General English Level 1 V 3
 
UNIT 01 Who am I ? TOPIC 03 My friends
LANGUAGE FOCUS 08 The simple present tense, third person
 
Nat and Julia say:
Nat
I love curry.
Julia
My flatmate cooks good curries. She comes from Japan. She works in the city.

Loves, cooks, comes,and works are verbs. They are in the present simple tense. We use the present simple tense to talk about now.

I
We
You
They
eat
live
study
have
He
She
It
eats
lives
studies
does
has

Examples

1 Read the sentences
2 Click on each sentence to listen.
3 Practise saying each sentence.
 

Verbs ending with s, sh,ch,o add es.
For example:
I wash my clothes. He washes his car.

Verbs ending in y, y changes to i then add es.
For example:
I study English. She studies Business.

Now go to 09 LANGUAGE FOCUS Wh- questions with 'do' and 'does'.

 

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