Present simple tense explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 14




This English tutorial is a revision of spelling of endings of the 3rd person singular verbs and about adverbs, that go with Present Simple tense.

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Hi guys welcome back I’m Julia your online English teacher and today’s
lesson is about the present simple tense again. So this English tutorial is a
revision of spelling of the third-person singular of the present tense and also
about adverbs. So just like in the previous lesson we are going to be
focusing on the present simple why is that you might ask? It is because in the
next lesson we will already be moving on to another tense so today our focus is
to really master the present simple tense. Okay so really focus on making
sentences in the positive form in the negative form in question forms whether
positive or negative and really feel comfortable using this particular tense.
Throughout the lesson I highly recommend that you play with a variety of subtitle
options so no subtitles is a good thing but you can also watch the video with
English subtitles switch to your mother tongue then switch back to english and
then remove the subtitles. At this point you should really start focusing on the
listening and the speaking and read the subtitles less often. Okay so that’s just
a piece of advice if it’s too soon just do bear that in mind that is what you
are trying to attain that is a goal that is a target so really ideally you will
get to the point where you watch videos just with the subtitles in English or no
subtitles okay. So the lesson today is comprised of your
dialogue your vocabulary your grammar point of the day for questions and
answers and we will finish together with a recap of today’s lesson. Just running
through those important points I like to really focus on pronunciation using the
grammar in examples and just reviewing a few keywords.
The same time that’s it guys I’ll now let you study and I’ll see you later bye
for now.

adverbs, that go with Present Simple
This English tutorial is a revision of spelling of endings of the 3rd person singular present simple.

Dialogue

1/ English Sentence Practice

ENGLISH WOMAN: Now, we can speak English. We can ask questions. We can reply to questions. When do you want to speak English?

AMERICAN MAN: I want to speak English soon.

INDIAN WOMAN: I want to speak English very soon.

ENGLISH WOMAN: Why do you want to speak English?

INDIAN WOMAN: I want to speak English to work.

MAN: I need to speak English.

AMERICAN MAN: What do you need?

INDIAN WOMAN: I need to eat because I am hungry.

ENGLISH WOMAN: How do you learn English?

WOMAN: I learn English Online.

ENGLISH WOMAN: Who do you speak English with?

AMERICAN MAN: I speak English with my teacher. She speaks English very well. She is a good teacher.

ENGLISH WOMAN: What do you do?

AMERICAN MAN: I do not understand “Do you Do“?

ENGLISH WOMAN: That is normal there are two do’s in English. “Do” is an auxiliary: What do you eat? “Do” is a verb also. do work. You do the work. 

AMERICAN MAN: We do something. They do something as well.

ENGLISH WOMAN: Do you understand? Can you do English grammar exercises?

English Vocabulary that uses the present simple tense

2/ Vocabulary Practice

  • always
  • every day
  • every week
  • every month
  • every year
  • on Mondays…
  • sometimes
  • normally
  • usually
  • generally
  • to speak
  • we can speak
  • to ask
  • we can ask
  • to reply
  • we can reply to
  • a question – questions
  • When do you want?
  • to speak English
  • What do you need?
  • i need to eat
  • How do you learn?
  • Online
  • I learn English online
  • she speaks
  • very well
  • a good teacher
  • to understand
  • I do not understand
  • that is normal
  • there are two do’s
  • do is an auxiliary
  • What do you eat?
  • do is a verb also
  • you do the work
  • something
  • we do something
  • as well
  • exercises
  • Do you understand?
  • Can you do?
  • grammar exercises

English Grammar

Present Simple revision

Adverbs that go with the Present Simple tense include:

  • always
  • every day
  • every week
  • every month
  • every year
  • on Mondays…
  • sometimes
  • normally
  • usually
  • generally
  • at weekends

i.e.

ALWAYS

S + always + V + O .

Do/Don’t + S + always + V + O ?

I always like cooking.

I don’t always arrive late.

Do you always arrive late?

EVERY DAY

S + V + O + EVERY DAY + .

V + S + O + EVERY DAY + ?

I learn English every day.

I don’t travel by bus every day.

Do you travel by bus every day?

EVERY WEEK

S + V + O + EVERY WEEK + .

V + S + O + EVERY WEEK + ?

I play tennis every week.

I don’t play football every week.

Do you play sports every week?

EVERY MONTH

S + V + O + EVERY MONTH + .

V + S + O + EVERY MONTH + ?

