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Here I bring a good reading for practicing the simple present tense. I hope you enjoy it. The idea is to make you read and understand the reading, Teachers and other people may use it for different purposes, like teaching or whatever.
Yesterday Debbie had a job interview. She went downtown to the company. The interview was for
an accounting job. Debbie graduated university 3 months ago.
Her interview was at 10:00 am. She woke up at 7:00 am and left her house before 8:00 am. She
waited for the bus, but it was late. She was very worried because she did not want to be late for
the interview. She tried to phone the company to warn them, but her phone battery was dead.
When the bus arrived, it was almost 9:00 am. Then the bus was slow because there were many
other cars. The bus finally arrived at Debbie’s stop at 9:45 am.
Debbie ran from the bus stop to the office building. When she entered she saw a sign that said the
company was on the 24th floor. The elevator ride took almost 5 minutes because many people
stopped at different floors.
When Debbie arrived at reception, it was 9:58. She was in time!
“I am here to see Mrs. Lewis” said Debbie.
The receptionist checked her book and replied:
“She is not here today. What is your name please?”
“My name is Debbie Gregson.”
“Sorry Debbie, but your appointment is tomorrow.”
Debbie checked her agenda. It was true. She was there on the wrong day!