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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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Past Simple vs. Past Perfect Worksheet

Past Simple vs. Past Perfect Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the differences between the past simple and the past perfect tense. There is a simple activity in which students are asked to complete the sentenc ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Simple, Game

Past Simple, Game

This is a game for reviewing past simple, irregular verbs. Cut the cards and write number 1-16 on the other side of each card. Label them on the board, so the students can see the numbers. Put the ...
2 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

You can use this worksheet (Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader) to practise present simple. It can be used for practising listening (putting the lines of the song into the correct order). Child ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple Worksheet

Present Simple Worksheet

This is a two-page worksheet for you to practice present simple with your students. It contains four activities in which the learners are asked to make questions, choose the correct verbs, give sh ...
3 Elementary
English Exam 2nd Grade

English Exam 2nd Grade

lalis
It's a reading comprehension exam, it includes a text in relation to the TV program: the Simpsons. next there are some true and false exercises and others to show reading comprehension. Last, the ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
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There Was & There Were Elementary Worksheet

There Was & There Were Elementary Worksheet

This simple exercise helps elementary students to practice forms of construction ''there is/are'' and ''there was/were''. Students compare two pictures showing St.Petersburg now and then - hundred ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
There Is and There Are

There Is and There Are

This is a very simple worksheet for young learners which is aimed to practice there is and there are. It contains a gap-filling activity. You can use it at the activation part of your teaching. It ...
6 Elementary
Present Simple and Daily Routines Worksheet

Present Simple and Daily Routines Worksheet

This is a worksheet fr teaching or revising the present simple tense and daily routines related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text and then fill in the blank ...
4 Elementary
Reading Schedules Using 1st and 3rd Person Singular

Reading Schedules Using 1st and 3rd Person Singular

Looking at two different schedules, students practice answering questions using 1st person singular and 3rd person singular in the present simple tense. Also practices using the structure "from __ ...
2 Elementary
Present Simple Worksheet

Present Simple Worksheet

This is a two-page worksheet for practicing present simple. It contains four activities in which the language learners are asked to make questions, rewrite the sentences in negative form. It is ap ...
4 Elementary
The Brave: Merida Composition Worksheet

The Brave: Merida Composition Worksheet

A post-watching composition worksheet, inluding the following grammar topics: pronouns, can/can't, 3d person singular endings. Vocabulary includes action verbs, person description, animals, relati ...
2 Elementary
Celebrities Worksheet

Celebrities Worksheet

This worksheet contains the name, age, and country of origin of some celebrities. You can use it for practicing greeting and introducing the third person at elementary levels. Cut the slips and gi ...
5 Elementary
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Past Simple - Regular Verbs and Professions

Past Simple - Regular Verbs and Professions

Students have to complete the table with regular verbs in  past simple. Using the same verbs they have to write them in the negative and interrogative. Using the dictionary, students hav ...
4 Elementary
The Future Theory

The Future Theory

This is a simple and clear explanation of the tenses we can use in English to refer to future time. It is a power point with only six screens. You can use all of them or the ones of the tenses you ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Simple Present or Present Continuous

Simple Present or Present Continuous

muge dundar
This worksheet has questions of two basic tenses. "present simple and present continuous tense".  We can apply this worksheet for learners to test their knowledge of them. You can see questio ...
5 All levels
Movie Worksheet: Friends (The One with All the Resolutions)

Movie Worksheet: Friends (The One with All the Resolutions)

TV series Friends season 7, episode 11 to talk about New Year's Eve and resolutions for the coming year. This lesson plan can include listening to the song 'Millennium' by Robbie Williams which mi ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Tell Me about Yourself Board Game

Tell Me about Yourself Board Game

A good fun worksheet to be used as a warm-up activity, get-to-know-each-other activity or an enjoyable way to practice habitual actions and likes and dislikes using both present and past tenses. I ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Continuous I, We, You, They

Present Continuous I, We, You, They

We are presenting a full explanation of the present continuous tense usage in positive sentences, negative sentences, questions and short answers. The exercises are aimed at the use of "I", "we", ...
7 Pre-Intermediate
Why is the Gorilla in Trouble; Paragraph Writing

Why is the Gorilla in Trouble; Paragraph Writing

This PowerPoint will help you to teach the steps to write a simple paragraph. It provides a sample for the language learners, about why is the gorilla in trouble, and it follows with a homework as ...
5 Elementary
Present Simple Classroom Poster (or Handout)

Present Simple Classroom Poster (or Handout)

This is a poster I've put together for present simple as a classroom poster with form, uses and exceptions to the third person singular "s" rule. It can be used as a poster or as a handout for any ...
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

A very inspiring video telling a moving story. Song activity: Gap filling. Skimming. Scanning. Grammar (tenses: presents, pasts, future). Lexicon (definitions, synonyms, antonyms). Speaking (class ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Writing a Blog Post

Writing a Blog Post

This worksheets will help you to practice the present continuous tense. Students should write a blog using the information about different festivals (Chinese New Year, Holi and Up Helly Aa Fire Fe ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
5 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 ...
4 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 ...
6 Pre-Intermediate

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About Verb Tense Worksheets
Learners spend a lot of time studying different tenses so Busy Teacher has collected 3,801 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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