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E
nglish
G
rammar

S
tories

and

E
xercises

The Simple Tenses

Series

Simple

P
resent


By

Really Learn English


English Grammar

Stories
and Exercises

The Simple Tenses

Simple Present

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Simple Present

Table of Contents

Simple Present

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5

Exercise 1

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6

Simple Present Rules

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7

Positive Sentences

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7

Negative Sentences

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7

Question Sentences

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7

Exercise 2

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7

Special Verbs

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10

The verb

be


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10

The verb

have


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10

The verb

can


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10

Exercise 3

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11

Special Spelling Rules for Adding

s


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14

Verbs Ending with

y


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...................

16

Verbs Ending with

s

,

ch,



sh,



x


or

z


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15

Verbs Ending with

o


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...................

16

Exercise 4

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17

Simple Present, Story 1

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18

Before R
eading

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18

Jack from the Forest

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20

After Re
ading

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Simple Present, Story 2

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28

Before Re
ading

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28


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29

After Rea
ding

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31

Simple Present, Story 3

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38

Befo
re Reading

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38

Jimmy

s Rock Collection

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40

After Read
ing

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41

Simple Present, Story 4

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48

Before R
eading

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48

A Bad Wife

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50

After Re
ading

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51

Simple Present, Story 5

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58

Before Rea
ding

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58

Marvin

s Bed and Pillow

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60

After Readi
ng

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Simple Present

The s
imple
p
resent is a form of the verb that shows the action takes place in
the present.

We use it to describe
:



Repeating
actions or habits


(
Examples:

“We

go

to work every day.” “They study in Canada.”
)







Facts or things
that

are true

in the present

(
Examples:


Cows make milk
.


“Paris is the capital of France.”
)







Conditions (not actions) taking place at this moment


(

She is
happy
.

)




Examples of
t
ypical
t
ime
e
xpressions
:



always



usually



often



frequently






rarely



never



once a _______ (minute, hour, day, week, month, year, etc
.
)



every

_______ (minute, hour, day, week, month, year, etc
.
)


Past

Future

Present

X

X

X

Past

Future

Present

Past

Future

Present

X

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Exercise 1

A)
Answer the following questions
in your native language
.

1
.

Think

about repeating actions and habits in your life. What do you usually
do? What do you almost never do?

_________________________________________________________
_____
__

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
___

________________________________________________________________

2
.

Write some facts you
know
.

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

________________________________________
___________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

3
.

Look at the condition of the room you are in. Describe it. Is it big or small?
New or old? What does it have inside?

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

When you want
to talk about th
e
s
e

sort
s

of things in English, you can use the
simple present form of the verb.

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Simple Present
Rules

Positive Sentences

Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

I
/
You
/We/They

verb

You

run every day.

He/She/It

verb + s

He

run
s

every day.

She

runs every

day.

It

runs every day.

Negative Sentences

Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

I/
You
/We/They

do

not

verb

You

do

n
o
t run every day.

He/She/It

does not

He does not run every day.

Question
Sentences

Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

Do

I
/
y
ou
/we/they

verb

Do I run
every day?

Does

he/she/it

Does he run every day?


Exercise

2

A)
Fill in the correct form of the verb in the simple present tense.

1
.

The
children
_________ (
play
)

every day
.

2
.

In the winter we
_________ (
spend
)

a lot of time inside
.

3
.

His brothers
often
_________ (
give
)

him money
.

4
.

You usually
_________ (
know
)

what to do
.

5
.

I
_________

(
fish
)

once a month
.

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B)
Fill in the correct form of the verb in the simple present tense.

1
.

He
_________
)
chop
(

wood at work
.

2
.

She always
_________ (
keep
)

warm in the winter
.

3
.

My
dad
rarely
_________ (
write
)

many stories
.

4
.

The cat
_________ (
live
)

in the house
.

5
.

Her sister never
_________ (
leave
)

the house
.

C)
Turn these

sentences into
negative sentences and
questions.

1
.

We talk about
good

things.

Negative:

_________________
__________
_____________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

2
.

They burn wood to keep warm.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

__________________________
______________________________________

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3
.

I
help

myself.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

4
.

This old car moves very slowly.

Negative:

_______
_________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

5
.

He grows carrots and corn.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

6
.

She usually

visits

us on Sunday
.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________


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Speci
al Verbs

The following are common verbs that have special simple present form
s
.

The
V
erb

B
e


Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

I

am

Positive:
I

am tall.

Negative: I am not tall.

Question: Am I tall?

He/She/It

is

Positive:
He is tall.

Negative: He is

n
o
t tall.

Question: Is he tall?

You
/We/They

are

Positive:
You are tall.

Negative: You are not tall.

Question: Are you tall?

The
V
erb

H
ave


Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

I/You/We/They

have

Positive:
You

have a car.

Negative:
You

do not have a car
.

Question:
Do you
have a car
?

He/She/It

has

Positive:
He has a car.

Negative:
He does not have a car
.

Question:
Do
es

he

have a car
?

The
V
erb

C
an


Who?

Form of

verb

Examples

I/
He/She/It

You
/We/They

can

Positive: I can sing.

Negative:
I cannot sing
.

Question:
Can
I

sing
?


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Exercise 3

A)
Fill in the correct form of the verb in the simple present tense.

1
.

I _________ (be) French.

