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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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Personal Description (for Law Enforcement Purposes)

Personal Description (for Law Enforcement Purposes)

In this worksheet, students are given mugshots (and one page useful phrases) of infamous US-based serial killers. Their task is to compose personal descriptions. It is also possible to teach perso ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
How Old Is She/He? What's His/Her Name? For Kids

How Old Is She/He? What's His/Her Name? For Kids

This is a worksheet for kids to practice his/her and the question How old is she / he? There are at least 3 activities to use with it: the teacher can use it only as a speaking activity and a memo ...
3 Complete Beginner
Case Study: Victoria López

Case Study: Victoria López

This case was designed for A2-B1 students, with basic understanding and usage of English. The main student group is Law Enforcement students, but learners of General English can also enjoy this tr ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
True - False Chairs

True - False Chairs

Present Simple,
This team activity can be space demanding especially if you teach a large class. But it is very easy to arrange the classroom for it. You just need to divide students into two groups and place two ...
3 All levels
Movie Worksheet: Children's Leisure Time Viewing

Movie Worksheet: Children's Leisure Time Viewing

Judith
» » Present Simple
This is a listening and viewing activity where students fill in the chart with the activities they hear. It suits elementary students. Play the video twice. Children give a lot of interesting deta ...
1 Elementary
Describing a Company: Information Gap Activity

Describing a Company: Information Gap Activity

Susana
Business English Pairwork information gap activity to review present simple with lots of speaking. Use this worksheet to reinforce the concept of asking questions with do/does - is/are. Have ...
3 Elementary
Verb to Be

Verb to Be

Mariana Ledesma
» » Present Simple
This lovely worksheet has been designed to be used as a quiz, but it can easily work as a practice handout. By including pictures of the characters of the film 'Shrek' it reduces children's stress ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
Simple Present for Every Day Routine

Simple Present for Every Day Routine

BusyTeacher Contributor
» » Present Simple
This worksheet contains simple exercises to work with simple present for complete beginner students. There are six routine activities listed and a few exercises with them and the structure of simp ...
3 Complete Beginner
Grammar - Present and Past Simple

Grammar - Present and Past Simple

, Present Simple
This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present and past simple. It contains four activities and it is designed for elementary level. Hope it works!
5 Elementary
British vs American

British vs American

Present Simple,
A worksheet about the topic: British vs American English (for elementary students). Students will be asked to read the examples of British and American English. As a follow up activity, the teache ...
4 Elementary
Selfie

Selfie

Authentic Teaching
Let me present you my handout on the topic of the last years – a selfie. This lesson gives your students an opportunity to talk about something they do every day - especially young learners ...
15 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
To Be and Adjectives

To Be and Adjectives

anaparty
Easy worksheet for the youngest students. Perfect to practise verb 'to be' and basic adjectives. The worksheet contain 5 simple tasks for kids who just have started studying English with a tutor, ...
5 Complete BeginnerElementary
Describing Daily Routines

Describing Daily Routines

Rajendra Babu Vemuri
» » Present Simple
This worksheet is designed to help ESL learners to describe their daily routines. It is observed that the ESL learners are unable to share their routines with peer group. Most of them trying to re ...
5 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Its or It's? (3)

Its or It's? (3)

Present Simple,
This worksheet is for primary/elementary students. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has: It’s my bedtime. Its indicates possessive: The choir is proud of its performance. Write it ...
6 Elementary
Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

Present Simple,
Taboo: A speaking game where students need to define the words provided without using the words given. Print and cut the cards. Play and enjoy!
7 ElementaryPre-Intermediate

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