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Old age gets to us all. Even the strongest and fittest person reaches an age when they need help with everyday activities. If your folks have reached that point, can you be there for them on a day to day, hour by hour, minute to minute basis? The answer for most people with families of their own and regular jobs is a reluctant “no” so the next best thing for senior citizens in need of regular help is a senior community. A retirement community for those who can generally care for themselves is a great idea as your folks could join an assisted living community which will give you peace of mind that they’re being looked after.

As with buying a new home, the location of the retirement community is the biggest thing. Remember that while your folks might be pretty active now over time they will become less willing and able to get themselves around by car or by public transport so a retirement community near your home is best. Your parents will want to be near you and any children you have so they’ll appreciate living close by too. However, if you’re folks aren’t used to the area, you might be causing them too much of a disturbance by moving them closer to you. In that case, some compromise is needed. Why not look at places within their area that are closer to you or easily accessible by major roads?

Types of Senior Living

Senior communities aren’t all alike. They can be broadly broken down into three. Continuing care retirement communities, which are complexes designed for those who can generally take care of themselves. These places offer companionship and a sense of community. The second option is congregate housing. In this arrangement, the residents live apart but have one shared meal a day so this is ideal for a senior citizen who lives alone. Assisted living communities are the third option. In these places, daily services are provided including dining, housekeeping, and nursing.


There’s no way of telling whether your folks will like the places you’re suggesting for them and you’ll have very little confidence that they’ll enjoy the places you’ve selected unless you get some first-person accounts of life in those residences. Do you know people living in senior communities who could give you the value of their experience? If not, do you know others in your situation that have older folks living in a retirement community? If so, ask their opinions.

Visit the Place

Even if you’ve taken advice from those who live in the community and you’ve researched online, there’s nothing quite like checking out the place yourself. Schedule your visit with the community’s staff, ask to experience a morning, afternoon or even a day with the community. Sample the lunches and dinners on offer. Meet some residents yourself. Then ask questions of the staff, even those that you think you have the answers to following your research. Be thorough throughout your visit but also take in a little of the atmosphere and get a sense for the place.

Talk to Your Family

This isn’t your decision to make. Remember that or you might end up arguing with the ones you love the most. All you’re doing is helping your parents to find somewhere that would benefit them as they reach old age. It might be that they have other ideas and that all your plans go to waste. If so, take what you’ve learned and apply it to the places they’re interested in living. It’s hard to see things from other people’s perspective so listen to their suggestions, queries, and complaints and you’ll help them to find and settle in a community that’s right for them.


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Esl present simple game - vocabulary, grammar and speaking: matching, forming sentences, freer practice - group work - elementary (a1-a2) - 25 minutes.

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Fact or Fiction?

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Isn't or Doesn't?

Esl present simple negative worksheet - grammar exercises: gap-fill, error correction, rewriting sentences, writing sentences from prompts - elementary (a1-a2) - 25 minutes.

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Monday to Friday

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Present Simple Activities

Looking for engaging ways to teach the present simple tense? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of fun and effective activities that your students are sure to love.

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You can find online present simple exercises and activities at our online-focused site .

This is a printable card game for practising the forms of present simple to be .

What do you never do? – practising adverbs of frequency

To help your students understand how often things happen, try drawing a diagram on the board using adverbs of frequency and situations. Then, use the table provided to ask students random questions and have them ask each other questions as well. Encourage your students to go off-script and have fun with it!

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Find someone who

I alway use this classic ESL mingling activity to practise asking present simple questions. It can be a very engaging activity for students and often marks the stage where they have enough English to have short conversations with their classmates.

Students are given a list of criteria and must find a fellow classmate who meets each one. It’s a great way way to break the ice with a new class and get students interacting one on one.

See the find someone who post for printable sheets and further instructions and suggestions.

Ask students to think about a job they would love to do now or wanted to do when they were younger. Have them write down four or five present simple statements describing what they do in this job.

Either in pairs or as a class, get the other student(s) to ask closed questions in order to try and guess each other’s dream job. Model this activity using your own dream job as an example and write on the board examples of good and helpful questions.

Third-person interviews

This is a fun and effective present simple third person activity which I often use when introducing the third person form of the present simple. Students interview their partner and then rotate around the class asking for and giving information about their original partner – includes full details and printable interview sheets.

What’s the movie? – how to talk about a story

This enjoyable activity introduces movie and storytelling vocabulary while practising use of the present simple for talking about film and book plots.

Begin by taking a popular film and writing some  present simple  sentences describing the plot and setting.

It’s set on a big ship It stars Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett Kate Winslett plays a bored, rich American girl It takes place in the early 1900s It’s about a rich girl and a poor boy who fall in love Unfortunately, the ship sinks and the boy dies In the final scene, the girl, who is now an old lady, revisits the scene of the tragedy

Students try to guess the film and then in pairs or alone write similar sentences to describe their own choice of movie. The class then tries to guess each other’s choices. Alternatively, this makes a good writing activity for homework.

Present simple board game

Students can practise this tense in groups with this present simple board game . There are also ESL board games available for other grammar forms. You can also find an online present simple board game at our sister site along with other online present simple activities and exercises .

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Present Simple Activities, Games, Worksheets & Lesson Plans

If you’re looking for some present simple (also known as simple present) activities, games, worksheets or lesson plans, then you’re in the right place! Have some fun teaching the simple present to ESL/EFL students with these engaging, interactive and student-centred activity ideas.

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What is the Present Simple?

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You can use the the simple present to describe something that’s happening right now (I feel sad). It can also describe something that happens regularly (He plays soccer on Tuesday nights). It’s also useful for habits (He smokes), to give instructions (Go about 2 more minutes and then turn left), or to talk about a fixed arrangement (The exam begins at 9:30).

Depending on the person, an “s” or “es” can be added to the base form of the verb.

Simple Present Activities

Let’s get into the best present simple games and activities.

#1: Running Dictation

This is a classic, 4-skills ESL activity that students really enjoy and it’s one of the best present simple speaking activities. The best part is that it works for almost any grammar point or vocabulary set, including the simple present.

Find, or write a conversation between two people that uses the simple present. A nice topic is weekly routines (I play soccer on Tuesday night. My kids have tennis lessons on Mondays). Students have to work together to dictate the conversation and then put it into the correct order. Find out more about it:

ESL Running Dictation Activity.

#2: Is that Sentence Correct?

I love to use this activity for just about any grammar concept. Write some sentences that contain the target grammar. Some are correct, some are not. Students have to decide which ones are incorrect and make the required changes.

#3: Basketball Game Challenge for the Present Simple

Try out this fun, active game for all ages. It’s especially ideal for kids with a lot of energy to burn! The students have to answer simple present questions until they get close enough to the “basket” where they think they can score. It works especially well for the present simple affirmative and negative.

Check it out:

ESL Basketball Vocabulary Challenge .

#4: Simple Present Dictogloss

This is a challenging listening activity that works well for the present simple. Find, or write a passage with lots of uses of the target grammar. Some good topics would be habits or giving instructions for something.

Put students into pairs and read it out at a faster-than-normal pace. Students take notes and attempt to recreate what they heard. Read it out again and students do the same thing. After that, everyone can compare what they have with the teacher’s version. Learn more:

ESL Dictogloss Activity.

#5: Vocabulary Auction

This is one of my favourite activities! It requires a bit of effort to prep but it’s worth it. Make some sentences that contain the simple present. Make them general enough that students can mix and match them. Cut up each individual word.

Put students into teams and give them some money. They have to bid on words that they think will help them make a complete sentence. After that, there’s a trading time amongst teams. Finally, the team with the most grammatically correct sentences is the winner. Check it out:

ESL Vocabulary Auction .

#6: Dialogue Substitution

Have you ever noticed that if you assign a pair of students a dialogue to read, they often just blow through it and can’t answer any questions about what they’ve just read? Of course, it’s not their fault. It’s that I haven’t given them a reason to pay attention!

A nice way to combat this is to remove some of the key words. In this case, they could be the verbs in the simple present form. Turn this activity into a simple reading one into one that is focused on meaning as well:

Dialogue Substitution ESL .

#7: Try out the Test Teach Test Approach for the Simple Present

Unless students are absolute beginners, it’s likely that they already know a fair bit about the simple present, including verb endings. That’s why I like to use this approach. It can show you what students know and what they don’t, so you can target your lesson to the stuff that they don’t. Learn more:

#8: Daily Schedule Activity

The simple present is used to talk about daily or weekly schedules. For example:

  • My son plays baseball on Sundays.
  • I go to work at 8:30.
  • My family usually eats take-out pizza for dinner on Friday nights.

Here’s an activity to try out:

Daily Schedule ESL Activity .

#9: Got to Hand it to You

Try out this fun activity that makes something old (error correction) into something new again! Teams have to race against each other to correct all of the errors. Learn more:

Got to Hand It to You Error Correction Relay .

