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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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Likes and Dislikes (Like + Gerund)

Likes and Dislikes (Like + Gerund)

The worksheet begins with a reading where a woman talks about herself and what she likes or does not like doing. Then students complete a chart with her personal information. After that, they say ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementary
Rock and Roll Trivia - Loop Card Game

Rock and Roll Trivia - Loop Card Game

Students practice asking questions (interrogative pronouns) while having fun.   It's a class activity. One student asks a question on the top of the card (with the correct question word) and ...
1 Elementary
Countries Recognition Speaking Activity

Countries Recognition Speaking Activity

In this Powerpoint presentation you will have some images that represent a country. Students must create sentences (or describe what they see) in order of guessing the country. After a few images ...
3 Elementary
Christmas Carol Reading

Christmas Carol Reading

I've used this when reading the story "Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens with my students. It was useful to help retelling and also to remember details about the story. Although there is a movi ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple vc Present Continuous

Present Simple vc Present Continuous

This is an excellent activity for practicing the difference between present simple and continuous. They also practice everyday activities (go to work, wake up, watch TV...) and the difference betw ...
5 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Up by Olly Murs & Demi Lovato

Song Worksheet: Up by Olly Murs & Demi Lovato

This is a very simple activity with the song "Up" to practice simple past of irregular verbs. The worksheet can be used as a warmer to review simple past irregular verbs. The worksheet provid ...
1 Elementary
Grammar Worksheet:Review for Unit III, Enjoy English, 6th Form

Grammar Worksheet:Review for Unit III, Enjoy English, 6th Form

This is a ws to review some grammar points at the end of school term III, which can also help you summarize what they have learned in this unit. The format of the tasks is simple and includes the ...
2 Elementary
Toys

Toys

Flashcards Toys. I designed these flashcards to teach 11-year-old kids. You may practice- what is this? and This is a ... . I decided to share with you this worksheet, because it's really hard for ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementary
Song Worksheet: Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars

Guncha
This is lyrics for Today My Life Begins song by Bruno Mars, I am using it for my pre-intermediate level students to revise present simple, continuous tenses. I am using it at the beginning of the ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Practicing Past Forms

Practicing Past Forms

This presentation is an exercise for students to practice past forms (simple past, past perfect or past continuous), they have already learned. The presentation has slides with pictures, and sent ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Listening about Madame Walker and Interview Her

Listening about Madame Walker and Interview Her

This worksheet contains 2 listening tasks based on the VOA programme about Madame C.J. Walker, the first Afro-American woman to be successful in business. After listening, students can think of qu ...
3 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Present Perfect Guide

Present Perfect Guide

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All you need to know about present perfect : Form, various uses and practice. The first page deals with the grammar rules and uses of  present perfect along with key words "present perfect in ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

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This song by the Lumineers is the one  I like to use as an introduction to work with mixed present and past tenses (simple, present and continuous). There is also some vocabulary work include ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Present Simple, Animals and Adjectives

Present Simple, Animals and Adjectives

This is a worksheet for primary students. Topics: animals, adjectives, is/isn't/are/aren't. Item I: according to the pictures, complete the sentences as in the example given, using is, isn't, are, ...
3 Complete Beginner
Personality Quiz

Personality Quiz

Janet
It is a personality quiz. Students need to complete verbs. This activity can be done individually or in pairs. Students complete the questions and interview their classmates. It can help ...
9 Elementary
Irregular Verbs Quiz

Irregular Verbs Quiz

A fill-in-the-gaps quiz with 20 irregular verbs. The text to be completed tells the story of a surprise party thrown by Susuan's boyfriend for her. Even though this quiz is intended for pre-interm ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Insert Was/Were

Insert Was/Were

It's just a simple worksheet for practicing past tense of the verb to be. 
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vicky's to Do List. Past Simple

Vicky's to Do List. Past Simple

Dear Busy Teachers) I'd like to share with you this simple and really useful printable workout for your students. You students can practice usage of positive and negative forms of the past simple ...
5 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Speaking Cards, Future

Speaking Cards, Future

This worksheet contains some questions about the future. Divide the students into small groups and ask them to talk about these questions. It is appropriate for all levels, but absolute beginners. ...
12 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Future Tenses Revision

Future Tenses Revision

The idea of the game is taken from the English Teaching Professional magazine, Issue 76 September 2011. I have adapted it, namely, the sentences on cards deal with the ways of expressing future. I ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
13 Things to Do before You're 23

13 Things to Do before You're 23

Paul
Remember turning 18? Feels like yesterday, doesn’t it? But you’re still young and haven’t graduated college, so technically you’re not a proper grown up yet. This ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

This is a simple power point which can be used as a hand-out for students. Often students have problems with the verb 'to be', one of the most common, if not the most common verb we use in English ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
Verb to Be (He, She and They)

Verb to Be (He, She and They)

This worksheet is about 2 famous singers in Colombia who are Maluma and Belinda. It is just a simple excercise where students have to practice the verb to be using he, she and they talking about w ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementary
Amazon Rainforest and Egypt Pyramids

Amazon Rainforest and Egypt Pyramids

There are 3 easy passages consisting of free topics (introducing oneself, the amazon rainforest and egypt pyramids). It may be useful for your students to improve their translation skills. They wo ...
1 Elementary
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

Yes/No quetions. Students should walk around the class answering and asking questions. The objective is find someone who... can speak French, doesn´t do homework, doesn´t have money, c ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate

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About Verb Tense Worksheets
Learners spend a lot of time studying different tenses so Busy Teacher has collected 3,908 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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