2
.

The night _________ (be) long
.

3
.

The winter

_________ (
be
)
cold
.

4
.

You _________ (
be
)
very fast
.

5
.

We

_________ (
be
)
here
.

B)
Fill in the correct form of
the verb in the simple present tense.

1
.

I _________ (have) lots of friends.

2
.

She _________ (have) long hair.

3
.

He _________ (have) a few books.

4
.

You _________ (have) a big house.

5
.

They _________ (have) the money.

C)
Fill in the correct form of the verb in the sim
ple present tense.

1
.

I _________ (can)
run fast
.

2
.

It _________ (can)
help
.

3
.

He _________ (can)
spend his money
.

4
.

You _________ (can)
provide them with clothes
.

5
.

We _________ (can)
drive cars
.

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D)
Turn these sentences into negative sentences and questions.

1
.

I am he
re.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

2
.

They are old.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

3
.

The water is clean.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

4
.

I have a new bed.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________


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5
.

We have a large house.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Ques
tion:

________________________________________________________________

6
.

He has a large axe.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

7
.

I can grow
corn.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

8
.

She can play solitaire.

Negative:

_______________________________________________________________
_

Question:

________________________________________________________________

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9
.

They can move fast.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

10
.
It is

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

11
.
She has a
guitar
.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________

12
.
You have wood.

Negative:

________________________________________________________________

Question:

________________________________________________________________



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Special
Spelling Rules

for Adding

s


In the

simple present tense we add “s” to verbs after he, she, it, etc.

Examples:



I eat apples


He eat
s

apples



You drink water


Lisa drink
s

water

In many cases we simply add “s
.
” But in many other cases, we cannot.

For exam
ple:



I kiss


He kiss
s

That is not correct!

So s

s


is added to them.

Verbs
Ending

with

s
,



ch
,



sh
,



x


or

z


When a verb ends with

s
,

ch
,

sh
,

x

or

z
, we add the letter

e
, and then we add

s
.

mis
s

�=

mis
s

+

es

�=

misses

kis
s

�=

kis
s

+

es

�=

kisses

wat
ch

�=

wat
ch

+

es

�=

watches

tea
ch

�=

tea
ch

+

es

�=

teaches

wa
sh

�=

wa
sh

+

es

�=

washes

pu
sh

�=

pu
sh

+

es

�=

pushes

mi
x

�=

mi
x

+

es

�=

mixes

fi
x

�=

fi
x

+

es

�=

fixes

bu
zz

�=

bu
zz

+

es

�=

buzzes

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Verbs Ending with

o


When a verb ends with

o

e
, and then we add the letter

s
.

go

�=

go

+

es

�=

goes

do

�=

do

+

es

�=

does


Verbs Ending with

y



Vowel

= a sound we make when the breath flows out through the mouth
freely,

a
,

e
,

i
,

o
,

u

are called vowels,
because they represent such sounds.

C
onsonant
= a sound we make that is not a vowel. The breath is somehow
blocked on its way out of the mouth. For example, the sound

b

is made whe
n
breath flow is stopped with the lips. All the other English letters
that

are not
vowels are called constants. These
a
re:


b
,

c
,

d
,

f
,

g
,

h
,

j
,

k
,

l
,

m
,

n
,

p
,

q
,

r
,

s
,

t
,

v
,

w
,

x
,

y
,

z
.



When a verb ends with

y
, and there is a

consonant
before it,
t
he

y

changes
into

ie

s

is added.

fl
y

�=

fl
ie

+

s

�=

flies

tr
y

�=

tr
ie

+

s

�=

tries

cr
y

�=

cr
ie

+

s

�=

cries

stud
y

�=

stud
ie

+

s

�=

studies


When a verb ends with

y
, and there is a

vowel

before it, we simply add the

s

to the verb.

bu
y

�=

bu
y

+

s

�=

buys

sa
y

�=

sa
y

+

s

�=

says

pa
y

�=

pa
y

+

s

�=

pays

pla
y

�=

pla
y

+

s

�=

plays

enjo
y

�=

enjo
y

+

s

�=

enjoys

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Exercise 4

A) Add

s


or

es


to the following verbs.

work

__________

play

__________

take

__________

help

__________

jump

__________

run

__________

fly

__________

kiss

__________

teach

__________

buy

__________

try

__________

study

__________

cry

__________

say

__________

play

__________

enjoy

__________

watch

__________

teach

__________

miss

__________

mix

__________

wash

__________

cry

__________

fix

__________

buzz

__________

push

__________

provide

__________

grow

__________




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Simple Present
,

Story
1

Before
Reading

A) Look at the title
of the story
and

the

picture. What do you think this story
is about?

_______________________________________________________
_____
____

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
___

________________________________________________________________

B)
Match
the

word
s

in column A

to
the
word
s

in column B
.

(There can be
more than one correct answer.)

Column A


Column B

beat


an axe

burn


water

c
hop

down


corn

grow


deer

hunt


home

keep


Jack

leave


time

p
rovide

with


trees

spend


warm

use


wood


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Column A


Column B

cut


songs

ha
ve


animals

know


wood

write


cars

m
ove

over


to fish

t
alk

to


snow

play


stars

drive


solitaire

love



stories

l
ook

at


fun


Column A


Column B

small


corn

plenty

of


river

old


stove

big


typewriter

warm


plants

good


snow

large


road

special


forest

cold


guitar

new


winter

C
)
After the
se

exercises, w
hat do you think this story is about?