#10: Board Games

It’s easier than you might think to design your own board game for just about any grammar concept, including the simple present. It does take a bit of time but it’s totally worth it if you can use the games for more than one class. It’s ideal for the simple present affirmative and negative.

Have a look here for how to do that:

Make your Own ESL Board Game .

#11: Use Presentation Practice Production

This is a way to teach languages that you’ll find used in most ESL/EFL textbooks. It’s a nice option for the simple present. Have a look at this brief overview:

#12: SOS Review Game

This is a nice game to review just about anything, including the simple present! Have a look here for the details:

SOS Game ESL .

#13: Dictation

I know that dictation is a bit old-school but it’s quite effective for teaching something like the simple present. Say a question using the simple present (What time do you go to bed?) and students have to write it down in their notebooks. Then, they can answer the question (I go to bed at 8:30).

Also, do the opposite. Say a statement (I play soccer on Tuesday nights) and students have to write the question (What do you do on Tuesdays?/When do you play soccer?).

#14: Present Simple Speaking Activity Hot Potato

If you want to have some fun in class, try out hot potato! Students have to pass around an object and when the music stops (look on YouTube for hot potato music), they have to answer a question. In this case, it would be questions related to the simple present.

#15: Me Too!

This is a simple listening activity that works very well for the simple present. Students can make statements about habits or schedules. For example:

  • I like soccer.
  • I hate pizza.
  • I study English after school.
  • I go to bed at 9:00.

If someone else does the same, they can raise their hands and say, “Me too!”

#16: Word Challenge Whiteboard Race

#17: True or False?

Students have to make 5 statements about their daily routines or about themselves. For example,

  • I go to bed at 9:30.
  • My family goes out to eat on Friday night.
  • I play soccer well.
  • My mom cooks dinner most nights.
  • I take the bus to work.

The student can share their statements in a group and the other people can decide which ones they think are true and which ones they think are false.

To level up, you could even have students ask some questions using the affirmative and negative.

#18: How to Teach Grammar (Including the Present Simple)

Check out these tips, tricks, and a lesson plan template for teaching any grammar concept, including this one. It’s easier than you might think to plan your own lesson!

How to Teach ESL Grammar Lessons .

#19: Memory Circle

#20: introduce your partner.

This is a simple activity that’s ideal for small classes. Or, you can put students into pairs and they can join together with 1 or 2 other pairs to do the second part of the activity.

Students can interview each other about their lives (Do you like _____? What do you like to do in your spare time). Once they gather some information, they can introduce that person to the class or larger group (This is Bob. He likes to play soccer in his free time. He also goes out to eat with his friends.)

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Simple Present ESL Lesson Plans

Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to? Instead, consider one of these high-quality present simple lesson plans. Here are some of the best ones:

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Teaching the Present Simple FAQs

There are a number of questions that people have about teaching the simple present for ESL/EFL. Here are the answers to some of the most common ones.

What are the steps to introduce the present simple?

Here are the steps for introducing the present simple:

  • Set the context.
  • Introduce the simple present through a reading or listening passage.
  • Students answer simple questions.
  • Students read or listen again and answer more difficult comprehension questions.
  • Practice exercise.
  • Freer practice opportunity.

How do you explain the present simple?

To explain the present simple, tell students that it’s used to talk about actions that happen regularly, habits, what’s happening right now, or for fixed arrangements at any time.

How do you teach simple present questions?

To teach simple present questions, make a statement (John goes to school at 8:30). Then, help students make a question (What time does John go to school?). Help students until they have some confidence and then have them practice on their own.

How do you teach the simple present in a fun way?

To teach the simple present in a fun way, use some interactive games and activities such as a vocabulary auction, running dictation or board games.

