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Let's do a checkup of the present simple tense.

We'll take a look at the affirmative, negative, and question forms.

Let's get started.

Let's start with the first checkup.

In this checkup, I want you to focus on thebeverbs.

Rememberbeverbs, in the present simple tense, can beis’, ‘am’, orare’.

Take a look at the first sentence.

It says, ‘She _ blank _ at school.’

The subject of this sentence isshe’.

Whatbeverb do we use forshe’?

The correct answer isis’.

Now if you were thinking of the negative, the correct answer would beshe isn't

orshe is not’.

That's correct as well.

And if we want to use a contraction forshe is’, we can sayshe's at school

For the next one, it says, ‘They _ blank _ twenty years old.’

The subject of this sentence isthey’.

Whatbeverb do we use forthey’?

The correct answer isare’.

For the negative, you can also usearen'torare not’.

Also if you want to use the contraction forthey are’, you can say,

They're 20 years old.’

The next sentence says, ‘His father _ blank_ busy.’

The subject of this sentence ishis father’.

What subject pronoun do we use forhis father’?

The correct answer ishe’.

Remember forhe’, ‘she’, ‘it’, thebeverb isis’.

For the negative, we can sayisn'toris not’.

And for a contraction, forfatherandis’, we can say, ‘His father's busy.’

Now I want you to try to find the mistakes in this sentence.

We isn't good friends.’

Did you find the mistake?

This is the mistake.

The subject isweand thebeverb isare’.

Therefore, the correct answer iswe are not’,

or the contraction, ‘we aren't good friends.’

The next sentence.

Can you find the mistake?

Are John a teacher?’

Think about the subject of this sentence.

The subject isJohn’.

AndJohn’, the subject pronoun ishe’.

Therefore, we don't useare’, we useis’.

Is John a teacher?’

Is John a teacher?’

And finally, ‘It am a puppy.’

hmm This one is a big mistake.

The subject here isit’.

Whatbeverb do we use forit’?

The correct answer isis’.

So we don't say, ‘It am a puppy,’ we say, ‘It is a puppy.’

Great job guys.

Let's move on to the next checkup.

For the next checkup, I want you to think of some other verbs in the present simple tense.

Take a look at the first sentence.

He __ blank __ …’, I want you to think of the verb, ‘like his dinner’.

What do we do to the verb when the subject ishe’, ‘she’, orit’?

Remember we add ans’.

He likes his dinner.’

For the negative, you can also say, ‘He doesn't like his dinner.’

The next sentence says, ‘My students __ blank __…’, I want you to think ofneed’,

‘…books’.

What is the subject pronoun formy students’?

The correct answer isthey’.

If the subject isI’, ‘you’, ‘we’, orthey’, in the present simple tense,

we don't change the verb, we keep it as is.

So the correct answer is, ‘My students need books.’

Now for the negative, you can say, ‘My students don't need books.’

The next sentence says, ‘I __ blank __…’, think of the verb,

‘…live in London.’

What do we do here?

Again the subject isI’, therefore we don't change the verb.

The correct answer is, ‘I live in London.’

What's the negative?

I don't live in London.’

For the next part, I would like for you to try to find the mistake in the sentence.

He doesn't likes math.’

What's the error here?

Well this is a negative.

He doesn't…’, that's correct.

However, we do not add answhen we havedoesn'tin front ofit’.

Do he eat candy?’

Here we have a question.

The subject of the sentence ishe’.

Forhe’, ‘she’, ‘it’, when we're making a sentence in the present simple tense,

we usedoesnotdo’.

So the correct answer is, ‘Does he eat candy?’

And finally, ‘Sam is play computer games.’

There are two present simple verbs here and we can't have that,

so the correct way to fix this sentence is to get rid of theis’.

So take that out and say, ‘Sam plays computer games.’

Add ansbecause the subject isSamwhich is ahe’.

Great job!

Let's move on to the next practice.

For this next practice, we're taking a look at routines.

Remember the present simple tense can be used to describe events that happen regularly.

Let's take a look at the first sentence,

We _ blank _ the bus every day.’

And I want you to use the verbtake’.

Here we see the clue wordevery daywhich shows that this is a routine.

The subject of the sentence iswe’.

In the present simple tense,

remember if the subject isI’, ‘you’, ‘we’, orthey’,

we do not change the verb.

