Present Simple Poem
If you know the Present Simple
Then your life is very simple!
“I wake up and go to school!”
Routines, habits – that's the rule!
We add –S to he/she/it,
She cooks dinner, he eats meat.
The infinitive is used
With you, we, they – don't get confused!
When a verb is used with 'NOT',
We add 'do' to make the lot.
You don't study every day,
I don't do it, anyway.
If we use he, she and it
Add 'does not' to make it fit.
We drop -S from the main verb,
Or the phrase will sound absurd!
He does not work in a shop,
And she doesn't love a cop,
Do you understand this part?
No? I'll make you write a chart!
Switch the subject and this 'do'
To make questions sound quite true.
Use the verbs in their main forms,
Do you like the thunderstorms?
You can use a question word:
Where do you keep your pet bird?
Does it chirp or does it tweet?
We use 'does' with he/she/it.
Use short answers to respond,
Yes, she does, and no, we don't.
Do I make myself quite clear?
Then let's give ourselves a cheer!