Verbs – Present Simple


….TO BE………………………………………….TO DO

I AM John                                         I LIVE in Donosti
I AM NOT a girl                                I DON´T LIVE in Paris
AM I a boy?                                      DO I LIVE in Spain?

She/ he IS John                                She/he LIVES in Donosti
He ISN’T a girl                                  She DOESN’T LIVE in Paris
IS he a boy?                                      DOES she LIVE in Spain?

You/they/we ARE John                   You/they/we LIVE in Donosti
You AREN´T a girl                          You DON´T LIVE in Paris
ARE you a boy?                                DO you LIVE in Spain?


1) Complete the exercise (affirmative, negative, question).

He is a dentist.                                           They are Spanish.
He ___________ a dentist.                           They ___________ Spanish.
___________ he a dentist?                           ___________ they Spanish?

I am tall.                                                    We are doctors.
I ___________ tall.                                       We ___________ doctors.
___________ I tall?                                      ___________ we doctors?

We like playing tennis.                             She plays computer games.
We ______________ playing tennis.            She ______________ computer games?
___________________ playing tennis?         ___________________ computer games?

I do sport.                                                 They listen to music.
I ______________ sport.                              They ______________ to music.
___________________ I do sport?                ___________________ to music?

He ___________ football.                            I ___________ a teacher.
He ______________ football.                       I ______________ a teacher.
Does he play football?                             Am I a teacher?

She ___________ young.                             We ___________ TV.
She ______________ young.                        We ______________ TV.
Is she young?                                             Do we watch TV?


2) Complete the gaps with the appropriate form of the verb to be.

My name ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form)  James.

Mary ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) a secretary.

John and Lucy ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) at school.

I ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) a student.

The boys ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) in the garden.

He ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) a lawyer.

Susie ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) a housewife.

They ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form)  my friends.

You ___________ (affirmative form) ___________ (negative form) a student.



3) Complete the gaps with the verbs in brackets.

My brother ___________ (like) Christmas. He ___________ (not go) to school and he ___________ (stay) at home everyday. I ___________ (like) Christmas too, but I ___________ (work) everyday. Anyway, we ___________ (spend) some time together. My parents ___________ (not have) holidays, but they ___________ (go) for a walk everyday. My dad ___________ (not work) on Sundays and Saturdays. He ___________ (like) his job.

4) Form the questions:

John is writing a letter.

Is John writing a letter?

She is walking home from school.


The children are sitting in the garden.


Peter runs with his dog on Sundays.


They go to work by bus.


Jenny isn’t sleeping late today.


We are going to the cinema.


I am going now.




5) Choose the correct answer.

Are you married?

a) Yes, I do.
b) Yes, I am.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?
a) I have two sons.
b) I have two brothers.

Is he your father?
a) No, he isn’t.
b) No, he don’t.

What does your wife do?
a) She’s a housewife.
b) Yes, she is.

Do you live with your family?
a) No, I’m not.
b) No, I don’t.

Do you have a daughter?
a) Yes, I do.
b) Yes, she is.

Is this your cousin?
a) Yes, he is.
b) Yes, I am.

Where is your uncle?
a) He’s with my aunt.
b) He’s not.

Do you have a dog?
a) Yes, we do.
b) No, he doesn’t.

Does your mother work?
a) No, she’s a housewife.
b) Yes, she is.


6) Form questions from the given words:

class / in /your / is / John


apple / your / is / this


name / you / is / Josephine


are / old / comics / the


is / Charlie / you / class / in


your / blue / sandwich box / is


German / they / are


happy / are / you


is / red / chair / the


late / am / I


are / clever / the kids



7) Complete the sentences: Use the long and the short form.

– Long form: DOES NOT / ARE NOT / IS NOT / AM NOT

– Short form: DOESN’T / AREN’T /  ISN’T / ‘M NOT

Tom doesn’t / does not collect stamps. (Tom + negative + collect)

­_____________________________ songs in the bathroom. (You + negative + sing)

_____________________________ in the garden. (Julie + negative + work)

____________________________  at home. (I + negative + sit)

_____________________________ the windows. (Tina and Kate + affirmative + open)

____________________________  a tennis player. (My brother + affirmative + to be)

____________________________  French. (Adam + negative + speak)

____________________________  French. (Adam + negative + to be)

____________________________  lemonade. (His sister + affirmative + like)

____________________________  to music. (We + negative + listen)

____________________________  musician. (We + negative + to be)

____________________________  the car everyday. (My father + affirmative + clean)

____________________________  an artist. (I + negative + to be)

____________________________  in the lake. (They + affirmative + swim)

____________________________  in Japan. (My friend + affirmative + born)



8 ) Choose the correct option.

I don’t stay / doesn’t stay at home.

We don’t wash / doesn’t wash the family car.

Sarah aren’t / isn’t a good friend.

My dog is / are / am beautiful.

Charlie like / likes playing table-tennis.

It are / is / am my best friend.

Doris don’t do / doesn’t do her homework.

They goes / go to bed at 8.30 pm.

Kevin don’t open / doesn’t open his workbook.

I are / am / is the best.

Our hamster don’t eat / doesn’t eat apples.

You are / am / is my friend.

We am not / isn’t / aren’t lucky.

Max, Frank and Steve don’t skate / doesn’t skate in the street.


9) Rewrite the sentence in the negative form.

The girls are outside. —————> The girls aren’t outside.

She knows the answer. ———–> She doesn’t know the answer.

We live in a small house. ———-> _______________________________________

I have coffee for breakfast. ——–> _______________________________________

Water boils at 90ºC. ————–> _______________________________________

My brother works in a café. ——–> _______________________________________

Marie and Helen do judo. ———> _______________________________________

They are English. —————-> _______________________________________

I am very happy. —————–> ______________________________________

The dog always barks. ————> _______________________________________

My cat is very dangerous. ———> _______________________________________

I remember Bill quite well. ——–> _______________________________________

Kate can sing alone. ————-> _______________________________________

We are always bad. ————–> _______________________________________

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