English Present Simple Practice Answers

English Present Simple Practice Answers

Great job completing the present simple exercises! The present simple tense is essential for communicating in English, and these exercises have provided you with the opportunity to practice forming affirmative, negative sentences in this tense. As you continue your language learning journey, having a strong foundation in the present simple tense will be crucial for understanding more complex grammar rules and expressing yourself effectively.

Answers 1                     Exercise

Write the he/she/it form of the following verbs.

go    goes
pull    pulls
write    writes
dance    dances
do    does
sleep    sleeps
get    gets
swim    swims
study    studies
have    has
switch    switches
cry    cries
knock    knocks
drink    drinks
pick    picks
wash    washes
eat    eats
buy    buys
wait    waits
meet    meets
push    pushes
say    says
need    needs
open    opens

Answers 2                     Exercise

Complete the sentence with the affirmative form of the verb in brackets.

    I read the newspapers every day.

    She likes computers and going to the cinema.

    They go to school by bus. 

    We want ice cream now! 

    He studies French, German and English.

    You walk very fast.

    I play football and basketball.

    She finishes her homework quickly! 

    It works very slowly.

Answers 3                     Exercise

Put the words in order to make a sentence.

    go - they - early - home - always  è  They always go home early. 

    never - sweets - eats - she  è  She never eats sweets.

    we - cinema - usually - Saturdays - go - the - to - on  è  We usually go to the cinema on Saturdays.

    sometimes - warm - winter - in - is - it  è   It is sometimes warm in winter.

    football - often - with - friends - his - plays - he  è   He often plays football with his friends.

    always - January - it - rains - in   è  It always rains in January.

    dancing - usually - Fridays - on - go - they  è  They usually go dancing on Fridays.

    often - music - listens - to - he - evenings - the - in  è  He often listens to music in the evenings.

Answers 4                     Exercise

Use the prompts and a verb form the box in the correct form to write full sentences.

get    watch   play   do    go    rain   cook    wear   drink

We / for our friends (sometimes)  è  We sometimes cook for our friends. 

She / her homework (always)  è  She always does her homework.

They / tennis at the weekend (often)  è  They often play tennis at the weekend.

I / on holiday in June (usually)  è  I usually go on holiday in June.

He / coffee for breakfast (always)  è  He always drinks coffee for breakfast.

You / up early in the morning (never)  è  You never get up early in the morning.

She / TV before dinner (sometimes)  è  She sometimes watches TV before dinner.

We / jeans at the weekend (usually)  è  We usually wear jeans at the weekend.

It / in the summer (sometimes)  è  It sometimes rains in the summer.

Answers 5                     Exercise

Complete the sentence with the affirmative form of the verb in brackets.

I drive but my sister cycles.

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

The Prime Minister travels abroad in his own private aeroplane.

It costs 20$ million to be a space tourist for one week in the International Space Station.

The European Commission meets in Brussels.

My dad reads two books every week.

I understand geography more than science.

My favorite TV program starts at half past ten.

The teachers at our school give us lots of homework.

We like swimming because it’s fun and good exercise.

Answers 6                     Exercise

Write the simple present tense form of the verb indicated. 

Mr. Lee teaches Tae Kwan Do at the community center. (Teach)

The seniors invite everyone to the spring dance. (Invite)

The manufacturer guarantees this product for one year. (Guarantee)

Dr. Barn testifies often in court as an expert witness. (Testify)

We usually eat lunch at the corner cafe. (Eat)

Answers 7                     Exercise

Complete the sentence with the negative form of the verb in brackets.

You don't do any of the cooking!.

My brother does not play tennis because he does not like it.

I do not think that’s a good idea.

Teachers don't work at weekends.

The government doesn't agree with the new EU laws.

We do not want to see that film because it looks boring.

His mum doesn't drive a fast car.

Those birds don't stay in the country during winter.

He does not sing very well, does he?

Answers 8                     Exercise

Complete the sentence with the affirmative or negative form of the verb in brackets. Use contractions.

The plane leaves in half an hour but Nick is not at the airport yet.

My best friend loves science fiction films but they don't interest me.

I don't study chemistry because it is difficult.

I don't dance because I look stupid.

The sun doesn't go round the Earth, the Earth goes round the sun!

My new computer does lots more things than my old one, and it doesn't crash. 

My dad doesn't have any qualifications but he has a really good job.

