Present Simple Verbs

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  1. She ___ four languages.
    a. speak
    b. speaks

  2. Jane is a teacher. She ___ French.
    a. teach
    b. teaches

  3. When the kettle ___, will you make some tea?
    a. boil
    b. boils

  4. I always ___ the window at night because it is cold.
    a. close
    b. closes

  5. Those shoes ___ too much.
    a. cost
    b. costs

  6. The food in Japan is expensive. It ___ a lot to live there.
    a. cost
    b. costs

  7. His job is great because he ___ a lot of people.
    a. meet
    b. meets

  8. He always ___ his car on Sundays.
    a. wash
    b. washes

  9. My watch is broken and it ___ to be fixed again.
    a. need
    b. needs

  10. I ___ to watch movies.
    a. love
    b. loves

  11. I ___ to the cinema at least once a week.
    a. go
    b. goes

  12. They never ___ tea in the morning.
    a. drink
    b. drinks

  13. We both ___ to the radio in the morning.
    a. listen
    b. listens

  14. He ___ a big wedding.
    a. want
    b. wants

  15. George ___ too much so he's getting fat.
    a. eat
    b. eats

  16. The earth ___ round the sun, doesn't it?
    a. go
    b. goes

  17. The shops in England ___ at 9:00 in the morning.
    a. open
    b. opens

  18. The post office ___ at 5:30 pm.
    a. close
    b. closes

  19. Jackie ___ two children now.
    a. has
    b. have

  20. Mr. Smith ___ too much. He always has a cigarette in his mouth.
    a. smoke
    b. smokes

  21. When the phone ___, please answer it.
    a. ring
    b. rings

Copyright (C) 1997 by Letitia Bradley
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.