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The Present Simple Tense

The Present Simple Tense is used to talk about something in general. We usually use this tense to describe something and to say how often things happen.

Examples:

  • The Earth goes round the Sun.
  • People like to relax on Sundays.
  • This restaurant opens at 7am.
  • We go on holiday in June.
  • I often drink coffee in the morning.

FORMATION:

Affirmative:

  1. I go . 1. We go
  2. You go 2. You go
  3. He/She/It goes 3. They go

Negative:

  1. I don’t go 1. We don’t go
  2. You don’t go 2. You don’t go
  3. He/She/It doesn’t go 3. They don’t go

Interrogative:

  1. Do I go? 1. Do we go?
  2. Do you go? 2. Do you go?
  3. Does he/she/it go? 3. Does he/she/it go?

As you probably noted, we use the auxiliary verb DO to form questions and negatives in the past simple tense. However, sometimes the verb DO can also be the main verb. For example:

  • What do you do? (What is your profession?)
  • My brother is very lazy. He doesn’t do anything the whole day.

There are three auxiliary verbs in English language that are used in forming tenses: BE, DO and HAVE.

Please note: The verb TO BE uses different forms when it comes to forming questions, affirmatives and negatives.

Affirmative:

  1. I am 1. We are
  2. You are 2. You are
  3. He/she/it is 3. They are

Questions:

  1. Am I? 1 . Are we?
  2. Are you? 2. Are you?
  3. Is he/she/ it? 3. Is he/she/it?

Negatives:

  1. I am not /’m not 1. We are not/aren’t
  2. You are not/aren’t 2. You are not/aren’t
  3. He/she/it is not/isn’t 3. They are not/arent

The Present Simple Tense – Videos

The Present Simple Tense Online Exercises:

  1. The Present Simple Tense 1
  2. The Present Simple Tense 2
  3. The Present Simple Tense 3
  4. The Present Simple Tense – Third Person Singular exercise
  5. The Present Simple Tense -s/-es forms
  6. The Present Simple Tense – game
  7. The Present Simple Tense – quiz 1
  8. The Present Simple Tense – quiz 2
  9. The Present Simple Tense – quiz 3
  10. The Present Simple Tense – quiz 4
  11. The Present Simple Tense – test
  12. The Present Simple Tense- Word document
  13. The Present Simple Tense – reading
  14. The Present Simple Tense – reading comprehension
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The Present Simple Tense -negative form exercises

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Second Conditional Task Cards – ESL materials

The Second Conditional Rules and Exercises

Questions for practicing the second conditional forms:

  1. If you could learn one skill, what would it be?
  2. If you could sing really well, what would you do?
  3. If you won the lottery, what would you do?
  4. What would you do if you could speak English perfectly?
  5. If you were a millionaire, what would you spend your money on?
  6. If you were a leader of your country, what would you try to change?
  7. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?
  8. What would you do if you were invisible for one day?
  9. If you could change any law, what would you change?
  10. If you could change jobs, what would you do instead?
  11. What meals would you prepare if you were a cook?
  12. What would you do if you had more free time?
  13. If you could speak three other languages, what would they be?
  14. What would you do if you found a burglar in your house?
  15. If you changed your name, what name would you choose?
  16. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
  17. What would you do with another hour a day?
  18. What would you do if you found a one hundred dollar note on a sidewalk?
  19. What would you do if the lift got stuck between two floors?
  20. What would you do if you were kidnapped?
  21. What would you do if you could stop time?
  22. If you had a minor car accident, what would you do first?
  23. If you could be another person for a day, who would you be?
  24. What would you do if you could fly?

Some useful videos on the second conditional:

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