Test your knowledge on the simple present. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test. Test Form Make sentences out of the words in the first column. Write the correct forms (affirmative sentence, negative sentence, question) in the right columns. affirmative negative question I / speak you / stop he / work she / have / time it / be / okay we / be / here they / have / money Exceptions in Spelling Write the third person singular. Note that sometimes there are exceptions in spelling. can - he cry - she say - he go - she kiss - he Long and Short Forms Rewrite the sentences in the short form (where the long form is given) or in the long form (where the short form is given). He doesn't know her. → I'm tired. → We do not understand. → I haven't got a sister. → She is not there. → Use Choose the correct statement. I live in London. - What does this sentence mean? This is my permanent address. This is my address only for a limited period of time. I've just recently moved there. The lesson starts at half past eight. - What does this sentence mean? The action has already taken place. The action is set by a timetable. The action might take place. He opens the book and reads. - Which situation is expressed by the simple present? He opens the book first and then starts reading. He opens the book after having read something. He opens the book reading something else at the same time. The sun sets in the west. - Which situation is expressed by the simple present? The sun always sets in the west. The action is going on right now. If we are lucky, the sun might set in the west today. He plays football. - Which situation cannot be expressed by the simple present? If we want to say that the action is going on right now. If we want to say that football is one of his hobbies. If we want to say that he is able to play football. Signal Words Choose the correct signal word. I go to the cinema nowevery weeksince I was five years old. We play volleyball on Fridaysat the momentnext year. UsuallyRight nowIn a week we spend our holidays in Ireland. I speak English for two yearsat the momentvery often. Jamie cycles to work every daythis weeknext month. Before submitting the test, check the following: Got the spelling right? Put in the full stop or question mark where required? Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)? In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.