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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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Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Irina
This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your ...
5 Views 4,984 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

English Through Videos
, Present Simple,
This fun video activity is to practise using the present simple tense when describing daily routines. The video shows the daily routine of a Stormtrooper. While watching the video, learners must d ...
3 Views 2,883 BegElemPre-IntInt
Present Simple Interview PPT

Present Simple Interview PPT

, Present Simple
A power point presentation to practice asking questions in present simple with 'you' and the 3rd person singular. The ppt was initially created for a one-to-one class, but can easily be adapted fo ...
6 Views 3,444 BegElem
Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Writing: Celine Dion Short Biography

Agnieszka Bialek
Simple worksheet for writing a few simple sentences about Celine Dion based on given information. Each following sentence is based on the following information given at the top of the page. This e ...
3 Views 3,084 ElemPre-Int
Tenses Revision Board Game

Tenses Revision Board Game

Students use prompts + the subject in the field they land on to make questions/positive/negative sentences. Applicable to all tenses. E.g., revision of past tense. A student rolls a 5 and makes a ...
11 Views 4,741 ElemPre-IntInt
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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 ...
2 Views 8,104 BegElem
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 ...
1 Views 1,835 Pre-Int
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 ...
8 Views 4,966 BegElemPre-IntInt
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 ...
2 Views 3,405 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 6,693 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 3,442 BegElem
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 ...
1 Views 3,258 Elem
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 ...
6 Views 6,650 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
3 Views 3,329 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 3,372 Beg
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 ...
3 Views 2,964 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 2,549 Elem
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.
2 Views 1,663 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 3,526 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 3,761 ElemPre-IntInt
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 ...
3 Views 4,696 Elem
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). 
3 Views 6,712 BegElemPre-IntInt
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 ...
3 Views 2,546 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 5,239 ElemInt
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 ...
4 Views 2,313 Elem

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