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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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Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
  This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Negative, grammar form, and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity fo ...
1 Views 1,165 BegElem
How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

Nathan Martin
This lesson plan should be used with English learners at an intermediate level. Before starting, students should have a strong understanding of how to use the past simple tense. They should als ...
1 Views 1,566 Int
Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch this animated video and order the story cards as a way to help reinforce their understanding of this aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed ...
1 Views 1,123 BegElem
Time Expressions

Time Expressions

  This grammar guide contains the most frequently used time expressions through tenses at the intermediate/upper-intermediate level. It's ordered by time (Present, Past, and Future) and by ...
1 Views 1,906 IntAdv
Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards

Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of this aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed the worksh ...
1 Views 1,194 BegElem
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Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Positive grammar form and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by ...
1 Views 2,177 BegElem
Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards. The exercise helps to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity ...
1 Views 1,902 BegElem
Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch the animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complete, simpl ...
1 Views 3,005 BegElem
Around the House

Around the House

Jeff Genet
  A speaking-based lesson for beginners to talk about rooms and things around the home. It includes visual aids for brainstorming and identifying rooms and common household items. Identify ...
1 Views 4,158 BegElemPre-Int
Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complet ...
1 Views 2,776 BegElem
Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Grammatics.education
  This worksheet on the Present Simple Negative is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch while they do their language lesson, then have fun practicin ...
1 Views 2,257 BegElem
Jobs – Kids Lesson Plan – ESL Pals

Jobs – Kids Lesson Plan – ESL Pals

Raedmund Gibbons
  This ESL Kids lesson about jobs includes activities such as matching the words and pictures. Students can interactively learn new vocabulary by filling in the answers and checking their ...
1 Views 3,232 BegElem
Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch our animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is comple ...
1 Views 3,133 BegElem
Good Ones - Charli XCX Song Worksheet

Good Ones - Charli XCX Song Worksheet

Manuelle Reichert
, , Present Simple
  This song worksheet features "Good Ones" by Charli XCX. Students choose the correct tense of the words that are in bold, then complete the sentences with the missing words found in the w ...
1 Views 2,968 All
Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards for animation

Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards for animation

Grammatics.education
  This animated video is for Young learners to watch and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of each aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have complete ...
1 Views 3,277 BegElem
Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards for animation

Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards for animation

Grammatics.education
  This animated video is for Young learners to watch and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of each aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have complete ...
1 Views 2,792 BegElem
Present Simple Question Animated YouTube Video

Present Simple Question Animated YouTube Video

Grammatics
    This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their language lesson, then have fun coloring and finally ...
1 Views 2,923 BegElem
Present Simple Positive Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Positive Writing Worksheet

Grammatics.education
  This worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with our animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their language lesson, then have fun practicing writing and finall ...
1 Views 3,113 BegElem
At the Doctor

At the Doctor

Jeff Genet
    There are lots of visual aids to get your students talking, retelling, and telling stories about Going to See the Doctor. Students watch a fun and engaging YouTube video with voc ...
1 Views 4,087 BegElemPre-Int
Present Simple Question – Order Story Cards for Animation

Present Simple Question – Order Story Cards for Animation

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and order the story cards as a way to help reinforce their understanding of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed the worksheet, s ...
1 Views 3,725 BegElem
Present Simple Negative – Video Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Negative – Video Writing Worksheet

Grammatics
  This worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and complete their language lesson They can then have fun writing and creati ...
1 Views 2,822 BegElem
Present Simple Question – Background for Animated Video

Present Simple Question – Background for Animated Video

Grammatics.education
    This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and do their language lesson, then have fun coloring and finally cr ...
1 Views 2,322 BegElem
Present Simple Question YouTube Writing worksheet

Present Simple Question YouTube Writing worksheet

Grammatics
T   This worksheet about monkeys is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and complete their language lesson, then have fun writing and creating their ...
1 Views 5,168 BegElem
Present Simple animated YouTube video - Accompanying Background

Present Simple animated YouTube video - Accompanying Background

Grammatics
  This background is designed to be used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch and 'do' their first lesson, then have fun colouring and finally creating t ...
1 Views 3,846 BegElem
Gravity Falls Video Activities

Gravity Falls Video Activities

DIANA CASTRO
  Students watch Episode 1, Season 1 of "Gravity Falls" until Part 4. It's about 20 minutes. This video activity is suitable for A1, A2 students. It includes comprehension and vocabulary a ...
1 Views 7,075 Elem

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