Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses Overview - Present Simple


We've seen the present tenses in isolation. Now, let's look at them together. Our first example is 'I play football every week.' This is the present simple tense and it has the structure 'subject I' + verb 'play'. This is quite a simple tense for students to form. However, they have to be aware of the third person singular form 'he', 'she' or 'it', which usually adds an '-s' or an '-es' to the end of the base form of the verb. 'I play football,' but 'He plays football.' Also, the question of negative forms using the auxiliary verb 'do' or 'does' 'Do you play football?' 'I don't play football.' 'Does she play football?' 'She doesn't play football.' The present simple tense is used to talk about habits, routines, facts and general truths and as such it's probably the most commonly used tense within the English language.

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I have learnt there are a number of ways to assess a student's language level. These are tutorials, evaluation by students and tests. I have learnt there are serveral types of tests (placement tests, diagnostic tests, progress tests, practice tests). Finally, I have learnt general external examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge assessment.This lesson was about modal verbs, and passive/aggressive voices. I'm this lesson, we discussed the different types of passive aggressive voices that complement the past tenses, the present tenses and the future tenses. This lesson goes into heavy detail regarding concepts such as transitive verbs for example, and with different functions for those verbs.