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
,

Story
1

Jack
from the
Forest

Jack lives alone in a small house in the forest.
He lives more than 20
miles from the road. He
rarely leaves home, but when he does, he drives
a big car. In the winter, he drives a special car
that can move over snow.

Jack grows his own food in a large garden. He
plants carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and corn.
His apple tree
pr
ovides
him with
plenty of
apples.

Jack also hunts deer, rabbits, and turkeys for
food. He lives near a small river, which provides
him with plenty of clean water. It also provides
him with plenty of fish! Jack loves to fish

J
ack uses an axe and chops down trees for wood. He then cuts the wood into
small pieces, which he burns in his stove. He keeps warm in the winter!

Jack also has fun. He reads a lot. He
has

a lot of books, and reads most of them
more than once. He also write
s his own stories with an old typewriter.

Every night, Jack plays his guitar. He knows many different songs and plays
several every night before he goes to bed.

Jack does

n
o
t spend all of his time inside, though. He loves to spend time
outside. During th
talks to the animals. During the night, he looks up at the night sky. He knows
many stars by name.

but no one ever
beats him!

Jack

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Simple Present
,

Story
1

After Reading

Grammar

Correct Form of the Verb

A)
This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the
right form
of

every verb.

Jack
___________

(
live
)

alone in a small house in the forest.
He
___________

(
live
)

more than 20 miles from the road. He rarely
___________

(
leave
)

home,
but when he
___________

(
do
)
, he
___________

(
drive
)

a big car. In the
winter, he
___________

(
drive
)

a special car that
___________

(
can
)

move
over snow.

Jack
____
_______

(
grow
)

his own food in a large garden. He
___________

(
plant
)

carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and corn. His apple tree
___________

(
provide
)

him with
plenty of
apples.

Jack also
___________

(
hunt
)

deer, rabbits, and turkeys for food. He
___________

(
live
)

near a small river, which
___________

(
provide
)

him with
plenty of clean water. It also
___________

(
provide
)

him with plenty of fish!
Jack
___________

(
love
)

to fish

Jack
___________

(
use
)

an axe and
___________

(
chop
)

down trees for wood.
He then
___________

(
cut
)

the wood into small pieces, which he
___________

(
burn
)

in his stove. He
___________

(
keep
)

warm in the winter!

Jack also
___________

(
ha
ve)

fun. He
___________

reads a lot. He
___________

(
have
)

a lot of books, and
___________

(
read
)

most of them
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more than once. He also
___________

(
write
)

his own stories with an old
typewriter.

Every night, Jack
___________

(
play
)

his guitar. He
___________

(
know
)

many
different songs and
___________

(
play
)

sev
eral every night before he
___________

(
go
)

to bed.

Jack
___________

(
n
o
t spend
)

all of his time inside, though. He
___________

(
love
)

to spend time outside. During the day, he
___________

(
look
)

at plants
and animals. Sometimes he even
___________

(
talk
)

to the animals. During the
night, he
___________

(
look
)

up at the night sky. He
___________

(
know
)

many stars by name.

He also
___________

(
play
)

a lot of solitaire. He
___________

(be)

pretty good
at it! He
______
______
_____

(
not always win
)
, but no one ever
___________

(
beat
)

him!

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Vocabulary

Find the Right Word

B
)
Read the description and write down what it is.

Use the
box
below for
help.

snow

typewriter

forest

river

guitar

corn

axe

road

stars

stove

1
.

You chop down trees with it. What is it?

____________

2
.

It has water and plenty of fish.

What is it? ____________

3
.

It is white and cold.

What is it? ____________

4
.

You can play songs with it.

What is it? ____________

5
.

It has plants and animals. Jack lives there.

What is it? ____________

6
.

Jack uses
it
to keep warm in the winter.

What is it? ____________

7
.

Jack writes stories with it.

What is it? ____________

8
.

They are in the sky.

What
are

they
? ____________

9
.

It is yellow and Jack grows it.

What is it? ____________

10
.
People drive on

it. What is it? ____________

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

C
(

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the
correct order to make a logical sentence.

1
.

time

He
outside
to spend
loves
.

__________________________________
_____
_______
__________________

2
.

the even
animals
he
to
talks.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

forest a
Jack
small
alone in house in the

lives
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

Grammar

Questions
,

Negative Sentences,

and Positive

Sentences

D
) Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jack lives in the forest.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

He rarely leaves home.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

His apple tree provides him with apples
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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E
) Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Jack
hunts deer
.

_________________________________________________
_____
______
____

2
.

He lives near a small river.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Jack loves to fish.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

F
) Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Does he keep wa
rm in the winter?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

Jack does not read a lot.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

He does not write stories.

_________________________________________________
_____
_
_________

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Comprehension

G
)
Answer the following questions.

1
.

Where does Jack live
?

Do other people live with him?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

What does Jack usually do?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_________________________________
_______________________________


3
.

How does Jack keep himself warm in the winter?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________
__________________


4
.

How is it that

no one ever beats him at solitaire?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
_________

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Essay Writing

H
)
Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

In
your

opinion, what are the benefits of Jack

s life? What are the
downsides?

