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Simple Present Tense

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Simple Present Tense
Step 2- For each habit, write one statement about Michael and one statement about Sam.
Simple Present Tense Affirmative Statements
I work, go, have, do, play, read,
You write, eat
We
They
Micheal
Looking at Healthy and Unhealthy Lifestyles
Sam

Step 1: Look at the photos. Michael has a very healthy lifestyle. Sam has an unhealthy lifestyle. Imagine what Micheal and Sam's habits are. Discuss their habits with your partner.
Habits
Michael's Habits
Sam's Habits

1. Food
2. Drink
3. Exercise

4. Cigarettes

5. Sleep

6. Hobbies or activities

Subject
Verb
He works, goes, has, does, plays,
She reads, writes, eats
It
Answers for Exercise 1

Try Exercise 1 on page 118
Exercise 2, Page 119
Habit
We
You
Your partner
1. Food

2. Drink

3. Exercise

4. Cigarettes

5. Sleep

6. Hobbies
or Activities
We both like
sports.
I play tennis.
He plays
soccer
Work with a partner. For each habit, find one thing about you and your partner that is the same. Write a sentence in the We column. Then write two more sentences.
Talking about Habits and Routines
Examples
Explanation
a) Michael
exercises
several times a week
b)Michael and Sam
eat
dinner together on

Friday nights.
Use the simple present tense
to talk about habits or routines
(things that happen again and

Try exercise 3 on page 119. Do this exercise orally with a partner.
Answers for Exercise 3
A Note about Pronunciation
Base Form of Verb
Spelling
Pronunciation
Verbs ending in: f/k/p/t/
s/th (voiceless)
Example: sleep
Add 's'.
Michael sleeps eight hours a
night.
/s/
Verbs ending in: b/d/g/l/m
/n/r/v or a vowel (voiced)
Example: feel
Add 's'.
He feels stressed.
/z/
Verbs ending in: sh/ch/x/z
/ss/
Example: watch
Add 'es'.
Sam watches TV.
This adds another
syllable to the verb
/iz/
Verbs ending in a
consonant + y
Example: worry
Change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'.
Sam worries about his job.
/z/
The verb ends in a
vowel + y
Example: play
Add 's'.
Michael plays tennis on Sunday.
/z/
Irregular Forms:
have, go, do
Michael has a healthy lifestyle. He goes to
the gym twice a week. Michael does the
cooking.
/z/
Try Exercise 4 on page 121, do this exercise
orally with a partner
Answers to Exercise 4, page 121
1. Lazy Louie
loves
to sleep. He
dreams
about sleeping! But he
snores
all the time, and his wife
gets
no sleep. Hannah
is
tired and
needs
to do something.

4. Poor lazy Louie
leaves
the house and
goes
jogging.
2. Hannah
finds
a way to get Louie out of bed. She
wakes
him at 6:45 every morning. He
continues
to sleep. She
shakes
him. She
shouts
in his ear, "Time to get up! You
need
your exercise, dear!"
3. Lazy Louie
hates
exercise. He
wants
to sleep, but he
gets
up. He
puts
on his clothes and sneakers with his eyes closed. Hannah
pushes
him out of the house.
5. He
runs
to the park and
finds
his favourite bench.
6. He
lies
down on the bench and
says
, "Finally, I am free!" Then he
goes
to sleep.
Do exercise 5 on page 122 orally with a partner
Frequency and Time Expressions
Examples
Explanation
every morning/ afternoon/evening/night
every day/week/year
every summer/winter/spring/fall
all the time
once a week
twice a month
three times a year
Frequency expressions
tell how
often we do something
in + the morning general
the afternoon
the evening
in + the summer
June
on + Wednesdays
the weekend
at + 7:30
night
noon specific
Time expressions
tell when we
do something
Try Exercise 7 on page 123
Answers to Exercise 7, page 123

1. at
2. every

3. at
4. at
5. at
6. in
7. every week.
8. In
9. at / every
10. on
11. On / every
12. on
13. On
14. In
15. In
Frequency and Time Expressions
Examples
Explanations
They cook dinner
every night.
Jay plays soccer
twice a week.
They cook dinner
every night at 7:00.
They cook dinnter
at 7:00 every night.
Once a week,
they go out to eat.
On weekends,
they stay in.
I work
on Saturdays.
I work
Saturdays.
I work
on July 4th.
I work
July 4th.

Frequency and time expressions
usually come at the end of a
sentence.
When there is both a frequency and a
time expression in one sentence, the
frequency expression can come before or after the time expression.
Frequency and time expressions can sometimes
come at the beginning of a sentence. Use a
comma at the expressions at the beginning of
a sentence
With days and dates, on is not necessary
Activity: You will be given a picture from a magazine or
newspaper.
Step 1- With a partner, write a similar
paragraph to the one from this exercise.
Create the information.
Step 2-Share your paragraph with the class.
1. work
2. loves
3. feels
4. share
5. work
6. eats
7. drinks
8. skips
9. orders
10. like
11. gets
12. takes
13. watch
14. smokes
15. go
16. exercises
17. spends
18. buy
A doctor
takes
care of sick people.
A mechanic
repairs
cars.
Air traffic controllers
direct
airplanes.
A receptionist
greets
people.
Taxi drivers
take
passengers to different places.
Constructions workers
build
houses.
Police officers
enforce
the law
A firefighter
works
in emergencies.
Complete exercise 8 on page 124 and be prepared to share your answers with the class.
Try Exercise 9 on page 125
1. goes food shopping
2. on Friday afternoon
3. wakes up
4. at 7:30
5. goes out for breakfast
6. teaches French
7. once a week / on Thursday at 9:30
8. twice a week / on Monday and Wednesday
11. once a week/ on Tuesday evening
10. twice a week/ on Thursday and
Friday.
9. once a week/ on Friday at noon
12. once a week/at 8:00 on Wednesday
13. goes out with friends
14. Four times a week/ from Monday
to Friday.
15. goes to bed
16. at 8:00 on Monday night
17. prepares lessons
Simple Present: Negative Statements
Subject
Do not/ Does not
Base Form of Verb
I , You, We, They ,
Michael and Sam
He, She, It, Erika
do not
don't
does not
doesn't
work, eat, play, run
follow, understand,
write, throw, read
Make negative statements about Michael and Sam
drink soda
exercise a lot
skip breakfast
eat healthy food
order take-out from restaurants
get a good night's sleep
sit home and watch TV
drink a lot of water
feel stressed
take sleeping pills
Student Success
If you have completed an exercise early....
Make sure you know the meaning and pronunciation of all of the words in the exercise.
Speak quietly with a partner IN ENGLISH. Use the target language. Try to make it automatic.
Don't waste valuable practice time. There is always something you can learn and improve on!
With a partner, come up with some sentences about the lifestyle of these people.
Hollywood actors
A Farmer
Millionaires
A Tim Horton's Cashier
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