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The present simple

The present simple
We use the present simple to talk about repeated actions or events, permanent states or things which are always true. To find out more about the present simple, read and listen to the conversation below. Can you give me some examples? Yes, of course. We use the present simple to talk about things which are repeated every day, every week, every year, etc. I usually get up at 7 o'clock. I see. Yes, we often use adverbs of frequency sometimes, often, usually or other time expressions like on Mondays, twice a week or in the summer. What about permanent states? Permanent states are situations or feelings which are not temporary. I like him a lot. We also use the present simple for general facts, for example when talking about science or geography. Thailand is really hot at this time of year. So what do I need to know about forming the present simple? The main thing is that the third person singular forms end in -s or -es. He watches black and white films at his cinema club on Wednesdays. Exactly!

The past simple – regular verbs The past simple is the most common way of talking about past events or states which have finished. It is often used with past time references (e.g. yesterday, two years ago). Please explain past events or states! A past event could be one thing that happened in the past, or a repeated thing. I stopped at a zebra crossing. A state is a situation without an action happening. We stayed at my grandparents' house last summer. How do you form the past simple? Regular past simple forms are formed by adding -ed to the infinitive of the verb. start → startedkill → killedjump → jumped Yes, but there are some spelling rules. agree → agreed like → liked escape → escaped If a verb ends in a vowel and a consonant, the consonant is usually doubled before -ed. stop → stopped plan → planned If a verb ends in consonant and -y, you take off the y and add -ied. try → tried carry → carried But if the word ends in a vowel and -y, you add -ed. play → played enjoy → enjoyed OK, not quite so easy! Aaagh! Good question.

Learning outcomes The present continuous We use the present continuous (am/is/are + -ing) to talk about temporary things which have begun but haven't finished. They are often happening now, at this moment. Here are some examples of things happening now. I'm just uploading some photos to Facebook and I'm sending a message to Billie. I'm not sure what 'temporary' means. Yes, absolutely! OK, I see what you mean. Yes, I’m glad you asked me that. At eight I’m meeting Lucas, just for a quick coffee. What about questions and negatives? For questions you just change round the subject and the verb to be. Are you working hard for the exam? For negatives you add not after the verb to be. You're not really studying at all, are you? That's fine, but I suppose there are some spelling rules for –ing forms? Yes, you're right. have - having ride - riding If a verb ends in a vowel + a consonant, the consonant is usually doubled before you add –ing. swim - swimming run - running visit - visiting open - opening begin - beginning Whoops! Why not?

EFL ESL Teaching Activities, Lessons, Games, Worksheets, Ideas 10 Fun ESL Activities to Practice Modal Auxiliary Verbs Modal: Can/To Be Able To Giraffes can’t dance. Usage: Ability 1. Look for some wacky and unusual stories from the internet such as the woman who lifted a car, 20 times her weight, to free her trapped friend. 2. Modal: Might/May/Could Jamie might come to the party. Usage: Possibility 3. 4.

enseignants_5e_mission2 Je révise mon anglais 5ème : Mission 2 : Create a game on pupils in your class Se présenter Une animation sur les questions pour se présenter Un jeu de Morpion ("Tic Tac Toe") sous forme de pps téléchargeable sur les questions pour se présenter La description physique La description physique (expressions avec "to be") La description physique (expressions avec "to have got") La localisation Une animation avec des images sur les prépositions de lieu Un jeu de Morpion (Tic Tac Toe) sous forme de pps sur les prépositions de lieu (avec images) Un jeu de Morpion (Tic Tac Toe) sous forme de pps sur les prépositions de lieu (avec traduction français-anglais) Un jeu de Memory sur les prépositions de lieu sous forme de diaporama (Open Office) Si vous souhaitez me laisser un commentaire, me suggérer de nouvelles animations, me signaler une erreur ou autre, vous pouvez m'envoyer un mail à l'adresse suivante :[at]

The Christmas gift experiment Woman: Yes, yes, yes … I’m here to make your day! 5 minutes earlier ...Woman: Hello?Woman: Hello? Woman: Hi, I’d like to give you a present for Christmas.Woman: This is for you. ESL Resources for Teachers and Learners Have to, must and should for obligation and advice We use have to / must / should + infinitive to talk about obligation, things that are necessary to do, or to give advice about things that are a good idea to do. Must and have to are both used for obligation and are often quite similar. They are both followed by the infinitive. I must go now. / I have to go now. Are these exactly the same? Well, almost. I must remember to get a present for Daisy. Which verb do people use more? Have to is more frequent in conversation; must is used more in formal writing, for example in written notices. Passengers must fasten their seat-belts. Do they change in form for I, you, he, she, etc.? Have changes in the third person singular (he/she/it has); but must doesn’t change. I think I’ve heard have got to. Yes, we use both have got to, for obligation, and had better, for advice, a lot in speaking. So they’re not used in formal writing? No. You mustn’t forget ... Umm, I’m still a bit confused ... Ah! No, you mustn’t! I see. Yes, exactly.