Simple Present

English language learners of all levels need the present tense to communicate effectively. Our NEW Simple Present lesson allows lower-level students to learn and practice this common verb tense in a fun and engaging way. The daily routines theme is something all learners can relate to!

This comprehensive 14-page lesson offers a variety of grammar, speaking, and writing activities to get your students comfortable with this common tense. There are individual, pair, and group activities to keep your students’ engagement level as high as possible.

More simple present resources

  • Simple Present – Be is a 15-page lesson with many fun activities. The theme is introductions.
  • Our 14-page lesson on There Is / There Are will have students familiar with this common sentence pattern in no time.
  • Try How to Introduce Yourself in English for speaking and listening practice. This blog post includes a free, printable dialogue.
  • This fun, printable activity gives your students practice with the simple present: Be Verb Practice: Be Yourself Game.
  • Check out our blog for teaching tips (see Teaching the Simple Present) and an activity (see Daily Routines Game – Reviewing the Simple Present Tense).
  • Our Grammar School has many simple present lessons that are broken down into categories, like Do, Can, Be, and Wh-Questions. There are more than enough worksheets to practice in class and do for homework. We also have simple present lessons in the Q & A Review and Grammar Stories sections of the Grammar School.
  • Our Library section lets students see the simple present in action. There are 17 simple present lessons in our Library – Present Simple Stories section. These lessons also include a digital component that students can do in class or at home.
  • Our Conversation Station has two categories of simple present dialogues: Present Simple Dialogues 1 and 2. Each section has over 20 worksheets!
  • Almost all of our Discovery Center lessons use the simple present. Students can see this tense in use as they read about topics that interest them such as animals, famous places, and food.
  • Our Verbs & Prepositions section in our Word Bank has a nine-page lesson on Daily Routines. Perfect practice for repeated actions in the simple present!
  • Stay tuned for a simple present lesson on Adverbs of Frequency—coming soon!

Find this lesson in the Grammar School – Basic Grammar Structures.


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