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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 3,641 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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Song Worksheet: All Time Low by The Wanted (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: All Time Low by The Wanted (Present Continuous)

It's about present continuous. It's a song, by the band The Wanted. It's good for the students to practice the ING form and the listening. It's a very easy song to learn, I suggest that you read t ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Revising the Present Simple Tense

Revising the Present Simple Tense

This is a 2-page worksheet for revising the present simple tense at elementary level. There are 6 different activities in which students are asked to choose the correct option, rewrite the se ...
1 Elementary
Charades - Past Continuous

Charades - Past Continuous

This game helps demonstrate and practice the difference between the past simple and past continuous tenses. Split your class into two teams. Explain what the word  charades means – us ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Have or Has?

Have or Has?

This is a simple worksheet to practice the usage of "have" and "has." There are two identical activities on a single page - print and cut into two parts, give to two students.
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Ironic

Song Worksheet: Ironic

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The purpose of this song is to practise past simple and to enjoy listening to it by doing easy matching and filling exercises based on pictures. It is mainly targeted to an elementary level but i ...
2 Elementary
Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Basic activity for the first class. Ss are asked to complete a text with some personal information. They have tips in Spanish to help them understand the main vocabulary. It is a writing exercise, ...
2 Complete Beginner
Movie Worksheet: Bear Grylls [TV Series

Movie Worksheet: Bear Grylls [TV Series "Escape from Hell"]

This worksheet is based on the Bear Grylls` TV series "Escape From Hell". The worksheet follows the first (on some websites it is marked as second) episode "Snow"in order of narration. It is ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

Students will learn the meaning of some common words for their daily routines. The activity can be used with flash cards, cliparts, photos, etc. The worksheet has the answers and so the teacher on ...
4 Complete Beginner
On This Day - Calendar Activity

On This Day - Calendar Activity

This is meant as a one-off vocabulary and past tenses practice lesson. The calendar is filled with on-this-day facts with one item blacked out. In groups the students put the removed words back, u ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Simple Past: Have / Have Got

Simple Past: Have / Have Got

This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising the simple past of the verb have. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to change the sentences into the past and fi ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Practicing Do and Does Questions

Practicing Do and Does Questions

Simple activity for practicing do and does in questions. You need a dice. Get students to throw the dice twice and make a question using the numbers they roll, first choosing do or does, ask a que ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Future Will/ Be Going to/ Present Continuos

Future Will/ Be Going to/ Present Continuos

It´s a power point presentation with the structure of future simple and  be+going to, (afirmative, negative, questions), it also explains when you have to use them and provide some exam ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Song Worksheet: Goodbye My Lover (Past Tenses)

Song Worksheet: Goodbye My Lover (Past Tenses)

Finding exercise about past tenses is a difficult task so, I create this exercise where ss will be able to practice grammar rules, listening and reading. In the first exercise ss match the tenses ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Paradise by Coldplay (Simple Past)

Song Worksheet: Paradise by Coldplay (Simple Past)

With this activity you can practice regular and irregular verbs. Before using this hand out I suggest you to play a song guessing game, where ss coulg get engaged with the activity, so when they l ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Bullying and Cyber Bullying: The Tragic Case of Amanda Todd

Bullying and Cyber Bullying: The Tragic Case of Amanda Todd

This worksheet was created to make my students think of bullying and Cyber bullying, and how it affects our society. It was also created to help them with the pronunciation of the ed ending o ...
6 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Diagnostic Test Level 4

Diagnostic Test Level 4

A set of grammar tasks to revise different grammar points learned in the previous level (3): supply the right options of varied tenses and linkers+report 3 direct statements +change to passive voi ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
What's in the House?

What's in the House?

This presentation helps you teaching basic vocabulary for the topic of houses and flats when you teach beginner level students. You can also practise the structure there's a/there isn't a..., prep ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

Extensive listening practice for America Headway Elementary. The file provides the link where audio tracks are available for download. For each track I wrote the related questions. Exercises range ...
1 Elementary
Irregular Verbs Poem

Irregular Verbs Poem

Learning irregular verbs one by one with their translation can often be frustating and rather boring. I suggest to use this poem to learn and understand irregular verbs in context. Students could ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Simple: Verb to Be

Present Simple: Verb to Be

This is an easy worksheet for revising the verb to be at elementary level. There are 4 activities in which students are asked to complete with am (‘m), is (‘s) or are, write the c ...
5 Elementary
Simple Past: Verb to Be III

Simple Past: Verb to Be III

This is a pretty easy worksheet for revising the simple past of the verb to be at elementary level. There are 5 different activities in which students are asked to fill in the blank spaces wi ...
4 Elementary
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 ...
3 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 ...
2 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 ...
2 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. ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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