Present Simple Exercises

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Exercise I

Put the verb into the correct form of Present Simple.

Examples: 

Water boils (boils) at 100 degrees centigrade.

George doesn’t go (not/go) to the cinema very often.

How many languages do you speak (you / speak)


  1. The swimming bath…………………(open) at 9.00 and ………………………(close) at 18.30 every day . 

  2. What time ………………………….(the banks / close) in Britain? 

  3. I have a car but I …………………………… (not / use) it very often. 

  4. How many cigarettes………………………(you/smoke) a day? 

  5. What…………………………………………..(you / do)? I’m an electrical engineer.’ 

  6. ‘Where…………………………………(your father / come ) from ?’ “He ………………………….(come) from Scotland.’ 

  7. If you need money , why ……………………… (you/not/get) a job? 

  8. I…………………(play) the piano, but I………………………(not/play) it very well. 

  9. I don’t understand the word ‘deceive’ What …………………(‘deceive’ / mean )? 


Exercise II


Read the sentences and correct them. The English is correct but the information is wrong . Write two correct sentences each time.

Example: The sun goes around the earth. The sun doesn’t go around the earth; the earth goes around the sun.


  1. The sun rises in the west. …………………………………………………………………………………

  2. Mice catch cat. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 

  3. Carpenters………………………………………………………………………………………

  4. The river Amazon flows into the pacific Ocean. ………………………………………


Exercise III


Change the sentences below to questions. Begin your question with the word(s) in the brackets.


Examples: Tom plays tennis. (How often?)

How often does Tom play tennis 

I get up in the morning. (What time / usually?) 

What time do you usually get up?


1 Ann watches television. (How often) How often ………………………………


2. I write to my parent. (How often?) 

How often…………………………………


3. I have dinner in the evening?(What time/usually?

What time …………………………………


4. Tom works. (Where?) Where…………………………………………


5. I go to the cinema. (How often )

How oten……………………………………


6. people do stupid things. (Why) Why……………………………………………


Answers

Exercise I

  1. The swimming bath opens at 9.00 and closes at 18.30 every day.

  2. What time do the banks close in Britain? 

  3. I have a car but I do not use it very often. 

  4. How many cigarettes do you smoke a day? 

  5. What do you do? I’m an electrical engineer.’ 

  6. ‘Where does your father come from ?’ “He comes from Scotland.’ 

  7. If you need money, why don't. you get a job? 

  8. I play the piano, but I don't play it very well. 

  9. I don’t understand the word ‘deceive’ What does ‘deceive’ mean?


Exercise II

  1. The sun rises in the west. The sun doesn't rise in the west; it rises in the east.

  2. Mice catch cats. Mice don't catch cats; cats catch mice.

  3. Carpenters work with iron. Carpenters don't work with iron; they work with wood.

  4. The river Amazon flows into the pacific Ocean. The river Amazon doesn't flow into the Pacific Ocean; it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.


Exercise III

  1. How often does Ann watch television?

  2. How often do you write to your parents?

  3. What time do you usually have dinner?

  4. Where does Tom work?

  5. How often do you go to the cinema?

  6. Why do people do stupid things?









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