present simple - present meanings
Present simple - present meanings
The following ESL resources are available for Present simple - present meanings:
Ss fill in gapped text about their weekday routines. Then form questions and interview their partners
Sentences and pairs of sentences illustrating different uses of present continuous and contrasted with present simple. Ss discuss in pairs
matching - uses with example sentences
focuses on time expressions for present simple and continuous
Find someone who for 'how often' questions
General English course books (adults)
Lindsay Clandfield Rebecca Robb Benne
Photocopiable resource books
21 - Present simple: affirmative and negative Page 21 Game 1 : Small groups. Card game. Ss match pictures and verb cards to make present simple sentences:
Tigers have stripes. Polar bears live near the North Pole
Game 2 : Mill-type activity with role cards.
Who lives on which planet?
Present simple questions; present simple statements.
23 - Present simple: wh- questions Page 23 Set of animal pictures
Set of answers to questions about the animals.
Ss turn over pictures and form appropriate questions; then match to answers.
Pic card: camels.
Answer card : to store water
S must make question, 'Why do camels have humps?'
27 - Frequencey adverbs: always, sometimes,etc. Page 27 Game 1
Small groups. Card game.
Ss match people cards (My brother etc.) with frequency cards (always, on Monday mornings etc.)
and form a sentence.
My brother always oversleeps on Monday mornings.
Pairwork. Card game.
Ss match pictures of people with their personal calenders using clues about their lifestyles in the pictures.
7 - Four people Pages 47 - 48Ss complete personal information forms(fictitious people) by asking partners.
1 - Tower Block Pages 1 - 2All participants are occupants of a tower block.
7 - 46 students.
5 - Lifeswap Pages 5 - 6Each S has a picture of a person with clues to their lifestyle. Ss imagines they are the person in the picture and want to change their lifestyle with someone else's.
7 - Whose Page 7 Ss complete questionnaires as follows:
...is a student whose brother...
Grammar books with exercises
Mark Nettle Diana Hopkins
General English adult course resource packs
1a - 1b Who are you? Page 1 Chart completion on basic personal information (age, job) etc. with 14 role cards
5 But what are they doing now? Page 5 Five pairs of pictures showing a person's permanent job (what s/he does) and their present activity (what s/he is doing now)
3a & b Lifestyle profiles Page 3 Students invent a profile of a person from a picture and read it out. Others have to guess which picture.
14c A life in the day of... Page 14 Ss match pictues of people with statements about their lives and telephone messages that have been left for them.