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Tenses (general)

 

The following ESL resources are available for Tenses (general):

 
 
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Mingle - tenses and question forms
Suitable as a general higher levels introductions activity also. Ss write short answers for each topic, and in pairs prepare questions. Then mingle to find someone with the same answer
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present and past tenses quiz
Multiple-choice quiz: present, past, present perfect, past perfect tenses.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Personal letter gap fill exercise
Fill the gaps with the correct forms of the verbs.
 
 

 

Present perfect, past simple and past continuous 01
Gapped dialogue. 'Have you ever...?' with a short anecdote as the reply using past simple and past continuous.
 
 

 

Present perfect, past simple and past continuous 02
Gapped dialogue. 'Have you ever...?' with a short anecdote as the reply using past simple and past continuous.
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Verb tense quiz external link icon
Ten question mixed tense MC quiz
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 69 
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 62 
Bookwork : make indirect questions from direct questions (Interview with Madonna) ; match questions and replies.
 
Unit 1 Images  Page 5 
Gapped script (people talking about memorable images of the 20th C) + recording ; mulitple choice grammar exercise
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 10 - 11  Revision of verb forms
(1) Revision of verb forms quiz: 'Nine things you should know about English verbs.'
 
Module 1 Past and present  Page 11   Growing up a British Asian
Reading with multiple-choices for verb forms
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 5   grammar
Multiple-choice tense exercise
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)