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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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Grammar:Present Simple, Continuous, Past Simple and Used To

Grammar:Present Simple, Continuous, Past Simple and Used To

This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present simple, present continuous, past simple, and used to. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to use some cues to write ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple vs Present Continuous

Present Simple vs Present Continuous

In this worksheet students have to complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Then they are asked to match the sentences to the pictures. This worksheet is good for pr ...
9 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple Affirmative and Negative Form Practice

Present Simple Affirmative and Negative Form Practice

Joanna
Two undemanding grammarl tasks useful for pactising the present simple tense. Students have to fill in the gaps with negative forms or use  the given verb to make an affirmative or negative f ...
2 Elementary
Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Sarah
These two worksheets review mixed past and future tenses using two stories. They both feature examples at the top of each to help the student figure out in which instance each tense should be used ...
1 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Connect 4 - For and Since

Connect 4 - For and Since

Just like playing the game Connect 4, students must make sentences using time periods and activities and choosing between 'for' and 'since' to make a proper sentence. I also recommend teaching pr ...
2 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Have You Ever ..... ? Present Perfect or Past Simple

Have You Ever ..... ? Present Perfect or Past Simple

BusyMag
It's an activity practising the use of the present perfect and  past simple tense in dialogue form. Students start off with a sample dialogue. They have to match questions and answers. Then t ...
2 Intermediate
Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

This power-point presentation is pretty helpful for reviewing passive voice (simple present). It also presents some countries and their products and exports. It is appropriate for elementary and p ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple Passive

Present Simple Passive

This power-point presentation is related to teaching and reviewing simple present passive. It also includes some examples (with answers) to help you more. It is appropriate for elementary and pre- ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of Manner

This power-point presentation is useful for teaching and practicing adverbs of manner and simple past. At the end it contains some activities which can help students to practice more and you can c ...
5 Elementary
12 Months

12 Months

This power-point presentation is useful for teaching twelve months of the year and seasons. It also helps you to talk about present simple, question formation and a leap year, the activities that ...
4 Elementary
At the Playground

At the Playground

This power-point presentation is helpful for teaching outdoor activities, present progressive and question formation. It contains activities such as: roller skating, jumping rope, riding a bike, c ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementary
Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Fast and Furious 7)

Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Fast and Furious 7)

Joanna
An emotional song from the latest episode of Fast and Furious, which is a final tribute to Paul Walker. It can be useful as a tense revision (mainly: past simple, future simple). Students have to ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Describing Countries

Describing Countries

ewa
Student a is describing his/her postcard until student b is able to recognise the country. Or student A is talking about stereotypes of a given country and the rest has to guess which country it i ...
3 All levels
Grab the Cards- Past Simple

Grab the Cards- Past Simple

Grab the cards is a fun game. The teacher puts the cards on the desk. He says the present simple verbs and the students grab the past simple verbs. The one with more cards is the winner. Hope it h ...
6 Elementary
Past Simple (Regular Verbs)

Past Simple (Regular Verbs)

Khatuna
It's a very useful Powerpoint presentation for either to introduce past simple regular verbs or as a follow-up activity to teach simple . Teacher asks students in pairs to ask and answer the que ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Past Simple ( Irregular Verbs)

Past Simple ( Irregular Verbs)

Khatuna
It's a very useful Powerpoint presentation for either to introduce past simple irregular verbs or as a follow-up activity to teach simple . Teacher asks students in pairs to ask and answer the q ...
6 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Verbs Board Game

Verbs Board Game

Nanovita
A board game with pictures and signs for positive, negative, yes or no question, and WH question sentences. Students just need to throw the dice and make sentences based on the pictures and signs. ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Going To [Board Game]

Going To [Board Game]

This is a board game created to practice 'to be going to' structure. Students need to fill in the gaps, answer the questions or make their own sentences to describe pictures. I found the blank bo ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Victory Day Worksheet [for Russian Speakers]

Victory Day Worksheet [for Russian Speakers]

I have prepared it for a clever boy of the 4th class (11 years old). There is a text divided in some fragments about the history of the Victory Day and Arctic Convoys. The vocabulary is translated ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Animals Past and Present Grammar Worksheet

Animals Past and Present Grammar Worksheet

This worksheet is about animals. It contains two activities for grammar: present simple andpast simple. The students are asked to make questions and write answers. It is appropriate for elementary ...
5 Elementary
Present Perfect vs Present Perfect Continuous

Present Perfect vs Present Perfect Continuous

This is a PowerPoint Presentation, which tells the difference between the usage of present perfect and present perfect continuous. The rules are stated clearly with examples and illustrations. Stu ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Balloon Volleyball

Balloon Volleyball

Balloon volleyball game for elementary students. Consists of a basic description of the game plus some variations and suggestions. The basic game is just to play volleyball with a balloon, and say ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Changing Tenses

Changing Tenses

Benjamin Chapman
Students will rewrite each sentence using a different verb tense. A past, present, and future worksheet. Research tells us that studying verb tenses is a great way to learn the fundamental aspects ...
7 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Grammar Test for Upper Levels

Grammar Test for Upper Levels

Khatuna
This is a grammar test for upper intermediate and advanced students. Teacher divides students into groups and nominates each group to answer the questions. It's a multiple choice test which covers ...
4 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Present simple- Writing

Present simple- Writing

Khatuna
It's a writing activity for students to practise present simple (third person singular). This activity will help students practise third person singular s. Students write the text and swap their w ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate

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About Verb Tense Worksheets
Learners spend a lot of time studying different tenses so Busy Teacher has collected 3,970 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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