________________________________________________________________

_______________________
_________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


2
.


s say that you

live alone in the forest. What do you do to take care of
yourself?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
,

Story
2

Before
Reading

A) Look at the title
of the story
and

the

picture. What do you think this story
is about?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________________
____________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

B) Match the words in column A to the words in column B. (There can be
more than one correct answ
er.)

Column A


Column B

deliver


o
n Bean street

bring


dog bones

chained up



like


mail

break free


at everyone

throw


her job



carrots

smile


from his chain

appreciate


cards

send


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Column A


Column B

work

as


Pearl
Street

walk

almost


toward her

stop

at


every house

live

on


angry sounds

bark


a mail

carrier

run


an angry dog

make


a
warm
coat

meet


loudly

wear


five

miles

deliver


bills


Column A


Column B

small


weather

junk


street

favorite


mail

angry


dog

mean


sounds

mail


neighborhood

big


carrier

bad



cute


people

most


presents

C
)
After these exercises, w
hat do you think this story is about?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
, Story 2

Alicia the
Mail

Carrier

Alicia is
1
8

years old, but she already works
as
a
m
ail

carrier
in her
neighborhood
. She
travel
s almost
five

miles
every

day
while

she
delivers the mail. She stops at every house
mail. (

Junk mail


is advertisements that no
one really wants. Most people automatically
throw away their junk mail.)

Alicia

s favorite street is Pearl Street,
because a cute pet bunny lives on Pearl
Street. His name is Fiver. Alicia brings him a
small carrot every day. Fiver is shy, but he
likes Alicia, because of the carrots.

Alicia

s least favorite street is Bean Street. A m
ean dog is chained up on Bean
Street
,

and he does not like Alicia. He always barks loudly and runs toward her.
He makes angry sounds and tries to break free from his chain. She distracts
him
and

throw
s

him dog bones.

Alicia loves her job. She loves to be o
utside, even in bad weather. She likes to
walk and exercise.
If there is snow, then that

i
s okay.
then that

i
s okay

too
. She just wears a
warm
coat and
her big

boots. Alicia is
always happy. She always smiles at everyone she sees.

Everyone in the neighborhood (except for the mean dog on Bean Street) loves
Alicia. They appreciate her friendliness and hard work. They are happy that
their mail is always on time.

During the holidays, many of them send her cards and small presents. So,

during the holidays, Alicia delivers a lot of mail to herself!

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Simple Present
,

Story 2

After Reading

Grammar

Correct Form of the Verb

A) This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the
right form
of

every verb.

Alicia
___________ (be) 1
8

years old, but she already ___________ (work) as a
mail carrier in her neighborhood. She ___________ (
travel
) almost
five

miles
every day while she ___________ (deliver) the mail. She ___________ (stop) at
every house and ___________ (d
(“Junk mail” ___________ (be) advertisements that no one really ___________
(want). Most people automatically ___________ (throw) away their junk mail.)

Alicia’s favorite street ___________ (be) Pearl Street,
because a cute pet
bunny ___________ (live) on Pearl Street. His name ___________ (be) Fiver.
Alicia ___________ (bring) him a small carrot every day. Fiver ___________
(be) shy, but he ___________ (like) Alicia, because of the carrots.

Alicia’s least fav
orite street ___________ (be) Bean Street. A mean dog
like) Alicia. He always ___________ (bark) loudly and ___________ (run)
toward her. He ___________ (make) angry sounds and ______
_____ (try) to
break free from his chain. She ___________ (distract) him and ___________
(throw) him dog bones.

Alicia ___________ (love) her job. She ___________ (love) to be outside, even
in bad weather. She ___________ (like) to walk and exercise. If th
ere
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___________ (be) snow, then that ___________ (be) okay. If she ___________
(wear) a warm coat and her big boots. Alicia ___________ (be) always happy.
She always ___________
(smile) at everyone she ___________ (see).

Everyone in the neighborhood (except for the mean dog on Bean Street)
___________ (love) Alicia. They ___________ (appreciate) her friendliness and
hard work. They ___________ (be) happy that their mail __________
_ (be)
always on time.

During the holidays, many of them ___________ (send) her cards and small
presents. So, during the holidays, Alicia ___________ (deliver) a lot of mail to
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Vocabulary

Find the Right Word

B
) Read the description and write do
wn what it is. Use the box below for
help.

neighborhood

junk mail

present

carrot

weather

mail

chain

coat

bills

boots

1
.

These are papers that show you need to pay money. What are they
?
_____

2
.

It is a part of a town. What is it? ____________

3
.

It holds someone
or something in place. What is it? ____________

4
.

You wear it to keep warm. What is it?
____________

5
.

It is orange and healthy. What is it?
____________

6
.

It is the conditions around you.
What is it?
____________

7
.

Alicia delivers it every day.
What is it?
______
______

8
.

It is
advertisements that no one really wants.

What
is

it
?
___________

9
.

You wear them to keep your feet warm and dry. What are they
?
_________

10
.

You give it to someone you like
. What
is it
?
____________

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

C
(

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the
correct order to make a logical sentence.

1
.

Street least Alicia

s is favorite street Bean.