Fire needs oxygen to burn. It doesn't burn without oxygen.

My teacher doesn't own a mobile phone because some people think they are bad for your health.

According to scientists, animals live longer if they don't eat too much.

Answers 9                     Exercise

Give the correct form of the simple present of each verb.

Water boils at 100°C. (boil)

Hot air rises. (rise)

My uncle works in a factory. (work)

John and Susan wear glasses. (wear)

The children eat a lot of sweets. (eat)

He only works at weekends. (work)

I always travel on Saturday. (travel)

She drives to London once a week. (drive)

She never gets up very early. (get)

I occasionally eat meat. (eat)

The coach leaves at 6 this evening. (leave)

The concert starts at 7 next Friday. (start)

I see Barcelona won again. (see)

It’s not right, you know (know) - I agree (agree)

Can he manage? - I hope so. (hope)

Weather forecast says it’ll be hot. (say)

Answers 10                     Exercise

Complete the text with the affirmative form of the verbs in brackets.

Emperor penguins live in the Antarctic. The sea provides all their food, so they are good swimmers. They dive under the water and hold their breath up to 20 minutes. When the weather is very cold, the penguins stand in a group. This keeps them warm. The Emperor is the only penguin that breeds in winter in Antarctica. Each female lays one egg on his feet in May or June. They then return to the sea to feed. Each male then stands with an egg on his feet. His feet keep the egg warm. he sleeps most of the time and eats no food for about 65 days. When the egg hatches, the female comes back and finds her mate. Now the females feed the young penguins. The male spends his time eating. After a few weeks, the male returns to the family, and then both parents look after the chick.

Answers 11                     Exercise

Put the words in order.

a- for - children - often - a computer - school work - use

Children often use a computer for school work.

b- don’t - chat rooms - most 11 to 18 year-olds - often - visit

Most 11 to 18 year-olds don't often visit chat rooms.

c- computer - at home - school pupils - have - often - a 

School pupils often have a computer at home.

d- play - computer - teenagers - a - sometimes - CDs - on

Teenagers sometimes play CDs on a computer.

e- are - schools - in - UK - there - computers - in - usually - the 

There are usually computers in schools in the UK.

f- are - to - the Internet - some - connected - computers - always

Some computers are always connected to the Internet.

g- prefer - for - games - people - often - PlayStation - playing

People often prefer PlayStation for playing games.

h- never - these - people - send - days - most - letters

Most people never send letters these days.

Answers 12                     Exercise

Make the underlined verbs negative.

a- Boys study more than girls at school.

Boys don't study more than girls at school.

b- The average boy scores higher marks in tests.

The average boy doesn't score higher marks in tests.

c- At seven, 12% of girls reach the expected level.

At seven, 12% of girls don't reach the expected level.

d- The researchers say that boys do badly at school because they are less intelligent.

The researchers don't say that boys do badly at school because they are less intelligent.

e- Most schools give prizes to boys for their behavior.

Most schools don't give prizes to boys for their behavior.

f- Some boys listen well to their teachers.

Some boys don't listen well to their teachers.

g- William Draves thinks boys are the problem.

William Draves doesn't think boys are the problem.

Answers 13                     Exercise

Give the third person forms of the verbs in these sentences. Show whether you would pronounce the third person form as /s/, /z/, /ɪz/.

They laugh a lot. He laughs a lot.  /s/

I often drop things. She often drops things.  /s/

We drink a lot of tea. She drinks a lot of tea.  /s/

I often forget things. She often forgets things.  /s/

We often lose things. He often loses things.  /ɪz/

They manage all right. She manages all right.  /ɪz/

I often pass your house. He often passes your house.  /ɪz/

I rush around a lot. She rushes around a lot.  /ɪz/

I always saw the wood. She always saws the wood.  /z/

I wear old clothes at home. He wears old clothes at home.  /z/

I love sweets. She loves sweets.  /z/

I often see them. He often sees them.  /z/

They pay 30$ a week rent. He pays 30$ a week rent. /z/

I cry at sad films. She cries at sad films. /ɪz/

Answers 14                     Exercise

Choose the correct form of the verb.

He (work worksworks in a hospital.

I usually (drink drinks) drink coffee in the morning.

The sun (rise / rises) rises in the east.

She (don't / doesn't) doesn't like to swim.

They (meet / meets) meet for lunch every day.

We (go / goes) go to the gym after work.

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