My name (be) ______(1) John. I (be) ______(2) fifteen years old. I

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PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE
EXERCISES
• To be
• Verbs & Adverbs of frequency
• Wh- questions
Present Simple «to be»
Part 1
Fill in the blanks using “AM, IS, ARE, AM NOT, ISN’T, AREN’T”:
1. It ……………. an onion. (+)
11. İzmir ………….. a city. (+)
2. Jasmine ……….. a student. (-)
12. He ……… a postman. (+)
3. We ……….friends. (+)
13. It ………. nine o’clock. (+)
4. I ………. hungry. (-)
14. Manhattan …………. an island. (-)
5. Mark ............. 20 years old. (+)
15. Mr. Richards …… a lawyer. (+)
6. A bee ……….. a big insect. (-)
16. I ………..ill. I …………. happy. (+ / -)
7. Newsweek ………… a magazine. (+)
17. London ……….. a big city. (+)
8. I …………. a professional football
player. (-)
18. Dave and Adrian ………… sisters. They ……..
brothers. (- / +)
9. I know you. You ……. in my class. (+)
19. New York ………. near to New Jersey. (+)
10.Cows ……… insects. They …….
mammals. (- / +)
20. Susan and I ……….. teachers. We ………..
students. (- / +)
Present Simple «to be»
Part 2
My name (be) ____(1) John. I (be) _____(2) fifteen years old.
I live on a farm. It (be) _____(3) in the country.
It is quiet in the country. It (be, not) ____ (4) loud in the country.
Present Simple «verbs»
Part 1
Make sentences by using the verbs in bracket
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Mary (be) _______ twenty-nine years old.
We (like) _______ eating fruit. It (taste) _______ good.
The football team never (score) _______ . It (lose) _______ all the time.
Robert and Betty always (talk) _______ to each other on the phone.
Jose and I (study) _______ chemistry together every day.
The car (have) _______ a flat tire.
The baby ___________ (cry) every night.
Arzu and Neşe _________(play) table tennis every weekend.
Present Simple «verbs»
Part 2
Make negative sentences
1) Tom _______ stamps. (not/collect)
2) You _______songs in the bathroom. (not/sing)
3) Julie _________in the garden. (not/work)
4) I ________ at home. (not/sit)
5) Tina and Kate ________the windows. (not/open)
6) Adam _______ French. (not/speak)
7) His sister ________lemonade. (not/like)
8) We ________to music. (not/listen)
9) My father _________the car every Saturday. (not/clean)
10) Johnny and Danny _________in the lake. (not/swim)
Present Simple «verbs»
Part 3
Make sentences by using the verbs in brackets.
1) They _______ hockey at school. (play)
2) She _______ e-mails. (not/write)
3) ____you _____ English? (speak)
4) My parents ______ fish. (not/like)
5) ______ Anne ______ any hobbies? (have)
6) Andy's brother ______in an office. (work)
7) Leroy ______very fast. (not/read)
8) Jim and Joe _______ the flowers every week? (water)
9) Yvonne's mother _______ a motorbike. (not/ride)
10) ______ Elisabeth _______ cola? (drink)
Present Simple «verbs»
Part 4
A. Put the adverb of frequency on the right place.
1. He listens to the radio. (often)
_____________________________
2. They read a book. (sometimes)
_____________________________
3. Pete gets angry. (never)
_____________________________
4. Tom is very friendly. (usually)
_____________________________
5. I take sugar in my coffee. (sometimes)
_____________________________
Present Simple Tense
Wh- Questions -1
• Make present simple ‘wh’ questions:
1. Where / John?
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2. Why / they / hungry?
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3. Where / we?
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4. Who / you?
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5. Why / he / late?
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Present Simple Tense
Wh- Questions -1
• Answers:
1. Where is John?
2. Why are they hungry?
3. Where are we?
4. Who are you?
5. Why is he late?
Present Simple Tense
Wh- Questions -2
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Make present simple ‘wh’ questions:
1. (where / you / go to school?)
______________________________________ __________________________
2. (what / you / do?)
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3. (where / John / come from?)
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4. (how long / it / take from London to Paris?)
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5. (how often / she / go to the cinema?)
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Present Simple Tense
Wh- Questions -2
• Answers
1. Where do you go to school?
2. What do you do?
3. Where does John come from?
4. How long does it take from London to Paris?
5. How often does she go to the cinema?
References:
• http://www.picturesof.net
• http://www.englishforeveryone.org
• http://www.perfect-englishgrammar.com/supportfiles/present_simple_form_be_wh-questions.pdf
• http://www.perfect-englishgrammar.com/supportfiles/present_simple_form_wh-questions_otherverbs.pdf

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