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  • Academic Word List Call My Bluff
  • Academic Word List collocations dominoes
  • Academic Word List collocations pairwork
  • Academic Word List hedging
  • Academic Word List word formation challenge game
  • Define Academic Word List vocabulary
  • Academic emails homework
  • Academic emails More and more errors game
  • Bad news emails to academic staff
  • Emails explaining procedures to academic staff
  • Use the starting and ending emails phrases
  • Academic Writing test
  • Academic Writing tips generalising/ hedging practice
  • Comparing useful language to talk about academic writing
  • Comparing and contrasting academic writing tasks
  • Academic Writing needs analysis and defining your terms
  • Define the quoting sources vocabulary
  • Quoting sources longer phrases card game
  • Quoting sources Positive and negative connotations
  • University applications worksheets for EFL learners
  • Advice on academic bios for different situations
  • Writing an academic biography Lead-in/ Needs analysis
  • Language of concession
  • Testing vocabulary definitions game
  • British and American English games, worksheets, lists and articles
  • Business communication reviews
  • British and American business etiquette Modals
  • Business English first classes games/ worksheets
  • Complaints case study
  • Complaints politeness competition game
  • Complaints prepositions pairwork game
  • Complaints sentence expansion game
  • Dealing with complaints pairwork- Amusing and odd excuses
  • Weekend vocabulary and language of complaints
  • Bad business meetings advice
  • Business English functional language reviews
  • Business English opinions worksheets
  • Business socialising discussion
  • Dealing with foreign guests meeting criteria board game
  • Talking about your job and company first class
  • Enquiries games/ worksheets
  • Business comparatives boasting game
  • Business determiners worksheets
  • Business English Grammar Prepositions of Time Review
  • Talking about your job Prepositions practice games
  • Common Business English verbs (Present Simple/ Continuous)
  • Common Business English verbs Present Simple
  • Present Simple Work and leisure Discussion questions
  • Present simple/ continuous describing jobs
  • Business Future Tenses Review
  • Business idioms and modals
  • Business past continuous and personality accusations game
  • Guess the Year Business Past Tenses Review
  • Past Simple Business monologues
  • Business Present Perfect games/ worksheets
  • Business Second Conditional games/ worksheets
  • Business Tense Review Trivia Quiz
  • Business English Alphabet and Acronyms Pronunciation
  • Business English B and V Pronunciation Pairwork
  • Business English pronunciation Place names
  • Business English pronunciation rules- magic E
  • Business English pronunciation schwa
  • Business English Simple Past Pronunciation
  • Business Simple Past Pron version 1
  • Financial English pronunciation four syllable word stress
  • Company security Present Perfect Simple and Continuous
  • Offers in business practice
  • Business Result Pre Intermediate Vocabulary and functional language review
  • Agreeing on comparisons (comparatives and giving opinions)
  • Customer service comparisons and discussion
  • Office vocabulary Comparatives guessing game
  • The past and present comparatives practice
  • Your opinions about customer service
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 1 worksheets
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 10 worksheets
  • Business hospitality First conditional discussion
  • Business offers and invitations practice
  • Needs analysis and business small talk
  • Places to take guests discussion
  • Social English for Business
  • Company performance vocabulary
  • Business sectors Predictions and action plans
  • Business trends and predictions
  • Business negotiations Second conditional
  • Business Second conditional sentence completion guessing game
  • Discussion questions on expressions with “time”
  • Second conditional and trends
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate revision games
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 15 roleplays
  • HR vocabulary advice practice
  • Language of trends and advice practice
  • Showing understanding and suggesting solutions
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 16 worksheets
  • Architectural crises Telephoning and teleconference roleplays
  • Telephoning roleplays and vocabulary for architects
  • Company departments Roleplay meetings and vocabulary
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 4 worksheets
  • Business Present Perfect Things in Common game
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 5 Needs analysis and introduction
  • Job benefits ranking and collocations
  • Present Perfect jobs guessing
  • Progress meetings Present Perfect practice
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Units 1 to 7 rotating revision board game
  • Giving opinions and business meetings practice
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 8 worksheets
  • Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 9 worksheets
  • Business body idioms pairwork dictation
  • Business vocabulary same or different pairwork
  • Office vocabulary
  • Insurance trivia numbers pairwork
  • HR vocabulary ask and tell coin game
  • HR vocabulary ask and tell speaking game
  • Cover letter Pairwork spot the difference
  • English job applications cover letter ranking
  • Functional resumes spot the difference pairwork
  • English job applications personality body language
  • English job interviews match questions and answers
  • Telephone job interview worksheets
  • Typical mistakes with English job applications discussion
  • An Escape from Poverty TED talk numbers practice worksheet
  • Communication trends and practice
  • Describing your job extended speaking
  • Don’t Eat the Marshmallow by Joachim de Posada TED talk worksheet
  • Experiences in my job extended speaking
  • How to start a movement by Derek Simons TED talk worksheet
  • Mark Bezos A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Fire Fighter TED Talk worksheet
  • Adjectives with too and not enough problems and solutions
  • Food, drink and kitchen supplies to present and sell
  • Good and bad travel experiences
  • How questions about work and leisure
  • Meetings on the topic of food and drink and entertaining
  • Meetings on the topic of problems
  • Meetings on the topic of travel
  • Problems with Have and There are speaking practice
  • Problems with some and any speaking practice
  • Problems with too and not enough plus food vocabulary
  • Small talk questions about work and leisure
  • Different kinds of business communication dice game
  • Market Leader Intermediate New Edition Revision Rotating Board game
  • Brands discussion
  • BULATS Speaking Part Two on the topic of brands
  • Business English Present Simple or Continuous discussion questions
  • Business writing tasks on the topic of "brands"
  • Guess the brand tense review
  • Mini meetings about brands
  • Present Simple and Continuous meetings on the topic of brands
  • Present Simple and Continuous questions on the topic of brands
  • Present Simple/ Continuous Business roleplays
  • Presentations on the topic of Brands
  • Roleplays on the topic of Brands
  • Small talk with present tenses to start meetings
  • Business moral dilemmas Second Conditional
  • Choosing which company to work for ranking task
  • Find out your partner’s personality
  • Market Leader Intermediate New Edition U11 Past Continuous Accusations
  • Market Leader Intermediate Unit 2 games/ worksheets
  • BULATS Speaking Part Two tasks on organisations
  • BULATS Speaking on the topic of change
  • Present Perfect and changes
  • Present Perfect/ Simple Past mini-presentations game
  • Financial vocabulary trends
  • Market Leader Intermediate Unit 5 difficult and useful vocabulary Part One
  • BULATS Speaking Part Two tasks on the topic of advertising
  • Starting Presentations determiners practice
  • Explaining cultural differences modals verbs practice
  • Mini meetings about cultural differences
  • Career stages vocabulary
  • Motivating high-calibre staff vocabulary
  • BULATS Speaking on the topic of trade
  • BULATS Speaking Part Two tasks on negotiations
  • Dealing with complaints Guess the situation
  • Adjectives Compare Your Weeks
  • Business English prepositions pairwork game
  • Checking/ Clarifying and marketing vocab correction and practice
  • Entertaining foreign guests roleplay meeting
  • Feelings past continuous guessing (Extreme adjectives)
  • Hotel negotiations pairwork roleplay
  • Language for entertaining a foreign visitor
  • Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Units 1 to 7 Taboo Vocab game
  • Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Units 1 to 7 Vocab Revision Truth or Dare
  • Marketing discussion questions
  • Negotiating and modal verbs
  • Politeness Competition game (requests/ indirect language)
  • Stress at work Guess the job
  • Your stressful week
  • Advice on business communications
  • Business idioms and collocations
  • Business Idioms Definitions Game
  • Business writing tasks on Communication
  • Business writing tasks on the topic of Success and failure
  • Customer service discussion questions
  • Definitions of Success
  • Difficult/ useful vocab for Market Leader Upper Unit 2
  • Idioms of success and failure
  • Market Leader Upper Coffee Culture text sentence expansion
  • Market Leader Upper Intermediate Rotating Board Game
  • Market Leader Upper Steve Jobs reading idioms
  • Mini brainstorming meetings
  • Your beliefs about communication
  • Business meetings vocabulary and turn taking practice
  • Meetings dice games
  • Company buffet business meeting
  • Food business ideas brainstorming meeting
  • Meetings and negotiations needs analysis and introduction
  • Meetings and negotiations prepositions and articles
  • Meetings and negotiations vocabulary definitions game
  • Meetings extended speaking and interrupting
  • Meetings vocabulary Suggestions practice
  • Beginning and ending negotiations
  • Negotiations Insist or Soften position
  • Preparing a presentation or workshop negotiating game
  • Your week negotiations
  • Starting meetings and interrupting
  • Sales and marketing games/ worksheets
  • Body language gestures identify the country
  • Body Parts Vocabulary Gestures Cultural Differences
  • Gestures that vary by country
  • Britain or America? Business and social manners
  • Scottish things picture flashcards
  • Common cultural misunderstandings
  • Cultural differences extended speaking
  • A festival, ceremony or celebration extended speaking
  • Explaining festivals and celebrations
  • Traditions bluff
  • Choose cards and draw your own Xmas picture
  • Christmas and New Year negotiations
  • Christmas vocabulary yes/ no questions games
  • Direct, indirect and taboo Christmas questions
  • It is and They are with adjectives Xmas pick and draw game
  • It is They are Xmas flashcards
  • Make a Xmas story Simple Past practice
  • Roleplay meetings on Xmas and New Year topics
  • Xmas mix and match
  • Xmas pictures for It is They are
  • Xmas vocabulary categories activities
  • Xmas vocabulary speculating games
  • Food and drink cultural training games/ worksheets
  • Guess the country from the companies etc
  • Politeness guess the country and discussion
  • Reasons for cultural differences
  • Supernatural and superstitions games/ worksheets
  • Good and taboo questions and topics games
  • Which is more polite?
  • Continuous aspect grammar presentation
  • Cutting Edge Advanced Module 1 Vocabulary
  • Cutting Edge Advanced Module 1 Vocabulary and Discussion (page 9 lead in)
  • The English language Opinions language practice
  • Things that affect modern life
  • Ellipsis and substitution
  • Lying discussion questions
  • Lying game and discussion
  • Lying roleplays
  • Newspaper Headlines and Discussion
  • Proverbs articles pairwork practice game
  • The Invention of Lying video worksheet
