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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Tense?
A 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 3,571 excellent worksheets on 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 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 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: Invisible by U2

Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Easy and interactive song worksheet: Invisible by U2 is slow enough for beginners to practice English. Have students unscramble the lines, circle the correct words and fill the blanks with missing ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

The following worksheet contains activities to help students practice three main tenses, simple present, simple past and present continuous. Students will identify different verbs and complete act ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean Is Packing for a Trip

Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean Is Packing for a Trip

One of the things I love about using Mr. Bean videos is the varied topics that can be covered using them. We used this one for both past and present continuous, but it can also be used for the sim ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Future Simple vs Future Continuous Worksheet

Future Simple vs Future Continuous Worksheet

This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising future forms: future simple and future continuous, at pre-intermediate level. Students are asked to fill in blank spaces by putting th ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
What Happened on Your Last Holiday

What Happened on Your Last Holiday

It is a worksheet for learners to practice the use of past simple and past continuous through misfortunes they had during their last last holiday. There are pictures and cues so that the writing c ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
There Is/ There Are

There Is/ There Are

It is a worksheet with an illustrated gap-fill exercise to facilitate and excite students. It practices there is/there are with what can be found in their town. There is also an exercise for ...
2 Elementary
Millionaire Past Forms

Millionaire Past Forms

It´s an improvement of a power point presentation of another person, based on verbs from the book More!1 unit 1; Pupils love to play "who wants to be a millionaire" - the difference to the o ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
How To Pronounce Regular Verbs in the Simple Past Tense

How To Pronounce Regular Verbs in the Simple Past Tense

One of my students had a hard time learning how to pronounce the -ed ending of regular verbs in the simple past tense, as it varies. While watching the video (see link), have your students take no ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Celebrities and Nationalities

Celebrities and Nationalities

This power point presentation explores the use of the verb "be" in an intuitive way. Helping the students to grasp the difference between "is" and "are" in the simple present. The presentation is ...
3 Complete Beginner
What Do You Do Everyday?

What Do You Do Everyday?

You can use this worksheet to help students to internalize the simple present rules, in both the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. Fast learners love this activity, as they are willing ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Liz´s Poem for Children (Routines)

Liz´s Poem for Children (Routines)

You can work this poem with children and teens as a tongue twister. I have worked this activity with my group of students and they really have enjoyed it, in act it´s a nice activity to do i ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Simple Present Reading Comprehension (Verb to Be)

Simple Present Reading Comprehension (Verb to Be)

This is a basic exercise for beginner kids who are starting to learn English. There are 4 profiles about people from different countries. Students must read the profiles and answer a good number o ...
4 Complete Beginner
Short Answers

Short Answers

Short answers activity: twenty-five questions using the verbs to be, to have got and there is, there are. Students must write true answers about themselves. It is a good revisión worksheet ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 3

Unscramble Sentences 3

Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of  present continuous in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Unscramble Sentences 2

Unscramble Sentences 2

Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of the verb to have got in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 1

Unscramble Sentences 1

Unscramble sentences one: twenty-five sentences to practice the use of the verb to be in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: A Day in the Life by The Beatles

Song Worksheet: A Day in the Life by The Beatles

This is a song worksheet about the song A day in the life by The Beatles. You have different activities to do during the listening (choosing the correct word/putting verb into past tense/ordering ...
4 Intermediate
Daily Routines Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Daily Routines Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising daily routines related vocabulary and the present simple tense. Recommended for pre-intermediate students who are asked to r ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Simple Past Jazz Chant

Simple Past Jazz Chant

Simple past tense questions in the form of a jazz chant. Provides an opportunity for students to practice/ revise the simple past tense before going on to write about their own past activities. A ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

Students complete an inventory of likes and dislikes on a provided sheet. The teacher then collects the unnamed sheets, mixes them up and redistributes the sheets to students in groups. Each per ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Past Simple)

This activity is ideal to review the simple past with regular and irregular verbs, as well as to promote discussion about homosexuality.The worksheet contains 6 activities: 1. Pre-listening q ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Irregular Verbs Chart

Irregular Verbs Chart

This is an excellent opportunity to test your student's knowledge . It is recommended to pre-intermediate to intermediate students . It contains a chart where they have to write the infinitive , p ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Hush Hush by Avril Lavigne (Past Tense)

Song Worksheet: Hush Hush by Avril Lavigne (Past Tense)

There are two parts in this worksheet. Students should first write down the past tense forms of verbs in the song. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks by using those past tense ve ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
'Gotong-Royong' to Clean Up School

'Gotong-Royong' to Clean Up School

This is a reading task made when I was a trainee. I adapted a newspaper article from The Star. The word 'gotong-royong' means to do an activity (usually cleaning a place) together as a community ( ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (Corrected Version)

Song Worksheet: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (Corrected Version)

This is the corrected version of a woksheet of mine. In this worksheet, students have some exercises with the lyrics of the song "I will survive". First, they write the simple past of the verbs i ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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