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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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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 ...
Views 548 Complete BeginnerElementary
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 ...
Views 196 Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
Views 2,318 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
Views 1,542 Elementary
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 ...
Views 2,961 Elementary
Food

Food

, Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for young learners. It's suitable for reviewing food related vocabulary items. And it's also useful for practicing simple present, count and non-count nouns ...
Views 1,849 Complete BeginnerElementary
Jobs

Jobs

Present Simple,
This worksheet is useful for asking and reviewing job vocabulary items and different kinds of occupations. It's also suitable for practicing the simple present tense. This worksheet is appropriate ...
Views 1,744 Elementary
Complete the Sentence Game

Complete the Sentence Game

I use this activity for warming up or as a team competition game. It is very fast, it will not take you more than five minutes. I read aloud a line by line and students try to be fast completing t ...
Views 4,057 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
City Life vs Country Life

City Life vs Country Life

This worksheet is helpful for improving students' writing skills, and it's appropriate for practicing simple present. Students should start each sentence with "there is" or "there are". It's ...
Views 2,086 Elementary
Expressions with the Verb to Be

Expressions with the Verb to Be

Laura Lobos Peebles
Present Simple,
Expressing how we feel using the verb to be and to feel, i.e. I am cold, I feel cold. Teacher reads the sentence showing the picture that goes with it. There are two different gap fill activities ...
Views 2,347 Complete Beginner
Dice Game- Simple Present

Dice Game- Simple Present

Dilma Campos
» » Present Simple
This activity is nice to be used as a warmer to practice the simple present tense. Students roll the dice and fill in the blanks with true sentences about themselves. I used the verbs have, like a ...
Views 2,038 Elementary
Toys, Present Simple

Toys, Present Simple

» » Present Simple
I have designed this PDF for reviewing some toy items + first, second, and third person singular and plural. Students are asked to unscramble the words to make questions and answer them. Hope it w ...
Views 2,071 Elementary
Toys; Have and Has

Toys; Have and Has

» » Present Simple
I have designed this file for reviewing 'have' and 'has' and of course some vocabulary items about toys. Hope it works.
Views 1,359 Elementary
Morning Habits

Morning Habits

» » Present Simple
It is a worksheet for reviewing morning habits and particularly practicing  the third person singular. Put the students into groups of three and have them tell their partners about morning ha ...
Views 2,891 Elementary
Habitual Activities

Habitual Activities

» » Present Simple
I have designed this PDF for a speaking practice about habitual activities. Put the students into pairs or small groups and have them talk about their daily routines. It is designed for different ...
Views 3,080 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Animals

Animals

, Present Simple,
I have designed this worksheet about animals for reviewing the third person singular and third person plural (do and does) for the elementary level. Also, it includes the grammar of can and c ...
Views 4,128 Elementary
Simple Present Simple and Continuous Presentation/ Explanation Powerpoint

Simple Present Simple and Continuous Presentation/ Explanation Powerpoint

Afni Yusuff
Presentation of simple present vs present continuous Rules (affirmative, negative, interrogative). 
Views 4,850 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Write There Is and There Are

Write There Is and There Are

Rania Foka
» » Present Simple
This worksheet has been designed for young learners who have learnt basic vocabulary and they are now learning the use of there is and there are. The worksheet has ten illustrations with the help ...
Views 2,331 Elementary
Present Simple and Past Simple

Present Simple and Past Simple

Tal Katzav
, Present Simple
A test or worksheet for the 8th or 7th  grade. It can be suitable for strong 6th grade (ESL class). The questions are multiple choice. The second part of the worksheet or the test includ ...
Views 4,393 ElementaryIntermediate
Birthday Vocabulary

Birthday Vocabulary

Present Simple, ,
I have designed this PDF for reviewing some vocabulary items about birthday, including a present, birthday cake, candle, balloon, etc. Have your students write complete statements for each picture ...
Views 2,040 Elementary
Face to Face Game

Face to Face Game

Anna Luara
This worksheet provides nine role play cards. They contain information related to work and study, routine, family and hobbies. Students can simply ask each other questions and collect information, ...
Views 15,596 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Simple and Continuous Tenses Table

Simple and Continuous Tenses Table

Olga
Simple and continuous tenses scheme with examples (present, past, future, present perfect). It's a simple table aimed at revising and/ar learning present and progressive tenses (present simple and ...
Views 4,842 Complete BeginnerElementary
Have Got and Simpsons

Have Got and Simpsons

Lelia
This worksheet is useful to revise have got, has got and physical descriptions. Great for beginners. I made it for Unit 2 of the book Our Discovery Island 1, Me. Please feel free to download it an ...
Views 4,661 Complete BeginnerElementary
Simple Present Practice

Simple Present Practice

Present Simple,
Simple text on routines in the third person and vocabulary practice on daily actions. Reading comprehension through a true- false and questions. It can be used as a quiz to close up a unit or as a ...
Views 7,546 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Mr. Young, Episode 1 - Season 1

Movie Worksheet: Mr. Young, Episode 1 - Season 1

Priscilla Camargo
Recommended to children between ages 9-10 . We can use it to recycle vocabulary related to animals, places and objects. It's also used to improve students' skills to observe details and give opini ...
Views 3,676 Elementary

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