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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 3,725 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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Rules of Simple Present

Rules of Simple Present

Short rules of present simple. Affirmative sentence, negative sentence, interrogative sentence, interrogative-negative sentence . It's very easy to understand the rule of  present simple and ...
1 All levels
Chores PowerPoint

Chores PowerPoint

This PowerPoint includes different chores, such as sweeping the floor, making the bed, washing the dishes, etc. It contains nice photos to convey the meaning. Each slide contains a "how often" que ...
2 Elementary
Free Time PPT

Free Time PPT

This PowerPoint contains some free time activities, such as listening to music, playing chess, collecting barbie cards, etc. The students will learn the new words and phrases through the context. ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Gap-fill Story with Vocabulary and Verb Tenses

Gap-fill Story with Vocabulary and Verb Tenses

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In this worksheet learners are asked to fill in a story about Tom, with illustrations to facilitate them write the words needed and also to put the verbs in brackets in the the right past tense. I ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Past Simple vs Past Continuous Quiz

Past Simple vs Past Continuous Quiz

A handy way to gauge how much your students know already about the differences between the two tenses. I normally use this after having asked a few questions using a combination of past simple and ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

It's a good poem to learn irregular verbs. The three forms of the verbs are structured in a verse. It's an easy way to remember them. This worksheet is very good for students of different levels f ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Simple through Reading Worksheet

Present Simple through Reading Worksheet

This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the present simple tense at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, answer the questions, complete the senten ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
In the Past (2)

In the Past (2)

This is PowerPoint presentation that is appropriate for intermediate students. You can use it for teaching past tense and used to, and also new vocabulary items. It shows how  people live, tr ...
3 Intermediate
In the Past

In the Past

This is PowerPoint presentation that is appropriate for intermediate students. You can use it for teaching past tense and used to, and also new vocabulary items. It shows  how people live, tr ...
2 Intermediate
From Morning to Night

From Morning to Night

This is a PowerPoint presentation which I used for my elementary and pre-intermediate students. It is appropriate for learning and reviewing some daily routines and times. It includes some picture ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Having Fun

Having Fun

This is a PowerPoint presentation which is appropriate for elementary students. It includes some pictures and some useful sentences children can use in parks or playgrounds. It can be good for stu ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Continuous ( House)

Present Continuous ( House)

Here is a worksheet that is related to present continuous, and different parts of a house. Your students are supposed to look at the picture and complete the sentences in Present Continuous with p ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Present Continuous

Present Continuous

This worksheet is appropriate for learning the present continuous tense. It includes some pictures that are related to playing in the playground. The students are supposed to look at the pictures ...
2 Elementary
Present Simple

Present Simple

It is a worksheet presenting the present simple tense (with Polish comments) and tasks to practice it. In the first one students have to change positive sentences into negatives and questions. In ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

This is a power-point presentation which is useful for young learners and elementary students (adult). It's suitable for reviewing weather related vocabulary and appropriate clothes to wear in dif ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Have/Has Got Constructor

Have/Has Got Constructor

This is a constructor to use during your grammar classes. It helps in creating different types of sentences with have/has got. You can either ask your students to translate the similar constructio ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Monsters Like Halloween

Monsters Like Halloween

This is a worksheet aimed at having students practice third person singular verbs. I have a grid, the students play rock paper scissors, the winner chooses a dot and draws a line to a separate dot ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

There are some gaps. Learners put some verbs in the simple present tense. It's easy to sing for learners. And also you can use it to teach some verbs with synonmys. Before you make them listen to ...
1 Elementary
Present Perfect with Yet/Already Card Game

Present Perfect with Yet/Already Card Game

This is a card game to practice the present perfect with yet/already in a controlled and fun way. The winner of the game collects the most pairs. In order to collect pairs they must ask question ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Past Simple

Past Simple

Ana Cristina
In this worksheet there are seven different activities about simple past tense. You can use it as a review of the past simple. In these activities there are regular and irregular verbs and qu ...
3 Elementary
Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

This is a worksheet which can also be used as a test on the topic daily routines. Students are asked to read the text, answer the questions given, complete a dialogue, fill in the blanks with ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple

Present Simple

beenishzahra
My focus is on the practice of the correct form of verb in simple present for the students of elementary levels specially. Students will have the opportunity to learn using the accurate form of pr ...
4 Elementary
At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

A worksheet to help students talk about their routines while using adverbs of frequency. They read about a person's time off, identify adverbs of frequency & time adverbials. Then they logical ...
4 Elementary
The Grammar Challenge

The Grammar Challenge

This is a power point for young learners to learn about pronouns (I, you...) and the conjuguation of the verb to be at the present tense (affirmative). The visuals used are the Simpsons character ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

Renata Curti
Students learn how to use the verb to be in the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. In this worksheet they will make questions and answer questions. They will have to complete the blank ...
4 Complete Beginner

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