The present tense is the first thing that you should know if you want to study English grammar. Actually, even if you don't want to study it!!
The present tense is the most used tense in English, or in all languages. We use it everyday. If you want to speak English without knowing the present tense, you'll never do it (I said without knowing, not without studying, because it is possible to speak English without studying the present tense, even without studying English grammar)
We use the present tense when:
-Something is always true ex: monkeys eat bananas
-Something happen very often ex: He wakes up at 8 o'clock
-Something happening right now ex: He sees a bird now (but if it is a long action, we use the present continuous)
The first thing you should know when studying the present tense (or every new tense) is to know how to use it with the auxiliaries "to be" and "to have"
To be: To have:
I am I has
You are You have
He/she/it is He/she/it has
we are We have
they are they have
With the other verbs you let the verb as it is. Only with the third person (he, she, it) you add an "s". ex: I like, He likes
Now, to make sure that you've learned everything, we 're going to do some exercises: put these rules away from you and do these exercises: