Paco: Who is Paco?

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The unit deals with some grammar points you are familiar with, like the present simple and the present continuous tenses, so this unit can be mainly considered a revision of these tenses together with the genitive case, the adverbs of frequency (in contrast with other adverbs) and some vocabulary related to the family and home.

But although it can be easy for you, read the texts carefully, pay attention to the examples and enjoy doing the exercises in order to learn the English language both in an effective and enjoyable way.

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Who is Paco?

As you know, Paco is a twenty-one-year-old student. Although he is young he is already a millionaire. But there are many other aspects about him that you don’t know yet.

Paco studies Fourth Year of World History at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres. He is a brilliant student and he really likes to study the subjects related to his Degree, but he is not completely perfect, so he finds it difficult the learning of the English language. But is Paco devoting enough time to it? Obviously, yes he is and he is gradually improving his level of English.

Paco is 1,80 metres tall. He is the tallest member in the family. He is brown-haired and nearly skinny. He likes sports, basketball and tennis above all. He also likes cinema and pop music. He is always wearing jeans and t-shirts and he is very fond of leisure wear.

Paco's family

Paco’s family is not too large: his mother, his father, a sister and a brother. Sonia is the youngest in the family and Carlos is the eldest one. Paco also has grandparents and a lot of cousins living in different cities and towns in

Francisco’s parents are living in Cáceres now. His sister Sonia also lives with them. They all live happily in a very comfortable terraced house not too far from the Old Quarter of the city.

Paco’s sister, Sonia, is sixteen years old and she is studying First Year of Bachillerato in a popular Secondary School Center in town. She studies hard at school. Her favourite subject is English. She is always dreaming about travelling to

Does Paco’s whole family live in the same city? No, it doesn’t. Carlos doesn’t live in Cáceres. Indeed, he lives in Madrid and he works as an engineer. He is twenty-seven years old. He sometimes visits his parents and sister at weekends. He can’t visit them too often because he has other important matters in mind: his girlfriend Susan, an American girl from , who is studying a Master of Arts in Madrid

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Read the text carefully about Paco's personal information. If you need any help, have a look at "Pulsa aquí".

In this section, you are going to revise the Present Simple tense, the Present Continuous tense, the adverbs of frequency, the genitive case and some vocabulary about home and family. The main objective is that you are able to identify and recognize all these forms and, on the other hand, that you are able to understand the text.

So, let's begin with the Present Simple tense.