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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 tense and punctuation usage for beginners

Simple present tense and punctuation usage for beginners

Narjis Abdallah
» » Present Simple
This question sheet focuses on the present simple tense to measure a beginner's understanding of the variable usage of this form of verb. It contains exercises such as filling in the blanks, r ...
1 Views 124 BegElem
Song: Memories by Maroon 5 – Level A2

Song: Memories by Maroon 5 – Level A2

ARACELI REYES
  This song by Maroon 5 helps to practice verbs in the past tense and listening comprehension. It is suitable for A2-level students. After listening to the song and completing the activiti ...
1 Views 5,005 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Song Worksheet: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Tatiana Rivadeneira
, Present Simple,
  This short worksheet is for elementary and pre-intermediate students to help them recognize the present and past simple tenses. It includes words that might sound alike or can be confusi ...
1 Views 1,113 ElemPre-Int
Inner Workings Video Worksheet

Inner Workings Video Worksheet

Maria Sol Manuli
  The activities in this worksheet are based on the short film "Inner workings". The activities were made to practice the "present simple" and vocabulary related to a daily routine. Other ...
1 Views 7,158 BegElemPre-Int
Songworksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

Songworksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

  Studenst listen to the song on YouTube and complete the lyrics with the instructions in the chart for each blank. The blanks correspond to verbs in the present simple (inc. to be) and pr ...
1 Views 3,802 BegElemPre-Int
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J.S.Bach and Baroque Music

J.S.Bach and Baroque Music

Vivien Bieliková
  The presentation comprises teaching material related to Baroque Music and the personality of J.S.Bach a – the sort of dissemination for non-commercial purposes to the widest commun ...
1 Views 2,847 Elem
THE QUEEN’S SPEECH

THE QUEEN’S SPEECH

Anastasiia
, , Present Simple
  The worksheet focuses on the use of Present Simple, Present Continuous, Future Simple, Present Perfect tenses. Students observe the use of the tenses in Queen Elizabeth’s address t ...
1 Views 4,532 Pre-IntInt

"Something Stupid" Song Worksheet

Phil Raymond
  This is a listening activity for elementary learners based on a section of the New English File Elementary book, page 19. This was made for those who perhaps have never tried listening t ...
1 Views 4,262 Elem
Power Point Song – Behind Blue Eyes By Limp Bizkit

Power Point Song – Behind Blue Eyes By Limp Bizkit

This is a multiple way of practicing English from listening comprehension to grammar rules. There are a variety of methods to teach students by using songs. Students can watch and listen to ...
1 Views 3,554 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

  Students listen to the lyrics of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi through the given link and fill in the verbs in the Present Simple and Present Continuous tenses, including the verb t ...
1 Views 3,444 ElemPre-IntInt
Present Simple reading – Describing People

Present Simple reading – Describing People

Kamila
    This worksheet was created for  Elementary level adult students. They read the descriptions and match them with the photos on page 2.  The sheet can be used to revise t ...
1 Views 4,574 BegElemPre-IntInt
Song worksheet: Someone You Loved

Song worksheet: Someone You Loved

  After watching and listening to the video of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi, students then complete the lyrics by filling in the blanks. This sheet covers the verbs in the Present Si ...
1 Views 3,032 BegElemPre-Int
Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

  There are multiple way of practicing English by using songs – from listening comprehension to grammar rules. Students listen to the song and complete the three defined activities t ...
1 Views 2,388 Pre-IntIntAdv
A Whole New World – Verbs, Adjectives & Nouns

A Whole New World – Verbs, Adjectives & Nouns

    Teaching students by using songs presents a variety of methods to practice English from listening comprehension to grammar rules. In this song A Whole New World By Peabo Bryson a ...
1 Views 4,052 Pre-IntIntAdv
American Saturday Night Song Sheet

American Saturday Night Song Sheet

Yuvia Chairez
Present Simple, , ,
This worksheet to be used along with Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night is for intermediate levels of ESL learners. The song has several activities, mostly aimed at translating, usage ...
1 Views 1,993 Int
Animal Exercises

Animal Exercises

Natalia Shtefan
This worksheet is for child-beginners to practise words sand speak on the topic of animals. It includes revision, spelling, reading exercises and the Present Simple tense. Pictures and simpl ...
1 Views 4,704 Elem
Passive Voice – Present Simple & Past Simple Worksheet

Passive Voice – Present Simple & Past Simple Worksheet

, , Present Simple
  This short worksheet includes information on the rules for using the Passive Voice. There are two exercises to practise the Present Simple & the Past Simple Passive forms. One activi ...
1 Views 3,589 Pre-IntInt
Jobs – Present simple (third person singular)

Jobs – Present simple (third person singular)

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
Present Simple,
  Students put the words in order to complete sentences. This activity will help revise the vocabulary about jobs and practise the present simple third person singular. Students often forg ...
1 Views 3,316 ElemPre-Int
Vincent By Tim Burton Movie Worksheet

Vincent By Tim Burton Movie Worksheet

Brenda Carolina
  This lesson is based on the short movie Vincent by Tim Burton. It helps with vocabulary and comprehension and includes pre- and while-watching activities. Students match the words to the ...
1 Views 3,232 ElemPre-Int
'TO BE' AFFIRMATVE MULTIPLE CHOICE GAME

'TO BE' AFFIRMATVE MULTIPLE CHOICE GAME

» » Present Simple
  This a multiple choice ppt game is for elementary and complete beginners. Students choose a number and complete the sentence given. Suitable for revision and practice of the interrogativ ...
1 Views 2,049 BegElem
The Present Simple Tense

The Present Simple Tense

, Present Simple,
  This resource has a few exercises to practise the Present Simple Tense. It is appropriate for revision and learning the rules concerning tense and the position of adverbs in a sentence.& ...
1 Views 3,564 ElemPre-Int
Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

  Mr. Popper's Penguins is a comedy with penguins doing silly things which are fun to watch. On this worksheet the class watches a few scenes in the movie, beginning and ending with design ...
1 Views 3,671 ElemPre-IntInt
About Myself Mind Map

About Myself Mind Map

Igor Klimko
, , Present Simple,
  This mind map provides a speaking activity and can be used as a guideline for new students to introduce themselves. It can also be used for questions and an ...
1 Views 5,161 Pre-IntInt
Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise

Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise

Bianka Molnar
Great for homework or in-class practice, this exercise teaches students to choose between using Present Simple or Present Continuous verbs. An answer key is provided.
1 Views 7,566 ElemPre-IntInt
Routine – Simple Present

Routine – Simple Present

Angela S Carvalho
» » Present Simple
  This simple worksheet introduces ESL students to Simple Present and daily routines. Students observe each picture and complete Garfield's routine using verbs in the Simple Present which ...
1 Views 4,556 BegElem

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