__________________________________
_____
_________________________

2
.

angry He
chain

sounds mak
es tries and to break from free his
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

old

Alicia is
she 1
8

years, but works
carrier
as
a
mail

neighborhood

in her
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

Grammar

Ques
tions
, Negative Sentences,

and Positive

Sentences

D
) Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Alicia is
1
8

years old.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

She loves to
be outside, even in bad weather.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

M
any of them send her cards and small presents
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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E
) Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

She likes to walk and

exercise
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

She loves to be outside
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Alicia brin
gs him a small carrot every day.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

F
) Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Does Alicia like her work?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

Alicia does not like the mean dog.

_______
__________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.


_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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Comprehension

G
) Answer the following questions.

1
.

How old is Alicia? What is her work?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

Who is Fiver? Why does he like Alicia?

_____________________
___________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


3
.

How does Alicia keep herself warm in bad weather?

_______________________________
_________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


4
.

When does Alicia deliver a lot of mail to herself? Why is that?

___________________________
_____________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


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Essay Writing

H
) Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

In her w
ork, Alicia has to walk a lot and exercise. She is outside. This is very
different from work
in

an

office. In
your

opinion, what are the benefits of it?
What are the downsides?

________________________________________________________________

______________
__________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

What
about you? Are you usually outside or inside? What do you prefer and
why?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________
____________

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
,

Story 3

Before
Reading

A) Look at the title
of the story
and

the

picture. What do you think this story
is about?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________
____________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

B) Match the words in column A to the words in column B. (There can be
more than one correct answer.)

Column A


Column B

collect


a
walk

glow


about rocks

dream


his eyes

think


small pieces

go for


home

protect


rocks

b
reak

into


in the dark

bring


about his girlfriend

take


time

spend


a photo

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Column A


Column B

crazy


of rocks

wants


to be his wife

include


in an office

kinds


photos

work


about rocks

in front


home

lots of


the basement



his new rocks

go to


of his computer

organize


another rock


Column A


Column B

different
kinds


hikes

a big


of tools

huge


collection

long


brush



glass

cleaning


diamond
ring

rock


space

a b
a
g


book

magnifying


glasses

outer


of rocks

C
)
After these exercises, w
hat do you think this story is about?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Presen
t, Story 3

Jimmy

s

Rock Collect
ion

Jimmy

collects rocks. His rock collection is huge. He
has many different kinds of rocks in his collection.
Some of them even glow in the dark!

One of his
rocks is from outer space!

Jimmy

works
in an office
, but
when he is in front of
his computer
, he usually dreams about rocks.
Jimmy

thinks about rocks more than he thinks about his
girlfriend!

After work,
Jimmy

often goes for long walks. He
alwa
hammer, cleaning brush, magnifying glass, rock
book,
and a
camera.

Jimmy

usually finds many interesting rocks on his
walks
protect his eyes while his hammer breaks the rocks into smaller pieces. He
cleans the rocks with his
cleaning
brush, and then studies the rocks with his
magnifying glass. Then he uses his rock book to
learn more about his rocks.

When
J
immy

cannot bring an interesting rock home, he usually takes a photo
of the rock. There are lots of photos in
Jimmy

s rock collection!

When
Jimmy

gets home, he always goes to the basement.
In his basement, h
e
studies

his old rocks. He often sings
while he works with his rocks.

Jimmy

spends most of his time with his rocks.

He
is
crazy about rocks,

and h
e
knows this.
But
Jimmy

s girlfriend
does not understand

this
.
It worries her.
She
loves
Jimmy

and wants to be his wi
fe. She wants
Jimmy

s rock collection to
include another rock

a big diamond ring

for her
!

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Simple Present
,

Story 3

After Reading

Grammar

Correct Form of the Verb

A) This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the
right form
of

every verb.

Jimmy

___________

(
collect
)

rocks. His rock collection
___________

(be)
huge.
He
___________

(
ha
ve)

many different kinds of rocks in his collection. Some of
them even
___________

(
glow
)

in the dark! One of his rocks
___________

(be)

from outer space!

Jimmy

___________

(
work
)

in an office
, but
when he
___________

(be)

in
front of his computer
, he usually
___________

(
dream
)

about rocks.
Jimmy

___________

(
think
)

about rocks more than he
___________

(
think
)

about his
girlfriend!

After
work,
Jimmy

often
___________

(
go
)

for long walks. He always
___________

(
take
)

brush, magnifying glass, rock book,
and a
camera.

Jimmy

usually
___________

(
find
)

many interesting rocks on his
walks
. His
___________

(
protect
)

his eyes while his hammer
___________

(
break
)

the rocks into smaller pieces. He
___________

(
clean
)

the rocks with
his
cleaning
brush, and then
___________

(
stud
y)

the rocks with his
magnifying glass. Then he
____
_______

(
use
)

his rock book to
learn more
about his rocks.

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When
Jimmy

cannot bring an interesting rock home, he usually
___________

(
take
)

a photo of the rock. There
___________

(be)

lots of photos in
Jimmy

s
rock collection!

When
Jimmy

___________

(
get
)

home, he always
___________

(
go
)

to the
basement.
In his basement, h
e
___________

(
organize
)

his new rocks.
___________

(
stud
y)

his old rocks. He often
___________

(
sing
)

while he
___________

(
work
)

with his rocks.

Jimmy

___________

(
spend
)

most of his time with his rocks.

