Everyday life

Present Simple: Statements

My name’s John, and I’m a student. I go to Leeds University. I have a job, too. I work in a pub in the evening. I usually clean the tables and wash the glasses. I don’t like the job very much, but I like the money.

John is a student. He goes to Leeds University. He has a job, too. He works in a pub in the evening. He usually cleans the tables and washes the glasses. He doesn’t like the job very much, but he likes the money.


Present Simple: Positive Statement

We use the present simple for

  • Permanent statement: I work in an office.
  • Regular activities: I usually get up at seven o’clock.

More Examples:

  • I work in a bank.
  • You go to work everyday.
  • They wash the glasses.
  • He works in a bank.
  • She goes to work everyday.
  • He washes the glasses.

Present Simple: Negative Statement

  • I like the job.
  • I don’t like the job.
  • He likes the job
  • He doesn’t like the job
    NOT:┬áHe doesn’t likes the job

Do the Exercise

Make sentences about John. Put the verbs into the positive or negative form.

  1. John _doesn’t go_ to school. (go)
  2. He _________ a job in a pub. (have)
  3. He _________ in a restaurant. (work)
  4. He _________ cars. (clean)
  5. He _________ the glasses. (wash)
  6. He _________ to work in the afternoon. (go)
  7. He _________ to work in the evening. (go)
  8. He _________ the job. (like)



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