一般现在时(Simple Present Tense)一般现在时也译为单纯现在时。
例A：I study very hard and Tom studies very hard, too.
例B：The teacher is not in the classroom and the students are very noisy.
解说 如例所示主语为第三人称单数时，一般现在时的动词必须使用第三人称单数形式，其他则除“be”以外都使用原形动词(Root Verb)。
解说 文法上一般现在时所指的“现在(at the time of speaking)”其实其观念并非是绝对的。这里所指的现在是在表明说话时存在着的事物，其时间领域含盖着过去，也将延伸及将来。例如：
It is very hot today.
Dogs bark at strangers.
一般现在时常可作用如“today，this + time (this week, this year, …)，now，right now，at present，etc.”时间副词来修饰。
1．I teach English in a junior high school.
2．I study English every day.
3．I pass by the post office every morning.
4．I read and write both English and Chinese every day.
5．I have two sisters and one brother.
6．I go to school and come home on a bicycle every day.
7．I wash my hands before I eat something.
8．I don't know her very well.
9．I always try my best when I am told to do something.
10．On weekdays I always get up at 6：00 . Then I do my bed, brush my teeth, wash my face, and get everything ready in half an hour. At 6：30 I have my breakfast with my parents and sisters and leave for school at 6：50.
（be, begin, belong, cook, cry, do, feel, go, have, help, keep , make, mean, rain, understand ）
1．My father （1）______ to work by bus every morning .
2．（2）______ you （3）______ what （4）______?
3．The summer vacation usually （5） ______ on July 1 in most schools.
4．We often （6）______ swimming in summer.
5．A baby （7）______ when it （8）______ hungry.
6．Everyone （9）______ happy and （10） ______ a good time during the Chinese New Year.
7．In autumn it （11）______ not （12）______ very often in this part of the country.
8．The two little cats （13）______ to my aunt, She （14）______ them as her pets.
9．In my family, my mother always （15）______ the meals and my father （16）______ the dishes. But when they （17）______ very busy, I often （18）______ them in the kitchen.
10．My bicycle often （19）______ some strange noises, I wonder if something （20）______ wrong with it.