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Ahh, the present simple verb tense. For the first time, your level-one students are stepping out of the world of basic vocabulary, and into the much wider world of English grammar. It’s an exciting stage in any class - and it’s also one of the most important stages to get right. After all, your students’ grasp of simple present tense singulars and plurals is the foundation on which they’ll build their understanding of English grammar in general. That means it’s crucial to give them views of this tense from all angles, using every kind of activity and exercise at your disposal.

Different teachers use different tactics to get their students familiar with the present simple tense. Some start with worksheets, then work their way up to listening and speaking exercises. Others kick things off with some board work, then ask their students to try to use the present simple tense in a sentence. Still others like to keep things relaxed with games - and you probably want to use at least some of all these approaches. All that’s left is to find a variety of teaching resources focused on the present simple tense.

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Present Simple?
The simple present or present simple is one of the present tenses used in modern English, the others being Present continuous (English) and the emphatic present. The simple present is mainly used to express habitual actions, such as he walks to school. The simple present is often employed in newspaper headlines, conditional sentences, when a planned event is described along with a time in the future, in suggestions beginning with Why don't you...?, and with certain verbs. It can also be used when making a citation. When asking a question, the simple present often uses the emphatic present, which employs the auxiliary to do. The exception is when the question word is the subject of the sentence.
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Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
1 Views 446 Exam
First Semester A2 Level Exam

First Semester A2 Level Exam

This is a test on questions , negative responses and positive responses with verbs "have" , "do", "like + ing", all in present simple. There are also exercises on adverbs, daily routines, places a ...
1 Views 408 Exam
Snake Board Game (for Elementary Review)

Snake Board Game (for Elementary Review)

This is a marvellous game for elementary students. Basic review for present simple (positive, negative and questions), personal pronouns and prepositions. Realy useful and funny.  You can use ...
1 Views 2,681 BegElem
Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Tatiana Buzuverova
» » Present Simple
This ppt is for student of elementary level (or it may be used for all levels if students have problems with the present simple pronunciation). It helps to practice how to read -s/-es of the verbs ...
2 Views 2,042 All
I'm a Star

I'm a Star

Victoria
Students have to imaigne they are their favourite famous person and write about him/her. After completing the worksheet students have to introduce themselves as if they were that person. As a spea ...
2 Views 3,359 Elem
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Icebreaking Dictation

Icebreaking Dictation

corinne hoffert
I use this activity at the beginning of the school year to make a revision of the basics: ame, age, expression of love and dislike, conjugation, etc.. Students usually love it. First I introduce t ...
8 Views 4,298 Int
Household Chores

Household Chores

nydzia
» » Present Simple
This 2-pages long worksheet was created to introduce the vocabulary connected with household chores. The first page contains pictures of people doing various chores. Learners can write the names o ...
6 Views 4,812 BegElemPre-Int
Toys - Go Fish Game

Toys - Go Fish Game

Diana
Present Simple,
A basic Go Fish set of game cards, suitable for young students. Pre-taught vocabulary on toys will need to be covered in your class before kids play this game. Can be adapted to suit any lexical ...
3 Views 4,782 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Golden State

Song Worksheet: Golden State

Kika Acosta
This worksheet is a song performed by Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines in which you will find vocabulary exercises related to body parts, minimal pair exercises, matching and fill in the blanks. Yo ...
2 Views 3,691 Pre-IntIntAdv
Auxiliary Be, Does, Do - Remedial Exercises

Auxiliary Be, Does, Do - Remedial Exercises

Ursula Viessa
» » Present Simple
The worksheet is a very simple one, designed for beginner or elementary students to refresh the use of am, is, are, do, does. These verb forms are easy but also easy to forget, especially when &nb ...
2 Views 3,589 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

English Through Videos
, Present Simple,
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of the simple present tense to describe daily routines. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
8 Views 7,229 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Olga
This is a quick task about winter  which you can use as a time-filler or lead-in. Includes a typical watch and answer task as well as a description of the process. I have also put a picture t ...
1 Views 3,911 ElemPre-IntInt
Daily Routines, Matching Game

Daily Routines, Matching Game

» » Present Simple
This is a matching game. Cut the cards and write numbers 1-24 on the other side. Divide your class into two teams. Students take turns to choose two numbers. If those two numbers match one another ...
3 Views 5,056 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

This worksheet was made to revise meals of the day, fruit and vegetables, present simple, quantity of food (some; a glass/cup/bowl /piece of smth.), the "Would you like some...?" questions and pos ...
3 Views 4,360 Elem
Tenses Table

Tenses Table

Nikki
This is an overview of the different tenses in English: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past simple, past continuous, past perfect,  past perf ...
6 Views 9,884 All
Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Trần Phương Bảo Ng
This worksheet should be used after your students watch Animal Classification for Children by Free School on Youtube. This will help your kids recognize and remember different types of animals. I ...
2 Views 4,192 Pre-Int
Word Order in Questions

Word Order in Questions

Sofiavis
Present Simple,
First there is an explanation of how to ask questions in present simple using the verb to be and other verbs. Then  there are exerices to support the theory. The answers are provided and it i ...
7 Views 5,584 Pre-Int
Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Tatiana
» » Present Simple
Sometimes students know perfectly how to create a present simple form but they make mistakes pronouncing the verb form. This is a simple exercise to check or just practice the pronunciation of the ...
3 Views 3,172 Elem
Bingo, Daily Routines

Bingo, Daily Routines

Present Simple,
Cut the cards and give each pair a bingo card. Name the activities randomly and students cross them out of their card. When they cross all the activities out, they call out Bingo. The first team t ...
6 Views 6,252 Elem
Questions Drill (for Russian Speakers)

Questions Drill (for Russian Speakers)

Present Simple, ,
This is a great worksheet for practising  questions with elementary students. They have to create questions with given words and tips. Print it on the color paper, cut it, make it one column ...
2 Views 3,712 BegElem
Action Verb

Action Verb

, Present Simple
Prepare a list of main texts you want to practice. For example if you want to practice making sentences using the simple past tense, choose a number of verbs as your main text,  e.g., read, e ...
3 Views 5,832 ElemPre-Int
Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

This game is appropriate for reviewing time, daily routine and present simple. It's suitable for young learners. Divide the class into 2 groups ask them to choose a number, back of each number th ...
6 Views 6,135 BegElem
Under the Bridge (Story Book)

Under the Bridge (Story Book)

» » Present Simple
This worksheet is appropriate for improving students' listening skills. It's suitable for elementary students. This is based on the story book called "Under the Bridge". Hope you find it usef ...
3 Views 2,609 BegElem
Daily Routine (Listening)

Daily Routine (Listening)

Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for practicing listening and daily routine activities. This is based on the book Tactics for Listening, Basic, unit 4. It's suitable for elementary students ...
4 Views 5,280 BegElem
Daily Routine

Daily Routine

Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for elementary students. It is useful for talking about students' daily routine activities. Good luck.
4 Views 13,517 BegElem

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