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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #52473: Present simple
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    Present simple

    Present simple


    Statement +Statement -QuestionsAnswer +Answer -
    I workI don't workDo I work well?Yes, I doNo, I don't
    You workYou don't workDo you work?Yes, you doNo, you don't
    He worksHe doesn't workDoes he work?Yes, he doesNo, he doesn't
    She worksShe doesn't workDoes she work?Yes, she doesNo, she doesn't
    It worksIt doesn't workDoes it work?Yes it doesNo, it doesn't
    We workWe don't workDo we work?Yes, we doNo, we don't
    You workYou don't workDo you work?Yes, you doNo, you don't
    They workThey don't workDo they work?Yes, they doNo, they don't

    •   He is yawning because he is tired...
    • He works hard !



    Mind the spelling:

    Peter goes to work/ He does his homework.


    Jane tries to sleep/ She studies English.


    Tom brushes his hair/He watches TV in the evening.




    When do we use the present simple?


    > When the action is usual or when it happens every day :

    I go to work every day.

    She takes the bus at 8.00 in the morning.


    > When we speak about schedules:

    The train leaves at 8.30, hurry up !

    The plane takes off at 10.00 from Heathrow airport.




    Exercise:  Use the  simple  present tense. You may have to use the negative  or the interrogative .

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    1. Jane (buy) beautiful clothes.

    2. My parents (not/speak) English, sorry!

    3. Her sister (phone) every day.

    4. I am very good at German; I (understand) it quite well.

    5. I am not good at Spanish ; I (not/understand) it at all.

    6. (understand/she) Italian ?

    7. They have a car, they (not/take) the bus.

    8. He has a funny dog. His name is Sugar ; he (play) with him all the time.

    9. He's very big! He (eat) a lot!

    10. (know/ you) Mr Smith?

    11. It's 10.30! They always (get up) late.

    12. What time (go/your children) to school?

    13. Harry (watch) television from 7.00 to 9.00 every evening.

    14. She is hard-working. She always (try) to do her best.

    15. Jane (study) psychology at university.

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