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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 116 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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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 ...
9 Views 5,239 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
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 ...
5 Views 8,505 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 ...
6 Views 12,692 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 ...
3 Views 9,935 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 ...
5 Views 3,313 IntAdv
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Quote Grammar Message

Quote Grammar Message

ΰλεννκΰ
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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 ...
7 Views 9,562 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
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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. ...
4 Views 10,936 IntAdvExam
Story Tenses

Story Tenses

ibtisam
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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 ...
5 Views 15,607 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 ...
12 Views 13,704 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Long Time No See

Long Time No See

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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 ...
13 Views 13,643 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 ...
13 Views 19,568 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 ...
18 Views 13,459 Pre-Int
Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Sarah
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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 ...
9 Views 11,906 IntAdv
Have You Ever ..... ? Present Perfect or Past Simple

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

BusyMag
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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 ...
4 Views 11,847 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 7,583 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

BusyTeacher Contributor
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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 ...
7 Views 8,131 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 ...
14 Views 23,407 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 ...
3 Views 8,972 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 ...
19 Views 14,357 IntAdv
Tense Review Worksheet (Simple Past, Present Perfect, Past Perfect)

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

BusyTeacher Contributor
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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 ...
23 Views 29,498 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 12,193 IntAdv
Past Perfect

Past Perfect

•, Past Simple vs. Present 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. ...
7 Views 7,152 Pre-IntInt
Past Tense Review - Adjectives for Describing Places

Past Tense Review - Adjectives for Describing Places

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In this worksheet, you can find several exercises on past tenses and also, you can find vocabulary - adjectives for describing places. The past tenses are: past simple, past continuous and past si ...
6 Views 9,673 Pre-IntIntAdv
Perfect, Simple and Continuous

Perfect, Simple and Continuous

A number of sentences to complete. I use this for a revision of the past simple, past continuous, present perfect simple, present perfect continuous, and past perfect simple. Reported speech also ...
16 Views 28,684 Int
Present Perfect versus Past Simple

Present Perfect versus Past Simple

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A trip to London. Imagine you are on holiday in London and you have visited different parts of the city. Write mini dialoges saying what you have done and answer the question "when" .(Use the pre ...
4 Views 8,446 ElemPre-Int

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