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Simple Present

Simple Present
[VERB] + s/es in third person Examples: You speak English. Do you speak English? You do not 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

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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.) Present simple and continuous tenses Many elementary students feel they cannot see the difference between these two tenses. To help them I have created a rap which explains the grammar and gives some example sentences, two mind maps explaining everything simply and several games to practise this grammar point. I hope you will find it useful. Present tenses – mind maps The first mind map explains the basics about the present simple tense: Present Continuous [am/is/are + present participle] Examples: You are watching TV. Are you watching TV? You are not watching TV. Complete List of Present Continuous Forms

Learn English - Beginner Lesson #1 - How’s It Going? Audio Lesson Archives Video Lesson Archives Download Audio and Video Lessons Add Lesson to Dashboard Basic Lesson Checklist Present simple or present continuous tense - improved I have already published a post on Present simple and continuous tense here. However, as my teaching situation changed I realize that I need a slightly different type of materials and a bit more of them. So in this post I add the following materials: a Song, Speaking exercise, graphical explanation of the usage of the tenses, three interactive games and a worksheet. I hope you will find these materials really useful. ADVERT: Present simple and continuous tense – visual presentation

Simple Past [VERB+ed] or irregular verbs Examples: You called Debbie. Did you call Debbie? Things for ESL/EFL Teachers Things for ESL/EFL TeachersFrom The Internet TESL Journal Optimized for SpeedNo Advertising, No Images, Minimal HTML, No Nonsense. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Projects Present simple tense for elementary students 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.

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