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Explanations, exercises and games to learn and practice Simple Present tense.


M. ED. Paola Forero Salamanca

Learning log: Talking about routines and permanent situations.

Simple Present tense

The train leaves at 5 pm.

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The Moon revolves around the Earth

She works from 8 am to 5 pm.

He is a student.

  • talk about general statements.
  • describe routines or habits.
  • talk about natural facts.
  • describe permanent situations.
  • mention schedules and timetables.

We use simple present tense to...

Simple Present Tense Uses:

Verb TO BE negative and question forms

Daily Routines


Practice exercises


Video explanation

Rules for 3rd Singular person


Other verbs


Verb TO BE

Subject Personal Pronouns



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  • They (Third person plural)
  • You (Second person plural)
  • We (first person plural)

3rd singularPerson

  • It (an object, an animal, or place)
  • He (male)
  • She (female)
  • You (second person singular)
  • I (first person singular)



A subject pronoun, also called subjective or subject personal pronoun, is used as substitute for proper and common nouns.

Subject Personal Pronoun

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FULL FORMI amYou areHe isShe isIt isWe areYou areThey are

SHORT FORMI'mYou'reHe'sShe'sIt'sWe'reYou'reThey're

They are my friends

You are in my class

My parents are Susan and John

My father is a lawyer

I am a student

My mother is a teacher

I am Peter

The “to be” is a verb used to describe something or someone, to talk about names, age, feelings, nationalities, and professions, especially when talking in the present tense.


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Question FormAm I a lawyer?are you a professor?Is he a doctor?Is it your pet?Are we in the same class?Are you a good student?Are they in class now?

Negative formI am not a lawyerYou are not a professorHe is not a doctorShe is not a dentistIt is not a dogWe are not in classYou are not good friendsThey are not at school

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A verb Is a word that expresses what someone or something does.It can be an action, motion, feeling or state.


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Do we watch TV?No, we don't.

Does she play basketball?No, she doesn't.

  • to ask questions
  • to give affirmative and negative short answers.
  • to make negative sentenses.

DOit is used with the subject personal pronouns : I, You, We, They

DOESIt is used with the subject personal pronouns : He, She, It (Third singular person)

Does he work in a hostpital?Yes, he does.

Do they play together?Yes, They do.

When we use verbs different to the verb "TO BE" we need to use an auxiliary verb. It is DO or DOES.USES:


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Does he play football?No, he doesn't.He works and explains his job.

Do you meet at work?No, we don't. We meet at a club.

Do they work in an office?No, They don't.They work in a construction.


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Here you will find extra explanations and some practice exercises for you to rehearse what we have studied so far.

Explanations and practice

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Pay attention to the correct form for third singular person in affirmative sentences.

Game 5

Game 4

Game 3

Game 2

Game 1

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Here you will find different interactive activities to get fun and learn!!

Online games

Practice 3

Practice 2

Practice 1

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Extra exercises

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  • What time do you usually get up?
  • Where do you work/ study?
  • What activities do you do in your free time?
  • When do you go to the cinema?
  • How often do you play video games?


Talk about your daily routine. Answer the following questions:

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