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  • 1. AffirmativeI / You / We / They base formHe / She / It base form + sWe ride our bikes on Sundays.She teaches English.

2. -o, -s, -sh, -ch, -x + -es -y vocal ++ -s yconsonante+ -ies+y 3. NegativeI / You / We / They dont + base form He / She / It doesnt + base formWe dont go walking. She doesnt teach French. 4. InterrogativeDo I / You / We / They base form ? Does He / She / It base form ?Do you ride your bike? Does she teach French? Yes, I do.No, she doesnt. 5. For a habitual, permanent or repeated action.I come to the class every day.She speaks French.He always sleeps with his window open.For a general statement.The earth moves around the sun.His family come from Wales.To express a future action about which a decisionhas already been taken. My train leaves at 6:30. I have a Maths test next week. 6. Frequency adverbs: always, usually,generally, often, seldom, hardly ever,never. Once / twice / three times a day, a week,a year, . Every day, night, week, year, . 7. AffirmativePresent Simple TO BE + base forming I am playingYou / We / They are playingHe / She / It is playingWe are riding our bikes today. 8. ending in -ee + -ingmake - making monosyllabic verbs double the final consonantending in vowel + consrun - running ending in -ie change to y + -ingtie - tying 9. NegativePresent Simple TO BE + NOT + base form ingIm not playing You / We / They arent playing He / She / It isnt playing We arent walking. 10. InterrogativeAm I playing? Are you / we / they playing? Is he / she / it playing?Are you riding your bike? Yes, I am. 11. For an action that is happening at the moment.I am listening to music now.For an incomplete action that is happening in thisperiod of time, although not necessarily now.We are redecorating our house this year.For an action we are sure it is going to happenas it has been planned in advance. Tomorrow she is moving to a new flat. 12. Now, at present, at the moment, etc. These days, this year, nowadays, etc. Tonight, tomorrow, next in a minute, in acouple of days, etc. 13. PRESENT SIMPLEPRESENT CONTINUOUSFor a habitual, permanent or For an action that isrepeated action. happening at the moment.For a general statement. For an incomplete action that is happening in this period of time, although not necessarily now.To express a future action For an action we are sure itabout which a decision has is going to happen as it hasalready been taken. been planned in advance. 14. PRESENT SIMPLE/ PRESENT CONTINUOUSPRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUSI usually go to school by bus, but today Im driving myown car. 15. STATIVE VERBSThey are verbs which cannot be used in continuous:there is no action to show.They are verbs that describe states: conditions orsituations, NOT actions.They describe: Mental states: know, understand, believe, feel, remember, forget, think, want, mean, Emotional states: love, like, hate, prefer, mind, Possessions: possess, own, belong, have Sense perceptions: taste, smell, see, hear Other states: cost, weigh, be, look, seem, appear, sound, consist of, 16. Double meaning verbsVerbs which change meaning in continuous andsimple forms stativeTo have an I think you areverbopinionvery lucky!think continuou To be in a process of He is thinking abouts considering thingsgetting divorce. stative To have a You look sad.verb particularlook / appearcontinuouappearance / seemTurn eyes towards She is looking ins the mirror.sth, so that you cansee it 17. Double meaning verbsstative Notice someoneShe sees a plane verb or sth using your in the skyeyes see Meet or visitIm seeing my continuou someone by grandma next s arrangementSunday. stativeTo have a good A lot of peopleverbopinion of sth / admire Motheradmire continuousmbTeresaLook at withShe is admiring the sappreciationpicture 18. Double meaning verbs stativeown Pinocchio has a long noseverbhavecontinuou Have breakfast,Im having as lunch, sandwich forHave coffeebreakfast.Have a good timestative Coffee tastesHave a particular verb better with aflavourfriendtastecontinuou Eat or drink sth and She is tasting thes to experience itssoup.flavour 19. ListeningWatch this video and try to copy the verbs theyare using and explain why they are using thosetenses.