We use the present simple (do/work/play) to talk about things in general. We use it to say that something happens all the time or repeatedly, or that something is true in general:
- Nurses look after patients in hospitals.
- I usually go away at weekends.
- The earth goes round the sun.
- The cafe opens at 7.30 in the morning.
We use DO and DOES to make questions and negative sentences.
- Do you work every day?
- Do they know each other?
- Does he/she play tennis?
- I don’t go away very often.
- He doesn’t do anything to help.
- What do you do?
- What does this word mean?
- How often does she go to the gym?
Put the verb into the correct form.
- Julia doesn’t drink (not / drink) tea very often.
- What time (the banks/close) here?
- I have a car, but I (not / use) it much.
- Where (Maria / come) from? Is she Spanish?
- ‘What (you / do)?’ ‘I’m an electrician.’
- Look at this sentence. What (this word/mean)?
- David isn’t very fit. He (not / do) any sport.
- It (take) me an hour to get to work in the morning. How long
(it / take) you?
You ask Tanya questions about herself and her family. Write the questions.
- You know that Lisa plays tennis. You want to know how often. Ask her.
How often do you play tennis?
- Perhaps Lisa’s sister plays tennis too. You want to know. Ask Lisa about her sister.
- You know that Lisa goes to the cinema a lot. You want to know how often. Ask her.
- You know that Lisa’s brother works. You want to know what he does. Ask Lisa.
- You’re not sure whether Lisa speaks Spanish. You want to know. Ask her.
- You don’t know where Lisa’s grandparents live. You want to know. Ask Lisa.