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The present simple Tense. Formation. ( I / you / we / they / plural nouns ) inf. ( He / She / it / singular nouns ) inf.- (s / es ). Exercises Ex. Choose the correct answer : 1. Nada and Aly ( run – runs ) to school together .

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The

present

simple

Tense


Formation ..


( I / you / we / they / plural nouns ) inf.

( He / She / it / singular nouns ) inf.- (s / es )


Exercises

Ex. Choose the correct answer :

1. Nada and Aly( run – runs ) to school together .

2. The boys ( play – plays ) football every day .

3. My mother ( cooks – cook ) dinner late .

4. He usually ( stay – stays ) with his grandmother .

5. She ( do – does ) her homework in the afternoon .

6. I ( go – goes ) to school by bus every day .

7. Salma ( washes – wash ) the dishes in the evening .

8. Tarek always ( do – does ) his homework .

9. He usually ( wash – washes ) my clothes .

10. Sometimes they ( go – goes ) to the club .

Can we say


5. She ( do – does ) her homework in the afternoon .

6. I ( go – goes ) to school by bus every day.

7. Salma( washes – wash ) the dishes in the evening .

8. Tarek always(do – does) his homework .

9. He usually (wash – washes) my clothes .

10. Sometimes they (go – goes) to the club .


Usage ..


  • We use the present simple tense in the following cases :

  • 1. Permanent situations ..

  • 2. Repeated habitual actions ( Routine events ) ..

  • 3. Scientific facts ( general truths )..

  • 4. Job description ..


Exercise

Define the reason for using the present simple in the following sentences


  • 1. Chin lives in China .

  • 2. I love my parents .

  • 3. The moon goes around the sun

  • 4. Ali works as a doctor .

  • 5. The park often holds festivals .

  • 6. The earth goes round the sun .

  • 7. They get up at seven o’clock .


What about the Key words?


  • every

  • never

  • ususally

  • always

  • often

  • sometimes


Negative


  • ( I / you / we / they / plural nouns )

    do not / don’t + inf.

  • ( He / She / it / singular nouns )

    does not / doesn’t + inf.


Exercise

Turn the following sentences into negative ones :


I like fish .

2. Ali works as a doctor .

3. They get up at seven o’clock .

4. He speaks English well .


The present Continuous Tense


Formation ..


am

is + ( v.-ing )

are


Usage ..


  • We use the present continuous tense in the following cases :

  • 1. Things happening at the time of speaking ..

  • 2. Things happening for a limited time around the present time .. ( temporary actions )

  • 3. Plans for the near future / future arrangements


Exercise

Define the reason for using the present continuous tense in the following sentences


  • 1. I am eating now .

  • 2. Ali is studying English this year .

  • 3. Abdullah is flying to Egypt next week .

  • 4. They are swimming in the pool at the moment ..


Stative

Verbs


What are

stative

Verbs ?


Verbs that can’t be used in the progressive tenses


Exercises on

the present simple &

the present cont.


Exercise 1

Define the tense of the following sentences ..


1. Heba teaches in a primary school.

2. She eats with a fork and a knife.

3.They are watching television now .

4. Mother is cooking dinner right now.

5. He helps his father in the fields every day .

6. Listen! Someone is knocking at the door.

7. A typist works in an office.

8. Father is reading the paper at this moment.

9. We are studying the exercise on page 72 now.

10.Sally is preparing her homework now.

11.They watch television in the evening.

12. It rains in winter in Egypt.

13.The sun rises in the east .

14.The wind is blowing very hard now.


Exercise 2

Choose the correct answer :


1. Noha and Hala .............. their flat now.

Cleanb) cleaning c) have cleaned d) are cleaning

2. Look! he .............. TV.

watches b) is watching c) watchd) watching

3. Listen! They .............. about the film .

Talkingb) talk c) are talking d) talks

4. My father never .............. on Friday.

is working b) worksc) working d) work

5. Sara .............. a letter on the computer now.

Typesb) typing c) is typing d) typed

6. Rami .............. his room now.

cleans b) cleaning c) is cleaning d) has cleaned


7. The sun .............. in the east.

riseb) rising c) have risen d) rises

8. The boys .............. some pictures now .

takeb) taking c) are taking d) have take

9. My father always .............. poor people.

is helping b) helpsc) help d) helping

10. We usually .............. TV in the evening.

are watchingb) watchc) watchesd) have watched

11. Look! Nadia .............. with her new toys.

are playing b) playc) play d) is playing

12. Rasha .............. tennis every weekend.

a) playb) plays c) playingc) is playing


Exercise 3

Correct the underlined words :


  • We watches TV every night .

  • He is driving his car every day .

  • She cooks now .

  • She is wanting to be a doctor .

  • Reemwant to work in Cairo .

  • They doesn't work with clothes .

  • Listen ! The teacher speaks .

  • They works in an office .

  • It is raining in summer in Egypt.

  • They watch television now .

  • 11. Look! She cook the meat.

  • 12. He walk to school every day.

  • 13. We gets up early every morning.

  • 14. Does you like football?


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