He
___________

(be)

crazy about rocks,

and h
e
___________

(
know)

this.
But
Jimmy

s girlfriend
________
_______
__
_____
_

(
not understand
)

this
.
It
___________

(
worr
y)

her.
She
___________

(
love
)

Jimmy

and
___________

(
want
)

to be his wife. She
___________

(
want
)

Jimmy

s rock collection to include another rock

a big
diamond ring

for her
!



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Vocabulary

Find the Right Word

B
) Read the description and write down what it is. Use the box below for
help.

magnifying
glass

office

ring


cleaning
brush


rocks

basement

tools

hammer

collection

1
.

Jimmy

collects them
. What are they?
____________

2
.

It is under the ground
. What is it?
____________

3
.

You
can
use it to see small things
. What is it?
____________

4
.

They protect the eyes
. What
are

they
? ____________

5
.

You can break rocks with it
. What is it? ____________

6
.

You use them to help you do things
.
What
are

they
?
____________

7
.

It is a group of things you collect
.
What is it?
____________

8
.

You can clean with it
.

What
is

it?
___________
_

9
.

Jimmy

s girlfriend wants to receive it
. What
is it
?
____________

10
.

It

i
. What
is it
?
____________

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

C
(

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the
correct order to m
ake a logical sentence.

1
.

collection

He
in
has
rocks
many k
inds
different
of his
.

__________________________________
_____
_________________________

2
.

ofte
n

long walks goes

for
Jimmy

work

After
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Then
rocks

he rock
more
book to
learn
his uses
his

about
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

Grammar

Questions
, Negative Sentences,

and Positive

Sentences

D
) Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jimmy

colle
cts rocks
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

H
e usually takes a photo of the rock
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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E
) Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

She loves
Jimmy
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

She
wants to be his wife
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

H
e goes to the basement
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

F
) Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Does
Jimmy

love his girlfriend
?

____________
_____________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

Jimmy

does not
work in an office
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

He is not crazy about rocks
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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Comprehens
ion

G
) Answer the following questions.

1
.

Where does
Jimmy

work
?
What does he usually dream about
?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

How does
Jimmy

find his rocks
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________
___________________________________


3
.

Which tools does
Jimmy

have
?

How do they help him?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

______________________________________
__________________________


4
.

Why does
Jimmy

s girlfriend worry
?

What does she want?

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Essay Writing

H
) Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Jimmy

has a hobby and he likes it very much. What is your favorite hobby?
Why do you like it?

________________
________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

Jimmy

s girlfriend loves him but does not understand his hobby. Do you
know someone who has a hobby
that
other people do not understand?
In
your opinion,
what can that person do to
solve it
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________
____

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
,

Story
4

Before
Reading

A) Look at the title
of the story
and

the

picture. What do you think this story
is about?

_________________________________________________________
_______

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________
___________

B) Match the words in column A to the words in column B. (There can be
more than one correct answer.)

Column A


Column B

clean


jobs



to shop

fire


jewelry

call in


every meal

love


at the menu

spend


his bowl

buys


expensive meal
s

eat


money

look


sick

order


her

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Column A


Column B

f
eel

bad


i
n bad, green water

swim


her cars

clean


in the sink

pile up


the house

s
weep

and mop


at her husband

shout


names

complain


for him

call


games

tell


about everything

play


l
ies


Column A


Column B

bad


laundry

mean


man

leather


to customers

dirty


husband

patient


problem

absolutely


dishes

kind


wife

big


seats

new


gorgeous

expensive


cars

C
)
After these exercises, w
hat do you think this story is about?

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
, Story

4

A Bad Wife

Camilla

is a bad wife. She is mean to everyone. She is
even mean to the goldfish. (She nev
er cleans
it
s bowl.
It

swims in bad, green water.)

Camilla

does

n
o
fire her. She is mean to customers. Also, she calls in sick
every Monday and Friday.

This is a problem because
Camilla

loves to shop.
Camilla

loves to
spend money. She goes to the mall every day.
She buys clothes,
shoes
, and
jewelry
. She buys music,
art, and dishes.

No one knows why she buys dishes, because she
almost
never cooks.
Camilla

eats every meal at a restaurant.
This is expensive.
Camilla

only
eats at expensive
restaurants. She looks at the menu and then orders the
most expensive meal.

Camilla

buys a new car every year. She says she needs some new things in life.
She likes to buy expensive cars.
All her cars have leather seats.
But s
he never
cleans her cars. She buys new ones instead.

Her house is a disaster. There is dirty laundry
on

the floor. Dirty dishes pile up
in the sink. She never sweeps, mops, or vacuums.

Camilla

shouts at her husband every day. She complains about everything. She
never hugs or kisses him. She calls him names. She tells him lies. When they
play games, she cheats.

Everyone feels bad for
Camilla

s husband. He is a kind and patient man. None
of the
women know

why they are together. But all of the men understand:
Camilla

is absolutely gorgeous!

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Simple Present
,

Story 4

After Reading

Grammar

Correct Form of the Verb

A) This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the
righ
t form
of

every verb.

Camilla
___________

(be)

a bad wife. She
___________

(be)

mean to
everyone. She
___________

(be)

even mean to the goldfish. (She never
___________

(
clean
)

its

bowl.
It

___________

(
swim)

in bad, green water.)

