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1 The Present Simple Tense

2 “It happens all the time!”
Slogan “It happens all the time!”

3 I live in Riyadh. He lives in Jeddah.
We use the Present Simple tense to talk about regular or permanent actions. I live in Riyadh. He lives in Jeddah.

4 Repeated Actions On Mondays Lucy goes to the swimming-pool.
On Tuesdays I play football with my friends. Alicia works in a restaurant on Wednesday. The dog likes Nell. She often walks him after school on Thursdays. Repeated Actions

5 General truth & Facts • Water boils at 100˚C.
• The earth revolves around the sun. Cats like milk.

6 Frequency I always get up at 6.00. I work on my website every day.
The train leaves every morning at 8 AM. She usually forgets her mobile phone. He never remembers his keys.

7 Adverbs of Frequency They tell us how often something is done. always,
usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, seldom, rarely, never Adverbs of Frequency

8 I get up at 6:00. I don’t get up at 6:00. Do you get up at 6:00?

9 Spelling Tip: In the third person singular (he, she, it) form, the verb takes an s.
If the verb ends in -ss, -sh, -ch, -x or -o, add -es to the base form:   miss - misses, finish - finishes, watch- watches, mix - mixes, go – goes If the verb ends in consonant + y change y to i and add -es:   study - studies, copy - copies,  try - tries, carry - carries

10 The Negative On Saturday Mr Bean wakes up at 8.00 am.
He doesn't wake up at 6.00 am.

11 The Negative I get up at 9.00 am. I don't get up at 6.15 am.

12 The Present Simple Questions
? They like football Do

13 She like movies s ? Does

14 Questions I DO you WORK? we they DOES he/she/it WORK?

15 Short Answers Do you like spaghetti? Yes, I do. No, I don't.
Does she know Bulgarian? Yes, she does. No, she doesn't.

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