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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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Grammar - Present and Past Simple

Grammar - Present and Past Simple

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This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present and past simple. It contains four activities and it is designed for elementary level. Hope it works!
3 Elementary
British vs American

British vs American

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A worksheet about the topic: British vs American English (for elementary students). Students will be asked to read the examples of British and American English. As a follow up activity, the teache ...
2 Elementary
Selfie

Selfie

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Let me present you my handout on the topic of the last years – a selfie. This lesson gives your students an opportunity to talk about something they do every day - especially young learners ...
13 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
To Be and Adjectives

To Be and Adjectives

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Easy worksheet for the youngest students. Perfect to practise verb 'to be' and basic adjectives. The worksheet contain 5 simple tasks for kids who just have started studying English with a tutor, ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
Describing Daily Routines

Describing Daily Routines

Rajendra Babu Vemuri
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This worksheet is designed to help ESL learners to describe their daily routines. It is observed that the ESL learners are unable to share their routines with peer group. Most of them trying to re ...
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Its or It's? (3)

Its or It's? (3)

Present Simple,
This worksheet is for primary/elementary students. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has: It’s my bedtime. Its indicates possessive: The choir is proud of its performance. Write it ...
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Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

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Taboo: A speaking game where students need to define the words provided without using the words given. Print and cut the cards. Play and enjoy!
6 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Its or It's? (2)

Its or It's? (2)

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It’s is a contraction for it is or it has: It’s my bedtime. Its indicates possessive: The choir is proud of its performance. Students are asked to write it’s or its to complete t ...
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Its or It's?

Its or It's?

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It’s is a contraction for it is or it has: It’s my bedtime. Its indicates possessive: The choir is proud of its performance. Students are asked to write it’s or its to complete t ...
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Song Worksheet: All That We Have Is Now

Song Worksheet: All That We Have Is Now

It is a listening activity based on Jesse Winchester's song. I happened to listen to it on the radio and I thought it was great for revising verbs in the present simple tense form. I used it with ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple and Present Continuous

Present Simple and Present Continuous

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This is a four-page worksheet for present simple and present continuous. It includes different activities and it is designed for elementary level. Hope it helps!
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Song Worksheet: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Song Worksheet: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

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Listening activity for the song I don't wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith. Choose the correct word in bold and in capital letters from the lyrics already provided. There are some words to choos ...
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Present Simple Questions

Present Simple Questions

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In this worksheet you'll find 5 activities to learn and practice present simple questions. At the beginning there are examples of yes/no questions and wh questions. Then, students identify differe ...
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Countries and Nationalities

Countries and Nationalities

Giuliana Ortez
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This worksheet helps students create questions with the verb to be. They can interview 5 of their classmates, they will pretend they are from another country. This encourage students to create que ...
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Expressions of Frequency

Expressions of Frequency

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This power-point presentation is appropriate as an engagement for teaching and practicing expressions of frequency such as : everyday, once a week, twice a week, three times a week and etc. I ...
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Daily Routines

Daily Routines

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This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching daily routines and weekdays to young and elementary language learners. It contains activities such as: sweeping, washing the dishes, takin ...
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Daily Activities, Game

Daily Activities, Game

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This board game is really useful for reviewing daily activities. It is appropriate for young learners. You copy and cut the cards, write numbers 1-8 on the other side of each card. Pin/ stick them ...
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Daily Activities Worksheet

Daily Activities Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for practicing Daily Activities. It is designed for elementary level and it includes an activity in which the language learners are asked to look at the pictures and write. Hop ...
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School Action Verbs

School Action Verbs

This worksheet is designed for elementary students and young learners. It contains two parts, first: school action verbs and present continuous and question formation with "what". Second part: cou ...
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Have and Has Got Are Simply Explained Plus Some Exercises

Have and Has Got Are Simply Explained Plus Some Exercises

Nina
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I made this worksheet for my Thai elementary students. They are always confused about have got/ has got and how to use them in a sentence. It is pure grammar and I explained affirmative, negative, ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe, Daily Routines

Tic-Tac-Toe, Daily Routines

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Tic Tac Toe is an interesting game. This file is for reviewing daily routines and the dictation. The instruction of the game is included. Hope it works.
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Free Time- Speaking Activity

Free Time- Speaking Activity

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This file includes a speaking activity for practicing free time activities. It contains an activity in which the students are asked to check the activities that they would like to do on weeke ...
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Daily Activities

Daily Activities

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This file contains a speaking activity for practicing daily activities. Put the students into pairs and encourage them to talk. It is designed for elementary level.
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Pantomime: Daily Routines

Pantomime: Daily Routines

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This is a game for practicing daily routines. Cut the cards. Each student is asked to mime the statement and the others have to say. Hope it works!
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Celebration

Celebration

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This is a colorful power point contains some questions with have/has and food items. It is useful for elementary level. Hope you enjoy this delicious power point and use it in your classes to chec ...
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