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Simple Present

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about simple present an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Simple Present

Definition of simple present.
  • Simple present: "I go." For many verbs, this is used to express habit or ability as in "I play the guitar."
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
past
past
perfect
past
progressive
past
perfect
progressive
present simple
present
present
perfect
present
progressive
present
perfect
progressive
future simple
future
future
perfect
future
progressive
future
perfect
progressive
Simple Present Examples
  • Simple present:
  • I paint the house.
  • I eat breakfast this morning.
  • I go to the bookstore with my best friend.
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Simple Present

Notice in the examples above the action in each sentence expresses a habit or ability.
 
Additional Lessons
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 2 - Informal Greetings and Farewells
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Informal Greetings and Farewells

JANE: Hi, Helen! How’s it going?

HELEN: Fine, thanks — and you?

JANE: Just fine. Where are you off to?

HELEN: To the library. I’ve got a history exam next week and need to start studying. Ugh.

JANE: Oh, no. Well, I’ll see you later then. Good luck!

HELEN: Thanks. See you later.
Conversation Notes
  • “Hi” is an informal way of saying “hello.” Notice that the “i” sound in “hi” is extended, to show that Jane is very pleased to see Helen.
  • “How’s it going?” is an informal way of saying “How are you?”
  • “Fine, thanks—and you?” Notice the rising intonation on “and you?” This shows that Helen is interested in what Jane has to say.
  • “Where are you off to?” is an informal way of saying “Where are you going?” Notice the falling intonation since this is an information question, not a “yes/no” question.
  • “To the library.” Notice that Helen does not say “I’m going” here because that information was already established in the question “Where are you off to?”
  • “Oh, no” is a way of saying “I sympathize with you” or “I understand you are not happy.”
  • “See you later” is an informal way of saying “goodbye.”
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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