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TALKING ABOUT THE PRESENT

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We use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a scheduled event or something that often happens. It can also be something a person often forgets or usually does not do.

Simple present express a usual action, it can be a habit or routinewhere you can use the frequency adverbs and it can be use to talk about general information or facts.

Affirmative:
HE LISTENS TO MUSIC

SUB + VERB (+S)
We use the verb without an “s” We use the verb + “s” for the
for the subjects: subjects:


play soccerwatches TV plays soccer



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Negative:
I DON’T LIKE TO DRINK BEER AFTER WORK.

SUB + DON’T/DOESN’T + VSF
In negative we use the auxiliary In negative we use the auxiliary
don’t (do not) for: doesn’t (does not) for:





don’t play the piano doesn’t eatpizza



Interrogative:
DO YOU USUALLY GO OUT ON FRIDAYS?

DO / DOES + SUB + VERB IN SIMPLE FORM
To ask questions we use the To ask questions we use the
auxiliary Do for: auxiliary Does for:




Do you have to leave at 10? Does he work?





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QW + AUX + SUB + VSF
We use the question words We use the question words
+ the auxiliary Do to ask + the auxiliary Does to ask
questions for specific information questions for specific information.




What do you do on Monday? Where does hego?























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EXAMPLES:

A. The simple present tense is used to talk about general information or facts.
Examples:
The moon revolves around the earth.

When we use like, we can use an object (a person, a place, a thing) after it.

He likes history books.
SUB + VERB PRESENT + OBJECT

Or we canuse another verb after it in the infinitive form.

She likes to type.
SUB + VERB PRESENT + VERB INFINITIVE

B. The simple present tense is also used to talk about habits or routines.
Example:

I do my social service from Monday to Sunday.
SUB + VERB PRESENT + T.E.

She takes English lessons on Weekends
… on Monday
I work at the office atnight
… In the morning
… In the afternoon
… In the evening

C. Frequency adverbs can be used with the simple present tense to describe how often an action is done.
Examples:

She doesn’t always flies to New York, sometimes she drives.
I usually cook meal on Sundays.
We ever go to Las Vegas onvacation.

D.- Question words
Examples:

Where do you buy your material?
What do we eat?
How does she look?
When does it happen?
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EXERCISE:
UNDERSTANDING

Read and complete the dialog with the correct form of the verb in parentheses.

My best friend’s name is Harry. He ________ (live) in the USA. He is a student; he ________ (study) businessadministration at the university. Harry ________ (like) to play the guitar. He also ________ (have) his own band, he _________ (dance ,ability, negative) very well, but he ______ (sing) very nice.

WRITING

Read and then write something similar about a family member and yourself.
My sister and I are very different each other. She loves horror movies and I like fiction movies. She works...
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