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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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This is the first tense students learn so while previous lessons most likely focused on vocabulary, lessons on the present simple will emphasize basic sentence structures and verbs. This is a very exciting point in ESL coursework because students will be able to convey information and converse with one another through the use of sentences. Since it is a popular topic, there are 1,111 worksheets and activities included in this section as well as several related articles and warmers. All of these wonderful resources can help you prepare for teaching this topic in your classroom. On this page is a popular worksheet called “Susan’s Daily Routine” which you might consider using in elementary classes. It consists of a short story and then six practice activities that focus on the present simple, prepositions of time, and comprehension. If you feel that words such as eats and drinks should be included in the worksheet, just go ahead and replace phrases with these vocabulary words. The whole worksheet is easy to edit. If this is not appropriate for your English language learners, take a look at some of the other available worksheets. You are sure to find something.

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What's This?

What's This?

•, Present Simple
This presentation is to practise the question what's this with your students. There's also a chance to play a guessing game that is to ask the question Is it a... and give  short answers. Aft ...
2 Complete Beginner
Nature Beginners Worksheet

Nature Beginners Worksheet

•Present Simple,
I created this 5-page worksheet to practise and revise simple vocabulary connected with nature. It contains 12 flash cards (tree, moon, flower, lake, forest, river, star, jungle, mountain, sk ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Have Got / Has Got, Parts of the Body

Movie Worksheet: Have Got / Has Got, Parts of the Body

This is a 2 page worksheet, designed for elementary students on have/ has got tense and the body parts. The students, after watching a segment of the movie "Monsters University", are asked to ...
3 Elementary
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

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This worksheet is very easy, the students have to write the affirmative, negative and interrogative using the verb to be. In some exercises students have to choose the correct answer, also there a ...
4 Elementary
Test Grade 4

Test Grade 4

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Revision of months, prepositions, there is/there are and vocabulary. It can be used to revise such vocabulary as school subjects, numbers, rooms or furniture, months of the year, prepositions on, ...
2 Elementary
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Test Grade 5

Test Grade 5

Written test for the 5th grade. It starts with a text; then a true/ false exercise; completing sentences; aswering about the text; asking questions; completing (verbs exercise); labeling about hum ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Writing Practice - Tenses Review

Writing Practice - Tenses Review

This writing worksheet asks students to present the given information using the appropriate tenses. It can be adjusted to include targeted vocabulary and expressions. "You are applying for a ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Writing Practice - Simple Present

Writing Practice - Simple Present

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This is a simple exercise to help your students practice writing using the simple present tense. It can be adjusted to include the targeted vocabulary or expressions that they have learned. " ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Hunchback Of Notre Dame Have Got Practice

Hunchback Of Notre Dame Have Got Practice

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A workshhet based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame cartoon, provides students fun have/has got practice of affirmative and negative forms. Students will need to watch a short summary video of the fa ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

This worksheet is to practice different tenses, passive voice and some other structures. Cut the table out, divide the rectangles off and distribute them to your students. They are supposed to say ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Who Do You Admire? Reviewing Present Tenses

Who Do You Admire? Reviewing Present Tenses

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This worksheet is intended as a speaking exercise to recap and use present tense grammar including present perfect tenses, mostly in the third person. It includes a graphic organizer for the stude ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Revising the Present Simple Tense

Revising the Present Simple Tense

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This is a 2-page worksheet for revising the present simple tense at elementary level. There are 6 different activities in which students are asked to choose the correct option, rewrite the se ...
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Have or Has?

Have or Has?

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This is a simple worksheet to practice the usage of "have" and "has." There are two identical activities on a single page - print and cut into two parts, give to two students.
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Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Basic activity for the first class. Ss are asked to complete a text with some personal information. They have tips in Spanish to help them understand the main vocabulary. It is a writing exercise, ...
2 Complete Beginner
Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

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Students will learn the meaning of some common words for their daily routines. The activity can be used with flash cards, cliparts, photos, etc. The worksheet has the answers and so the teacher on ...
4 Complete Beginner
Practicing Do and Does Questions

Practicing Do and Does Questions

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Simple activity for practicing do and does in questions. You need a dice. Get students to throw the dice twice and make a question using the numbers they roll, first choosing do or does, ask a que ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
What's in the House?

What's in the House?

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This presentation helps you teaching basic vocabulary for the topic of houses and flats when you teach beginner level students. You can also practise the structure there's a/there isn't a..., prep ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

Extensive listening practice for America Headway Elementary. The file provides the link where audio tracks are available for download. For each track I wrote the related questions. Exercises range ...
2 Elementary
Present Simple: Verb to Be

Present Simple: Verb to Be

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This is an easy worksheet for revising the verb to be at elementary level. There are 4 activities in which students are asked to complete with am (‘m), is (‘s) or are, write the c ...
5 Elementary
Simple Present

Simple Present

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This is a layout in the form of a table of the main principles of building the simple present tense, including different forms that might be used in the third person singular including its pronoun ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

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This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the verb to be and have got at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, say if the statements are true or fals ...
2 Elementary
Jobs and Activities at Work

Jobs and Activities at Work

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Can be used to practise present simple statements and job vocabulary. You can give it to students as a whole paper to complete or cut it into separate cards to match. Students can be asked to add ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple Through Reading IV

Present Simple Through Reading IV

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This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the present simple tense and prepositions of place at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students a ...
4 Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 4

Unscramble Sentences 4

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Unscramble sentences 4: twenty sentences to revise the simple present tense. Students have to write these sentences into their correct order. The first sentences are easier but then they get more ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Personal Questions- Simple Present

Personal Questions- Simple Present

•Present Simple,
This exercise will help you revise question words and personal questions.  Students will have to unscramble sentences and sort out difficulties finding grammar as well as spelling mistakes. ...
6 Elementary

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