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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 1,080 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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Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Easy and interactive song worksheet: Invisible by U2 is slow enough for beginners to practice English. Have students unscramble the lines, circle the correct words and fill the blanks with missing ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

The following worksheet contains activities to help students practice three main tenses, simple present, simple past and present continuous. Students will identify different verbs and complete act ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
There Is/ There Are

There Is/ There Are

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It is a worksheet with an illustrated gap-fill exercise to facilitate and excite students. It practices there is/there are with what can be found in their town. There is also an exercise for ...
2 Elementary
Celebrities and Nationalities

Celebrities and Nationalities

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This power point presentation explores the use of the verb "be" in an intuitive way. Helping the students to grasp the difference between "is" and "are" in the simple present. The presentation is ...
3 Complete Beginner
What Do You Do Everyday?

What Do You Do Everyday?

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You can use this worksheet to help students to internalize the simple present rules, in both the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. Fast learners love this activity, as they are willing ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Liz´s Poem for Children (Routines)

Liz´s Poem for Children (Routines)

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You can work this poem with children and teens as a tongue twister. I have worked this activity with my group of students and they really have enjoyed it, in act it´s a nice activity to do i ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Simple Present Reading Comprehension (Verb to Be)

Simple Present Reading Comprehension (Verb to Be)

•Present Simple,
This is a basic exercise for beginner kids who are starting to learn English. There are 4 profiles about people from different countries. Students must read the profiles and answer a good number o ...
4 Complete Beginner
Short Answers

Short Answers

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Short answers activity: twenty-five questions using the verbs to be, to have got and there is, there are. Students must write true answers about themselves. It is a good revisión worksheet ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 2

Unscramble Sentences 2

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Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of the verb to have got in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Unscramble Sentences 1

Unscramble Sentences 1

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Unscramble sentences one: twenty-five sentences to practice the use of the verb to be in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Daily Routines Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Daily Routines Reading Comprehension Worksheet

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This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising daily routines related vocabulary and the present simple tense. Recommended for pre-intermediate students who are asked to r ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

•Present Simple,
Students complete an inventory of likes and dislikes on a provided sheet. The teacher then collects the unnamed sheets, mixes them up and redistributes the sheets to students in groups. Each per ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Likes and Dislikes Using the Zero Article

Likes and Dislikes Using the Zero Article

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This worksheet is about likes and dislikes and the use of the zero article. Students have to learn and repeat a few words and a few verbs, they can tell the class what they like and what they don' ...
5 Elementary
Like and Don't Like

Like and Don't Like

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It is a worksheet in which students can practise the use of I like and I don't like in a meaningful way through pictures to help them express themselves at this early stage without struggling for ...
1 Complete Beginner
Mermaid Reading

Mermaid Reading

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It is the daily routine of a mermaid written in  present simple with tasks to practise reading and the thirds person singular. students can listen to a teacher reading it or read it themselve ...
2 Elementary
How Often and How Long

How Often and How Long

This is a speaking activity that you can use to ask your students when teaching them wh-questions. It can be used from beginner onwards but is best suited for pre-intermediate. It would helpful fo ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Self Introduction 1

Self Introduction 1

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A worksheet for elementary students to start practicing basic self introductions.  In this worksheet, the students write three sentences including their name, something they like and somethin ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
General Revision 2

General Revision 2

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This worksheet contains simple yet effective practice to assess your students level and their understanding of the basics. It covers grammar, comprehension and writing skills and more. T ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Simple Present Tense Grammar Activity

Simple Present Tense Grammar Activity

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In this funny activity you will find a word search that provides the verbs you need to complete some statements in present. There are also two other grammar activities aimed to practice the rule o ...
3 Complete Beginner
There Is/ Are Exercises

There Is/ Are Exercises

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Students should write affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences using the structures 'there is' and 'there are'. They also practice clothing and furniture vocabulary. A short explanation o ...
3 Complete Beginner
Movie Worksheet: Monster University

Movie Worksheet: Monster University

Watching movies is a good way to practice several skills. We can firstly discuss the main message of the movie in order to check understanding and also to speak.This worksheet is for children for ...
1 Complete Beginner
Verb to Be Brazil World Cup

Verb to Be Brazil World Cup

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Verb to be simple present exercises for elementary. The worksheet contains 6 exercises most of them kind of filling the blanks activities but there're some exceptions. The sheet is great for a up- ...
3 Elementary
Morning and Evening Routines

Morning and Evening Routines

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This is a very simple template for a set of cards using the present simple tense to talk about morning and evening habits and routines. They were created for an adult total beginner but are suitab ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
About Fuleco

About Fuleco

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This is a reading comprehension about the Fifa World Cup Mascot Fuleco - Brazil 2014. All text and images (except exercises) were taken from Fifa official website mascot.fifa.com. I hope you like ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Tense Cube

Tense Cube

Cut out the layout and tape the sides together to make a 3DTense Cube. Students can practise the most common tenses by rolling the cube and saying a sentence with the given time expression. You ca ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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