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Present tenses

 

The following ESL resources are available for Present tenses:

 
 
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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
 
 

 

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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
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present tenses quiz 1 (187)
Multiple-choice concept quiz
 
 

 

Present simple and present continuous quiz (1026)
Ten-question MC quiz.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present tenses matching activity 1 (188)
Match examples with concepts
 
 

 

Present tenses matching activity 2 (189)
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.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)