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The Present Simple Tense. - repeated actions or habits

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is used to talk about:

- repeated actions or habits

Every evening my parents stay at home and watch TV.

- permanent situations

Mr and Mrs Smith live in Bristol.

- general truth

The river Amazon flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Positive forms



We live in Moscow.



He plays the guitar.

She studies Computer Science.

It goes very well.

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1. I ________ to bed at 11.00 p.m. (go)

2. Jack ________ fluent French. (speak)

3. Her children _________ game shows and cartoons. (enjoy)

4. She _______ always funny jokes. (tell)

5. My sister and I often _______ to read newspapers in English. (try)

6. People_______ personal computers at home. (use)

7. It _______ him about half an hour to get home from college. (take)

Negative forms



We do not study at school. (do not = don't)




She does not work on Sundays (does not = doesn't)


Exercise 2. Write positive sentences with the verb in the correct form.

Example: Idon't go to school. — I go to school.

  1. My mother doesn't come from Russia.
  2. My friends don't live in Moscow.
  3. Paul Simon doesn't study at Trinity College.
  4. My father doesn't work as an engineer.
  5. My friends and I don't go to the cinema at weekends.
  6. My friend doesn't wear jeans and a T-shirt to the institute.


Exercise 3. Write negative sentences with the verb in the correct form.

Example: I ____to the radio in the morning. (listen) — I don't listen to the radio in the morning.

  1. I ___ the dog for a walk every day. (take)
  2. She ___ all the food in the nearest supermarket. (buy)
  3. We ___ to football matches every Sunday. (go)
  4. This car ___ much money — it's rather old. (cost)
  5. My friends ___ in a bank. (work)
  6. Pete ___ early at weekends. (get up)


Exercise 4. Write true sentences with the given words.

Example: A child/need love, food, care and toys. — A child needs love, food, care and toys.

A child/need a driver's license. — A child doesn't need a driver’s license.

  1. A restaurant / sell shoes.
  2. A restaurant / serve food.
  3. An architect / design buildings.
  4. Doctors / take care of sick people.
  5. The river Amazon / flow into the Pacific Ocean.
  6. Glass / break easily.
  7. Scientists / have all the answers to the mysteries of the universe.


Exercise 5. Write positive or negative sentences with the verb in brackets in the correct form.

Example: Children ___ lot of questions. (ask) — Children ask a lot of questions.

I ___ Turkish. (not/speak) — I don't speak Turkish.

1.I ___ hard rock. (love)

2.He ___ to work when the weather is good. (not / drive)

3.You usually ___ my birthday. (forget)

4.The village shop ___ at 10 o'clock in the morning. (not / open)

5.We seldom ____ letters to our old school friends. (write)

6.The planets ___ around the Sun. (go)

7.My father and I ___ television most evenings. (not / watch)

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