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: The second mind map has already been published here in the post on Present continuous tense. Present tenses – rap Watch the rap and then try to answer the comprehension questions in the game On target. Now try the comprehension game. Present tenses – games Now it is time to check whether you understand the grammar point. Do you like this post?
present-simple-or-present-progressive 19- Choose the correct form for each verb. Click on the button beside the correct answer. It ________ quite hard — perhaps we shouldn't go out tonight. snows is snowingLook! 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 I recycle the mind maps which I used in the previous post, because they proved to be really great even at my new school. However, here is another graphical presentation of the two tenses. Present simple and continuous tense – Song Having presented the tenses, it is time to teach the form. You can find more songs for teaching English at In my lessons I play the song and I ask my students to raise their hands when they hear present simple tense. Present simple and continuous tense – Practice
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.
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Simple Present - ESL EFL Teaching Resources Present Simple Dominoes ESL EFL Matching and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes This enjoyable dominoes game is perfect for reviewing the present simple tense. Present Simple Dominoes.PDF Free During the Week ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes In this engaging speaking activity, students make affirmative and negative present simple sentences about their routine activities. During the Week.PDF Exclusive Fact or Fiction ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes In this entertaining activity, students make affirmative and negative present simple statements and their partner guesses if they are true or false. Fact or Fiction.PDF Free Fun with Verbs ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes Here is an excellent multi-purpose worksheet for teaching students verb / noun collocations and subject-verb agreement using the present simple. Fun with Verbs.PDF Exclusive Monday to Friday ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
Sensory verbs (Steve Ford) Steve Ford will teach you how to use sensory verbs and what is the correct tense to use with them. for the eyes: see / lookfor the ears: hear / listenfor the nose: smellfor the tongue: taste (not on the video) for the hands, etc: feelThis last sensory verb is not explained on the video so we will explain it here: 1- We use the simple present tense to express that we perceive something because it is in contact with us (not because we decided to perceive it)- I feel a pain in my back- I feel a little stone inside my shoesWe can also use the simple present to express the way something feels when we touch it (the object is now the subject of the sentence).- This ball feels cold- The new sofa feels really uncomfortable Another use of feel:3- We also use the simple present tense to talk about the way we feel physically or emotionally.
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