Camilla
______
_____
_____

(
not work
)
. She
___________

(
get
)

jobs, but then
bosses
___________

(
fire
)

her. She
___________

(be)

mean to customers.
Also, she
___________

(
call
)

in sick every Monday and Friday.

This
___________

(be)

a problem because Camilla
___________

(
love
)

to shop
.
Camilla
___________

(
love
)

to spend money. She
___________

(
go
)

to the mall
every day. She
___________

(
buy
)

clothes, shoes, and jewelry. She
___________

(
buy
)

music, art, and dishes.

No one
___________

(
know
)

why she buys dishes, because she almost nev
er
___________

(
cook
)
. Camilla
___________

(
eat
)

every meal at a restaurant.
This
___________

(be)

expensive. Camilla only
___________

(
eat
)

at expensive
restaurants. She
___________

(
look
)

at the menu and then
___________

(
order
)

the most expensive meal.

Camilla
___________

(
buy
)

a new car every year. She
___________

(
say
)

she
needs some new things in life. She
___________

(
like
)

to buy expensive cars.
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All her cars
___________

(
have
)

leather seats. But she never
___________

(
clean
)

her cars. She
_________
__

(
buy
)

new ones instead.

Her house
___________

(be)

a disaster. There
___________

(be)

dirty laundry
on the floor. Dirty dishes
___________

(
pile
)

up in the sink. She never
___________

(
sweep)
,
___________

(
mop)
, or
___________

(
vacuum
)
.

Camilla
___________

(
shout
)

at her husband every day. She
___________

(
complain
)

about everything. She never
___________

(
hug
)

or
___________

(
kiss
)

him. She
___________

(
call
)

him names. She
___________

(
tell
)

him lies.
When they
___________

(
play
)

games, she
___
________

(
cheat
)
.

Everyone
___________

(
feel
)

bad for Camilla

s husband. He
___________

(be)

a kind and patient man. None of the women
___________

(
know)

why they
are together. But all of the men
___________

(
understand
)
: Camilla
___________

(be)

absolutely gorgeous!



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Vocabulary

Find the Right Word

B
) Read the description and write down what it is. Use the box below for
help.

goldfish

boss
es

restaurant

laundry

money

bowl

jewelry

disaster

customers

dishes

1
.

It is a small fish
.
What is it
?
____________

2
.

You work for them
. What
are they
? ____________

3
.

You eat meals in there
. What is it? ____________

4
.

It is dirty things you need to wash
.
What is it
? ____________

5
.

You need it to buy things
. What is it? ____________

6
.

You wear it to look nice
.
What is

it
?
____________

7
.

You use them to cook and eat
.

What
are

they
?
____________

8
.

They buy things from you
.

What are they
? ____________

9
.

It is deep and round
. What is it? ____________

10
.

It is a very bad condition
. What
is it
?
____________

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

C
(

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the
correct order to make a logical sentence.

1
.

why knows
one
buys
she, because
she dishes

almost
cooks
never

No
.

__________________________________
_____
_________________________

2
.

sho
p
is
problem
a
loves
Camilla

because This
to
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Monday she
,
Friday
calls sick
in
every and

Also
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

Grammar

Questions
, Negative Sen
tences,

and Positive

Sentences

D
) Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

She buys clothes
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

Camilla

shouts at her husband every day
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Everyone feels bad for
Camilla

s husband
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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E
) Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

She tells him lies.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

He is a kind and patient man
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

She is mean to everyone
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

F
) Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Doe
s
Camilla

buy new cars
?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

B
osses
do not
fire her
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

Dirty dishes
do not
pile up in the sink
.

_____________________________________
____________
_____
__________

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Comprehension

G
) Answer the following questions.

1
.

What does Camilla like to do
?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

What does Camilla not
like to
do
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


3
.

Why do
es

everyone feel bad for Camilla

s husband
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

__________
______________________________________________________


4
.

Why
are Camilla and her husband together
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________
____________________________________


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Essay Writing

H
) Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Camilla receives but does not give in return. Do you know someone like
that? What do you think about it
?

_________________________________
_______________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________
___________________________________


2
.


s say you have a wife or husband like Camilla
.

How can you solve this
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
,

Story
5

Before
Reading

A) Look at the title
of the story
and

the

picture. What do you think this story
is about?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________________
____________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

B) Match the words in column A to the words in column B. (There can be
more than one correct answ
er.)

Column A


Column B



his al
a
rm clock

ring


at the mirror

turn off


breakfast

drag


at six o

clock

look


to work

have


at the office

arrive


up

think about his


the same thing

think


out of bed

try


bed and pillow

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Column A


Column B



asleep

think


home

fall


other things

decide to


dinner

come


at his pillow

must do


the dishes

make


TV

wash


to himself

watch


go to bed

look


ready


Column A


Column B

living


clock

in front


sports channel

just for


tired

dead


go to bed

can


wait

ready to


bed

favorite


a few minutes

alarm


of the TV

soft and warm


room




C
)
After these exercises, w
hat do you think this story is about?

________________________________________________________________

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Simple Present
, Story

5

Marvin

s
Bed and Pillow


His alarm clock rings at six o

clock in
t
he morning. He turns off his alar
m
clock and drags himself out o
f bed.
He looks at the mirror and always
thinks the same thing,

I am so tired.
Again!


his car.

When he arrives at the office he is often even more tired. He drags himself to
his desk and looks at his computer screen.

