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Banker’s Wife’s Blues

•Where does John live?


• He lives near the bank.
•Where does he work?
• He works at the bank.
When does he work?
He works all day
and he works all night
at the bank, at the bank,
at the great, big bank.
•Where does he study?
• He studies at the bank.
• Where does he sleep?
• He sleeps at the bank.
• Why does he spend all day, all night,
• all day, all night
• at the bank, at the bank?

Because he loves his bank.
more than his wife
and he loves his money
more than his life.
SIMPLE PRESENT
TENSE
Let’s look
Do you know when we
at some
examples. use simple present
tense?
Example 1:
gets up early
Mary ____
every morning.
She ______
does some
exercises.
Example 2:
plays football after every
Simon _______
day.
We use simple present tense when we talk
about ______________
habitual actions. . That’s things that
we do ____________.
regularly
There are some more examples.
Example 3 :

eats fish.
Cats ___
Example 4:
rotates
The Earth _______
around the Sun.
Oh, you’re so
Yes, we use simple smart! And how
present tense for things about these?
always true
which are __________.
Example 5:

Mr. Li Ka Shing
wears glasses.
_______
Example 5:

lives Ma On Shan.
Millie Wong _____in
I know. We use
simple present tense
for things that are
_________
true now .
Present Simple Tense
I get up
You have breakfast
We go to bed
They at seven o’clock.
at half-past seven.
at nine o’clock.
gets up
He has breakfast
She goes to bed
Rule 1 :

Basic form of the


I, You, We, They verbs

He, She, It + s or es
Rule 2:
For third person singular form, verbs have to be
changed as follows

Verbs ending in –o,


-s, -x,-ch,-sh Add -es

Verbs ending in Remove y


Consonant +y
Add -ies
Write the correct he/she/it form of these verbs.
crosses
1. Cross ___________ wants
7. Want ___________
2. Fix fixes
___________ begins
8. Begin ___________
stays
3. Stay ___________ washes
9. Wash ___________
studies
4. Study ___________ 10. Do does
___________
allows
5. Allow ___________ multiplies
11. Multiply _________
6. Be is
___________ likes
12. Like ___________
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in
brackets.
1. School ________
finishes at 3.15. (finish)
does his homework quickly. (do)
2. Che Yuen _______
tries hard at school. (try)
3. Maggie ________
has a long tail. (have)
4. Our dog _______
5. Hung ________
dresses in the latest fashion. (dress)
6. Tom ________
is very fat. (be)
locks the door after the lesson. (lock)
7. The teacher _______
cross this street every day. (cross)
8. We _______
The coming pictures show what
Mimi does every day. Describe the
pictures by completing the given
sentences with the suitable form
of the verbs from the box.
Make have help brush go practise
Watch wash take start eat get
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

gets up
a. Mimi _______
at 6 o’clock.
Make get have help
Bush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

makes her bed,


b. She ________
cleans
__________ her teeth,
washes her face
__________
and then ___________
has
breakfast at about half
past six.
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

c. After breakfast, she


takes the
_________
school bus to school.
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

d. In the afternoon, she


sometimes ________
helps
her mother to make
cakes and biscuits.
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

e. After tea, she


practises
________ the piano
for about one hour.
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

has dinner at about


f. She ______
eight with her family. Then
watch television
they _______
together for a while before
starts doing her
she _______
homework.
Make get have help
Brush go watch wash
Take eat start practise

She usually_______
goes
to bed at about
eleven.
Log on to the following websites for further
practice.
330 Grammar : Forming the Simple Present Tense
esl blue(s) Quizzes: Present Simple Tense
Formation of the Simple Present Tense
ESL Quiz - Present Simple Verbs (Letitia Bradley) I-
TESL-J
Simple Present Tense Quiz (Schoolteam. Net)