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Basic Conversation Present Tense

When do you use the tense:-
We use the present simple to talk about things you do every day and for things you like and don’t like.

Positive

I

You

We

They

live

eat

come

in Delhi

pasta

from Chennai

She

He

It

lives

eats

comes

in Delhi

pasta

from Chennai

Usage:

I live in Delhi

They Come from Chennai

Negative

I

You

We

They

don’t

(do not)

live

eat

come

in Delhi

pasta

from Chennai

She

He

It

doesn’t

(does not)

live

eat

come

in Delhi

pasta

from Chennai

Usage:

I don’t eat pasta.

They don’t come from Chennai.

Questions

Am

I

waiting for Namit?

going to the office?

watching a movie?

Are

you

we

they

Is

he

she

it

Usage:

Are you going to the office?

Is she watching a Movie?

Positive answers

Negative answers

Yes

I

am

No

I

‘m not

(am not)

You

We

they

are

You

We

they

aren’t

(are not)

He

She

it

is

He

She

it

isn’t

(is not)

  • When you speak, use short forms.

  • Do not = don’t

  • Does not = doesn’t

  • Add an ‘s’ to the verb with he, she, it.

  • Examples:-

1. I love to paint. Do you?

2. He loves to paint. Does he?

Activity: Who am I and What do I do in a day

When: during session

How: Using english language, write your short introduction and how your usual day looks like. You can include things like name, home town, hobbies and interests, strengths and weaknesses in your introduction. 

_______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Fill in the Blanks?

  1. My Parents ____________(live/are living/have lived) near Chennai.

  1. I _____________(am visiting/ have visited/visit) my friends twice a month.

  1. Watch carefully. First I _________(am taking/ take) a cucumber and ________(cut/ am cutting) it into pieces.

  1. I will call you if I ________(get/ am getting/ have got) time.

  1. How _____(am/ do) I _____ (getting/ get) to the airport?