  • Top April Fools Day Hoaxes- News articles
  • Cutting Edge Advanced Module 2 supplements
  • Adjectives agreeing and adding to pamphlet
  • Advanced body vocabulary
  • Body idioms discussion questions
  • Cutting Edge Advanced Module 4 vocabulary
  • Guess the body part from idioms pairwork
  • Competing to complain more game
  • Competing to complain more game Version 2
  • Complaining and Leaving Home roleplays
  • Reality TV show roleplays (personality vocabulary)
  • Advice about visiting your country modals
  • Cultural rules modals pairwork
  • Jobs vocabulary and speaking
  • Modals personalised sentence completion games (guessing or bluff)
  • New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Modules 9 to 11 Revision Rotating Board Game
  • Present Continuous and special occasions phrases
  • Should and shouldn’t jobs discussion and grammar
  • Time zones Present Simple and Continuous Version 2
  • Comparative adjectives to explain your culture
  • Comparatives and superlatives personalised speaking games
  • Comparatives and superlatives recommendations challenge
  • Comparing places and things for tourists
  • Concession and addition
  • Do collocations discussion questions
  • Good rules and bad rules
  • Needs analysis and language learning rules
  • Reported Speech functional language guessing game
  • Rules and regulations bluff game
  • School and university rules have to had to didn’t have to
  • School and university rules modals (academic vocabulary)
  • Sue or something else?
  • A childhood memory extended speaking
  • Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 2 Vocabulary and Listening
  • Module 1 and 2 memory test
  • Modules 1 and 2 vocabulary Past Continuous accusations game
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 and 2 Past Continuous mimes
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 and 2 vocab definitions game
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 and 2 Vocabulary classroom questions
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 and 2 Vocabulary for storytelling
  • Past continuous and remembering/ forgetting
  • Remembering and forgetting discussion questions
  • Comparative and Superlative Weekends
  • Comparatives and superlatives plus adverb Speaking
  • Comparing countries
  • Comparing language Discuss and agree
  • Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 to 3 giving advice vocabulary review
  • Describing places vocabulary and speaking
  • Describing your city Similarities and differences
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 to 3 Revision Rotating Board game
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 to 3 vocab quiz
  • Present Simple/ Continuous 100 Places to See Before You Die
  • Recommending countries to visit
  • Recommending countries to visit Version 2
  • Weekends in this city Discussion questions Version 2
  • Your city Comparatives and superlatives recommendations and quiz
  • Your City Discussion Questions
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Consolidation Units Answer Key
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Mini Check Answer keys
  • Classroom questions auxiliary verbs
  • Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 1 Vocabulary classroom questions
  • Module 1 Error Correction
  • People around you vocabulary
  • Questions in different situations
  • Talking about photos Extended speaking
  • Time zones Present Simple and Continuous
  • Weekend questions auxiliary verbs
  • Crime and tense review
  • The Perfect Crime Vocabulary guess the story
  • Weekend vocabulary Storytelling
  • Intermediate end of level error correction
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 11 and 12 Rotating Revision Board Game
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate modules 11 and 12 vocabulary definitions game
  • Third conditional and past modals advice
  • Third conditional things in common personalisation game
  • Third conditional vocabulary revision random pelmanism game
  • A person I admire presentations
  • Korean festivals, ceremonies and life events speaking
  • Language Learning Problems Advice Version 2
  • Modules 1 to 4 classroom questions vocab quiz
  • Modules 1 to 4 vocab review Present Continuous mimes
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 1 to 4 vocabulary revision
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 to 4 Revision Rotating Board game
  • The story of your life Mini presentations
  • Twins separated at birth Alibi game
  • Arrangements, plans and predictions
  • First conditional sentence completion guessing game
  • Future and tense review job interview form
  • Future Clauses chain story
  • Future tenses job interview roleplays
  • Future tenses things in common
  • Guess the job 20 questions and personalisation
  • Jobs mini-presentations
  • Plans arrangements and predictions
  • Active Passive True/ False quiz Version 2
  • Adjective plus preposition sentence completion guessing game 2
  • Adjectives to describe last week
  • Exile on Main Street reviews guess the stars
  • Giving opinions about media and arts
  • Media vocabulary list dictation
  • Modules 5 and 6 rotating revision presentations board game
  • Talking about a movie (extended speaking)
  • Talking about a news story extended speaking
  • Talking about a newspaper or magazine extended speaking
  • Talking about a TV programme or series extended speaking
  • Weekends and the news bluff Extended speaking
  • Adjectives and media vocabulary personalisation game
  • Cultural generalisations
  • Nights out and in requests and offers
  • Social customs in your country
  • Talking about a night out Extended speaking
  • The Great International Night Out guess the country
  • Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 5 to 8 Revision Board Game
  • Describing objects 20 questions and extended speaking
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Mod 5 to 8 Mini-presentations Rotating Revision Board Game
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 5 to 8 revision
  • New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 5 to 8 Vocabulary revision
  • Objects that you used last weekend
  • Technology and quantifiers Things in common
  • Technology Relative Clauses definitions game
  • Technology vocabulary guessing and discussion
  • Your city and life Add quantifiers discussion
  • Trends and conditionals discussion and grammar presentation
  • Self study grammar exercises for New Cutting Edge Intermediate
  • Self- study Vocabulary exercises for New Cutting Edge Intermediate
  • Self-study listening tasks for New Cutting Edge Intermediate
  • Self-study reading tasks for New Cutting Edge Intermediate
  • Writing tasks for New Cutting Edge Intermediate
  • Conversational reactions Answer me
  • Extreme functions game
  • New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Modules 1 to 3 Revision Rotating Board game
  • Ranking things that make people feel good and bad Word formation
  • Respond to the expressions with the word “life”
  • Situational functions game
  • Social phrases auxiliary verbs conversations
  • Word formation and responding sympathetically
  • Word formation Compare your weeks
  • Word formation discussion questions
  • Word formation extended speaking
  • Aptis preparation games, worksheets and tips
  • BULATS first lesson games/ worksheets
  • BULATS Speaking games/ worksheets
  • BULATS Writing games/ worksheets
  • Nature and the environment Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Places discussion questions and vocabulary brainstorming
  • FCE sharing experiences practice needs analysis
  • Correct the typical FCE Listening Part Two sentence completion mistakes
  • FCE Listening Part Two correction task
  • Guess and correct what goes in the FCE Listening Part Two gaps
  • Positive and negative expressions in First Certificate Listening Part One
  • Set FCE Listening Part One questions for each other
  • Synonyms, antonyms and examples in FCE Listening Part One
  • Things which make FCE Listening Part One questions difficult and easier to answer
  • FCE sentence transformation reversi game
  • FCE sentence transformations key word sentence writing game
  • FCE Use of English Part 1 question writing game
  • FCE Use of English Part One question writing Version 2
  • FCE word formation challenge game (Use of English Part Three)
  • FCE Use of English Part 2 question writing game
  • FCE Use of English Part Two find and fill the gaps
  • FCE Use of English Part Two memory game
  • Use of English Part Two Take Out Single Choice Words game
  • Wrong answers in FCE Use of English Part Two error correction
  • Brainstorming FCE Speaking Part One questions
  • Cambridge First Certificate Speaking Part One functional language board game
  • FCE Speaking Part One functional language card games
  • FCE Speaking Part One on family
  • FCE Speaking Part One on Festivals and Celebrations
  • FCE Speaking Part One on hobbies/ leisure/ free time
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the Media
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of holidays
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of sport and exercise
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on arts and media
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on sport and exercise
  • FCE Speaking Part Three controlling the conversation games
  • FCE Speaking Part Three language learning tasks and useful phrases
  • FCE Speaking Part Three on FCE Writing Part Two tasks Updated 2015
  • Compare your FCE Speaking Part Two descriptions
  • Comparing animals random pelmanism
  • FCE Speaking Part Two disappearing text game
  • Rank and use comparing contrasting phrases FCE Speaking Part Two
  • Rank and use the FCE Speaking Part Two speculating phrases
  • Speculating in FCE Speaking Part Two Use of English Part Two open cloze
  • Use of English Part One for comparing contrasting
  • Use of English Part Three for comparing contrasting
  • Use of English Part Two for comparing contrasting
  • Comparing and contrasting Getting to Know You games
  • Speculating Getting to Know You games
  • FCE Writing Part One essay tasks on language learning
  • Compare and contrast the emails
  • FCE emails and letters prepositions pairwork
  • FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze for emailing phrases
  • FCE Writing Part One for first classes
  • Compare and contrast your FCE reviews
  • FCE reviews open cloze and brainstorming
  • FCE Writing Part Two restaurant review task
  • FCE Writing Part Two tasks on the topic of language learning Updated 2015
  • Comparing and contrasting reviews vocabulary
  • Describing photos about work and study open cloze
  • Education vocabulary word formation
  • FCE Speaking Part Four and Writing Part One on education
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on animals
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on family
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on the topic of health
  • FCE Speaking Part One on education and studying
  • FCE Speaking Part Three on animals
  • FCE Speaking Part Two on education
  • FCE Writing Part One essay questions on health
  • FCE Writing Part One essay task on the topic of festivals and celebrations
  • FCE Writing Part One essay tasks on animals
  • FCE Writing Part One essay tasks on arts and the media
  • FCE Writing Part Two application letter task on the topic of sport
  • FCE Writing Part Two email task on work
  • Health vocabulary brainstorming
  • Language learning problems so, such, too and enough
  • Planning FCE Writing Part One essay tasks
  • Recommending arts and media
  • Sharing experiences of arts and media
  • Brainstorm vocabulary on the topic of mind
  • Brainstorming useful language for describing places FCE version
  • British food speculating game
  • Compare and contrast the places
  • Compare your FCE Writing Part Two articles
  • Continuous aspect and vocabulary for reviews
  • Describing people vocabulary, speaking and writing
  • FCE Result Unit 4 Inspired Lesson 1
  • FCE Result Unit 7 Lesson 1 – Needs Analysis and communications vocabulary
