2International Pen Pals Dear Ali,I am very happy at the English Language Institute. Every day, I meet so many interesting students with different customs. For example, my classmates from Thailand bow to the teacher. My roommate, Lia, doesn’t wear shoes inside our room.My classmates from Mexico don’t call the teacher by her first name. This is a great experience! Your friend,Kadesh
3The Simple Present 1Use the simple present to tell about things that happen again and again (habits, regular occurrences, customs, and routines).Ahmed drinks coffee every afternoon.Many American children wear costumes on Halloween.
4“I think we need sweaters.” The Simple Present 2Use the simple present to tell facts.Peru is in South America.“I think we need sweaters.”Water freezes at 32° Fahrenheit.
5The Simple Present 3 Use the simple present with non-action verbs. Marian and Cara know Arabic.Roberto likes bullfights.
6Practice 1 Match each statement to its use in the simple present. 2. “He goes dancing every Friday night.”2. “He goes dancing every Friday night.”Example: “They usually celebrate New Year’s Day with a big party.”“They usually celebrate New Year’s Day with a big party.”RegularOccurrenceFact3. “Triangles have three sides.”3. “Triangles have three sides.”1. “They believe everything she says.”1. “They believe everything she says.”Non-ActionVerb
7Affirmative Statements Use the base form of the verb for all persons except third person singular. Put –s or –es on the third person singular.Daniel dances in the Chinese New Year Parade each year.Ted dresses up like a lion.
8Use the verbs in the box to describe what these people do every day. Practice 2make take watch playExample:He makes pizza.3.2.1.Teachers could use this slide as an opportunity to discuss the differences in pronunciation of –s endings for makes, plays, & watches.She plays soccer.He watches soccer.They take a bath.
9Negative Statements 1Use does not or do not before the base form of the verb.She does not off her shoes.takestakeSome people do not sushi.enjoysenjoy
10Negative Statements 2Use the contractions doesn’t and don’t for negative statements in speaking or in informal writing.Italians don’t use chopsticks.Luis doesn’t like bullfights.
11Practice 3 Change the affirmative statements to negative statements. Example: Many Chinese eat noodles.Many Chinese don’t eat noodles.1. Sheila likes to eat spicy food.Sheila doesn’t like to eat spicy food.2. Some nomadic people live in tents.Some nomadic people don’t live in tents.3. Monica watches fireworks on the 4th of July.Monica doesn’t watch fireworks on the 4th of July.
12Irregular FormsThird person singular affirmative forms of have, do, and go are not regular.SubjectHaveDoGoIYouWeTheyHeSheIthavedogohasdoesgoes
13Complete the sentences with the correct form of have, do, or go. Practice 4Example: She __________ shopping every Friday.goes1. Luis __________ his homework every night.does2. Leticia and Janet __________ backpacks.have3. I always __________ to the movies on Thursdays.go4. Shaun __________ a biology class on Mondays.has5. They always __________ the dishes after dinner.do