Present simple tense for elementary students | Games to learn English Present simple is one of the most important tenses in English. It is quite easy to teach and learn but it must be done properly. In this post I am going to teach some vocabulary first and then teach the forms using the verbs. ADVERT: In this post you can find a worksheet, a video and an interactive quiz to teach the vocabulary for daily activities. If you need the pronunciation, you should try the following video. Daily activities – worksheets To practise the vocabulary there are several activities. If you would like to play the quiz on the full screen, click the following button. There are four more activities in a print form. When the students know the vocabulary, I believe it is time to introduce the grammar. Here is a short song to practise the daily activities. Present simple tense – grammar Here is the infographic for present simple tense: ADVERT: The infographic contains a lot of details. Present simple tense – stories To help my students remember the grammar, I tell stories.
To Be Present - Grammar for Kids (Harcourt School Publisher) Bradley´s Multiple Choice Quiz (Churchil House School of English) Simple Present of the verb to be Is he a student? Yes, he is. No, he isn't.Is she from Mexico? Simple Present [VERB] + s/es in third person Examples: You speak English. Complete List of Simple Present Forms USE 1 Repeated Actions Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. I play tennis. USE 2 Facts or Generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the speaker believes that a fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future. Cats like milk. USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. The train leaves tonight at 6 PM. USE 4 Now (Non-Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now. I am here now. The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc. You only speak English. Once a week, Tom cleans the car. More About Active / Passive Forms Your personal online English school.
Present Simple Use Okay, now you know how to make the present simple. But how do we use it? In fact, we use this tense in several different situations: (More about the difference between the present simple and the present continuous here.) My Present Simple Video 1: First, we use the Present Simple when something is generally true: The sun rises in the east.People need food.It snows in winter.The sky isn't green.Plants die without water.Two and two make four. 2: We also need to use this tense for a situation that we think is more or less permanent (see the present continuous for a temporary situation - one which we think won't last long): Where do you live? 3: The next use is for habits or things that we do regularly. Do you smoke? 4: Four, we use the simple present to talk about what happens in books, plays, or films: 5: We use it in the first and the zero conditionals: If it rains, I won't come.If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils. 6: Strangely, we can use this tense to talk about the future.