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Simple Present

Steve from Glasgow Hello! My name’s Steve Mc Manaman. I come from Glasgow in
Scotland, but now I live and work in London. I have a very small flat
near the centre. It looks very beautiful. I live there with two friends,
Boby Robson and Alex Brown. I am a waiter and I’m also a drama
student. I work part-time in an Italian restaurant. I eat Italian food. I
don’t drink beer. I don’t like it. I speak French, but I don’t speak
German. And I don’t play sports. I want to be an actor. My roommate
Alex plays sports every day, he wants to be an athlete, but he doesn’t
like acting. He says arts are for girls. His sister, Susan, loves music,
but she doesn’t love sports. Boby studies business. He wants to be a
businessman. He doesn’t like acting too. What does he like then? I
don’t know. Now tell me about yourself; what do you want to be?

I. True or false?
1. Steve lives in Manchester. 3. Alex doesn’t love sport.
2. Steve wants to be an actor. 4. Steve doesn’t know what Boby likes.

II. Read the text, underline all the verbs in the present, and classify them in this chart.

Affirmative + Negative - Interrogative ?

I/ you/ we/ they

He/ She/ It

III. Notice the table and complete the rules below by crossing the wrong choice.
In the affirmative form, with the subject pronouns I, you, we and they, the verb changes/ doesn’t change.
In the affirmative form, with the subject pronouns he, she and it, the verb doesn’t change/ takes an “s”
In the negative form, with the subject pronouns I, you, we and they, we add don’t/ doesn’t before the verb.
In the negative form, with the subject pronouns he, she and it, we add don’t/ doesn’t before the verb.
In the interrogative form, with the subject pronouns he, she and it, we add doesn’t before/ after the subject.
In the interrogative form, with the pronouns I, you, we and they, we add don’t/ doesn’t before the subject.

IV. Complete the chart with the correct form of verb “to come”

Affirmative + Negative - Interrogative ?

I __________from Scotland I ____________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?


You ________from Scotland You ____________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?
We _________from Scotland We _____________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?
They _______from Scotland They ____________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?
He _________from Scotland He ______________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?
She ________from Scotland She _____________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?
It __________from Scotland. It _______________from Scotland ________________from Scotland?