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Unit 5. I do/ work/ like etc. (Present Simple)
(спряжение глаголов в простом настоящем времени)

Unit 5. I do/ work/ like etc. (Present Simple)
They have a lot of books.
They read a lot.
He's eating an ice-cream.
He likes ice-cream.

They read/ I like/ he likes etc. = The Present Simple
I/ we/ you/ they do read like work play watch
he/ she/ it does reads likes works plays watches
he/ she/ it + -s I live in London but my brother lives in Scotland
have → has I have a lot of books but he hasn't any books.
See spelling in Appendix 4 (4.1 & 4.2)
-es after -s/ -ch/ -sh pass → pases watch → watches finish → finishes
also: do → does go → goes  
  study → studies carry → carries  

We use the Present Simple for things that are true in general, or for things that happen sometimes or all the time:
- I like big cities.
- The shops open at 9 o'clock and close at 5:30.
- He works very hard. He starts at 7:30 and finishes at 8 o'clock in the evening.
- The Earth goes round the Sun.
- We do a lot of different things in our free time.
- She's very clever. She speaks four languages.
- It costs a lot of money to stay at luxury hotels.
We use the Present Simple with always/ never/ often/ sometimes/ usually:
- He always gets up at 7 o'clock.
- I usually go to work by car but I sometimes walk.
- Jack eats very little. He never has breakfast in the morning.
- The weather here is not very good. It often rains.
See Unit 6. I don't … (Present Simple negative)
See Unit 7. Do you …? (Present Simple questions)
See Unit 8. I am doing (Present Continuous) and I do (Present Simple)
See Unit 88. Word order (2)
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