The present simple is used to talk about the following:

1.  Habitual or Repeated Actions

Present Simple - Simple Present - Habit - Wake up

These are actions that you do often or every day

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.

Present Simple - Weekly Schedule - Every Day Check

2.  Descriptions

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

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

Most verbs have the same form for all subjects except for 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

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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