Grammar: present simple

Ali has found a magic carpet in his uncle's shop. Where will the carpet take him? Watch and find out!

Have you got a best friend? What is she or he like? When and where did you meet? Why do you get on so well? Do you ever have arguments? Tell us about your best friend.

Do you like jokes? Click 'Help' if you need help to understand this joke!

Buzz and Bob are at an adventure camp. What sports will they do there? Watch and find out!

What chores do you help with at home? Which chores do you like doing? Are there any chores that you don't like doing? Which chores are easy?


Do you celebrate Christmas where you live? What do you do on Christmas Day? Do you have a special lunch? Do you give presents to family and friends? What's your favourite part of the Christmas holiday? 

What do you eat at Christmas? What's your favourite Christmas food? Is there any Christmas food that you don't like?

What's your favourite colour? Colours can sometimes have special meanings. Red can sometimes make us feel angry, yellow can make us feel happy and blue can make us feel sad. Do colours have a special meaning in your culture?

Think of a flag – it can be the flag of a country or an invented one. What colour or colours is it? What shapes does it have? Do you like the flag? Why or why not?

What's your favourite food? Tell us about a traditional meal from your country.

Do you like football? Which team do you support? Which country do you think is going to win the World Cup?

Do you like fruit? What's your favourite fruit? How many pieces of fruit do you eat every day?

October 31 is Halloween. Do you celebrate Halloween where you live? If so, what do you do? If not, what do you know about this spooky day? Happy Halloween! 

Do you get homework from your school? How much homework do you do each week? Does anybody help you with your homework? Do you like doing homework?

What food does this boy like? Listen to the grammar chant and find out! Can you hear like and don't like in the chant?

Who are the people in this circus? Listen to the grammar chant and find out! Can you hear the present simple of the verb to be in the chant?

Do you want to practise using like and don't like in English?

Have you got a mobile phone? If so, how old were you when you got it? If not, do you ever use your parents' phones? Do you play games on their mobile phone? Do you think people spend too much time using mobile phones these days? Tell us what you think! 

Lottie is talking about her dad. Is her dad like yours? Watch and find out!

Tell us about an old person who you know well. How old are they? What do you do together?

Practise toy words with this song about a boy who loves his teddy.

Billy and Splodge are in a spaceship visiting lots of colourful planets. What will they discover? Watch and find out!

What are Patrizia and Tom doing today? Listen to the grammar chant and find out! Can you hear the present simple and present continuous in the chant?

The children are visiting the Planet Earth Museum. What will they learn about our planet? Watch and find out!

Do you want to practise using the present simple of the verb to be in English?

Do you want to practise using the present simple and present continuous in English?

When do you give presents to people? Who do you give presents to? Do you make presents or do you buy them? What's your ideal present?

Listen to a song about Ramadan, an important time in the Islamic calendar.

Evil Ratty and his gang are going to rob a bank. Can Spycat stop Ratty before it's too late? Watch and find out!

Do you like riding a bike? How old were you when you learned to ride a bike? What's your bike like? How often do you ride your bike and where do you go? Do you always wear a helmet?

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