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on food
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on the topic of making a difference
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on the topic of minds
  • FCE Speaking Part Four questions on communication and language learning
  • FCE Speaking Part One on food
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the arts
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of making a difference
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of mind
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of technology
  • FCE Speaking Part One questions on communication and language learning
  • FCE Speaking Part Three on emergency communication
  • FCE Speaking Part Two on communication
  • FCE Speaking Part Two on food
  • FCE Speaking Parts 1 and 4 speculating practice
  • FCE Speaking Parts One and Four questions on places
  • FCE Use of English Part One multiple choice cloze practice of passives
  • FCE Use of English Part One speculating practice
  • FCE Use of English Part Three speculating practice
  • FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze for relative clauses
  • FCE Use of English Part Two speculating practice
  • FCE Writing Part Two articles tips and multiple choice cloze
  • FCE Writing story tasks on fakes
  • Food vocabulary word formation game
  • Needs analysis, vocabulary and FCE Speaking Part Three on communication
  • Positive and negative words connected to food and dining
  • Similarities and differences between words for describing places
  • Switch Off your Mind and Become a Genius text Discussion questions
  • Technology and complaints discussion questions
  • Brainstorming travel vocabulary
  • Cambridge FCE Writing Part Two review task on computer games
  • Cambridge First Certificate email and letter tasks on the topic of clothes
  • Comparing clothes and accessories random pelmanism
  • Convert the sentences transformations back
  • FCE email and letter tasks on the topic of technology
  • FCE essay task on the topic of travel
  • FCE Speaking Part Four on the topic of travel
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of clothes and fashion
  • FCE Speaking Part One on the topic of travel
  • FCE Speaking Part Three questions on the topic of travel
  • Find similarities and differences with your partner FCE Speaking Part One and Two
  • Adverbs in CAE and CPE Use of English Part One
  • Adverbs in CPE Use of English Part Three game
  • CPE sentence transformations reversi game
  • CPE Use of English collocations dominoes
  • CPE word formation brainstorming games
  • Making CPE Use of English activities on phrasal verbs games
  • Making Proficiency Use of English Part Two questions challenge
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three on transport, travel and tourism
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three video worksheet – Ollin and Rodrigo
  • CPE Use of English Part One practice of Speaking Part One
  • CPE Writing games/ worksheets
  • Hints in CPE Listening
  • Brainstorming music vocabulary
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three on art
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three on families and relationships
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three on relationships
  • Cambridge Proficiency Speaking Part Three on science
  • Clothes and appearance gerunds speaking
  • CPE reported speech key word sentence transformations
  • CPE Speaking Part Three on music
  • CPE Speaking Part Two on architecture
  • CPE Speaking Part Two on the environment
  • Environmental generalisations and recommendations
  • Giving opinions on music
  • Health and exercise generalisations and recommendations
  • Opinions on architecture
  • Opinions on art
  • Speaking about Cambridge Proficiency Writing Part One essays
  • Writing reviews task on clothes and fashion
  • Synonyms and antonyms in Cambridge Proficiency Listening
  • Typical errors in Cambridge CPE Listening Part Two
  • Education vocabulary and trends for IELTS
  • Brainpower trends
  • Communication trends
  • IELTS Food trends and speaking
  • IELTS Speaking on shopping and materialism
  • Nature discussion questions and vocabulary brainstorming
  • IELTS first lesson games/ worksheets
  • Different ways of saying travel vocabulary
  • Food and health discussion questions
  • IELTS Graduation U 4- 6 Mini-presentations Rotating Revision Board Game
  • IELTS Problems and solutions
  • Medical vocabulary Relative clauses definitions game
  • Medicine discussion questions
  • Natural disasters
  • Nature discussion questions
  • Passives for IELTS
  • Transport and travel Avoiding absolute statements
  • Transport around the world discussion, listening and generalising
  • Travel and tourism IELTS questions
  • Travel, transport and holidays vocabulary and IELTS Speaking
  • IELTS grammar games/ worksheets
  • IELTS listening answers Find the error
  • Singular, plural and uncountable in IELTS Listening
  • Academic vocabulary expressing purpose, cause and effect
  • Describing objects
  • IELTS Masterclass history vocabulary
  • IELTS Masterclass Unit 11 Discussion questions
  • IELTS Masterclass Unit 14 vocabulary and speaking- Hyperpolyglots
  • IELTS nature vocabulary trends
  • IELTS predictions language
  • IELTS social studies vocabulary and discussion
  • IELTS Speaking about leisure, sports and health
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two about Things
  • Learning languages discussion questions
  • Volunteer interview speaking
  • IELTS pronunciation games/ worksheets
  • IELTS Reading Comparing your tactics and results
  • Checking/ Clarifying for IELTS (English names)
  • IELTS Needs Analysis Level Check Interview Form
  • IELTS Speaking Add Errors Game Version 1
  • IELTS Speaking Add Errors Game Version 2
  • IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two on Sports (play/ do/ go/ go to)
  • IELTS Speaking Comparing and contrasting questions
  • The Natural World IELTS Speaking Parts One and Three questions
  • 135 typical IELTS Speaking Part One questions
  • IELTS Speaking Part One First Lesson game
  • IELTS Speaking Part One Homework
  • IELTS Speaking Part One Lesson 2 (short and long answers etc)
  • IELTS Speaking Part One Question review card games
  • IELTS Speaking Part One questions tense review
  • IELTS Speaking Part One typical vocabulary and questions tenses and topics
  • IELTS Speaking Part One Vocabulary
  • Short and Long Answers (IELTS Speaking Lesson 1)
  • Speaking Part One on transport, travel and tourism
  • IELTS Speaking Parts Two and Three on animals
  • IELTS Speaking Parts Two and Three on friends
  • IELTS Speaking Parts Two and Three on Hospitality
  • IELTS Speaking Parts Two and Three on Important Days
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two about Nature
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two Describing People
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two dice game
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about technology
  • IELTS-style presentations on cultural differences
  • IELTS Speaking Part Three functions card game
  • IELTS Speaking Part Three question stems
  • Opinions about the IELTS speaking test
  • Full IELTS Speaking test about weekends
  • IELTS Speaking on festivals and celebrations
  • IELTS Speaking on the past and history
  • IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three on food
  • IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three on media
  • Pausing/ Filling silence for IELTS
  • Personality vocabulary IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three
  • Two full IELTS Speaking tests on the topic of IELTS
  • IELTS Speaking Prepositions and articles pairwork guessing game
  • Translatable and Untranslatable vocabulary in IELTS Speaking
  • IELTS map task error correction task
  • IELTS Writing Part One line graph task games/ worksheets
  • IELTS process tasks error correction and analysis
  • Planning an IELTS Academic Writing Part Two task
  • Education vocabulary and trends for IELTS Version 2
  • IELTS Speaking Part One about Accommodation
  • IELTS Speaking Part One about hometown
  • IELTS Speaking Part One on the topic of music
  • IELTS Speaking Part Three on minds
  • IELTS Speaking Part Three on risk
  • IELTS Speaking Part Three on the topic of music
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two on education
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two presentations on food
  • IELTS Speaking Part Two presentations on music
  • IELTS Writing Part Two on the topic of risk
  • IELTS Writing Part Two tasks on education
  • Making food IELTS process tasks practice
  • Objective IELTS Advanced needs analysis
  • Saying numbers and letters in different ways
  • Sports trends Version 2
  • Colours and conditionals guessing game
  • Colours vocabulary and trends practice
  • Typical IELTS errors for Koreans Pairwork
  • TOEIC games/ worksheets
  • English File 1 Revision Rotating Board game
  • English File 1 Units 6 to 9 Ask and answer game
  • Much/ many and restaurant roleplays
  • Much/ many and restaurant roleplays- Version 2
  • There is are was were household vocabulary roleplays
  • There is/ are/ was/ were and household vocab writing tasks
  • Units 6 to 8 vocab revision comparatives game
  • Adjectives to describe architecture
  • Advanced architecture vocabulary
  • Architecture rotating revision board game
  • Architecture vocabulary by category
  • Architecture vocabulary list dictation
  • Defining architecture vocabulary
  • Describing architecture drawing games
  • Explaining Japanese architecture
  • Homes and architecture vocabulary Pictionary
  • Innovations that most changed architecture
  • Janglish for architects
  • Japanese architectural terms
  • Positive and negative words to describe architecture
  • Where you live vocabulary and speaking
  • Art discussion questions
  • Art vocabulary definitions game
  • Defining art
  • Describing art drawing games
  • Describing art extended speaking
  • Make the Art Discussion Questions
  • Reactions to art adjectives discussion
  • Upper Intermediate art vocabulary definitions game
  • Design vocabulary list dictation
  • Opinions about design
  • Presentations on the topic of design
  • English for landscape architects and gardeners games/ worksheets
  • English for specific purposes games/ worksheets
  • First lesson games, worksheets and teaching tips
  • Formal and informal language games/ worksheets
  • Turn taking and active listening game
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of holiday
  • Looking at both sides longer phrases card games
  • Looking at both sides phrases The same or different
  • Language Learning Problems Advice
  • Travel advice – South Korea
  • Apologies and giving bad news key words speaking game
  • Brainstorming in groups longer phrases card games
  • Checking and clarifying politeness competition game
  • Checking your understanding or their understanding guessing game
  • Checking/ clarifying language error correction
  • Checking/ clarifying phrases key words brainstorming
  • Checking/ clarifying roleplays and card game
  • Dictating longer and longer checking/ clarifying games
  • Needs analysis and clarifying language
  • Ranking current affairs topics pairwork (checking/ clarifying)
  • As… as games/ worksheets
  • Brainstorm and rank comparing and contrasting phrases
  • Compare and contrast your writing
  • Comparing and contrasting questions and answers
  • Comparing and contrasting synonyms
  • Comparing and contrasting The same or different
  • Your weekend conversational reaction Answer Me game
  • Advanced Functions review games
  • Common functional language universal gestures
  • Discussion skills phrases miming game
  • Functional language reported speech storytelling game
  • Intermediate Functions review games
  • Post-discussion discussion and brainstorming
  • Real or pretend functions bluffing game
  • Giving directions on how to get somewhere dice game
  • Giving examples of Australian things
  • Good and bad news games/ worksheets
