doesn’t.
1. Add -es if the word ends in -sh, -s, -ch, -x, -z (finishes)
2. In verbs ending in a consonant + -y, change -y into -ies (cries)
Present Simple is used:
|to describe everyday habits or repeated actions||He usually leaves for work at 5.30.
We don’t eat breakfast.
|to talk about present facts||Birds don’t laugh.
They make windows from glass.
|with the time markers||always, regularly, often
I always get up at 8 am.
every day, once a week, twice a month
He plays tennis twice a month.
Choose the correct option for each sentence
Complete the sentences using the verbs from the box
Complete the text with the Present Simple form of the verbs in brackets