¿Qué hace Juan todos los días?
¿Qué hace Juan todos los días?
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What do you do everyday? / ¿Qué haces todos los días?

Simple Present / Presente simple

Por Estela González Torres
October 2014
 We use the present simple to talk about:

•    Something that is always true or usually true. You speak two languages.

•    A habit or routine. We always have lunch here.

•    Fixed timetables. The train leaves at 9 a.m.

When it comes to habits, routines or traditions, we use time expressions. They are called adverbs of frequency and they show how often something happens.

100% always/daily
80% usually/ normally
60% often/frequently
40% sometimes
10% hardly ever/rarely
0% never

Adverbs of frequency come: 

•    Before main verbs.

I always have baseball on Fridays.

•    After the verb to be.

We are normally tired after work.

Other time phrases are:
ONCE
TWICE
THREE TIMES a day/week

EVERY Monday/day/weeek/time/month/year

ON Mondays/Tuesdays..


Time phrases go:

•    At the beginning of a sentence.      On Mondays he eats at his mom's.

•    At the end of a sentence.    I have yoga twice a week.

                                                She goes down to NYC every weekend.

 

The present simple always goes with do/does.

QUESTIONS  

POSITIVE ANSWER  (+)

NEGATIVE ANSWER (-)

Do you work in Hudson?            

Yes, I do.

Yes, I work in Hudson.

No, I do not (don't).

No, I do not (don't) work in Hudson.

Does she live in Kingston?

Yes, she does.

Yes, she lives in Kingston.

No, she does not (doesn't).

No, she does not (doesn't) live in Kingston.

 

REMEMBER: He/she/it add add -s to the verb

He likes fishing. She plays tennis. It eats a lot.

 

If the verb ends by consonant + -y, the ending changes into -ies with he/she/it. For example: study > studies: He studies at Bard.

            And it adds -es to verbs ending in vowel and -x, -ss, -sh, -ch:

- go > goes: She goes to school every day.

- pass > passes: The dog passes through the little door.

- catch > catches: He catches the bus at 8 every day.

- fix > fixes: She fixes everything in the house.

- push > pushes: It pushes down.

 

What does Juan do every day?

Write Juan's daily routine. Do not forget to include adverbs of frequency or time phrases. You can also write the time (at 8 am, at 1 pm...) or moment of the day (in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night).












































Answer Key: 
Juan wakes up very early every morning and he gets up 5 minutes later. He goes straight to the toilet and he takes a shower. Then, he has breakfast while he listens to the radio. He goes to work at 8 am and he finishes at 6 pm. He walks home and he cooks around 7 pm. In the evening, he calls his friends and he wacthes tv. He goes to sleep at 11 pm.

 


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