  • Academic hedging practice
  • Agree using the hedging language
  • Change the statements about media (Hedging language practice)
  • Generalising about Xmas and New Year
  • Generalising/ hedging key words and collocations games
  • Hedging brainstorm into the gaps
  • Covid-compliant invitations lesson
  • Do you like categories personalised pelmanism
  • Do you like…? ladder game
  • Does he she like pick and draw drawing game
  • Festivals and celebrations like and would like practice
  • Likes and dislikes guessing game
  • Likes and dislikes survey game
  • 26 making arrangements roleplays
  • Making arrangements Okay or one error
  • Making arrangements roleplays dice game
  • First contact and further contact dice game
  • Meeting people and meeting people again
  • Meeting people match the conversation pairwork game
  • Meeting people pelmanism
  • Meeting people politeness game
  • Meeting people problems roleplays
  • Meeting people roleplays
  • Offers games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Opinions language- University entrance exams
  • Strong and weak opinions coin game
  • Purpose, cause and effect games/ worksheets
  • Forgetting Board Game
  • Remembering and forgetting game
  • Requests and offers functional language review
  • If You Ask Nicely – a story teaching polite requests
  • Longer requests phrases card game
  • Restaurant language games/ worksheets
  • Brainstorming phrases for sharing personal experiences
  • Correct, simplify and brainstorm sharing experiences phrases
  • Economics vocabulary sharing personal experiences bluffing game
  • Headlines vocabulary Sharing personal experiences bluffing game
  • Sharing experiences key words brainstorming and speaking
  • Sharing experiences of using and learning English
  • Sharing personal experiences functions card game
  • Sharing personal experiences longer phrases card games
  • Social science sharing personal experiences practice Longer version
  • Social Science vocabulary Sharing personal experiences bluff game
  • Types of news Needs analysis and sharing personal experiences bluffing game
  • Shopping language games/ worksheets
  • Speculating language games/ worksheets
  • Starting and Ending Conversations Lesson
  • Supporting your arguments brainstorming and key words game
  • Supporting your opinions dice games
  • Thanking games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Interrupting key words card game
  • Make turn taking phrases from key words
  • Turn taking functions card game
  • Turn taking politeness competition game
  • Turn taking roleplays
  • Basic adjectives and nouns drawing games
  • Basic adjectives and nouns pick and draw drawing game
  • ed and ing adjectives games, worksheets, stories, songs and poem
  • Gradable and extreme adjectives guessing game
  • Hand in my Pocket by Alanis Morissette adjectives practice
  • Adverbs of frequency Answer Me!
  • Adverbs of frequency Ladder game
  • Frequency expressions answer me game
  • Adverbs of manner games/ worksheets
  • Adverbs of manner sentence completion game
  • Short answers Answer me game
  • Short answers coin and cards games
  • Short answers coin games
  • Short answers noughts and crosses game
  • Changes to culture be used to get used to discussion
  • Talking about life changes with be used to get used to
  • Comparative adjectives How questions personality quizzes
  • Comparatives Table Version 2
  • Which is plus comparative drawing game
  • Which is plus comparative races
  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Table
  • Comparatives and superlatives Last weekend
  • Food Vocabulary Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Like would like comparatives superlatives discussion questions
  • Superlatives numbers trivia
  • Xmas and New Year recommendations superlatives discussion
  • Designing a café first conditional discussion
  • First conditional consequences
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie First Conditional stories
  • Second, third and mixed conditionals discussion questions
  • 2nd conditional chain writing (consequences) game
  • 2nd conditional sentence completion guessing game
  • Being Around by the Lemonheads second conditional song worksheet
  • Third conditional sentence completion guessing game
  • Modern parenting discussion and Zero Conditional presentation
  • Continuous aspect games/ worksheets
  • Countable and uncountable foods presentation and speaking
  • Countable uncountable going to travel mimes
  • Household countable and uncountable nouns
  • Likes and dislikes and countable/ uncountable practice
  • News and media countable and uncountable
  • Xmas and New Year countable and uncountable nouns negotiation
  • A and an games, worksheets and songs
  • A an the SNAP
  • Articles explain the difference
  • Clothes shopping articles roleplays
  • Correct the articles in film and song titles errors
  • I Can See Clearly Now determiners practice
  • Logic Puzzles Articles Practice
  • Men and shopping articles and discussion
  • Next weekend Articles practice
  • Reported speech and determiners in names of places speaking activities
  • Some/ any/ something etc bananas code game
  • Future continuous games/ worksheets/ teaching ideas
  • Future desires games/ worksheets
  • Future Perfect games/ worksheets
  • Going to miming game
  • Superstitions Going to for predictions
  • Going to for plans/ will for spontaneous decisions helping game
  • Next weekend and future tenses
  • Present Continuous for future arrangements games, worksheets and songs
  • National theme parties Will for offers game
  • Predict the year game (will for future predictions)
  • Have something done games/ worksheets
  • Have/ Have got games, worksheets and songs
  • Imperative games, worksheets, stories and songs
  • Infinitive of purpose games/ worksheets
  • Inversion games/ worksheets
  • Concession and addition coin game
  • Contrasting phrases The same or different
  • Can Can’t match the person to the sport
  • Can can’t miming coin game
  • Can can’t sports mimes
  • Can can’t sports mimes lower level version
  • Past and present obligation and permission sentence completion games
  • Telephoning situations modals of deduction
  • Should and should have things in common
  • Do you want options game
  • Feelings and Do you want reverse pelmanism
  • Participle clauses games, worksheets, videos and songs
  • Christmas vocabulary passive voice guessing game
  • Describing architecture Passive voice practice and presentation
  • Make true and correct active and passive trivia sentences
  • Passive Apples Grammar Code Game
  • Passive voice rhyming past participles poems activities
  • Passives Guess the Country Game
  • Passives Guess Who
  • Passives tense review
  • “Punishment” Passive Voice and Tense Review
  • Daily routines Narrative tenses game
  • Hole in the Bucket by Spearhead Narrative tenses
  • Narrative tenses storytelling game
  • Creativity at Work Past Continuous Accusations Game
  • EAP and Study Abroad Past Continuous Accusations Game
  • Past continuous and Used to bluff
  • Past continuous memory game
  • Travel English mimes (Past continuous)
  • Past Perfect Prepositions etc
  • Past prepositions of time Snap card game
  • Irregular Past Simple dice games
  • Simple Past Liar! game
  • Past simple/ continuous/ perfect logic puzzles
  • Remembering and forgetting- Childhood memories
  • Used To games, worksheets, stories and songs
  • Was were time guessing warmer cooler game
  • Weekends Past Perfect and Past Continuous
  • Perfect aspect games/ worksheets
  • Plural nouns games, worksheets and songs
  • Possessive adjectives and spelling practice
  • Possessives and adjectives pick and draw drawing game
  • Animals and body possessive s pictionary advanced version
  • Clothes, body and animals possessive s pictionary
  • Family, favourites and possessive S guessing games
  • Possessive S Xmas vocabulary drawing games
  • Common People by Pulp prepositions practice
  • Adjective plus preposition sentence completion guessing game
  • Dependent prepositions pelmanism and snap
  • Word plus preposition SNAP
  • I Will Survive prepositions
  • In/ at/ on/ no preposition SNAP
  • Like as a preposition games/ worksheets
  • Prepositions of movement games, worksheets, stories, videos, flashcards and songs
  • Adjectives and prepositions pick and draw drawing game
  • Picking cards ball game
  • Prepositions and directions treasure hunt
  • Prepositions and pronouns drawing game
  • Xmas vocabulary prepositions of position games
  • Prepositions of time games, worksheets and songs
  • Your week Prepositions
  • I Brushed My Teeth in January past time expressions poem
  • Your weekend Present Perfect and Simple Past
  • Present Continuous /Present Perfect Continuous guessing game
  • Present Perfect Continuous complaining competition
  • Present Perfect Continuous guessing game
  • Present Perfect Continuous How questions
  • Present Perfect Continuous Say Yes Bluff
  • Present Perfect rhyming past participles poems activities
  • Present Perfect sentence completion guessing game Extended version
  • Present Perfect Simple and Continuous discussion dice game
  • Present Perfect Simple and Continuous job interview roleplay cards
  • Present Perfect Simple and Continuous numbers guessing
  • Present Perfect Simple and Continuous personality quizzes
  • Present Perfect Simple Continuous mimes
  • Present Perfect Simple sentence completion guessing game
  • Noises mimes
  • Present Continuous miming games/ worksheets
  • Present Continuous plasticine shapes games
  • Present Continuous songs
  • Present Continuous video activities/ worksheets
  • Food and drink mimes
  • Food cultural differences mimes
  • Present Simple and Continuous guess the person
  • Table manners Present Simple and Continuous mimes and discussion
  • Are they… or…? drawing games
  • Are they… or…? TPR games
  • It is/ They are and colours pick and draw game
  • Present Simple cultural customs bluffing game
  • Present Simple Guess the country
  • Present Simple questions with be speaking
  • Present Simple reading, speaking and drawing game
  • Third person S games/ worksheets
  • Get Up Stand Up by Bob Marley quantifiers practice
  • Asking for details and drawing game
  • Basic question formation dice game
  • How questions and advice dice game
  • How questions answer me
  • Meeting people and indirect checking/ clarifying questions
  • Recommendations and embedded questions
  • Famous Australian People and Things Subject Questions Jeopardy Game
  • Songs, movies and books with subject questions in the title
  • Subject questions grammar and speaking
  • Phonics Yes/ No questions card games
  • Yes no questions dice game
  • Explaining food vocabulary defining relative clauses practice
  • Korean cultural code words relative clauses
  • Plot summaries add the relative clauses
  • Relative clauses Slang Call My Bluff
  • People who speak to you Reported speech game
  • Reported speech chain stories (consequences)
  • Reported speech consequences Pre-Intermediate
  • Reported speech key word sentence transformations
  • Reporting verbs games/ worksheets
  • Special occasions Reported Speech cultural differences
  • I Will Survive Past present and future tenses
  • So and neither Answer me
  • Tense review Yes game
  • Things in common Past, present and future
  • Things in common tense review
  • Weekends discussion questions tense review
  • Weekends Past Present or Future
  • Yesterday by the Beatles Past and present tense review
  • How many are there pick and draw drawing game
  • There is are and like don’t like games
  • There is/ There are + Xmas vocab drawing games
  • There is/ There are stacking games
  • This that these those pick and draw drawing game
  • This that these those toys flashcard games
  • Too and enough games, worksheets and songs
  • Unreal Past games/ worksheets
  • Gerund and infinitive games/ worksheets
  • Rules for teenagers sentence completion
  • Verb pattern personalisation guessing game Intermediate
  • Verb pattern personalisation guessing game Pre Intermediate
