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Past Simple vs Past Continuous for Adult Students

Past Simple vs Past Continuous for Adult Students

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This is a worksheet which is aimed to revise and practise the differences between the past simple and  past continuous tenses. Students are asked to complete 35 different sentences putti ...
7 Pre-Intermediate
The Story of Man. Cavemen & Modern Men

The Story of Man. Cavemen & Modern Men

The worksheet contains a brief history of evolution, a brainstorming activity, discussion questions, a story for dictation (dictogloss) and additional pictures to be used. The focus is the differe ...
8 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Revision 4 - Project 3

Revision 4 - Project 3

Unit 4 test concentrates on testing of past continuous and past simple, matching the halves of the sentences according to their meaning with past simple and continuous, making questions according ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Used To / Didn't Use To Elementary Worksheet

Used To / Didn't Use To Elementary Worksheet

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This is a very simple and easy worksheet for teaching or revising the structure used to/ didn't use to at elementary level. There are two different activities in which students are asked to c ...
13 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Detective Game: Who's the Murderer?

Detective Game: Who's the Murderer?

The game "Who's the murderer?" introduces the crime scene and the victim. Then there are pieces of evidence and the list of suspects. Read the introduction to the ss. Place the strips with evidenc ...
17 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
International Travel

International Travel

Presentation in Power point on international travel. Introduces new vocabulary and discussion questions as well as short assignments. New vocabulary is introduced at the beginning comprised main ...
9 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
There Was / There Were Elementary Worksheet

There Was / There Were Elementary Worksheet

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This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising  past simple. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to put the sentences given into the simple past , make ...
10 Elementary
Past Simple Regular and Irregular Verbs

Past Simple Regular and Irregular Verbs

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This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching the past simple of regular and irregular verbs at elementary level. Students are asked to complete the sentences given with the right form of th ...
12 Elementary
Olympics History

Olympics History

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The brief history of the Olympics, their origin and revival plus some interesting facts about Games. Good for practicing past simple and revision of sport topic. You can read and discuss it in cl ...
12 Complete BeginnerElementary
Creating a Fun Group Story

Creating a Fun Group Story

This has been one of my favorite activities since childhood. A group of ss work in a group to create one story. But each time a student writes something, he/she folds the paper so that the others ...
8 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Early Memories (Phrases and Discussion Statements)

Early Memories (Phrases and Discussion Statements)

•Past Simple,
I found topic “Childhood Memories” one of the most heartwarming topics ever. Ss brought their old photos to class and we guessed who is who. Also they took their favorite toys and shar ...
5 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
What's Your Alibi? Role Play (Past Simple vs Past Continuous)

What's Your Alibi? Role Play (Past Simple vs Past Continuous)

Any kind of “Alibi” game is perfect for practicing past tenses (esp past simple and past continuous). Make up any story that something was stolen at the party at 10 pm last night. You ...
21 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Important Events

Important Events

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I use this worksheet to discuss important events in the history of mankind with my students. There is information about some of them. They read it and decide how important each event is. They are ...
16 Pre-Intermediate
Stories in the Past

Stories in the Past

I use this worksheet to help my students practise telling stories in the past. They have to imagine that something quite unusual has happened to them (they've met a ghost/an alien; won a lottery e ...
10 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Begin Again (Simple Past)

Song Worksheet: Begin Again (Simple Past)

A beautiful song on simple past. Teach the past forms of the verbs on the board and ask ss to listen and complete the lyrics using the words. Don't forget to teach the right pronunciation of the w ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Turkey Information Sheet

Turkey Information Sheet

This is a vacation/holiday activity information sheet about Turkey. It includes sightseeing of three Turkish cities, food & drink, and festival and special events in Turkey. It can be used for ...
8 All levels
Indonesia Information Sheet

Indonesia Information Sheet

This is a vacation/holiday activity information sheet about Indonesia. It includes sightseeing of three Indonesian cities, food & drink, and festival and special events in Indonesia. It can be ...
4 All levels
India Information Sheet

India Information Sheet

This is a vacation/holiday activity information sheet about India. It includes sightseeing of three Indian cities, food & drink, and festival and special events in India. It can be used for an ...
3 All levels
Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Past Simple vs Past Continuous

•, Past Simple,
There are 12 slides in this PPT on past tenses. Students have to look at the pictures and decide which tense to use: past simple or past continuous. The PPT is good for revising and practising the ...
25 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Letter Soup to Practice Verbs in the Past

Letter Soup to Practice Verbs in the Past

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This a fun letter soup to practice verbs in past tense. It can be used after you've introduced the past tense and even make a couple of sentences using the verbs in it, change them to negative for ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Verb Tenses: Past Simple Elementary Worksheet

Verb Tenses: Past Simple Elementary Worksheet

• » » Past Simple
This is a very simple worksheet for revising past simple at elementary level. There are two easy activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences with the right form of the ve ...
10 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Irregular Verbs- Mnemonic Rhyming Groups- Edited 2014

Irregular Verbs- Mnemonic Rhyming Groups- Edited 2014

Learning can be fun with mnemonics. When we were kids, rhyming songs and phrases were some of the gimmicks used to make us remember different things. I hope sorting these irregular verbs into rhym ...
13 All levels
Past Simple and Continuous Gap Fill and Dictation

Past Simple and Continuous Gap Fill and Dictation

•, Past Simple,
This is a worksheet that focuses on the use of past simple and continuous combined. The first exercise is a gapfill where the students have to write the verb in brackets in past simple or continou ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
When Did You Last…?

When Did You Last…?

•Past Simple,
This worksheet is for elementary to pre-intermeidate teenagers or adults practising past simple questions and answers, asking follow up questions and finding students in the class with the same an ...
7 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Writing Nursing Assessment Notes

Writing Nursing Assessment Notes

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This worksheet can be used in preparation for writing nursing workplace documentation. It includes exercises using focused patient care vocabulary, sentence structure and past tense verbs. It use ...
3 Intermediate

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