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Beginning English - Lesson 4 - Work
This page: Learn the present tense form in English.
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Present Tense in English

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Watch the "The English Minute" videos below to learn how to form the present tense in English. The English Minute (www.theenglishminute.com) is website designed for mobile phones that has short English lessons with videos.

 

 

Complete Guide

Affirmative and
Negative
Question
I           work.
You     don't work
They
We
Do you work?
    Yes, I do.
    No, I don't.
He     works
She   doesn't work
It
Does he work?
    Yes, he does.
    No, he doesn't.

(Negative in red letters)

Note
You add "s" to the end of the verb in the third person singular (he, she, it).  

work - works

If the verb ends with "s", "ch", "sh", "x", or "o", add "e" and then the "s".

watch - watches

If a verb ends with a consonant and then "y", change the "y" to "i" and then add "es".

study - studies

Practice
Select the correct word.

example
She  flowers.

1.  They to school.  

2.  He well.  

3.  They basketball in the afternoon.  

4.  She the dishes.  

5.  You hard.  

6.  They at the night club.  

7.  The birds in the sky.  

8.  The children in the yard.  

9.  Fred baseball.  

10. Bill and I classes at the university.  

 

Practice
Write the verb in parentheses in the correct form.

example
She baseball. (play)

1.  They  flowers in the garden. (plant

2.  My wife  dinner. (cook

3.  Sally  an English class. (teach

4.  She  television in the evening. (watch

5.  Fred  in an office. (work

6.  He  to school every day. (go

7.  The pilot  airplanes. (fly

8.  They  every afternoon. (walk

9.  He  the dishes. (wash

10. My brother  football. (play

 

 

Question

Brief Guide

Do you work?
        I
        we
        they
Does he work?
          she
          it

Practice
Change the sentence to a question.

example
He plays soccer. 

1. They walk to school.

2. He cooks well.

3. They play basketball.

4. She washes the dishes.

5. You work hard.

6. They dance at the night club.

7. The birds fly in the sky.

8. The children play in the park.

9. Mike plays baseball.

10. Ken and Helen teach classes.

 

Practice
Write a sentence using the information from
the table below to describe each person.

example
taxi driver 

serve food   fix cars
take pictures teach classes  
sell things go to court
design houses   type letters
drive a taxi clean teeth
help patients  

1.  photographer 

2.  mechanic 

3.  teacher 

4.  salesperson 

5.  waiter

6.  secretary 

7.  lawyer 

8.  dentist 

9. architect 

10.  nurse 

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. He watchs TV at night.  

2. She don't speak English.  

3. Does he cooks?  

4. The pilot flys the airplane.  

5. He dosen't play soccer.

 

 

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