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102 FREE Past Simple vs. Present Perfect Worksheets

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Changing Tenses

Changing Tenses

Benjamin Chapman
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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 ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

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•, , 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 ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
11 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Tense Review Worksheet (Simple Past, Present Perfect, Past Perfect)

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

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•, , 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 ...
12 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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. ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
11 Intermediate
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 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Past Tense Presentation

Past Tense Presentation

•, , Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
These slides show the differences between tenses and how they are formed and used. Past simple, past continuous, present perfect. The last slide of the presentations contains an exercise on findin ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect- Tell Me More

Present Perfect- Tell Me More

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
This worksheet can help you to improve speaking skills using present perfect and past simple. You teach students to get more details and information in the conversation about past experience. You ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Press-conference with Angelina Jolie

Press-conference with Angelina Jolie

This is a role-play worksheet: a press-conference with Angelina Jolie. The main purpose of this activity is a) revising question formation in present simple, past simple, present perfect (for the ...
11 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Hockey Players

Hockey Players

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The file contains a short information about Kharlamov and Malkin to compare present perfect and past simple. I believe it is actual during the present Olympic Games. The information is taken from ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Verb Tenses: Present Perfect vs Past Simple Worksheet

Verb Tenses: Present Perfect vs Past Simple Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching the differences between the present perfect and the past simple tense. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to match the questions and ...
14 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Nelson Mandela’s Death: Barack Obama Tribute

Nelson Mandela’s Death: Barack Obama Tribute

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
I've just prepared this worksheet based on Obama's speech on Nelson Mandela's death to work with one of my students today. It should be precedeed by some brainstorming on his life. You can find th ...
10 Intermediate
Past Simple, Past Continuous, Present Perfect + Vocabulary

Past Simple, Past Continuous, Present Perfect + Vocabulary

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Three exercises: 1. Past simple vs. past continuous; 2. vocabulary (movies, stories, family themed ex. ghost, engaged etc.); 3. Past simple vs. present perfect. Based on my students' workboo ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Upper Intermediate Level Tense Revision

Upper Intermediate Level Tense Revision

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This worksheet has different types of exercises such as a cloze text, finding mistakes, actives or passives as well as an answer key in the end. It covers all tenses and students have spend time o ...
15 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Perfect vs Past Simple Question Practice (Speaking)

Present Perfect vs Past Simple Question Practice (Speaking)

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
Use this practice/game after teaching the difference in using present perfect and past simple tenses. Two groups of students. A asks B the question Have you ever.........? (1st page); B answers ei ...
25 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Present Perfect vs Simple Past Practice

Present Perfect vs Simple Past Practice

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
A simple worksheet including diagrams which contrast present perfect and simple past. Only a few exercises, but something that can be easily modified to suit your needs. Includes only regular ver ...
12 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Third Conditional Practice

Movie Worksheet: Third Conditional Practice

•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
First students practice verb tenses and then third conditional by watching the scene in "The curious case of Benjamin Button" called "the accident scene" and describe how the accident (the outcom ...
13 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Correct the Mistakes (Key)

Correct the Mistakes (Key)

•, Past Simple vs. Present Perfect
This grammar worksheet will help you to find the gaps in your student´s knowledge. The task is to correct the mistakes in the sentences below. This worksheet is really useful for practicing ...
12 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Miscellanea 6

Miscellanea 6

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
Miscellanea 6: This worksheet has got four activities about some verbal tenses: simple present, present continuous, simple past and present perfect. Students have to complete the sentences using t ...
9 Pre-Intermediate
English Study

English Study

•Past Simple vs. Present Perfect,
A 2 page lesson plan on the topic of "English Study". Includes: reading, vocabulary, discussion questions, grammar and phrasal verbs. How to use these lesson plans: 1. Start with vocabul ...
13 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate

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About 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 102 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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