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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 3,769 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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Recording Mistakes

Recording Mistakes

Moacir Filho
I use this activity to make students read and pay attention to what they're reading. They can play read and mime (in which for each blank, the teacher shows the word to one student and s/he has to ...
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend (Present Simple vs Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend (Present Simple vs Present Continuous)

Moacir Filho
This blank-filling activity is great for students who are learning present simple and present continuous. Appropriate for young learners who know the strucutures and recognize the use of these ver ...
1 All levels
Past Simple in Pictures

Past Simple in Pictures

Studying simple past can be interesting if this is aided with images. One way is to show them slides like these ones. These slides feature verbs in photos. Have your students use past simple wh ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Past Continuous in Pictures

Past Continuous in Pictures

Display these slides on LCD projector. This was specifically developed for intermediate learners. However, can also be used by advanced students. Have students study each slide and then allow t ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Free Time

Free Time

The aim of this worksheet is to improve students' speaking skills. A teacher can print and cut the topic cards, then give it to students and let them ask and answer the questions in pairs. It take ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
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Past Simple and Past Perfect Worksheet

Past Simple and Past Perfect Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching the past simple and  present perfect tense. There are two different activities in which students are asked to write the two sentences as one using when a ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Future Going To

Future Going To

A worksheet about the topic: future with going to. It's the second part of a previous worksheet. Students take a look at the pictures and should follow the example and drill the exercises. There a ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

This worksheet provides revision of the past simple tense. It is based on lyrics of famous Eagle's song Hotel California. First students create  past simple of some verbs (irregular and regul ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple and Past Simple

Present Simple and Past Simple

This PowerPoint contains one story in two different tenses. First, the grammar focuses on present simple. Second, the grammar focuses on past simple. Each one follows with some CCQs to check the l ...
2 Elementary
Future- Going To

Future- Going To

A worksheet about the topic: future with going to. Students are given rules about this structure and there is a table with examples in the affirmative, interrogative and negative. Next students ar ...
3 All levels
What They Were Doing When the Titanic Hit the Iceberg

What They Were Doing When the Titanic Hit the Iceberg

This powerpoint is about the Titanic disaster. From real photos of survivors, students have to make sentences using past continuous to explain what people were doing when the Titanic hit the icebe ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Hobbies: What Do You Do in Your Free Time?

Hobbies: What Do You Do in Your Free Time?

This Powerpoint is made for pre-intermediate students. It's about verbs of taste (like, enjoy, love) and expressions of taste (to be fond of, to be interested in, to be crazy about). Students lear ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
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By the Time I´m (Future Perfect/ Continuous & Infinitive)

By the Time I´m (Future Perfect/ Continuous & Infinitive)

This worksheet is to help students to identify the future perfect tenses and how they are used. It starts off with a reading section in which all the different future forms are in bold. Here the t ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
From Morning till Night

From Morning till Night

This power-point presentation presents daily activities. It is appropriate for teaching daily routines and reviewing the present simple tense. It is suitable for elementary students and also young ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

Use this activity to review or introduce present continuous to your students. The worksheet is divided into 3 exercises. Each exercise will work for a different area of knowledge. E.g.  In ex ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Divergent

Movie Worksheet: Divergent

It includes activities to revise the content of the movie Divergent. I prepared some activities to do before watching, while watching and after watching the film. It worked really well with elemen ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Yesterday by The Beatles (Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Yesterday by The Beatles (Past Simple)

Here's a simple worksheet for teaching or revising the simple past at pre-intermediate level. It is a song by the Beatles, a very famous British band from the 60’s. Students are as ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Grammar & Vocabulary Worksheet: I Had Fun Yesterday (Daily Routines & Past Simple)

Grammar & Vocabulary Worksheet: I Had Fun Yesterday (Daily Routines & Past Simple)

A funny poem to practice the topic "Daily routines" and past simple. The students are to read the poem and match the pictures with the verse or just learn the poem by heart. This worksheet will be ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Daily Routines Test

Daily Routines Test

Christine
First person singular, present simple + vocabulary. Pupils study the voc uploaded by another teacher and do the test. Daily routines like : get up, have breakfast, do the ironing, do homework, tak ...
2 Elementary
What's in Your Fridge?

What's in Your Fridge?

This board game is the second one in the series of "What's In Your..." games. It aims at revising food and drink items (apples, cucumbers, tomatoes, juice, coke/soda, sausages, chicken, meat, chee ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Daily Routines

Daily Routines

This 2-page worksheet contains four activities for you to practice daily routines with your students. The grammar focuses on present simple. There are four activities in which students are asked t ...
3 Elementary
Rolling for Sentences

Rolling for Sentences

This is a sentence building exercise that requires dice. In pairs or groups of three, have students roll the dice and then write the corresponding word in each column. They should also say the sen ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
My Bag- Writing Worksheet

My Bag- Writing Worksheet

This worksheet is for students who are practicing there is/there are there is/are together with prepositions and school subjects. I find it very useful in my classroom. In the last picture student ...
7 Complete Beginner
Daily Routines, PowerPoint

Daily Routines, PowerPoint

This PowerPoint contains some activities related to daily routines, such as get up, go to bed, eat breakfast, etc. The grammar focuses on present simple, particularly singular subjects. Also, it i ...
7 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: New Headway iTutor Elementary

Movie Worksheet: New Headway iTutor Elementary

This is a video worksheet based on a video on New Headway Itutor, A Day in the Life. The video is about a man's daily routine. The grammar focuses on Present Simple. The file contains some questio ...
2 Elementary

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