English Grammar Exercises for A1 – Present simple (negative and interrogative)

1. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

1   doesn’t / Tom / like / ice cream

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2   geography / at school / study / we / don’t

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3   work / don’t / parents / at the weekend

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4   the piano / doesn’t / Josh / play

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5   tidy / I / my / don’t / at weekends / bedroom

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6   do / doesn’t / dad / the washing

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7   and / I / play / don’t / friends / after school / football

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8   from / doesn’t / Manuela / Spain / come

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1 Tom doesn’t like ice cream.

2 We don’t study geography at school.

3 parents don’t work at the weekend.

4 Josh doesn’t play the piano.

5 I don’t tidy bedroom at weekends.

6 dad doesn’t do the washing.

7 friends and I don’t play football after school.

8 Manuela doesn’t come from Spain.

2. Complete the sentences. Use the present simple negative.

We __________ in London. (not live)

I’m sorry. I __________ this word. (not understand)

David __________ TV in his bedroom. (not watch)

parents __________ in an office. (not work)

Sally __________ her bike to school. (not ride)

Sam and Ben __________ ice hockey. (not play)

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1 don’t live   2 don’t understand   3 doesn’t watch

4 don’t work   5 doesn’t ride   6 don’t play

3. Complete the sentences with the verbs below. Use the present simple affirmative or negative.

argue     do     know     like     listen     play     sing     walk

‘What’s the capital of Peru?’ ‘Sorry, I ________’

I haven’t got a bike. I __________ to school every day.

I __________ geography and history. They’re really interesting.

I like sister, but I sometimes __________ with her.

Emma __________ the washing, but she does the ironing.

I haven’t got a phone or MP3 player so I __________ to music when I’m out.

Harry __________ computer games because he hasn’t got a computer.

Sally and Kate play the guitar, but they __________ in a band.

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1 don’t know   2 walk   3 like   4 argue   5 doesn’t do

6 don’t listen   7 doesn’t play   8 don’t sing

4. Complete the questions and short answers. Use do, does, don’t and doesn’t.

_____ Harry work in London?

  Yes, he __________

_____ Mario and Helen live is Paris?

  No, they __________

_____ you do the ironing?

  Yes, I __________

_____ you and Ryan like volleyball?

  Yes, we __________

_____ you go to the supermarket on Saturdays?

  No, I __________

_____ Catherine sing in a band?

      No, she __________

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1 Does, does   2 Do, don’t   3 Do, do   4 Do, do

5 Do, don’t   6 Does, doesn’t

5. Put the words in the correct order to make questions. Then write true answers about yourself.

best friend / Arabic / speak / does / your

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get up / you / on Sundays / do / early

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wash / does / the dishes / your dad

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go / do / you and your friends / skateboarding

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do / at school / study / German / you

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fast cars / parents / your / do / drive

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rain a lot / country / does / it / in your

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1 Does your best friend speak Arabic? Yes, he/she does./No, he/she doesn’t.

2 Do you get up early on Sundays? Yes, I do./No, I don’t.

3 Does your dad wash the dishes? Yes, he does./No, he doesn’t.

4 Do you and your friends go skateboarding? Yes, we do./No, we don’t.

5 Do you study German at school? Yes, I do./No, I don’t.

6 Do your parents drive fast cars? Yes, they do./No, they don’t.

7 Does it rain a lot in your country? Yes, it does./No, it doesn’t.

6. Complete the dialogue with the correct negative or interrogative present simple form of the verbs in brackets.

Helen Have you got a big family, Linda?

Linda Yes, I have.

Helen What 1 _____? (your parents / do)

Linda dad’s got a restaurant. He works there every day, so I 2 _____ (not see) him very much. mum 3 _____ (not work) in the restaurant. She stays at home and looks after us.

Helen4 _____ In a big house? (you / like)

Linda No, it’s quite small. I 5 _____ (not like) house very much, because I haven’t got own room. How about you? 6 _____ a room? (you / share)

Helen No, I don’t. I haven’t got any brothers and sisters. It’s just mum and me.

Linda What 7 _____? (your mum / do)

Helen She’s a doctor. She works in the hospital, but she 8 _____ (not like) it very much. Come on! I can show you room.

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1 do your parents do   2 don’t see   3 doesn’t work

4 Do you live   5 don’t like   6 Do you share  

7 does your mum do   8 doesn’t like