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Present tenses

 

The following ESL resources are available for Present tenses:

 
 
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Dominoes - present tenses
focuses on time expressions for present simple and continuous
 
 

 

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Present simple vs continuous
Sentences and pairs of sentences illustrating different uses of present continuous and contrasted with present simple. Ss discuss in pairs
 
 

 

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Present tense squares - correction / speaking
Sixteen squares with sentences for correction. Answers provided. Cut up and do in groups of 3 / 4. Covers present simple, present continuous and present perfect and touches on stative and dynamic verbs
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present tenses quiz 1
Multiple-choice concept quiz
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Present tenses matching activity 1
Match examples with concepts
 
 

 

Present tenses matching activity 2
Match examples with concepts
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover 

Global Intermediate Coursebook

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 9   Present simple and present continuous
 
 
Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 9   Present tenses
Present simple, present continuous, present perfect
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 2 Relax  Pages 18 - 19
Present simple, present continuous, present perfect. Present simple for habits / routines and permanent situations. Present continuous for temporary and changing situations. Present perfect.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 4 Special occasions  Pages 34 - 35
Pictures and texts showing people's lives contrasting the two tenses
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover 

Elementary Grammar Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
31 - Present simple or present continuous  Page 31 
Small groups. Matching game with picture cards. Ss match action cards with job cards based on picture clues.
 
 
Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
24 - School reunion  Page 24 
Find information to complete statements about past and present habits.
 
 

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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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 with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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