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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 1,128 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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Present Simple

Present Simple

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It is a worksheet presenting the present simple tense (with Polish comments) and tasks to practice it. In the first one students have to change positive sentences into negatives and questions. In ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

This is a power-point presentation which is useful for young learners and elementary students (adult). It's suitable for reviewing weather related vocabulary and appropriate clothes to wear in dif ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Have/Has Got Constructor

Have/Has Got Constructor

This is a constructor to use during your grammar classes. It helps in creating different types of sentences with have/has got. You can either ask your students to translate the similar constructio ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Monsters Like Halloween

Monsters Like Halloween

•Present Simple,
This is a worksheet aimed at having students practice third person singular verbs. I have a grid, the students play rock paper scissors, the winner chooses a dot and draws a line to a separate dot ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

Song Worksheet: You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka

There are some gaps. Learners put some verbs in the simple present tense. It's easy to sing for learners. And also you can use it to teach some verbs with synonmys. Before you make them listen to ...
1 Elementary
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Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

Daily Routines and Present Simple Worksheet

•, Present Simple
This is a worksheet which can also be used as a test on the topic daily routines. Students are asked to read the text, answer the questions given, complete a dialogue, fill in the blanks with ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple

Present Simple

beenishzahra
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My focus is on the practice of the correct form of verb in simple present for the students of elementary levels specially. Students will have the opportunity to learn using the accurate form of pr ...
3 Elementary
At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

At Last... Time Off! Adverbs of Frequency

•, Present Simple
A worksheet to help students talk about their routines while using adverbs of frequency. They read about a person's time off, identify adverbs of frequency & time adverbials. Then they logical ...
4 Elementary
The Grammar Challenge

The Grammar Challenge

•, Present Simple
This is a power point for young learners to learn about pronouns (I, you...) and the conjuguation of the verb to be at the present tense (affirmative). The visuals used are the Simpsons character ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

Renata Curti
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Students learn how to use the verb to be in the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. In this worksheet they will make questions and answer questions. They will have to complete the blank ...
4 Complete Beginner
Simple Past and Present (to Be)

Simple Past and Present (to Be)

•, Present Simple
This power-point presents the simple present and simple past tenses of the verb to be (affirmative, negative and interrogative forms). It is appropriate for elementary students. This file contains ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
What's Weather Like?

What's Weather Like?

•, Present Simple,
This is a worksheet which is useful for teaching and reviewing weather related vocabulary and simple present and past (be). Appropriate for young learners and elementary students. Also there is a ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
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Places

Places

Here is a two-page worksheet for ESL learners at a basic level learning the names of places around the town. There are three different activities. First, students are asked to look at the pictures ...
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Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

This is a set of questions for use with the game Hex. It's like playing tic-tac-toe: you number all the squares, and when a team chooses that square, it must answer the question corresponding to t ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Lucky by Britney Spears (Present Simple)

Song Worksheet: Lucky by Britney Spears (Present Simple)

Mariela Busleimán
This worksheet has been adapted from margesimpson's upload. Sts are expected to complete sentences with verbs in present simple first and listen to / watch the video to check their answers. Then s ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Pink Panther - The Pink Pill

Movie Worksheet: Pink Panther - The Pink Pill

This s video to work with children, maybe nine or ten year-olds. There is a pre watching activity, then after watching they order the sequence.There is also a true / false activity, and choose the ...
4 Elementary
Partysaurus Rex

Partysaurus Rex

•Present Simple,
Do your students feel bored at your lessons? Do they want to party all the time? Let it happen! With our new worksheet Partysaurus Rex they will feel the beat of the awesome party and revise prese ...
1 Elementary
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 ...
5 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 ...
6 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, ...
3 Elementary
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 ...
3 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

•Present Simple,
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

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