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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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This is the first tense students learn so while previous lessons most likely focused on vocabulary, lessons on the present simple will emphasize basic sentence structures and verbs. This is a very exciting point in ESL coursework because students will be able to convey information and converse with one another through the use of sentences. Since it is a popular topic, there are 1,100 worksheets and activities included in this section as well as several related articles and warmers. All of these wonderful resources can help you prepare for teaching this topic in your classroom. On this page is a popular worksheet called “Susan’s Daily Routine” which you might consider using in elementary classes. It consists of a short story and then six practice activities that focus on the present simple, prepositions of time, and comprehension. If you feel that words such as eats and drinks should be included in the worksheet, just go ahead and replace phrases with these vocabulary words. The whole worksheet is easy to edit. If this is not appropriate for your English language learners, take a look at some of the other available worksheets. You are sure to find something.

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Revising the Present Simple Tense

Revising the Present Simple Tense

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This is a 2-page worksheet for revising the present simple tense at elementary level. There are 6 different activities in which students are asked to choose the correct option, rewrite the se ...
1 Elementary
Have or Has?

Have or Has?

•Present Simple,
This is a simple worksheet to practice the usage of "have" and "has." There are two identical activities on a single page - print and cut into two parts, give to two students.
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Introduce Yourself [for Spanish Speakers]

Basic activity for the first class. Ss are asked to complete a text with some personal information. They have tips in Spanish to help them understand the main vocabulary. It is a writing exercise, ...
2 Complete Beginner
Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

Talking About Your Daily Routine - Word Meaning

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Students will learn the meaning of some common words for their daily routines. The activity can be used with flash cards, cliparts, photos, etc. The worksheet has the answers and so the teacher on ...
4 Complete Beginner
Practicing Do and Does Questions

Practicing Do and Does Questions

•, Present Simple
Simple activity for practicing do and does in questions. You need a dice. Get students to throw the dice twice and make a question using the numbers they roll, first choosing do or does, ask a que ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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What's in the House?

What's in the House?

•Present Simple,
This presentation helps you teaching basic vocabulary for the topic of houses and flats when you teach beginner level students. You can also practise the structure there's a/there isn't a..., prep ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

American Headway Elementary Listening Practice

Extensive listening practice for America Headway Elementary. The file provides the link where audio tracks are available for download. For each track I wrote the related questions. Exercises range ...
1 Elementary
Present Simple: Verb to Be

Present Simple: Verb to Be

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This is an easy worksheet for revising the verb to be at elementary level. There are 4 activities in which students are asked to complete with am (‘m), is (‘s) or are, write the c ...
5 Elementary
Simple Present

Simple Present

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This is a layout in the form of a table of the main principles of building the simple present tense, including different forms that might be used in the third person singular including its pronoun ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

Verb to Be and Have Got through Reading

•Present Simple,
This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the verb to be and have got at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, say if the statements are true or fals ...
2 Elementary
Jobs and Activities at Work

Jobs and Activities at Work

•Present Simple,
Can be used to practise present simple statements and job vocabulary. You can give it to students as a whole paper to complete or cut it into separate cards to match. Students can be asked to add ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple Through Reading IV

Present Simple Through Reading IV

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This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the present simple tense and prepositions of place at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students a ...
4 Elementary
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Unscramble Sentences 4

Unscramble Sentences 4

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Unscramble sentences 4: twenty sentences to revise the simple present tense. Students have to write these sentences into their correct order. The first sentences are easier but then they get more ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Personal Questions- Simple Present

Personal Questions- Simple Present

•Present Simple,
This exercise will help you revise question words and personal questions.  Students will have to unscramble sentences and sort out difficulties finding grammar as well as spelling mistakes. ...
6 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

I use this with my basic class to teach simple present with a focus on habits and facts. The issue of homelessness is common enough for everyone to talk about and to have thoughts on. There is a c ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Gap-fill Story with Auxiliary Verbs

Gap-fill Story with Auxiliary Verbs

•, Present Simple
The worksheet is aimed to motivate elementary young learners to read an illustrated story about a brother and a sister by using the auxiliary verbs be, can and have got. Students must have been al ...
5 Elementary
A Yes - No Questions Game

A Yes - No Questions Game

•, Present Simple
This is a fun game for beginners to practice yes/ no questions with "be". The purpose of this game is students try to guess the famous person behind the scene. My students really love this game!&n ...
3 Complete Beginner
Present Simple

Present Simple

•Present Simple,
It is a reading worksheet in which learners are informed about how the Smiths spend their working day. Ss are required to do a true/ false statement exercise in order for them to ensure they have ...
2 Elementary
My Summer Holiday

My Summer Holiday

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The worksheet is aimed at elementary learners to practise the affirmative and interrogative form of the present simple tense. A gap-fill story is written where students are asked to to put the rig ...
4 Elementary
Basic Conversation Questions

Basic Conversation Questions

These worksheets can be used as a speaking activity. Students work in pairs and take turns in asking the questions. It's good if you as a teacher to circulate and monitor their work. At the end, h ...
8 All levels
Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Easy and interactive song worksheet: Invisible by U2 is slow enough for beginners to practice English. Have students unscramble the lines, circle the correct words and fill the blanks with missing ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

The following worksheet contains activities to help students practice three main tenses, simple present, simple past and present continuous. Students will identify different verbs and complete act ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
There Is/ There Are

There Is/ There Are

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It is a worksheet with an illustrated gap-fill exercise to facilitate and excite students. It practices there is/there are with what can be found in their town. There is also an exercise for ...
5 Elementary
Celebrities and Nationalities

Celebrities and Nationalities

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This power point presentation explores the use of the verb "be" in an intuitive way. Helping the students to grasp the difference between "is" and "are" in the simple present. The presentation is ...
5 Complete Beginner
What Do You Do Everyday?

What Do You Do Everyday?

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You can use this worksheet to help students to internalize the simple present rules, in both the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. Fast learners love this activity, as they are willing ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary

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