present simple I you we they

The Present Simple

I, You, We, They

The Present Simple

The Present Simple, or Simple Present expresses

1. Repeated and usual actions, habits and routines
2. Facts or generalizations
3. Scheduled events, transportation schedules
Positive Sentences with I, We, You, They

(+) I/We/You/They
Eric and Iris/These cars+ verb-1 (base form)
The nurses/Her professors

• I go to work by subway (underground).
• Rabbits eat carrots.
• Aruzhan and Svetlana work in human resources.
• Several buses leave for Cusco in the morning.
Negative Sentences

(-) I/We/You/They
Their patients/Her tea cups+ do not + verb-1
The sailors/Those stray cats


• Guillaume and Pascal don’t care for football. Instead they play ice hockey.
• Mrs. Fujita’s neighbors don’t like loud music.
• The shops don’t sell alcohol to minors.




Respond to the following with that’s true, that’s false, that’s not true, yes, no, yes and no, in the middle, maybe, usually, sometimes, mostly, in a way, rarely, it depends.

Say why and give examples. Make any necessary changes.

Monday. After work, most people go to a cafe, bar or club. Yes or no?
After school students at my school go . . . . .

Many tourists from Australia and New Zealand visit my country.

I don’t shop in a supermarket; I buy my groceries at the marketplace (open market, bazaar).

My colleagues and I wear suits and ties at work. I wear a uniform at school.

Most English classes at language centers begin at 8:00 in the morning and end at 4:00 in the afternoon.



All my friends work with computers. My classmates do all their schoolwork and homework on computers.

Sunday. I don’t like fast food. I prefer home-cooked meals.

My neighbors and I don’t use the postal services (snail-mail) anymore. We only use e-mail, texting and messaging.

Workweek, School Week.
Many police officers patrol the city.

Hospitals and schools need more nurses, doctors, teachers, hospital rooms and classrooms.







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