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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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Making Sentences in English (Present Simple)

Making Sentences in English (Present Simple)

S.I.
, Present Simple,
This document is a summary sheet of English tenses, the basic sentence structure and subject pronouns. I use this as an introduction to basic grammar knowledge for complete beginners. The main foc ...
1 Views 1,907 Beg
Movie Worksheet: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

Movie Worksheet: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

A worksheet to practice the present simple and sentence structure. In the video there is a short explanation of word order in English plus an activity similar to the one in the worksheet with 10 ...
1 Views 1,485 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
5 Uses of the Verb 'to Be'

5 Uses of the Verb 'to Be'

Sara Iancu
» » Present Simple
I created this PDF to help my students understand the verb 'to be' more easily. The verb 'to be' gets used so much in the English language but students often have difficulty knowing when to use it ...
5 Views 3,244 BegElem
Present Simple Usage

Present Simple Usage

» » Present Simple
This is a handout accompanied by a YouTube video to introduce present simple to learners. The worksheet contains 10 of the most general uses for present simple, while the video also has an intera ...
3 Views 1,914 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Present Simple Questions and Short Answers

Present Simple Questions and Short Answers

Rania Foka
, Present Simple
This worksheet has been created in order to facilitate elementary young learners practice the question and short negation of the verb 'like' in the present simple tense. Illustrations can be helpf ...
2 Views 3,263 Elem
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Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Celia
It is a listening quiz, I use it to teach vocabulary and the simple present tense. I like this song because Taylor Swift is a very popular singer, she sings not too fast and students can hear the ...
2 Views 2,853 Pre-Int
Backpack 1; School Objects

Backpack 1; School Objects

Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for young learners studying school objects. It will take 20 minutes.  Hope you find it useful for your classes.
1 Views 1,455 BegElem
Drama World Talent

Drama World Talent

Marta
This drama is about a television talent show called World Talent, where contestants from around the world compete to see who is the most talented performer. Each week the contestants perform in fr ...
1 Views 5,453 Pre-Int
Do, Does and Can

Do, Does and Can

, Present Simple,
I have designed this PDT to review the grammar of do/ does and can. Students are asked to write short answers to the questions. It includes two activities and it contains the names of African and ...
1 Views 3,852 Elem
Battleship Do You...? Daily Activities Time Tiger 3 Unit 5

Battleship Do You...? Daily Activities Time Tiger 3 Unit 5

Magdalena
This worksheet helps students to practise time expressions, daily activities and 'do you...?' structure with short answers. It's easy to use- just print it 4 times, two pages for each student ...
7 Views 3,930 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Creep by Radiohead

Song Worksheet: Creep by Radiohead

Teacher Alex Gotardo
It uses the song "Creep" by the British band Radiohead to work on present simple, present progressive and past simple tenses. This is the uncut version so if your students are sensitive to bad lan ...
2 Views 4,241 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Jobs

Movie Worksheet: Jobs

Lucka
This worksheet is based on video 3 - unit 3 New Headway Elementary 4th edition; you can use it to revise your students listening skills. They fill in missing (mostly) verbs into the texts. You wil ...
2 Views 5,224 Elem
Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
3 Views 3,760 Exam
First Semester A2 Level Exam

First Semester A2 Level Exam

This is a test on questions , negative responses and positive responses with verbs "have" , "do", "like + ing", all in present simple. There are also exercises on adverbs, daily routines, places a ...
3 Views 3,017 Exam
Snake Board Game (for Elementary Review)

Snake Board Game (for Elementary Review)

This is a marvellous game for elementary students. Basic review for present simple (positive, negative and questions), personal pronouns and prepositions. Realy useful and funny.  You can use ...
2 Views 6,034 BegElem
Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Tatiana Buzuverova
» » Present Simple
This ppt is for student of elementary level (or it may be used for all levels if students have problems with the present simple pronunciation). It helps to practice how to read -s/-es of the verbs ...
2 Views 3,329 All
I'm a Star

I'm a Star

Victoria
Students have to imaigne they are their favourite famous person and write about him/her. After completing the worksheet students have to introduce themselves as if they were that person. As a spea ...
4 Views 7,835 Elem
Icebreaking Dictation

Icebreaking Dictation

corinne hoffert
I use this activity at the beginning of the school year to make a revision of the basics: ame, age, expression of love and dislike, conjugation, etc.. Students usually love it. First I introduce t ...
9 Views 8,267 Int
Household Chores

Household Chores

nydzia
» » Present Simple
This 2-pages long worksheet was created to introduce the vocabulary connected with household chores. The first page contains pictures of people doing various chores. Learners can write the names o ...
7 Views 6,074 BegElemPre-Int
Toys - Go Fish Game

Toys - Go Fish Game

Diana
Present Simple,
A basic Go Fish set of game cards, suitable for young students. Pre-taught vocabulary on toys will need to be covered in your class before kids play this game. Can be adapted to suit any lexical ...
3 Views 5,607 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Golden State

Song Worksheet: Golden State

Kika Acosta
This worksheet is a song performed by Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines in which you will find vocabulary exercises related to body parts, minimal pair exercises, matching and fill in the blanks. Yo ...
2 Views 4,539 Pre-IntIntAdv
Auxiliary Be, Does, Do - Remedial Exercises

Auxiliary Be, Does, Do - Remedial Exercises

Ursula Viessa
» » Present Simple
The worksheet is a very simple one, designed for beginner or elementary students to refresh the use of am, is, are, do, does. These verb forms are easy but also easy to forget, especially when &nb ...
2 Views 4,763 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

English Through Videos
, Present Simple,
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of the simple present tense to describe daily routines. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
8 Views 10,552 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Olga
This is a quick task about winter  which you can use as a time-filler or lead-in. Includes a typical watch and answer task as well as a description of the process. I have also put a picture t ...
1 Views 4,995 ElemPre-IntInt
Daily Routines, Matching Game

Daily Routines, Matching Game

» » Present Simple
This is a matching game. Cut the cards and write numbers 1-24 on the other side. Divide your class into two teams. Students take turns to choose two numbers. If those two numbers match one another ...
3 Views 5,850 Elem

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