Present simple tense explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 14

lesson 14


This tutorial is a revision of spelling of endings of the 3rd person singular verbs.

And  also about adverbs, that go with Present Simple.


1/Sentence Practice

Now, we can speak English- We can ask questions- We can reply to questions

When do you want to speak English? I want to speak English soon. I want to speak English very soon.

Why do you want to speak English? I want to speak English to work. I need to speak English.

What do you need? I need to eat because I am hungry.

How do you learn English? I learn English Online. Who do you speak English with?

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

What do you do? I do not understand “Do you Do”?

That is normal there are two do’s in English.  Do is an auxiliary. What do you eat.?

Do is a verb also. I do work. You do the work.

We do something. They do something as well.

Do you understand? Can you do English grammar exercises?


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


 Present Simple revision

Adverbs that go with the Present Simple include:


every day

every week

every month

every year

on Mondays…





at weekends



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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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

Questions and Answers

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.

Exercises Lesson 14

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice