Aimee: So Todd, tell me about yourself. What do you do?
Todd: Well, I am a teacher. I live in Japan, and I work at university. I teach English.
Aimee: Nice. When do you start your day?
Todd: I get up very early, around six, and I get to work at seven. I have my first class at eight-thirty. I don't get home until night usually.
Aimee: And what do you do for fun?
Todd: In my free time I go hiking. I like nature so I go to the mountains. I don't have much free time though, so I don't go hiking often.
Aimee: Where do you live?
Todd: I live in a small house. I live alone. I do not have many things in my house. I rarely spend time at my house.
Aimee: Why not?
Todd: Well, at night I go to the gym or I play sports, but I clean my house on Sunday, so I'm home then.
Aimee: Do you cook?
Todd: No, I don't cook much. So I buy my dinner every night.
Aimee: And how do you get around?
Todd: I have an old car. I drive it a lot. I drive it to the mountains of the lake. I like my car, but I drive slow.
Todd: Yeah, so people get mad at me on the road.
Aimee: Oh, no!
Todd: I don't care though. I want to take my time when I drive.
Aimee: That's safe. So Todd, you live in Japan, who visits you sometimes?
Todd: Well, I have a family in America and I see them once a year, but I go to America. They don't come here.
Aimee: When do you visit them?
Todd: I visit them every summer when the weather is nice. I don't go home in winter though. It is too cold.
Simple Present + WH Questions
Take a look at some questions and answers using the simple present.
(Q) What do you do?
(A) I work at home.
(N) I don’t work in an office.
(Q) When do you get to work?
(A) I get to work at 8.
(N) I don’t arrive until 8:30.
(Q) Where do go on the weekend?
(A) I play soccer in the park.
(N) I don’t stay at home.
(Q) Who do you talk to every day?
(A) I talk with my friends.
(N) I don’t talk with my sister.
(Q) How do you get to work?
(A) I drive to work.
(N) I do not take the bus.
Simple Present + Y/N Questions
(Q) Do you live close to here?
(A) Yes, I live down the street.
(N) No, I live far away.
(A) Yes, I do.
(N) No, I don’t.
do not = don’t