Present simple We use the present simple to talk about actions we see as long term or permanent. It is a very common and very important tense.
Here, we are talking about regular actions or events.
Here, we are talking about facts.
- They drive to the office every day.
- She doesn't come here very often.
- The news usually starts at 6.00 every evening.
- Do you usually have bacon and eggs for breakfast?
Here, we are talking about future facts, usually found in a timetable or a chart.
- We have two children.
- Water freezes at 0° C or 32° F.
- What does this expression mean?
- The Thames flows through London.
Here, we are talking about our thoughts and feelings at the time of speaking. Although these feelings can be short-term, we use the present simple and not the present continuous.
- Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year.
- The plane leaves at 5.00 tomorrow morning.
- Ramadan doesn't start for another 3 weeks.
- Does the class begin at 10 or 11 this week?
1--Put the verb on the right tense or form :
- They don't ever agree with us.
- I think you are right.
- She doesn't want you to do it.
- Do you understand what I am trying to say.
1. The cinema (close) at 7pm.
2. They (not/think) you should buy this dress.
3. We usually (take) a taxi to go to work.
4. How often (you/go) to the swimming pool?
5. Courses (begin) on the third of September.
6. When (he/arrive) home in the evenings?
7. She (not/live) in Washington, but in New York.
8. He (get up) early on Mondays.
9. I (not/believe) in witches.
10. The Sun's rays (take) eight minutes to reach the Earth.
2-- Reorder these items to get a full sentence.
1. don’t / I / like / school
2. does / give / he / trouble / you / ?
3. always / arrive / at / I / on / school / time
4. do / know / Martin’s / parents / you / ?
5. does / read / she / well / ?
6. doesn’t / help / no / she / want
7. come / do / they / time / what / ?
8. doesn’t / machine / this / work / !