Therefore the correct answer is, ‘We take the bus every day.’

In the second sentence it says, ‘He _ blank _ to school every morning.’

Again a routine.

The subject here ishe’.

What do we do if the subject ishe’, ‘she’, orit’?

We addsoresto the verb.

In this example, the verb isgo’, so we have to addes’.

He goes to school every morning.’

In the next sentence, it says, ‘Lizzy not play (in parenthesis) tennis.’

Here I want you to think about the negative form.

Lizzy is ashe’.

The subject pronoun issheso what do we do for the negative?

We saydoes notor the contractiondoesn't play tennis’.

We do not add ansoresto the end of the verb.

Instead we saydoesn'tordoes not’.

Now I want you to find a mistake in the next sentence.

They watches TV at night.’

Can you figure out what's wrong with the sentence?

The subject isthey’.

Therefore, remember, we do not change the verb.

We saywatch’.

They watch TV at night’.

In the next sentence, or question, it says, ‘Does he plays soccer every week?’

The subject of the sentence ishe’.

To make a sentence, puttingdoesat the beginning is okay,

However, we don't put ansat the end ofplay’.

Therefore, the correct answer is to simply say,

Does he play soccer every week?’

And finally, ‘He always forget his book.’

In this case, the subject ishe’.

Remember, again, for he/she/it we add 's' or 'es' to the end of the verb.

What's the verb in the sentence?

It'sforget’.

Therefore we have to say, ‘He always forgets his book.’

Great job.

Let's move on to the next practice.

In this checkup, we'll take a look at how the present simple tense can be used to describe

future events.

Take a look at the first sentence.

It says, ‘The airplane _ blank _ tonight.’

And we're looking at the verbleave’.

What is the subject of the sentence?

The correct answer isairplane’.

What subject pronoun do we use forairplane’?

It'sit’.

Remember in the present simple tense, forhe’, ‘she’, ‘it’, we add ans

oresto the verb.

The verb here isleaveso we simply add ans’.

The correct answer is, ‘The airplane leaves tonight.’

In the second sentence, it says, ‘Does the movie _blank_ soon?’

And we're using the verbstart’.

What is the subject of this sentence?

Itsmovie’.

And what subject pronoun do we use for movie?

Itsit’.

So it's like saying, ‘Does it _ blank _ soon?’

Well this is a question, so we already have the correct word in the front - ‘does’.

For he/she/it, when we're asking a question, we usedoes’.

Now all we have to do is use the same verb in its base form,

soDoes the movie start soon?’

We do not add ansoreshere.

Finally, it says, ‘Viki _ blank _ tomorrow.’

The subject of the sentence isVicki’.

Vickiis a girl so the subject pronoun isshe’.

You'll remember now that forin this case, we putworks’.

w-o-r-k-sworks’.

Vicki works tomorrow.’

Now let's find the mistakes in the sentence below.

He do leave at 3:30 p.m.’

Actually there's only one mistake.

Can you find it?

He do leave at 3:30 p.m.’

We do not need thedohere.

We only usedoin a question or in the negative form.

But also the subject ishe’, so we would usedoes’.

Either way we don't need this here.

Well now we have the verbleavewith the subjecthe’.

Do you know what to do?

We simply change this toleaves’.

Just like we did in the first sentence.

He leaves at 3:30 p.m.’

In the next sentence, ‘They don't start school today.’

We have a negative sentence.

They don't…’, that's correct.

‘…do notis correct.

For subject pronounthey’.

However, in the negative form, we don't have to change the main verb at all.

Therefore, all we will do is say, ‘They don't start school today.’

Nos’.

Finally, ‘Does we eat at noon?’

Take a look.

What is the subject or subject pronoun in the sentence?

The correct answer iswe’.

Think about the question form.

Do we saydoordoesin the question form for the subject pronounwe’?

The correct answer isdo’.

We saydo’.

So the correct way to say this sentence or question is,

Do we eat at noon?’

Great job guys.

You're done with the practice.

Thank you for your hard work.

Let's move on.

Good job guys.

You put in a lot of practice today.

The present simple tense is not easy, and I'm really happy to see how hard you guys

worked on mastering it.

Be sure to check out my other videos and thank you for watching this video.

I'll see you next time.

Bye.

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