Simple Present with future meaning – Negative form

You will study the Simple Present with future meaning in the negative form.


Simple Present with future meaning – Negative form


Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined words.

I don’t go to Eleuthera this vacation.

Eleuthera is an island in the archipelagic state of the Commonweath of the Bahamas. Eleuthera forms a part of the Great Bahama Bank. Eleuthera incorporates the smaller Harbour Island. It lies 80km east of Nassau. Its eastern side faces the Atlantic Ocean, and its western side faces the Great Bahama Bank. The topography of the island varies from wide rolling pin sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs. The principle economy of the island is tourism.

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Getting started: Economy

Instructions: Read the text. Then, do the activity suggested.


There is an annual Pineapple Festival in Gregory Town. Eleuthera is a destination for those interested in Bahamian history and nature, and neighboring Harbour Island and Spanish wells offer further tourism experiences. Natural attractions include the Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay caves and Surfer’s Beach in the north. As of 2000, per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the island was $5756 Bahamian, with a chief human economic activity being tourism, and 6% of population being involved in fishing, agriculture or mining.

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Economy of the island

Instructions: Match the two halves of the sentences.

a. it departs in four.b. we go today. c. it is annually celebrated.

1. Pineapple Festival isn’t biennial, _______________ .

2. The bus to Glass Window Bridge doesn’t depart in two hours, _______________ .

3. We don’t go to Surfer’s Beach tomorrow, _______________ .

Let’s study the Simple Present with future meaning in the negative form.

Instructions: Look at the information about the Simple Present with future meaning in the negative form.


  • The simple present can be used to talk about scheduled future events (things that happen according to a schedule or timetable). These events are usually scheduled by someone else and they are usually public events.
    • Tomorrow isn't friday. It's saturday.
  • The simple present can have a future meaning when we talk about timetables (for buses, trains or planes) or schedules (for concerts, films or theatre).
    • He doesn't leave Nassau at 11.30 a.m. He leaves at 10:00 a.m.
  • The simple present has a future meaning when we use it to talk about fixed plans.
    • Does he start his new film next May? No, he doesn't. He starts in June.
    • "She doesn't usually start working at nine, but mondays she starts that hour."
  • Look at the word order in the simple present negative form:


Subject AuxiliaryVerbComplement
The moviedoesn’tbeginat 7:00 pm tomorrow.
Idon’tgoto the movies with him.


An island in the archipelagic

Instructions: Make negative sentences with the following prompts:

don’t EleutherathisManygotouriststo year
don’t Travelers Nassau visiteither
onAtlanticadmire the Daviddoesn’t Oceanvacation
reefssee summer Mary doesn’t coralin
the economy of don’t theisland They studysoon


Eleuthera history

Instructions: Choose the right option in the following sentences.

  1. 1. I study / studies Eleuthera history this semester.
  2. 2. The teacher explain / explains the origin of the island first settlers for three weeks.
  3. 3. We learn / learns about the Taino or Arawaks during this time.
  4. 4. My best friend talk / talks about Christopher Columbus arrival in the seventh session.
  5. 5. All the class visit / visits the Museum at the end of the course.
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Complex ecosystems

Instructions: Create negative sentences with the next positive statements.

1. The Pineapple Festival in Gregory town is in june. .

2. Many people enjoy Harbour Island an Spanish Wells this year. .

3. My father prefers Preacher’s Cave on the north for tomorrow ride. .

4. My family and I have a boring tourist experience at the island next vacation. .

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