The present simple is used to talk about the following:

1.  Habitual or Repeated Actions

A habit is something you do a lot. For example: Alicia eats meat. Does she eat meat every day? No, not every day. She eats meat often.

Present Simple - Simple Present - Habit - Wake up

These are actions that you do often or every day

More Examples:

a.  Jared goes to bed at 9:30 at night.

b.  Sometimes Diana listens to music on her ride home from work.

c.  My friends and I drink coffee after dinner when we go out to eat.

2.  Descriptions (Being)

When describing people or things, use the verb to be in the present simple

Turtles are slow.

  • Are turtles slow today? Yes.
  • Were turtles slow yesterday? Yes.
  • Are they always going to be slow? Yes.
  • Have they always been slow? Yes.

More Examples:

a.  Daquan and Taisha’s apartment building is modern, clean and very expensive.

b.  Samantha Jones and Smith Jarrod are beautiful people.  They are characters from a fictional television series.

c.  We are all really happy for our mother, who just got a job at the advertising firm she’s always talking about.

Spelling: Present Simple

Add an S to the verb in the he, she and it.

I knowwe know
you knowyou know
you guys know
you all know
he knows
she knows
it knows
they know

Exercises

Choose the correct form of the simple present

Deanna _____________ at the supermarket.
Joseph and Emilia ___________ ice cream in the summer.
Everyday I see your brother, I __________ hello to him.
Our mom ____________ a cake on my birthday.
You __________ a lot of mustard on your hotdog.
We _________ so many birds at our house.
You and George ___________ too much.
Dogs _________ at other dogs.
Every Wednesday, Hanna _________ her friends.
When I go to the mall, I _________ so many clothes.

Anthony’s weekly schedule

Present Simple - Weekly Schedule - music, basketball, coffee
Word Bank
Mondayslistenslisten
Tuesdaysdrinksdrink
Wednesdaysplaysplay
Thursdaysdoesdo
Fridaysnotnever
Saturdaysdaysometimes
Sundaysalwaysoften
  1. On Mondays, Anthony _______________ coffee and _______________ basketball.
  2. He _______ _______ play basketball on Saturdays or Sundays.
  3. On Wednesdays, he ______________ coffee and _______________ to music.
  4. Anthony _______ _______ play basketball or ______________ to music on Tuesdays.
  5. On Fridays, Anthony ______________ coffee, ______________ basketball, and ______________ to music
  6. Anthony ____________ basketball every ______________, ______________, and ______________.
  7. He ______________ to music every ______________, ______________, ______________, and ______________.
  8. Anthony ______________ coffee every ______________.
  9. He doesn’t ______________ Thursday.
  10. Anthony ______________ drinks coffee.

Answers

  1. On Mondays, Anthony _______________ coffee and _______________ basketball.
  2. He _______ _______ play basketball on Saturdays or Sundays.
  3. On Wednesdays, he ______________ coffee and _______________ to music.
  4. Anthony _______ _______ play basketball or ______________ to music on Tuesdays.
  5. On Fridays, Anthony ______________ coffee, ______________ basketball, and ______________ to music
  6. Anthony ____________ basketball every ______________, ______________, and ______________.
  7. He ______________ to music every ______________, ______________, ______________, and ______________.
  8. Anthony ______________ coffee every ______________.
  9. He doesn’t ______________ Thursday.
  10. Anthony ______________ drinks coffee.

Danielle & Heath’s Sleep Schedule

Present Simple - Weekly Sleep Schedule

1. What time do Danielle and Heath go to bed?

_____________________________________________________________

2. When do they wake up?

_____________________________________________________________

3. What changes on the weekends?

_____________________________________________________________

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