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All Tenses Comparison

All Tenses Comparison

I have created this worksheet to compare the basic use of all the twelve tenses. A simple phrase of "writing emails" has been used in each tense. At the same time, a simple timeline is provided fo ...
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Present Perfect Speaking Cards

Present Perfect Speaking Cards

This PDF includes some speaking cards for practicing the present perfect tense. Put the students into pairs or small groups and have them work together and share their experiences. It is designed ...
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Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Simple

Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Simple

This worksheet is focused on the differences between past simple and present perfect simple. There are fill in the gaps and correct the mistakes exercises. Students discover the differences betwee ...
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Present Perfect vs Simple Past Advanced Worksheet

Present Perfect vs Simple Past Advanced Worksheet

This worksheet provides a more in-depth practice into the difference between present perfect and simple past. It is best to pre-teach the grammar before doing this worksheet and my slide show for ...
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Present Perfect and Simple Past Advanced Practice with Time Tags

Present Perfect and Simple Past Advanced Practice with Time Tags

This slide show is to be used as a contest for the class. Students can get up to 3 answers wrong to win a prize. Students must read the prompts and decide if they should respond using the simple p ...
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Quote Grammar Message

Quote Grammar Message

My point is grammar. I love creating different grammar tasks. This time I’ve decided to come up with something special for checking my students’ grammar. There are 45 sentences, some ...
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Song Worksheet: I Was Here by Beyoncé (Simple Past and Present Perfect)

Song Worksheet: I Was Here by Beyoncé (Simple Past and Present Perfect)

This is a worksheet where you can practice the use of the present simple and present perfect tenses using Beyonce song called "I was here". This activity will take at least 1 hour to be completed. ...
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Story Tenses

Story Tenses

This is a worksheet to practice story tenses: past simple, past perfect and past continuous. It suits intermediate level. It includes two tasks. The first task includes 5 sentences to be complete ...
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Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions

Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions

This workesheet is aimed to practice the present perfect. There is a short reading about the origin of the band. Students are supposed to listen to the song and circle the correct verb form - simp ...
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Long Time No See

Long Time No See

A perfect worksheet to use if you haven't seen your students in a while. Use the questions as a conversation guide. Feedback can be given when required. It could also be used as a get to know each ...
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Present Perfect Review Game

Present Perfect Review Game

This is a review game for the present perfect tense, both in its form and in comparison with the simple past. You should review these tenses briefly before starting, as well as time tags with both ...
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Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present Perfect vs Past Simple

This power-point presentation is helpful to teach present perfect vs past simple and also present perfect with for and since and make questions with how long. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate ...
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Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

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

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

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 ...
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Changing Tenses

Changing Tenses

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 ...
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About Our Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Worksheets
In this section, you can find worksheets that combine the past simple and present perfect tenses. Once students learn a new tense, in this case probably the present perfect, review other tenses that might be confused with it so that students can learn the subtleties of each tense that they may not have noticed the first time around. These worksheets can help you conduct such reviews more efficiently and also save you time planning lessons. There are currently 116 worksheets in this section. Letís take a look at one of them. This popular worksheet has sixteen sentences that students have to complete with either a past simple or present perfect verb. It is creatively organized and includes subject matter that students may be interested in such as facts about famous people. For even more ideas on how to teach the difference between these tenses, take a look at the article posted on this page.