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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 1,004 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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Simple Present

Simple Present

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A Power point presentation teaching the interrogative, negative and affirmative forms of the simple present tense. It contains an explanation of when to use the endings (s, es and ies) with exampl ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Do and Does- Affirmative, Interrogative and Negative

Do and Does- Affirmative, Interrogative and Negative

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The worksheet is about the usage of do and does. It has its own grammar chart with the structures for the questions (interrogative) and answers (negative and affirmative) Also students are expecte ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Exam Level
Movie Worksheet: A New Neighbour

Movie Worksheet: A New Neighbour

This is a very simple listening task for beginner students. The video is subtitled so it should be covered. The link where you find thevideo is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4Pr5EPjtQ The ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
What type is Kevin at Home ? (Simple Present Post Listening)

What type is Kevin at Home ? (Simple Present Post Listening)

The pupils have to fill in the gaps with 15 missing words ( 13 verbs and 2 possessive adjectives ) to be able to use the simple present with "he". In class they listened to a dialogue between Ama ...
1 Elementary
Days of the Week - Simple Reading Comprehension

Days of the Week - Simple Reading Comprehension

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This worksheet works great with beginner or elementary students. It is a simple and easy worksheet for revising days of the week related vocabulary.The students are asked to read the text and to ...
5 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

So one of my students asked for a song by Guns n' Roses and since his level is complete beginner I made this worksheet. It contains a fill in the blanks exercise and the answers in a separate page ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (3)

English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (3)

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This English resource was created for elementary/primary students and is a useful activity for practicing using there 'is' or there 'are'. Students must complete the sentences by writing there 'is ...
4 Elementary
English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (2)

English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (2)

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This English resource was created for elementary/primary students and is a useful activity for practicing using there 'is' or there 'are'. Students must complete the sentences by writing there 'is ...
4 Elementary
English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (1)

English Worksheet - There Is or There Are (1)

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This English resource was created for elementary/primary students and is a useful activity for practicing using there 'is' or there 'are'. Students must complete the sentences by writing there 'is ...
4 Elementary
Simple Questions For Beginner and Elementary Levels Worksheet

Simple Questions For Beginner and Elementary Levels Worksheet

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This is a beginner/elementary level worksheet that reviews simple yes/no question structure for third person simple present with this/that/it. It includes vocabulary check of several objects that ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
My Son, Tom

My Son, Tom

This is a personal worksheet about my son, Tom. Students are asked to read a text and answer a few questions. They can practise the present simple tense. This worksheet is not suitable for young l ...
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Clothing

Clothing

Let your students imagine what they would like to buy. Then give them money. Ask them what they have got. Have they got enough money? Which one is cheaper or more expensive?? Grammar point: compar ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift

It's a song activity which deals with verb to be (simple present), personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and listening skills. Students need to listen to the song and fill the blanks with the m ...
3 Elementary
General Revision

General Revision

This sheet is intended for beginners to test their understanding level, and revise the general first lessons provided in class. It is a great way to freshen up their minds and simply put their com ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Elementary Level Test (Adults)

Elementary Level Test (Adults)

This worksheet was created to assess students at a beginner's level. I have used it with my elementary level students, mainly adults, as well as with 6th and 7th graders. It covers topics like cou ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Me and My Girls by Fifth Harmony

Song Worksheet: Me and My Girls by Fifth Harmony

It's a song activity which deals with simple present and listening skills. Students need to listen to the song and complete with the verbs in simple present, they also need to order the lines and ...
3 Elementary
Describe Your Classroom and Your City

Describe Your Classroom and Your City

A one-slide power point presentation that includes simple vocabulary related to classroom furniture/objects and places in town. My students used it to produce orally sentences using there is / are ...
3 Elementary
My School Subjects

My School Subjects

In this worksheet your students will find 6 sentences impossible to understand since the words are in the wrong order. First, they will have to order the words to form sentences. The sentences are ...
2 Elementary
Project 1, Units 3-4. Revision Test

Project 1, Units 3-4. Revision Test

This worksheet is aimed at Croatian pupils and their EFL teachers to help them save their time. I find that recommended tests to go with Project are very demanding for my pupils, and I always wast ...
2 Elementary
Verb Tenses Revision

Verb Tenses Revision

This worksheet is about distinguishing present simple, present continuous, simple past, and going to. It provides students with examples to analyse and to complete with the correct form of the ver ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Simple Present Interview

Simple Present Interview

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This worksheet is a simple but useful interview that can be used to review simple present. Sts have to use the clues to make complete and correct sentences using the structure. They can work in pa ...
4 Elementary
My Family's Eating Habits

My Family's Eating Habits

This is a writing task about a family's eating habits. It is divided into 4 short paragraphs which analyse what the family eats during the day. It mainly practises present simple, its time express ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Peter's Favourite Things

Peter's Favourite Things

The transition from present simple to past simple is made easier in a way that children can relate to. Using simple, everyday activities in a child-friendly format, this worksheet is suitable for ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Don't Stop Me Now

Song Worksheet: Don't Stop Me Now

This one works well with pre-intermediate students. Students must listen to the music and put the strips in the right order. Let them listen to the music first, then give a set of strips to the gr ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Likes

Likes

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Students are given a card with the name of a country and a hobby. These cards are on the second page of the worksheet and can be laminated or just printed and cut on cardboard. They ask and answer ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary

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