  • Verb patterns discussion questions
  • Verb patterns Snap (Face2Face Pre-Int U8)
  • Active/ Passive True/ False quiz
  • Passives Disasters storytelling/ dominoes/ pelmanism
  • Rules and regulations Pictionary
  • Everyday English Social Expressions mimes
  • Functional language elicitation text
  • Ghost stories phrasal verbs
  • Ghosts storytelling vocabulary game
  • If I were you Phrasal verbs Advice Game
  • New Hway Pre U11/ 12 Chewing gum roleplays
  • Phrasal verb mimes
  • Phrasal verbs and second conditional
  • Second conditional and phrasal verbs Version 2
  • Second conditional ghosts discussion questions
  • Second conditional supernatural error correction and discussion
  • Social English and Phrasal verbs
  • Social Expressions Answer Me
  • Starting conversations
  • Supernatural modals of probability discussion
  • How was your weekend? Roleplays
  • Present Perfect Continuous and jobs Guess the changes
  • Telephone Email or Face to Face boardgame
  • Tense Review Guess the Job
  • Whose weekend? warmer
  • New Headway Pre- Intermediate vocabulary revision Ask or Tell game
  • New Headway Pre- Intermediate vocabulary revision storytelling game
  • New Headway Pre-Int Unit 11 to 14 Revision Presentations Rotating Board game
  • New Headway Pre-Intermediate Revision Rotating Board game
  • New Headway Pre-Intermediate Vocab Revision Definitions game
  • Famous people presentations and discussion questions
  • Inside Out Unit 1 Madonna text vocabulary
  • Needs Analysis Auxiliaries Tense Review
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Pictionary
  • Inventions guessing game (Modals of deduction)
  • Advertising slogans modals of probability
  • Marketing vocabulary discussion questions
  • Movie vocabulary and discussion questions
  • Going to for plans and future continuous for predictions
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Units 10 to 12 Rotating Board Games
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Units 11 and 12 vocabulary Relative Clauses speaking
  • Which prediction? Whose prediction?
  • Your teacher- Presentations and discussion
  • Renovating a hotel
  • Dependent prepositions Jigsaw text
  • Dependent prepositions Things in common
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Units 1 and 2 vocab and classroom language quiz
  • Inside Out Upper U 1 and 2 difficult and useful vocab One
  • Inside Out Upper Units 1 and 2 revision
  • Next weekend bluff
  • Rules for host families verb patterns sentence completion
  • Verb patterns and prepositions sentence completion
  • Big money and little money idioms
  • Conditionals review sentence completion
  • Fame and fortune top tips Articles practice
  • Inside Out Upper Unit 3 Reading articles practice
  • Money and weekends discussion questions
  • Money discussion questions articles practice
  • Money idioms Call my bluff
  • Money idioms discussion questions
  • Money proverbs Articles practice
  • Possessions discussion questions
  • Top language learning tips Articles practice
  • Your most treasured possession presentations
  • Body idioms mimes pairwork
  • Body vocabulary Good, bad or neutral
  • Conversational reactions Answer me game
  • Dieting discussion questions
  • Dieting reading discussion questions
  • Guess the body part collocations and actions
  • Inside Out Upper Int Units 1 to 4 Rotating Board Game
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Unit 4 Smoking text vocabulary and discussion
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Units 1-4 Revision Presentations Rotating Board game
  • Inside Out Upper U 1 – 4 Rotating Board Game- Version 2
  • Your weekend Functional language Version 2
  • Cultural differences monologues
  • English greetings Functional Language Review
  • Travel problems roleplays and storytelling
  • Inside Out Upper Intermediate Units One to Nine Ask and Tell revision game
  • Japanese things that do and don’t need translating
  • Describing British and Japanese Xmas and New Year
  • Describing Japanese things comparing and contrasting practice
  • Describing Japanese things Used to practice
  • Describing Japanese things verbs of sensation practice
  • Easily Confused words Same or Different Pairwork
  • Explaining Japanese festivals and celebrations
  • Explaining Japanese food and drink
  • Explaining Japanese performing arts
  • False friends in Japanese and English contrasting practice
  • Japanese business cultural codewords
  • Japanese English Compound Nouns Expressions
  • Japanese English for Business Different meaning or Don’t exist
  • Konglish not Janglish guess or explain the meaning
  • Old fashioned English or Janglish Used to practice
  • Society and social issues Janglish
  • Your Opinions about “Japanese English”
  • Common mistakes in English for Korean speakers pairwork
  • Korean cultural code words Language of generalisation
  • Korean speakers common vocabulary mistakes in English
  • Adjectives Compare Your Weekends
  • Advanced Past Continuous accusations game
  • Anecdotes bluff
  • Colloquial words and expressions Webquest
  • Compound nouns and collocations
  • Describing music
  • Five senses vocabulary
  • Jobs 20 questions advanced
  • Korean cultural code words Generalisation Version 2
  • Landmark Advanced Units 7 and 14 Presentations game
  • Near miss Newspaper headlines
  • Presentations about music
  • Recommending music
  • Recommending places in or near your city
  • Reporting verbs guessing and story telling
  • Six senses Present Perfect Simple Past
  • Slang Ask and Tell speaking game
  • Tastes in common
  • Vague language guessing game
  • Verb patterns SNAP Advanced
  • Your weekend Time management
  • Learner training games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Crime and punishment trends
  • Listening games/ worksheets
  • Body image concerns more men than women (worksheets for Guardian news lesson)
  • Doctors back denial of treatment medical news lesson
  • Health problems mimes
  • Medical Breakthoughs Dominoes (Passives)
  • Medical English articles definitions game
  • Medical English difficult sounds pairwork worksheets
  • Medical English mimes
  • Medical Jokes (Medical Vocabulary)
  • Medical moral dilemmas (2nd conditionals)
  • Medical problems and symptoms guessing
  • Scientific proof of alternative medicine
  • Technical and Medical English A and U Pronunciation Pairwork
  • Technical/ Medical English Regular Simple Past pronunciation list
  • More medical word roots
  • Roots of Medical English Worksheet 4
  • The roots of Medical English Worksheet 1
  • The roots of Medical English Worksheet 2
  • The roots of Medical English Worksheet 3
  • Natural English Intermediate Revision Rotating Board game
  • Megaform form filling guessing game
  • Describing photos Important times in your life
  • Describing photos Your weekend
  • Natural English Intermediate Units 6 and 11 mini presentations Version 2
  • Natural English Intermediate Units 6 and 11 vocabulary review
  • Units 6 and 11 mini presentations game
  • Your weekend and life predictions and probability
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Complaints roleplays
  • Natural English Intermediate Unit 4 worksheets
  • Natural English Intermediate Unit 5 games/ worksheets
  • Advantages Disadvantages Guess the job
  • Education and work things in common
  • Graduate options roleplay
  • Weekends Advantages and disadvantages
  • Work and study vocabulary
  • Business English needs analysis ranking task
  • Business English verbs tenses, needs analysis and functions
  • Business Speaking and Listening Needs Analysis
  • Needs analysis and brainstorming
  • Needs analysis questions tense review
  • Needs and ease questionnaire
  • Requests and future forms
  • Best of Japan Numbers trivia
  • Business and financial trivia (numbers review)
  • Making shapes from blocks games
  • Number word dominoes games
  • Numbers Pronunciation and Speaking Review
  • John Finally Came First! ordinal numbers story
  • Ordinal number words dominoes
  • Ordinal number words jigsaw games
  • Stacking races game
  • There is/ There are numbers guessing game
  • Poems for specific language points
  • Add hedging language to academic presentations tips
  • Longer presentations phrases card games
  • Presentations Feedback and Language Brainstorming Sheet
  • Opening and closing presentations
  • Alphabet games, worksheets and picture books
  • Connected speech games/ worksheets
  • Consonant clusters games/ worksheets
  • Difficult sounds Same or different pairwork
  • Homophones games, worksheets and lists for EFL learners
  • Magic E games/ worksheets for ESL classes
  • Minimal pairs games/ worksheets
  • Rhyming words games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Schwa games/ worksheets
  • Silent letters games, worksheets, stories, songs and poem
  • Syllables games/ worksheets
  • Word stress games/ worksheets
  • Logic Puzzles Reading Comprehension
  • Reading in English discussion questions
  • The town that runs on Twitter reading and discussion
  • Social English games, worksheets and e-book
  • I Can See Clearly Now (word order)
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer mixed
  • The Christmas Song gaps
  • White Christmas Song correct the mistakes
  • Discussion questions about festivals, celebrations and public holidays
  • Discussion questions about small talk
  • Literature and reading discussion questions
  • Media discussion questions
  • Weekends in this city Discussion questions
  • Extended speaking games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • How was your weekend brainstorming
  • Your weekend formal and informal questions
  • Storytelling games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Stories for specific language points
  • Ranking classroom language
  • Simplifying classroom language
  • Computer abbreviations
  • Metals industry pairwork numbers guessing game
  • OA past tenses
  • Office Automation Vocab
  • Opinions on science and technology
  • Tech Talk Pre-Intermediate review
  • Technical and medical English definitions game worksheets
  • Technical English articles definitions game Version 2
  • Technical English 1 and 2 review
  • Technical English countable uncountable definitions game
  • Technical English Measurements and Superlatives Lesson Worksheet 2
  • Technical English Measurements and Superlatives Worksheet 1
  • Technical English mimes
  • Technology Find things in common
  • Teleconferencing and video conferencing games/ worksheets
  • Business phone calls chain writing game
  • Introduction to Telephoning lower level version
  • Personal phone calls roleplays dice game
  • Telephone language definitions game and roleplays
  • Telephone politeness competition game and roleplays
  • Telephoning challenges dice game
  • Telephoning functions review
  • Telephoning Getting through or not
  • Telephoning hold on mimes
  • Telephoning match the conversations pairwork
  • Telephoning Phrasal Verbs and Prepositions Board Game
  • Telephoning problems and solutions
  • Telephoning roleplays dice game
  • Telephoning troubles collocations pairwork
  • Travel English telephone roleplays dice game
  • 1999 Was a Strange Year – months story
  • Lucy Was Not Impressed months story
  • Months battleships
  • Twelve jobs a year – a months story
  • Days of the week battleships
  • Days of the week dominoes
  • Johnny Slowly, Jeremy Normal and Jimmy Quickly times story
  • Telling the time warmer cooler guessing game
  • Adverbs of frequency and likes/ dislikes
  • Adverbs of frequency and times dice bluffing game
  • First conditional and countable/ uncountable sentence completion activities
  • Indirect questions extended speaking practice
  • Like and be like Xmas questions
  • Present Perfect and countable and uncountable competition game
  • Present Perfect and future forms sentence completion games
  • Travel plans bluffing game
  • What is… like? describing people and things bluffing game
  • History games/ worksheets for EFL learners
  • Social issues extended speaking
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Present Simple games, worksheets, stories and songs

