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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 3,613 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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Simple Present

Simple Present

This is a layout in the form of a table of the main principles of building the simple present tense, including different forms that might be used in the third person singular including its pronoun ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Will vs Be Going To

Will vs Be Going To

This short presentation focuses on the different aspects of using the future simple tense and the structure 'be going to' to refer to future events. It is ideal for pre-intermediate students of En ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Past Continuous

Past Continuous

Past continuous presentation was complied in order to explain students the differences in the usage of past simple and past continuous. The presentation also includes slides for Hungarian students ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Past Perfect

Past Perfect

This short presentation helps teachers in explaining the past perfect tense to students at pre-intermediate or intermediate level concentrating on the pitfalls of using this particular past tense. ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
The First Chocolate

The First Chocolate

This is a speaking activity which helps students to revise formation of questions using past simple. They need to get information from each other to acknowledge the discovery of the first chocolat ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the verb to be and have got at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, say if the statements are true or fals ...
1 Elementary
Plans for B-day Party (Future Simple)

Plans for B-day Party (Future Simple)

A worksheet is dedicated to future simple usage. There you can find a dialogue about planning a birthday party, all sentences with future simple are highlited. It can help students to understand i ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

111 irregular verbs in different versions: there are colour and black and white versions and a version with the Spanish translations for Spanish speakers and another one without the translations s ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

I use this song with high school levels as it has good social lyrics to generate discussions around inequality and problems with current day US. The lyrics can be used to generate present continuo ...
1 Intermediate
Find Someone Who (after the Summer)

Find Someone Who (after the Summer)

This is a variation on classic mingle "Find someone who..". I used it at  the first lesson after the summer break. I like this lively activity much more than just teacher-student type of &nbs ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Jobs and Activities at Work

Jobs and Activities at Work

Can be used to practise present simple statements and job vocabulary. You can give it to students as a whole paper to complete or cut it into separate cards to match. Students can be asked to add ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple Through Reading IV

Present Simple Through Reading IV

This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the present simple tense and prepositions of place at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students a ...
2 Elementary
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Past Continuous Test

Past Continuous Test

A past continuous test: a test to revise this verbal tense. There are two questions. The first question is to complete the blank spaces with  past continuous of the verb in brackets. The seco ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Have You Ever- Conversation Questions

Have You Ever- Conversation Questions

This is a power point presentation with eleven useful question beginning with  have you ever.  The presentation has a lot of pictures related with each question. The aim of this  is ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
When Did You Last Do Something?

When Did You Last Do Something?

The worksheet has been designed in order to assist pre-intermediate students while  practicing through illustrations the question form of the past simple tense by creating their own questions ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Murder Case ( Past Continuous)

Murder Case ( Past Continuous)

The" Murder story "worksheet is designed for elementary students to practise the past continuous tense. There has been a murder and an inspector is interrogating people about what they were doing ...
2 Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 5

Unscramble Sentences 5

Unscramble sentences 5: fifteen sentences to revise the simple past tense with regular verbs. Students have to write these sentences into their correct order. The first sentences are easier but th ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Unscramble Sentences 4

Unscramble Sentences 4

Unscramble sentences 4: twenty sentences to revise the simple present tense. Students have to write these sentences into their correct order. The first sentences are easier but then they get more ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Simple Past and Past Continuous Test

Simple Past and Past Continuous Test

Simple past and past continuous test: a test to revise these two verbal tenses. There are three questions. The first question is to complete the blank spaces with the past continuous of the verbs ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Personal Questions- Simple Present

Personal Questions- Simple Present

This exercise will help you revise question words and personal questions.  Students will have to unscramble sentences and sort out difficulties finding grammar as well as spelling mistakes. ...
5 Elementary
Gap-fill Reading

Gap-fill Reading

The worksheet is a simple children's story for young learners to practice the past simple, past continuous and past perfect simple tense. It is illustrated and each illustration shows a word that ...
3 Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Did the Jetson's Really Predict the Future?

Movie Worksheet: Did the Jetson's Really Predict the Future?

Start by showing your students the opening for The Jetsons cartoon, perhaps asking them what they remember about it. Then with the sheet, students discuss predictions that the show made and if/how ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

The song worksheet aimed at intermediate students to practice phrasal verbs, opposites and verb tenses. Usually, for every exercise we listen to the song once. The first exercise is designed as a ...
2 Intermediate
Present Perfect

Present Perfect

This power point presentation is very easy to understand and share with your students  for them to understand well the uses of the present perfect tense.
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

I use this with my basic class to teach simple present with a focus on habits and facts. The issue of homelessness is common enough for everyone to talk about and to have thoughts on. There is a c ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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