Present Simple Tense

We use present simple tense to talk about routine:

I wake up at seven.

What time do you wake up?

I get up at about seven thirty.

What time do you get up?

I make coffee.

Do you drink coffee?

I drink my coffee.

I put my clothes on. (I get dressed)

I clean my teeth.

I wash my face.

I go out.

I walk to the bus stop.

What time does the bus come?

It comes at ten to eight.

Where do you work?

I work in the north of the city.

Is it far?

Yes, It is. It is a long way.

How far is it?

It is about eight kilometres from here.

How long does it take?

It takes an hour on the bus.

Do you have a job?

No, I don’t.

I want to work.

I want to work but I don’t have a job.

Do not confuse present simple tense with present continuous tense!

Link to the meanings of the word “present”

Links to More Lessons on More Pages

The Work Page

Routine and Habit – The Routine Page

Verbs in Context in Many Tenses with Audio

Philosophy of Grammar and the Idea of Verbs as Actions

Verbs and Tenses – The Tense Page


Present Participle or Gerund or “ing” Form

Verbal Phrases 1 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 2 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 3 (with Audio)

Verbal phrases 4 (with Audio)
Verbal Phrases 5 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 6 (with Audio)


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