1. I wake up at 7 every day

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Read the following texts. Pay attention to the verbs. Listen to the audio tutorial in this lesson, to learn the correct pronunciation.

I wake up at 7 every day. I take a shower and brush my teeth. Then, I eat breakfast. Why do I brush my teeth before I eat breakfast? I don't know – It's just a habit. At 8, I drink a coffee and I read the newspaper. Then, I go to work. I always leave for work at 8.30. I don't have a car, so I ride the bus to work. I work from 9 to 5. I often have a break at midday. I return home at 5.30 in the afternoon and I do the daily shopping. Sometimes, I take a nap. I rarely go out in the evening. Usually, I read a book or watch TV. I go to bed at 11 regularly and I sleep until 7 in the morning.

Your daily routine is different. You are a writer. You don't have a fixed schedule. You wake up whenever you wish. You go for a walk and you drink a coffee in a café. Then, you return home. You read a lot and write a lot. You like to do something different each day, so you don't actually have a routine. You go to the theatre, you visit museums, you travel to surrounding cities and villages. You occasionally attend conferences and TV shows. Do you publish books often? Yes, you do. You publish a new book at least once a year.


Brian and Ruby are husband and wife. They like to play sports. They play sports daily. Ruby likes tennis best. Brian prefers football. They often go to the sports center. Ruby plays tennis with Clara and Brian plays football with Jeremy and other friends. In winter, Brian and Ruby go to the mountains. They like skiing very much. In summer, they travel to the seaside. Brian doesn't like the seaside so much, but Ruby loves to sunbathe there. He takes pictures of the ships and she goes to the beach. Does she like to swim? Yes, she does, but she prefers to swim in a swimming pool, not in the sea. She hates all sea plants. She has more fun in the swimming pool.

Brian and Ruby have a cat. Its name is Foxie. They don't like dogs so much. Foxie normally sleeps almost all day long. Cats are quiet pets. They don't need a lot of attention. Do Brian and Ruby have a child? Not yet. They are not ready. They don't even have a dog.


We are Jeremy and Clara. We are students. I study Physics and Clara studies Chemistry. Do we like human sciences? No, we don't. That's why we study exact sciences. We are always rational or, at least, we like to think so. Clara is a woman, so it is more difficult for her.

You are Brian and Ruby. You are our friends. You visit us at the weekend. On Saturday night, we all dance at the disco. We never return home earlier than 3 o'clock in the morning.

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In this exercise, we will practise the adverbs of frequency. Complete the translations of the following Present Simple sentences:

  1. Mă trezesc întotdeauna la 7.
    I wake up at 7.
  2. Te trezești, de obicei, la 8.
    You wake up at 8.
  3. El se trezește adesea înainte de 6.
    He wakes up before 6.
  4. Ea se trezește uneori după 11.
    She wakes up after 11.
  5. Ocazional, pisica mea se trezește când mă trezesc și eu.
    My cat wakes up when I do.
  6. Ne trezim rareori la prânz.
    We wake up at midday.
  7. Vă treziți rareori în cursul nopții.
    You wake up during the night.
  8. Niciodată nu se trezesc devreme dimineața.
    They wake up early in the morning.
  9. Faci exerciții dimineața în mod regulat?
    Do you exercise in the morning ?
  10. Ei nu joacă, în mod normal, baschet iarna.
    They don't play basketball in winter.
  11. El studiază de obicei noaptea?
    Does he study at night?
  12. În mod normal, ea nu are cursul acesta în ziua de joi.
    She doesn't have this course on Thursday.
  13. Uneori, duminica, stăm în pat toată ziua.
    On Sundays, we stay in bed all day long.
  14. Voi mergeți rareori în vacanță în iunie.
    You go on holiday in June.
  15. De obicei, el nu mănâncă de trei ori pe zi.
    , he doesn't eat three times a day.
  16. Acest tren nu pleacă niciodată la timp.
    This train leaves on time.
  17. În mod normal, îmi displac filmele, dar, ocazional, îmi place să văd filme de acțiune.
    I normally dislike movies, but I like to watch thrillers .
  18. Ne vizităm prietenii în mod regulat, dar vara ne vedem rar.
    We visit our friends regularly, but in Summer we see each other.
  19. Moș Crăciun vine întotdeauna în decembrie.
    Santa Clause comes in December.
  20. Soarele răsare întotdeauna la est și apune la vest.
    The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

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This exercise is about daily activities. Choose the one that fits best.

  1. I always .......... at the wrong station.
    get on the bus ride the bus get off the bus
  2. It is very difficult for her to .......... – she never knows what to wear.
    take a nap get dressed wash her face
  3. You love your bed the most in the morning, when you must ........... .
    wake up return home watch TV
  4. To .......... or not to ..........? – That is the question.
    work shave sleep
  5. My boyfriend doesn't ........... . He just pays for it.
    do the daily shopping read the newspaper brush his teeth
  6. I don't think they .......... daily. This place smells like onion tea.
    take a break meet with friends take a shower
  7. A: Does he .......... early enough? B: No, he doesn't. This can't be his normal face.
    go to bed go out leave for work
  8. A: Do you like to ..........? B: Yes, we do, especially on Friday.
    go for a walk drive the car go to work
  9. I am afraid to ........... . My hair falls out a lot and I'm too young to be bald.
    wash my face brush my teeth brush my hair
  10. In the evening, he ........... . Strangely, all the paths lead to his favorite pub.
    does the daily shopping goes for a walk watches TV

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Turn the following sentences into their interrogative forms.

We remember that, at Present Simple, in the interrogative:

  • we use the auxiliary verbs do or does;
  • we do NOT add s or es at the end of the main verb for the 3rd person sg..

  1. You eat bread daily. you eat bread daily?
  2. He often drinks wine. he drink wine often?
  3. You go to the doctor twice a year. → Do you to the doctor twice a year?
  4. She plays video games weekly. → Does she video games weekly?
  5. The ship leaves at 6 o'clock. the ship leave at 6 o'clock?
  6. The holiday starts in July. → Does the holiday in July?
  7. They like spaghetti. → Do they spaghetti?
  8. He likes oranges. he like oranges?
  9. Girls talk a lot. → Do girls a lot?
  10. Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius. water freeze at 0 degrees Celsius?

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Turn the following sentences into their negative forms. We will use do not and does not. They can always be replaced with don't and doesn't.

We remember that, at Present Simple, in the negative:

  • we use the auxiliary verbs do not (don't) or does not (doesn't);
  • we do NOT add s or es at the end of the main verb for the 3rd person sg..

  1. The plane lands at 5 o'clock. → The plane does land at 5 o'clock.
  2. They wake up early in the morning. → They do wake up early in the morning.
  3. She likes fruit salad. → She not like fruit salad.
  4. We like jogging. → We not like jogging.
  5. Sportsmen eat healthy food. → Sportsmen do not healthy food.
  6. He leaves for work at 8 o'clock. → He does not for work at 8 o'clock.
  7. You go out every evening. → You not go out every evening.
  8. He takes karate lessons on Tuesdays. → He not take karate lessons on Tuesdays.
  9. We take a nap in the afternoon. → We do not a nap in the afternoon.
  10. She takes a break at 2 o'clock. → She does not a break at 2 o'clock.