No, it's just a remedial sentence used to introduce us to the verb 'pegar' (take, get). It doesn't have to have any significant meaning. It's just a basic sentence. The point is to learn the verb, not pick the sentence apart. IMHO. Just my take on it.
The Portuguese course has 412 Lessons, and each lesson has 14-17 sentences, for a grand total of 6180 sentences. That's a lot of sentences. If someone were to worry about the exact meaning of each sentence they'd never get through the course. But hey, to each his own. ;-)
BTW, I get your joke. But my point still stands -- if not for your comment because you're making a joke, then for the others who actually do obsess over the exact meaning of each sentence. And congrats on your 569 day streak.
Not quite. To describe something happening at a particular time, we'll use the continuous tense. I am writing a reply at the moment. She takes my sugar is written in the present simple, which suggests that it is always true or, with a time modifier, a scheduled or regular event.
The problem you'll encounter here is that you are expected to translate the text and not try and turn it into good English. Brazilian use of verb tenses differs to that in English and it is thus worthwhile learning how they are used rather than try to fit it into English. For surely that is what learning another language is about, right?