Bankers Wifes Blues

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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
Mary ____ up early
every morning.
She ______ some
     does
exercises.
Example 2:
        plays
Simon _______ football after every
day.
We use simple present tense when we talk
about ______________ . That’s things that
      habitual actions.
we do ____________.
              regularly
There are some more examples.
Example 3 :




                   eats
              Cats ___ fish.
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
Millie Wong _____in Ma On Shan.
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 ___________ 7. Want ___________   wants
            fixes
 2. Fix ___________                   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.
            finishes
1. School ________ at 3.15. (finish)
             does
2. Che Yuen _______ his homework quickly. (do)
            tries
3. Maggie ________ hard at school. (try)
             has
4. Our dog _______ a long tail. (have)
5. Hung ________ in the latest fashion. (dress)
         dresses
          is
6. Tom ________ very fat. (be)
                locks
7. The teacher _______ the door after the lesson. (lock)
         cross
8. We _______ this street every day. (cross)
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
a. Mimi _______ up
   at 6 o’clock.
Make get have      help
Bush go    watch wash
Take eat   start   practise

        makes
b. She ________ her bed,
     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
f. She ______ dinner at about
 eight with her family. Then
       watch
 they _______ television
 together for a while before
      starts
 she _______ doing her
 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)

				
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