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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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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 2,044 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 ...
2 Views 3,431 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 ...
5 Views 3,005 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 1,340 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 2,552 BegElem
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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.
3 Views 5,721 BegElem
Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

This worksheet is helpful for practicing speaking skills in class and also it's appropriate for practicing present simple. It is based on the book: "Oxford Word Skills"- Basic, unit 48 and 50.&nbs ...
4 Views 4,411 BegElem
My Day

My Day

Jovita
» » Present Simple
I have created this worksheet to help my students to develop elementary speaking skills. There are 2 activities. In the first activity students are asked to describe their day looking at given pic ...
2 Views 1,799 Elem
There Is/There Are for Children (with Drawing)

There Is/There Are for Children (with Drawing)

William Work
This PDF document allows children to practise the "there is/there are" sentences with fill-ins. There are also drawings beneath the sentence practice for the child to then draw the object, e.g., a ...
3 Views 1,862 BegElem
Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Present Simple, ,
This is a simple listening activity addressed to Brazilian learners, but of course it can be applied to all students. I adapted this activity from a book, called Take Over, by Denise Santos. The a ...
3 Views 911 BegElem
Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

I have decided to prepare this song acitivity to get basic students more engaged. It is a great song, and they will fully understand some verbs and expressions, for they are not so complex. As men ...
4 Views 3,265 BegElem
Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Cristian Alexander
Students will have to ask their partners: do you like...? They will practice the structure: I like.... I don't like, then they will able to make a short report about the results obtained in the su ...
9 Views 10,920 BegElem
Famous People

Famous People

This file includes some information about some famous people. It contains their names, nationalities, ages, occupations and their website addresses. You can use this worksheet to practice greeting ...
4 Views 7,254 Elem
What Is Their Nationality?

What Is Their Nationality?

Marcos
Present Simple,
What is their nationality ?  The worksheet deals with 4 people, their nationality, names and place of birth. It can help ESL students asking questions.
3 Views 3,191 Beg
Orientation Session Game

Orientation Session Game

, Present Simple,
I have designed this game for the first session of my class. It includes these topics: action verbs, food, and toys. The grammar focuces on present simple and present continuous. Divide your class ...
4 Views 3,137 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Irina
This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your ...
9 Views 9,978 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

English Through Videos
, Present Simple,
This fun video activity is to practise using the present simple tense when describing daily routines. The video shows the daily routine of a Stormtrooper. While watching the video, learners must d ...
7 Views 6,597 BegElemPre-IntInt
Present Simple Interview PPT

Present Simple Interview PPT

, Present Simple
A power point presentation to practice asking questions in present simple with 'you' and the 3rd person singular. The ppt was initially created for a one-to-one class, but can easily be adapted fo ...
10 Views 6,649 BegElem
Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Agnieszka Bialek
Simple worksheet for writing a few simple sentences about Celine Dion based on given information. Each following sentence is based on the following information given at the top of the page. This e ...
4 Views 5,787 ElemPre-Int
Tenses Revision Board Game

Tenses Revision Board Game

Students use prompts + the subject in the field they land on to make questions/positive/negative sentences. Applicable to all tenses. E.g., revision of past tense. A student rolls a 5 and makes a ...
13 Views 8,404 ElemPre-IntInt
Simple Present Worksheet

Simple Present Worksheet

This worksheet is appropriate for reviewing simple present, occupations, and daily routine activities. It's appropriate for young learners and elementary students, it will take 20 minutes.&nb ...
3 Views 13,379 BegElem
Present Simple Notes (Polish Learners)

Present Simple Notes (Polish Learners)

Patrycja Dąbkowska
» » Present Simple
This worksheet contains the use and construction of present simple. It contains 10 cases of use and examples, adverbials of time that indicate this tense and a section that tell students how to bu ...
2 Views 2,400 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Star Wars Stormtrooper (Daily Routine)

Movie Worksheet: Star Wars Stormtrooper (Daily Routine)

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using the simple present tense when describing daily routines. The video shows the daily routine of a Stormtrooper. While watching the video, learners are as ...
10 Views 7,948 BegElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Miriam Hdz
This song worksheet is a listening practice for there is/ there are and simple vocabulary. Students don't only fill in the gaps but also get a general idea by matching half lines and ordering them ...
4 Views 5,327 Elem
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

This typical format is based on practicing the present simple tense focused on daily routines, likes and hobbies. There are 10 different cards, each one with two facts to find out. I think that a ...
3 Views 10,778 Elem

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