The present simple

Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi

Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi Level: A1 (Elementary) – American English Practise the present simple (active) and the present simple passive form with this Jon Bon Jovi song.  Glossary “candle in the wind”: something fragile which could easily come to an end, like a candle burning when a wind is blowing “to go down /go out in a blaze of glory“: to die or to […]

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The Present Simple

We use the present simple to talk about things which happen in general, when we talk about things which we do every day, always, sometimes or often (see also adverbs of frequency). I get up at 7 am. I play tennis three times a week. You drink two cups of coffee a day. You sleep out every night (Big Rock Candy Mountain) The present simple of regular verbs uses the base form for all its forms except the 3rd person […]

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The present simple

The present simple

The Big Rock Candy Mountain Level: A1 (Elementary) – American English Practise the present simple with this Harry McClintock song.  Glossary “hobo”: a person who travels around looking for work and does not have a permanent home “handout”: something given to the poor for free, for example money, food or clothes “boxcar”: railroad car used to carry goods “cop”: slang term for police […]

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