Present Simple Exercises

In this exercise you have put the verb into the correct form.

Examples: Water boils (boils) at 100 degrees centigrade.
George doesn’t go (not/go) to the cinema very of then.
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) very well. 

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

In this exercise you have to read some sentences and correct them. the English is correct but the information is wrong . Write two correct sentences each time.

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

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

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

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

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

Now you have to use these sentences to make questions. Begin your question with the word(s) in 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?)……………………………………

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

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

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

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