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Simple Present Story 1, Page 1

Simple Present Story 1


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Who is he? Where is he? What does he do?


Hank is a cowboy. He lives on a farm. He has a horse named Ginger. Hank
loves Ginger. He rides Ginger every day. Sometimes they walk slowly, and
sometimes they run fast. They always have a good time.
Ginger is Hanks horse. She is light brown. Her tail and mane are dark
brown. She is three years old. She lives in the stable by the house.
Ginger waits for Hank every morning. She enjoys their time together. Often,
Hank gives her apples. After long rides, Hank always washes and brushes
Ginger. He usually brushes her tail. Then he gives her food and fresh water.
Ginger loves Hank.

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Simple Present Story 1 Exercises


A. Answer the following questions. Use the Simple Present tense.
1. Where does Hank live? What does he do every day?
_____________________________________________________________
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2. Who is Ginger? Where does Ginger live?
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
3. What does Hank often give Ginger? What does Hank do after long rides?
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no
questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word or phrase) and tag
questions.

Examples for the sentence Jack sweeps the floor.


Negative: Jack does not sweep the floor.
Yes/No Question: Does Jack sweep the floor?
WH-Question: Who sweeps the floor?
Tag Question: Jack sweeps the floor, doesnt he?

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1. Hank loves Ginger.
Negative: _____________________________________________________
Yes/No Question: ______________________________________________
WH-Question: _________________________________________________
Tag Question: _________________________________________________
2. She is three years old.
Negative: _____________________________________________________
Yes/No Question: ______________________________________________
WH-Question: _________________________________________________
Tag Question: _________________________________________________
3. She enjoys their time together.
Negative: _____________________________________________________
Yes/No Question: ______________________________________________
WH-Question: _________________________________________________
Tag Question: _________________________________________________

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C. Read the description and write down what it is. Use the words in the
box for help.
cowboy

horse

farm

house

mane

tail

food

stable

apple

morning

1. It is what we eat. What is it? ____________


2. It is a building where we live. What is it? ____________
3. It is a red fruit. What is it? ____________
4. It is a name for a man who rides horses and works with cattle.
Who is he? ____________
5. It is the hair on an animals neck. What is it? ____________
6. It is hair on the back part of an animals body. What is it? ____________
7. It is a four-legged animal that people can ride. What is it? ____________
8. It is an area of land where crops are grown. What is it? ____________
9. It is a building for horses. What is it? ____________
10. It is the first part of the day. What is it? ____________

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Simple Present Story 1 Answers


A. Answer the following questions. Use the Simple Past tense.
1. Where does Hank live? What does he do every day?
Hank lives on a farm. He rides Ginger every day.
2. Who is Ginger? Where does Ginger live?
Ginger is Hanks horse. Ginger lives in the stable by the house.
3. What does Hank often give Ginger? What does Hank do after long rides?
Hank often gives Ginger apples. After long rides, Hank usually washes and
brushes Ginger.
B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no
questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word) and tag questions.
1. Hank loves Ginger.
Negative: Hank does not love Ginger.
Yes/No Question: Does Hank love Ginger?
WH-Question: Who does Hank love?
Tag Question: Hank loves Ginger, doesnt he?

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2. She is three years old.
Negative: She is not three years old.
Yes/No Question: Is she three years old?
WH-Question: Who is three years old?
Tag Question: She is three years old, isnt she?
3. She enjoys their time together.
Negative: She does not enjoy their time together.
Yes/No Question: Does she enjoy their time together?
WH-Question: What does she enjoy?
Tag Question: She enjoys their time together, doesnt she?

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C. Read the description and write down what it is. Use the words in the
box for help.
1. It is what we eat. What is it? food
2. It is a building where we live. What is it? house
3. It is a red fruit. What is it? apple
4. It is a name for a man who rides horses and works with cattle.
Who is he? cowboy
5. It is the hair on an animals neck. What is it? mane
6. It is hair on the back part of an animals body. What is it? tail
7. It is a four-legged animal that people can ride. What is it? horse
8. It is an area of land where crops are grown. What is it? farm
9. It is a building for horses. What is it? stable
10. It is the first part of the day. What is it? morning

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