I visit my cousins every month.

I don’t travel for work every month.

Do you see them every month?

EVERY YEAR

S + V + O + EVERY YEAR + .

V + S + O + EVERY YEAR + ?

I travel to London every year.

I don’t go there every year.

Do you see her every year?

ON MONDAYS

S + V + O + ON MONDAYS + .

V + S + O + ON MONDAYS + ?

I work from home on Mondays.

I don’t work there on Mondays.

Do you commute on Mondays?

SOMETIMES

S + sometimes + V + O .

Do/Don’t + S + sometimes + V + O ?

I sometimes eat there.

He sometimes doesn’t come in.

Do you sometimes eat there?

NORMALLY

S + normally + V + O .

Do/Don’t + S + normally + V + O ?

I normally travel by bus.

I don’t normally arrive late.

Do you normally arrive on time?

USUALLY

S + usually + V + O .

Do/Don’t + S + usually + V + O ?

I usually travel by plane.

I don’t usually travel by car.

Do you usually travel by train?

GENERALLY

S + generally + V + O .

Do/Don’t + S + generally + V + O ?

I generally arrive on time.

I don’t generally arrive late.

Do you generally arrive on time?

AT WEEKENDS 

S + V + O + AT WEEKENDS  + .

V + S + O + AT WEEKENDS  + ?

We relax at weekends.

We don’t do much at weekends.

Do you do much at weekends?

Revision of the positive form:

a/ Please note that the third person singular (he, she, it) has a different ending to all the others. We add -s

b/ Verb + -es

I finish > he finishes, she finishes, it finishes

I go > he goes, she goes, it goes

I do > he does, she does, it does

c/ Verb ending in a consonant + y, we remove the -y and add +ies:

I fly > he flies, she flies, it flies

I study > he studies, she studies

d/ Certain verbs are also conjugated totally differently, for instance: “to do”, “to be”, “to have” and “can”:

I do, you do, he does, she does, it does, we do, you do, they do

I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are, they are

I have, you have, he has, she has, it has, we have, you have, they have

I can, you can, he can, she can, it can, we can, you can, they can

English Speaking Practise

Questions and Answers

Do you understand English?

Yes, I understand English.

Can you speak English?

Yes, I can speak English.

Do you want to ask a question?

Yes, I  want to ask a question.

What question do you want to ask?

Why do you need to speak English?

Why do we need to speak English?

We need to speak English to work.

Where do you learn English?

I learn English online.

Who do you speak English with?

I speak English online with my virtual teacher.

What do you do at school?

I do my work at school.

What do you do?

I work in the morning and I go to school in the afternoon.

Can you reply to my questions?

Yes, I can reply to your questions.

Lesson 14 Recap with Julia ​​​​​

Hi guys! Welcome back!

Let’s do the recap now of lesson 14 together!

This lesson is very important to learn more about the present simple. In today’s recap video we’re going to be looking at two things:

  1. the “S” ending – we’re going to look at verbs and how to pronounce them in the third person singular.
  2. We’re also going to look at time expressions that work with this tense – the present simple.

Let’s start with the verbs:

to understand – he understands

to speak – she speaks

to ask – he asks

to learn – she learns

to reply – he replies

In the grammar explanations you may have noticed this expression:

for example = for instance

Please try and use these expressions when writing a summary of your lesson:

for instance

for example

Now let’s look at time expressions that use the present simple tense! Please repeat after me!

  • sometimes
  • always
  • at weekends
  • on Mondays
  • every day
  • every week
  • every month
  • every year
  • usually
  • generally
  • normally

That’s it for today! Thanks for watching this video! I’ll see you next time! Bye bye!

The Verb to be in English Beginners Course Lesson 1.
The verb to be in negative form English Beginners Course Lesson 2
Verb to be questions English Beginners Course Lesson 3
What why how when where who in English Beginners course lesson 4
Possessive adjectives explained English Beginners course Lesson 5.
Explaining Adjectives and adverbs in English Beginners course Lesson 6
Some any every exercise explained in our English Beginners Course 7.
Possessive pronouns explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 8
The modal verb can explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 9.
Positive present simple explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 10
Questions in the negative form explained in English Beginners Course 11.
Countable nouns vs uncountable nouns explained in English Beginners 12.
Positive form of present simple explained in English Beginners Course 13.
Present simple tense explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 14
The form of present continuous explained in English Beginners Course 15.

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Exercises Lesson 14

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice



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