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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is a Verb Tense?
A verb tense is a grammatical category that locates a situation in time, to indicate when the situation takes place. Some typical tenses are present, past, and future. Tense can make finer distinctions than simple past-present-future; past tenses for example can cover general past, immediate past, or distant past, with the only difference between them being the distance on the timeline between the temporal reference points. Such distinctions are not precise: an event may be described in the remote past because it feels remote to the speaker, not because a set number of days have passed since it happened; it may also be remote because it is being contrasted with another, more recent, past event. This is similar to other forms of deixis such as this and that.
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Learners spend a lot of time studying different tenses so Busy Teacher has collected 3,704 excellent worksheets on verb tenses and even sorted them into subcategories to make your search for the perfect worksheet even easier. Many teachers have devoted preparation time to this topic so that you do not have to. It is hard to choose a worksheet to examine but here is one that seems to be quite popular. The board game is designed to be a review of verb tenses and can therefore be used in any class. Students play the game in groups and must make a new sentence every turn. Other worksheets focus on specific tenses so one of them may be more appropriate if you are not currently in a review stage.
Where to begin? There are a lot of verb tenses that students need to learn during the course of their English studies. Their native language may determine how difficult students find this particular topic. Some languages are more similar to English than others and students who speak those languages will therefore have an easier time in your class. Tenses are almost always taught in the same order. Beginners start with present simple before learning the simple past and then simple future. As students progress they are introduced to more and more tenses until they have mastered them all.

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Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

There are some gaps. Learners put some verbs in the simple present tense. It's easy to sing for learners. And also you can use it to teach some verbs with synonmys. Before you make them listen to ...
1 Elementary
Present Perfect with Yet/Already Card Game

Present Perfect with Yet/Already Card Game

This is a card game to practice the present perfect with yet/already in a controlled and fun way. The winner of the game collects the most pairs. In order to collect pairs they must ask question ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Past Simple

Past Simple

Ana Cristina
In this worksheet there are seven different activities about simple past tense. You can use it as a review of the past simple. In these activities there are regular and irregular verbs and qu ...
2 Elementary
Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

This is a worksheet which can also be used as a test on the topic daily routines. Students are asked to read the text, answer the questions given, complete a dialogue, fill in the blanks with ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple

Present Simple

beenishzahra
My focus is on the practice of the correct form of verb in simple present for the students of elementary levels specially. Students will have the opportunity to learn using the accurate form of pr ...
3 Elementary
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At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

A worksheet to help students talk about their routines while using adverbs of frequency. They read about a person's time off, identify adverbs of frequency & time adverbials. Then they logical ...
3 Elementary
The Grammar Challenge

The Grammar Challenge

This is a power point for young learners to learn about pronouns (I, you...) and the conjuguation of the verb to be at the present tense (affirmative). The visuals used are the Simpsons character ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

Renata Curti
Students learn how to use the verb to be in the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. In this worksheet they will make questions and answer questions. They will have to complete the blank ...
3 Complete Beginner
Simple Past and Present (to Be)

Simple Past and Present (to Be)

This power-point presents the simple present and simple past tenses of the verb to be (affirmative, negative and interrogative forms). It is appropriate for elementary students. This file contains ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
What's Weather Like?

What's Weather Like?

This is a worksheet which is useful for teaching and reviewing weather related vocabulary and simple present and past (be). Appropriate for young learners and elementary students. Also there is a ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Past Simple Tense - Affirmative and Negative

Past Simple Tense - Affirmative and Negative

The worksheet deals with forming the past simple affirmative and negative sentences by use of "+" and "-" signs. The learners are supposed to modify the verb by means of the third person "s" and/o ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
The Titanic

The Titanic

This worksheet aims at practising different skills, after having read some information about the Titanic accident. It includes comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, past simple and past c ...
2 Elementary
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Places

Here is a two-page worksheet for ESL learners at a basic level learning the names of places around the town. There are three different activities. First, students are asked to look at the pictures ...
3 Elementary
Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

This is a set of questions for use with the game Hex. It's like playing tic-tac-toe: you number all the squares, and when a team chooses that square, it must answer the question corresponding to t ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Past Simple Revision Worksheet

Past Simple Revision Worksheet

This is a 3-page worksheet for revising the past simple tense at elementary level. There are 6 different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences with was or were, put ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Lucky by Britney Spears (Present Simple)

Song Worksheet: Lucky by Britney Spears (Present Simple)

Mariela Busleimán
This worksheet has been adapted from margesimpson's upload. Sts are expected to complete sentences with verbs in present simple first and listen to / watch the video to check their answers. Then s ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Perfect /For and Since Reading and Listening Worksheet

Present Perfect /For and Since Reading and Listening Worksheet

This worsheet includes grammar activities to practice the present perfect tense for elementray and pre- intermediate students, it also includes an activity to practice the use of for and since and ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
English Assessment

English Assessment

It is an activity to evaluate past simple tense. There is a reading comprehension about an American legend very popular as Johnny Appleseed. Another activity is incomplete sentences and finally gr ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Pink Panther - The Pink Pill

Movie Worksheet: Pink Panther - The Pink Pill

This s video to work with children, maybe nine or ten year-olds. There is a pre watching activity, then after watching they order the sequence.There is also a true / false activity, and choose the ...
4 Elementary
Past Simple - Irregular Verbs - Crossword

Past Simple - Irregular Verbs - Crossword

A simple crossword to help students memorize some basic irregular verbs (the past simple tense). It can be used as a warm-up activity as well as a closing activity. Also, this short activity is pe ...
3 Elementary
Partysaurus Rex

Partysaurus Rex

Do your students feel bored at your lessons? Do they want to party all the time? Let it happen! With our new worksheet Partysaurus Rex they will feel the beat of the awesome party and revise prese ...
1 Elementary
Reading Time: The Old Colonel

Reading Time: The Old Colonel

I copied the story from an online webpage, but I created my own exercises based on the story. The activity is for students aged 13-15 years old (3rd and 4th ESO in Spain). Here, they can practice ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Verb Tenses: Past Continuous II Worksheet

Verb Tenses: Past Continuous II Worksheet

This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising the past continuous tense at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to rewrite the sentences i ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
My Monument

My Monument

This is an example of a project that students can create to practice tourist information. Students need to invent a monument of their own creation and explain it to the class. They need to invent ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
What's This?

What's This?

This presentation is to practise the question what's this with your students. There's also a chance to play a guessing game that is to ask the question Is it a... and give  short answers. Aft ...
2 Complete Beginner

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