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150 FREE Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Worksheets

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Susan's Daily RoutineSusan's Daily Routine
The final tense subsection deals with present simple and present continuous verbs. Students may not grasp the difference between these two tenses immediately so by drawing their attention to when each tense is used, the unique purpose of each will become clear. There are 150 worksheets to help your students practice using both tenses. When completing this worksheet students have to carefully choose which tense to use when completing the first thirty sentences. The second section is a matching exercise where students match questions with appropriate responses. If you think this would be too overwhelming for your elementary or pre-intermediate students, consider choosing some of these sentences to use in a worksheet of your own or just view some other worksheets that you and your students might like better. If you already have worksheets on this topic, please take a moment to submit them so that other busy teachers can learn from you.

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State Verbs (Groups and Exceptions)

State Verbs (Groups and Exceptions)

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Here is a list of some state verbs put into groups according to their meaning. There are also some exceptions when some of them are used in the progressive with a change in meaning. I usually ask ...
2 All levels
The Present Continuous Power Point Presentation

The Present Continuous Power Point Presentation

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This is a Power Point presentation with nice visuals. It has more pictures than writing, so it can be both entertaining and educational. It was created many years ago but proved to be effective.Th ...
4 Elementary
What Are They Doing Now?

What Are They Doing Now?

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This pairwork worksheet uses everyday activities to practice the contrast between present simple and present continuous. This very structured practice is best used with elementary and pre-intermed ...
12 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple or Present Continuous?

Present Simple or Present Continuous?

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The power point gives a brief overview of which time tags to use with which grammar tense: present simple or present progessive. It then offers a fun game for students to try and choose the best s ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

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This worksheet contains different tasks to the song "Lemon Tree" by Fool's Garden: mark the sentences T(true) or F(false), fill in the chart, find and correct grammar and spelling mistakes. I hope ...
9 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Present Simple versus Present Continuous for Beginners

Present Simple versus Present Continuous for Beginners

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This worksheet is designed for beginner ESL students who wish to have additional practice with simple present/present continuous. By using a word bank, students must decide on the correct word as ...
4 Complete Beginner
Present vs. Present

Present vs. Present

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A simple activity for students to practice present simple and present continuous (sorry, no answer key). Good for reviews and classes were you need to show the difference between the two tenses. P ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Dog and the Butcher

Movie Worksheet: Dog and the Butcher

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Dog and the Butcher is a short silent cartoon about the touching relationship of the naughty dog and its sometimes strict owner. The worksheet consists of two tasks: the first one is to match the ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree (Present Simple & Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree (Present Simple & Continuous)

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Lemon Tree from the band Fool's Garden. It is a useful song to examine the simple present and continuous tenses. The song is really soft. And the students really like it. You can use it after you ...
5 Elementary
Present Simple and Continuous - Revision

Present Simple and Continuous - Revision

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This is a worksheet for elementary and pre-intermediate students that revises present tenses in two simple exercises. The first one is a typical gap filling exercise. The second one is very simila ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Revision of Present Tenses

Revision of Present Tenses

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You can use this worksheet to revise present tenses. I sincerely hope it can help students understand a bit more the differences between these two tenses. I included also a few extra exercises, on ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Tenses Revision in Speaking

Tenses Revision in Speaking

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It's a useful tool if you want to test how well the students have learned the tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous. ...
7 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
A Day in the Life Of

A Day in the Life Of

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A creative writing worksheet to practice the use of present simple and continuous. To make it more interesting, elicit the names of famous people they dislike and then hand out the worksheets and ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple vs Present Progressive and Stative Verbs

Present Simple vs Present Progressive and Stative Verbs

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This worksheet is good as a summary and even as an exam for the 7th and 8th graders. It evaluates the knowkedge of positive and negative form  of present simple, present progressive and stati ...
9 Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Gap Filling

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Gap Filling

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It's a worksheet to practise the use of present simple and present continuous. The students have to fill the gaps with the correct tense. It should be used with students of the pre-intermediate or ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

Movie Worksheet: The Wabbit Who Came to Supper

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This worksheet is based on the classic Disney cartoon from Bugs Bunny vs Elmer Fudd series. The short text gives the gist of the movie. Students have to open the brackets, putting the verbs in the ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple and Continuous - Trekking Journal

Present Simple and Continuous - Trekking Journal

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This is a usual worksheet where your students have to put the verbs in brackets into appropriate present tense. There is a scheme that can help them understand the differences between the two pres ...
15 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Simple / Present Continuous / Past Simple

Present Simple / Present Continuous / Past Simple

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This is a worksheet to recall the present simple, present continuous and past simple tenses. Easy exercises to start a new school year. In this worksheet you will find different exercises to ...
19 Elementary
Miscellanea 6

Miscellanea 6

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Miscellanea 6: This worksheet has got four activities about some verbal tenses: simple present, present continuous, simple past and present perfect. Students have to complete the sentences using t ...
7 Pre-Intermediate
Restaurants & Eating Out

Restaurants & Eating Out

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2 pages lesson plan on the topic of "Restaurants & Eating Out". Includes: reading, vocabulary, discussion questions, grammar and phrasal verbs. Level: beginner (pre-A1), elementary (A1), ...
34 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Practice Present Tenses

Practice Present Tenses

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People will be able to practice making questions and answers based on the two present tenses (present simple and present continuous). This activity can be done in pairs or groups of 3 to more. Ver ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
After a Vacation

After a Vacation

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A 2 page lesson plan on topic of "After a Vacation". Includes: reading, vocabulary, discussion questions, grammar and phrasal verbs. How to use these lesson plans: 1. Start with vocabula ...
21 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Simple vs Present Continuous Worksheet

Present Simple vs Present Continuous Worksheet

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These are three exercises to practice both tenses in contrast. 1)Choose the correct verb form. 2)Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense or present c ...
18 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Simple vs Present Continuous

Present Simple vs Present Continuous

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Just a handout for practice! There are three types of exercises: gap-filling (in both monologue and dialogue contexts), sentence-completion and multiple choice questions. Best used for pre- to i ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Correcting Mistakes

Correcting Mistakes

This worksheet is meant for revision classes at intermediate level. By correcting mistakes and explaining differences between various grammar forms students will learn more about simple and contin ...
7 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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