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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: 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 ...
6 Views 3,300 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 2,830 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 4,137 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

This worksheet was made to revise meals of the day, fruit and vegetables, present simple, quantity of food (some; a glass/cup/bowl /piece of smth.), the "Would you like some...?" questions and pos ...
1 Views 2,859 Elem
Tenses Table

Tenses Table

Nikki
This is an overview of the different tenses in English: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past simple, past continuous, past perfect,  past perf ...
6 Views 8,106 All
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Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Trần Phương Bảo Ng
This worksheet should be used after your students watch Animal Classification for Children by Free School on Youtube. This will help your kids recognize and remember different types of animals. I ...
2 Views 3,387 Pre-Int
Word Order in Questions

Word Order in Questions

Sofiavis
Present Simple,
First there is an explanation of how to ask questions in present simple using the verb to be and other verbs. Then  there are exerices to support the theory. The answers are provided and it i ...
7 Views 4,631 Pre-Int
Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Present Simple (Pronunciation -S/-Es)

Tatiana
» » Present Simple
Sometimes students know perfectly how to create a present simple form but they make mistakes pronouncing the verb form. This is a simple exercise to check or just practice the pronunciation of the ...
3 Views 2,594 Elem
Bingo, Daily Routines

Bingo, Daily Routines

Present Simple,
Cut the cards and give each pair a bingo card. Name the activities randomly and students cross them out of their card. When they cross all the activities out, they call out Bingo. The first team t ...
6 Views 5,427 Elem
Questions Drill (for Russian Speakers)

Questions Drill (for Russian Speakers)

Present Simple, ,
This is a great worksheet for practising  questions with elementary students. They have to create questions with given words and tips. Print it on the color paper, cut it, make it one column ...
2 Views 3,344 BegElem
Action Verb

Action Verb

, Present Simple
Prepare a list of main texts you want to practice. For example if you want to practice making sentences using the simple past tense, choose a number of verbs as your main text,  e.g., read, e ...
3 Views 5,216 ElemPre-Int
Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

This game is appropriate for reviewing time, daily routine and present simple. It's suitable for young learners. Divide the class into 2 groups ask them to choose a number, back of each number th ...
6 Views 5,317 BegElem
Under the Bridge (Story Book)

Under the Bridge (Story Book)

» » Present Simple
This worksheet is appropriate for improving students' listening skills. It's suitable for elementary students. This is based on the story book called "Under the Bridge". Hope you find it usef ...
3 Views 2,345 BegElem
Daily Routine (Listening)

Daily Routine (Listening)

Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for practicing listening and daily routine activities. This is based on the book Tactics for Listening, Basic, unit 4. It's suitable for elementary students ...
4 Views 4,549 BegElem
Daily Routine

Daily Routine

Present Simple,
This worksheet is appropriate for elementary students. It is useful for talking about students' daily routine activities. Good luck.
4 Views 11,650 BegElem
Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

Talk about Your Likes and Dislikes

This worksheet is helpful for practicing speaking skills in class and also it's appropriate for practicing present simple. It is based on the book: "Oxford Word Skills"- Basic, unit 48 and 50.&nbs ...
4 Views 8,916 BegElem
My Day

My Day

Jovita
» » Present Simple
I have created this worksheet to help my students to develop elementary speaking skills. There are 2 activities. In the first activity students are asked to describe their day looking at given pic ...
2 Views 2,851 Elem
There Is/There Are for Children (with Drawing)

There Is/There Are for Children (with Drawing)

William Work
This PDF document allows children to practise the "there is/there are" sentences with fill-ins. There are also drawings beneath the sentence practice for the child to then draw the object, e.g., a ...
3 Views 3,252 BegElem
Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Listening: Pronunciation for Portuguese Speakers

Present Simple, ,
This is a simple listening activity addressed to Brazilian learners, but of course it can be applied to all students. I adapted this activity from a book, called Take Over, by Denise Santos. The a ...
3 Views 1,962 BegElem
Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

I have decided to prepare this song acitivity to get basic students more engaged. It is a great song, and they will fully understand some verbs and expressions, for they are not so complex. As men ...
4 Views 6,162 BegElem
Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Cristian Alexander
Students will have to ask their partners: do you like...? They will practice the structure: I like.... I don't like, then they will able to make a short report about the results obtained in the su ...
10 Views 14,765 BegElem
Famous People

Famous People

This file includes some information about some famous people. It contains their names, nationalities, ages, occupations and their website addresses. You can use this worksheet to practice greeting ...
5 Views 11,235 Elem
What Is Their Nationality?

What Is Their Nationality?

Marcos
Present Simple,
What is their nationality ?  The worksheet deals with 4 people, their nationality, names and place of birth. It can help ESL students asking questions.
4 Views 3,925 Beg
Orientation Session Game

Orientation Session Game

, Present Simple,
I have designed this game for the first session of my class. It includes these topics: action verbs, food, and toys. The grammar focuces on present simple and present continuous. Divide your class ...
4 Views 3,919 Elem
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 ...
12 Views 12,002 ElemPre-Int

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