Present Tense Worksheets

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Title
What kind of food do you like?
Target Structure
Likes and Dislikes
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Likes and dislikes is a great topic for lower-level students, as it gives them the opportunity to personalize the language they are learning.

This worksheet looks at some common expressions associated with likes and dislikes. This includes:

* I'm a big fan of...
* I'm really into
* I can't stand
* I don't mind

There is a conversation, some practice exercises and role-play.

The lesson finishes off with a class survey.

 


 

Title
Your Free Time
Target Structure
Present Simple
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Elementary students need lots of practice of the Present Simple!

This worksheet looks at a simple conversation about hobbies, and gives your class the opportunity personalize the language by asking and answering questions using the Present Simple.

There is an opening speculation exercise, followed by a gap-fill conversation. Your students will then look at some common hobby collocations.

The lesson rounds off with multiple conversations, as your students ask their classmates questions about hobbies, using the Present Simple.

This lesson will help your elementary students become much more confident with their question and answering skills.

 


 

Title
What are you reading?
Target Structure
Present Simple v Present Continuous
Level
Elementary
Time
40 minutes
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Description
Students can find the difference between 'I am reading' and 'I read' tough to master. This worksheet will definitely help!

There is a conversation showing the difference between the two forms. This is followed by comprehension questions, personalisation work and a mixing activity to get your class using the language actively.

This worksheet is written for elementary-level students.

 


 

Title
Talking About Your Job
Target Structure
Present Simple / Job Questions
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This new worksheet looks at common questions about jobs that every student needs to be able to answer - whether you're teaching business English or not!

The worksheet begins with students matching pictures to job titles. This is followed by a gap-fill conversation and comprehension questions. There's a mix-and-match exercise with eight common work-related questions, followed by the chance for your students to personalise the language.

After these activities, your students will be confident enough with the language to interview a partner about his / her job.

 


 

Title
Sean's Week
Target Structure
Present Simple
Level
Elementary
Time
45 minutes
Your Notes   

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Description
How confident are your students with the Present Simple? This worksheet provides lots of opportunities to gain fluency (and confidence) with the target language.

There's a short gap-fill reading, question/answer exercises, preposition work, and a personalisation section.

This worksheet is written for elementary-level learners.

[Re-released with updates March 2012.]


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