Let’s do the Present Simple Tense exercises
Level A1 Elementary
Doing Present Simple Tense exercises you will have good practice.
Task 1. Make negative sentences
Example: She cooks breakfast. – She doesn’t cook breakfast.
- I take letters.
- She thinks about flowers.
- Mike goes home alone.
- Lena watches the butterflies.
- They make noise.
- I know the words.
- I help my mum about the house.
- He does the ironing.
- She plays the piano.
- They travel a lot.
Task 2. Use the word combinations to make up questions.
Example: to look funny (she) – Does she look funny?
- to make plans (he)
- to have money (you)
- to wash clothes (Dad)
- to work in the garden (Granny)
- to vacuum the carpets (Nick)
- to go shopping (Sue)
- to take out the rubbish (Grandpa)
- to fix toys (my friend)
- to wash-up (we)
- to learn English (they)
Task 3. Ask your friend if he/she/ somebody else often (always, usually) does it.
Example: Nancy often helps me with my Maths. – Does she often help you with Maths?
- I understand my English teacher well.
- Bob phones me late in the evening.
- John begins his work at nine.
- She drinks tea in the morning.
- My sister plays tennis with her friends.
- The teacher corrects our exercises in class.
- Mother dusts the furniture on Saturdays.
- Tom borrows books from the school library.
- We speak English at the English lesson.
- Nick and Ann help their mother to do the shopping.
Task 4. Express your surprise or disbelief at these actions.
Example: My father does the shopping. – Does he really do the shopping?
- My sister Sue plays football.
- My aunt speaks Chinese with her children.
- My mum sleeps in the afternoon.
- My brother speaks three foreign languages.
- Margaret does her homework in the evening.
- Steve lives with his grandparents.
- Ann goes to bed at 9 o’clock.
- The Smiths spend their summer in Australia.
- My sister cooks breakfast every morning.
- My granny learns German.
Task 5. Put Wh-questions to the sentences to get extra information.
Example: Tom plays chess with his father. (when) – When does Tom play chess with his father?
- Susan feels tired. (why)
- They want to buy some toys for their children. (where)
- We want to catch the six o’clock train. (why)
- Edward prefers to have lunch in the cafeteria. (why)
- Every evening David walks his dog. (where)
- I get up early on weekdays. (when)
- Snow melts in spring. (why)
- We want to go there very much. (where)
- I don’t like loud music. (why)
- Jany plays the piano every day. (where)