Present Simple




  • First tell your daily routine to the students in simple sentences.
  • For example:
    • I go to school.
    • I teach students.
    • I come home. Etc. img
  • Then ask the students to tell their daily routine, (up to 3 sentences from each).
  • Write his or her responses on the board.
  • Correct him/her where needed.
  • Now ask the students to retell their daily routine.


Present Simple -  Conversation Questions

  • Do you have children in your family?
  • Do you have teenagers in your family?
  • How many adults do you have in your family?
  • How old is your father?
  • How old is your mother?
  • Are you an only child?
  • How many friends do you have?
  • Do you go to school every day?
  • How many hours a day do you study?
  • Do you like your job?
  • What time do you start work?
  • What time do you finish work?


Write the subject which take verbs without letter‘s’ or ‘es’ with the verb, on the board.

  • Ask students to tell about the daily routine of their brother, sister, friend etc.
  • Ask them to work in pairs.
  • Give them five sentences and ask them to choose the correct form of the verb.
  • For example:
      • Ali (come/comes) to school on time.
      • He (like/likes) oranges.
      • I (brush/brushes) my teeth.
      • We (wash/washes) dishes.
      • She (teach/teaches) us English.
  • Today we have learnt about simple present tense and how it is used.
  • Ask them to share what they know about healthy and junk food to demonstrate the use of the tense.
  • For example:
      • Soda drinks are bad for our health.
      • Apples are good for our eyesight.

Make a negative sentence using ‘be’. Don’t use short forms.

1. She ________________________ (not / be) on the bus.

2. He ________________________ (not / be) my brother.

3. She ________________________ (not / be) Italian.

4. He ________________________ (not / be) hungry.

5. You ________________________ (not / be) late.

6. He ________________________ (not / be) tall.

7. She ________________________ (not / be) at school.

8. It ________________________ (not / be) warm.

9. He ________________________ (not / be) at home.

10. We ________________________ (not / be) at the party.



Give them five sentences and ask them to choose the correct form of verb.                                                                                   

  1. Ayesha play/plays badminton.
  2. I eats/eat apples at noon.
  3. He goes/go to school.
  4. They walks/walk home.
  5. We makes/make candles.

In conclusion, the present simple tense is a fundamental grammatical concept in English. It is used to describe habitual actions, general truths, and fixed events. By understanding and using the present simple correctly, we can effectively communicate in a variety of contexts. It is important to remember the key rules and exceptions associated with this tense in order to convey accurate meaning in our speech and writing. So, mastering the present simple is an essential skill for anyone learning the English language.