I am so tired!


he thinks to himself.

During the day, Marvin tries to work, but he can only think about his dark and
pillow. He imagines

how he can fall asleep in there. At that point he usually
decides that this night he must go to bed early.

Every day Marvin comes home at eight o

clock. He looks at his soft and warm
bed, and his soft and warm pillow. He imagines how he can fall asleep in there.
But he cannot go to bed yet. He must do other things first.

Marvin is very tired, but he drags himself to the kitchen and makes himself
dinner. Then, he washes the dishes and does all the other things he needs to
do. He is then ready to go to bed.

There is only one problem. Every
night
, a few minutes before bedtime,
Marvin

s legs take him to the living room. He finds himself on
the couch,
in
front of the TV.

Well, just for a few minutes!


Marvin thinks to himself, and
decides to watch his favorite sports channel. He may be dead tired, but his bed
and pillow can wait!



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,

Story 5

After Reading

Grammar

Correct Form of the Verb

A) This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the
right form
of

every verb.

Every morning Marvin
___________

(
get
)

up tired.

His alarm clock
___________

(
ring
)

at six o

clock in the morning. He
___________

(
turn
)

off his
alarm clock and
___________

(
drag
)

himself out of
bed. He
___________

(
look
)

at the mirror and always
___________

(
think
)

the
same thing,

I
___________

(be)

so tired. Again!


He
___________

(
get
)

ready,
___________

(have)

some breakfast, and
___________

(
drag
)

himself out of the house and into his car.

When he
___________

(
arrive
)

at the office he
___________

(be)
often even
more tired. He
___________

(
drag
)

himself to his desk and
___________

(
look
)

at his computer screen.

I
___________

(be)
so tired!


he
___________

(
think
)

to himself.

During the day, Marvin
___________

(
tr
y)

to work, but he can only think about
___________

(
think
)

about his soft and warm
bed, and his soft and warm pillow. He
___________

(
imagine
)

how he c
an fall
asleep in there. At that point he usually
___________

(
decide
)

that this night
he must go to bed early.

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Every day Marvin
___________

(
come
)

home at eight o

clock. He
___________

(
look
)

at his soft and warm bed, and his soft and warm pillow. He
___________

(
imagine
)

how he can
___________

(
fall
)

asleep in there. But he cannot go to

Marvin
___________

(be)
very tired, but he
___________

(
drag
)

himself to the
kitchen and
___________

(
make
)

himself dinner. Th
en, he
___________

(
wash
)

the dishes and
___________

(
do
)

all the other things he
___________

(
need
)

to do. He
___________

(be)
then ready to go to bed.

There
___________

(be)
only one problem. Every
night
, a few minutes before
bedtime, Marvin

s legs
_____
______

(
take
)

him to the living room. He
___________

(
find
)

himself on
the couch, in front of the TV.

Well, just for a
few minutes!


Marvin
___________

(
think
)

to himself, and
___________

(
decide
)

to watch his favorite sports channel. He may be dead tired, but his
bed and pillow can wait!


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Find the Right Word

B
) Read the description and write down what it is. Use the box below for
help.

alarm clock

breakfast

pillow

TV

desk

mirror

bed

kitchen

car

problem

1
.

You can see yourself in it. What is it
? ____________

2
.

You can sleep on it
. What
is it
? ____________

3
.

You cook
there
. What is it? ____________

4
.

Marvin needs to solve it
. What is it? ____________

5
.

You eat it in the morning
. What is it?
____________

6
.

Marvin drives it
. What is it
?
____________

7
.

It wakes Marvin up
.
What
is it
?
____________

8
.

You can write on it
.

What
is it
? ____________

9
.

Marvin watches it too much
. What is it? ____________

10
.

You can put your head on it
. What
is it
?
____________

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

C
(

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the
correct order to make a logical sentence.

1
.

bed clock
turns his
out off
and drags
al
a
rm
himself of

He
.

__________________________________
_____
__________
_______________

2
.

imagines
He
there
how
can asleep in
he fall.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

legs room
Marvin

s take
the
to
him
living
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

Grammar

Questions
, Neg
ative Sentences,

and Positive

Sentences

D
) Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Marvin gets up tired
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

There is only one problem
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

He is then ready to go to bed
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

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E
) Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

He looks at the mirror
.

_________________________________________________
_____
_________
_

2
.

He thinks about his soft and warm bed
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

I am tired
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

F
) Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Does
up early
?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

2
.

Marvin is not tired
.

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

3
.

He does not watch his favorite sports channel
.

________________________________________________
_
_____
__________

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Comprehension

G
) Answer the following questions.

1
.

When does Marvin wake
up
every day
?

Is he tired?

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

_________________________________________________
_____
__________

________________________________________________________________


2
.

What does Marvin think about at the office
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


3
.

What does Marvin do when he gets back home
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________
________________________________________________


4
.

Why
does
he
never

go to
bed

early
?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________
_______________________


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Essay Writing

H
) Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Marvin knows he should go to bed early, but he never does. Do you have
such habits? Are there some things you know you should change but you
never do?


________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________
____

________________________________________________________________


2
.

Marvin prefers to watch his favorite sports channel over his sleep. In your
opinion, what is more important

fun or
a
good night
’s

sleep
?

Why?

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________
___

________________________________________________________________


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