Simple Present – Positive form

In this unit you will study the Simple Present Tense.


Simple Present – Positive form

The White House

Instructions: Read the text about The White House.

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The term White House is often used to refer to actions of the president and his advisers, as in "The White House announced that...".

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Getting started: Modern White House

Instructions: Read the following information about the Modern White House:

The modern-day White House complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence. The Executive Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture". 

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Modern-day White House

Instructions: Choose true or false.

1. The Modern-day White House has 7 divisions.

2. The President’s residence is in the Eisenhower building.

3. The President’s residence has six stories.


Let’s study the Simple Present in the positive form.

Instructions: Look at the following information about the Simple Present in positive form

We use the Simple Present of Common Verbs to talk about:

  1. Every day activities
  2. Facts
  3. Habits or customs


  • I go to school from Monday to Friday.
  • Earth turns around the sun.
  • David plays the guitar.
  • The boys study in the afternoon.

IMPORTANT: Notice that we add an “S” to the verbs with He, She, It.

Look at the word order:

Subject Verb Complement
I go to school from Monday to Friday.
Earth turns around the sun.
David plays the guitar.
The dog barks a lot.
The boys study in the afternoon.
My family and I have breakfast together.

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of the verb in parenthesis.

  1. President Obama (work) in the White House.
  2. Angelina Jolie (love) her children.
  3. Lady Gaga (sing) beautiful songs.
  4. I (like) Pop music.
  5. My husband and I (go) to concerts.
  6. doneCheck


Architectural description

Instructions: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb in parenthesis.

The principal façade of the White House (have) three floors and eleven bays. The windows of the four bays flanking the portico (have) alternating pointed and segmented pediments, while at second-floor level the pediments are flat.

The mansion's southern façade is a combination of the Palladian and neoclassical styles of architecture. It has three floors. The ground floor is rusticated in the Palladian fashion. The more modern third floor is hidden by a balustraded parapet and (play) no part in the composition of the façade.

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Evaluation: Executive Residence

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following text.

The original residence is in the center. Two colonnades designed by Jefferson, now serve/serves to connect the East and West Wings. The Executive Residence house/houses the president's dwelling, as well as rooms for ceremonies and official entertaining. The State Floor of the residence building include/includes the East Room, Green Room, Blue Room, Red Room, State Dining Room, Family Dining Room, Cross Hall, Entrance Hall, and Grand Staircase. The Ground Floor is made up of the Diplomatic Reception Room, Map Room, China Room, Vermeil Room, Library, the main kitchen, and other offices. The second floor family residence include/includes the Yellow Oval Room, East and West Sitting Halls, the White House Master Bedroom, President's Dining Room, the Treaty Room, Lincoln Bedroom and Queens' Bedroom, as well as two additional bedrooms, a smaller kitchen, and a private dressing room. The third floor consist/consists of the White House Solarium, Game Room, Linen Room, a Diet Kitchen, and another sitting room.

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