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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 120 worksheets in this section. Let’s 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.

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Crossword - Present Perfect and Simple Past

Crossword - Present Perfect and Simple Past

Fontanelli
•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
This is a simple crossword designed for elementary / pre-intermediate / intermediate students. It has been designed to help students learn the differences between past simple and present perfect, ...
13 Views 11,907 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Castle on the Hill

Song Worksheet: Castle on the Hill

Bethania
•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
After listening to the song "Castle on the Hill," students must complete activities related to the song. Activities include filling in the blanks with the correct words and verb tenses, as well as ...
4 Views 4,879 Int
Tenses Chart for the Police

Tenses Chart for the Police

This tense chart was made with law enforcement-related example sentences, otherwise it is a normal chart :) I have been teaching law enforcement English for 9 years now, and I made this chart for ...
1 Views 6,464 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Agnieszka
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Present perfect vs past simple exercises with key. It can be used as an exercise during the lesson or as homework. It checks if a student can use 'has' instead of 'have' and the third form of irre ...
16 Views 16,863 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
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 ...
23 Views 19,358 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
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Present Perfect Speaking Cards

Present Perfect Speaking Cards

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
11 Views 20,818 Pre-Int
Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Simple

Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Simple

Marina
•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
18 Views 27,555 Pre-IntInt
Present Perfect vs Simple Past Advanced Worksheet

Present Perfect vs Simple Past Advanced Worksheet

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
8 Views 22,306 IntAdv
Present Perfect and Simple Past Advanced Practice with Time Tags

Present Perfect and Simple Past Advanced Practice with Time Tags

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
6 Views 7,111 IntAdv
Quote Grammar Message

Quote Grammar Message

ΰλεννκΰ
•, , , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
12 Views 17,634 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: I Was Here by Beyoncé (Simple Past and Present Perfect)

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

Janaina Florentino
•, Past Simple vs. 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. ...
9 Views 17,707 IntAdvExam
Story Tenses

Story Tenses

ibtisam
•, , , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
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 ...
6 Views 21,579 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions

Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
15 Views 19,954 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Long Time No See

Long Time No See

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect, ,
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 ...
17 Views 17,721 Pre-IntIntAdv
Present Perfect Review Game

Present Perfect Review Game

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
19 Views 32,121 Pre-IntInt
Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present Perfect vs Past Simple

•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
23 Views 17,582 Pre-Int
Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Sarah
•, , , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
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 ...
10 Views 18,136 IntAdv
Have You Ever ..... ? Present Perfect or Past Simple

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

BusyMag
• » » Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
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 ...
7 Views 15,853 Int
Changing Tenses

Changing Tenses

Benjamin Chapman
•, , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
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 ...
9 Views 9,994 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
This song by the Lumineers is the one  I like to use as an introduction to work with mixed present and past tenses (simple, present and continuous). There is also some vocabulary work include ...
9 Views 10,489 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Thinking Out Loud

Song Worksheet: Thinking Out Loud

Merche Yélamos
It is a listening activity based on Ed Sheeran's song, and I used it with both adults and teenagers,as the lyrics are meaningful and easy to understand. It is really useful to revise irregula ...
18 Views 34,279 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

A very inspiring video telling a moving story. Song activity: Gap filling. Skimming. Scanning. Grammar (tenses: presents, pasts, future). Lexicon (definitions, synonyms, antonyms). Speaking (class ...
5 Views 11,144 Pre-IntInt
Have You, Did You? Present Perfect v Past Simple

Have You, Did You? Present Perfect v Past Simple

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This activity is to help students see the difference between the present perfect & past simple. It´s a conversation based class for which a dice is needed or students can just pick numbe ...
21 Views 18,770 IntAdv
Tense Review Worksheet (Simple Past, Present Perfect, Past Perfect)

Tense Review Worksheet (Simple Past, Present Perfect, Past Perfect)

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
This worksheet includes some exercises about 'simple past vs present perfect' and 'simple past vs past perfect' for intermediate level students. It also contains some exercises about conjunctions ...
27 Views 36,168 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 ...
6 Views 15,819 IntAdv

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