Over 100 Present Simple for routines PDFs and teaching ideas (including the related index pages). If you like anything here and would like more, please support TEFLtastic .

Present Simple index pages (for more specific points)

It is/ They are games and other worksheets  (for Present Simple of “to be”)

Third person S games/ worksheets  (for “She has”, “He goes”, “It works”, etc)

Daily routines games, worksheets, stories and songs

Articles with Present Simple games

56 classroom activities for the Present Simple tense

Video tasks for present tenses

Photocopiable Present Simple classroom activities

Good and taboo Present Simple questions with do and be

How often trivia quiz (Present Simple and frequency expressions)

Xmas mix and match (third person S, Present Simple and Xmas vocabulary)

Are you…? hangman

Mr Men daily routines activities

Is it a/ an…? with adjectives pick and draw

Small talk with how often

Time expressions with Present Simple (frequency expressions and prepositions of time practised with Make Me Say Yes, Things in Common, and Answer Me games)

Small talk questions with be and do (and polished-up version in this very cheap e-book )

Personal questions with be speaking

Days of the week make me say yes

Is and are drawing game

Months hangman guessing game (with suggested things to say about each month)

Days of the week pick and draw

Johnny Slowly, Jeremy Normal and Jimmy Quickly times story

Time expressions with Present Simple speaking and presentation (adverbs of frequency and prepositions of time)

Present Simple chain stories

Present Simple taboo questions game

Present Simple matchmakers game

Present Simple job interview roleplays

Present Simple personalised board game

Present Simple sentence completion bluffing game

Present Simple Ask and Tell game

Present Simple needs analysis, presentation and practice (good for a first lesson)

Present Simple/ Adverbs of frequency sentence completion guessing game

Timetables battleships

Present Simple cultural customs bluffing game

Present Simple work and leisure discussion questions

Present Simple guess the country

Common business verbs Present Simple (guess the verb, discuss things they do in their jobs as needs analysis, brainstorm language to do those things in English)

Present Simple reading, speaking and drawing game

Present Simple Men and Women guessing

In/ On/ At/ No preposition pelmanism/ snap

Be and have for describing appearance games –

Third person S statements bluffing coin game

Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives disappearing text memory game (with Present Simple verbs and times)

Third person S questions alphabet game (with optional drawing element)

Present Simple third person S routines information gap

Third person S guess the person game

Present Simple Guess Who game

Describing international companies (mainly Present Simple, plus nationality adjectives and a smattering of other tenses)

Present Simple songs

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (link to song on YouTube and my article on using this song in class )

Tubthumper by Chumbawamba (quite a limited number of verbs and a rude chorus that you’ll need to ignore, but a mix of first person and third person – link is to lyrics)

Present Simple for routines stories and picture books

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton (all Present Simple and good for evening routines vocabulary)

Baby’s Day by Karen Katz (babyish enough to usually just be considered cute instead of patronising by kids, but need to rephrase it to add more Present Simple)

I Live In Tokyo by Mari Takabayashi (maybe getting students to say in English what they do that is the same as the photos, then checking if anything is the same when the teacher reads the text – I guess similar is available for other nationalities/ cities too)

Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace

Holiday! Celebration Days Around the World by Deborah Chancellor

Astronaut Living in Space by Kate Hayden (maybe skipping the first bit in past tenses with her training and getting straight to the routines of a space mission)

Chicken Bedtime is Really Early (the text is probably too difficult, but it has a nice rhythm and the pictures have times with o’clock, take a bath, comb hair, go to sleep, go home, eat dinner, put on your pyjamas, read a bedtime story, drink water, wake up, get up, play, and do exercise) – LINK UPDATED

Gran and Grandpa by Helen Oxenbury

Just Another Ordinary Day by Rod Clement (written in Past Simple, but makes sense as Present Simple and has lots of daily routines vocabulary, with an amusing twist because of the pictures) – LINK FIXED

Related pages

Adverbs of frequency page

Time expressions page (for links to days of the week, telling the time, dates, etc)

Present Simple and Continuous page  (frankly much more useful than teaching Present Simple on its own for long)

Business present tenses page

Likes and dislikes page

Have/ Have got page

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8 Classroom Activities for Teaching the Simple Present

8 Classroom Activities for Teaching the Simple Present

Key Takeaway:

  • Classroom activities that teach the simple present can help students develop communication skills and express themselves using basic grammatical structures.
  • Activities such as daily routines, cultural norms, and classmate interviews can help students practice using simple present in real-life situations and build their confidence in speaking English.
  • Other activities like ESP, Where am I, and BINGO can make learning fun and exciting, and can be effective in encouraging students to participate actively in class.

Daily Routine

When it comes to teaching the simple present tense, daily routines are an excellent way to introduce this grammatical concept. Sharing daily routines among students promotes communication, increases student engagement, and helps students to understand the structure of sentences in the present tense.

In this segment, we focus on sharing our daily routines in class and creating a daily schedule as a group . Through this activity, students can practice using present tense verbs and gain a deeper understanding of how daily routines are formed.

Students share their daily routines and create a schedule for the day

To create a daily schedule, students must share their usual routines. They can discuss their rituals in the present tense using adverbs such as ‘usually’, ‘sometimes’, and ‘always’ to put emphasis on the frequency. This activity encourages students to express themselves, learn about their classmates, and practice using the simple present tense in English.

  • Have students start by sharing their daily routines with one another.
  • Encourage them to ask questions to gather more information about each other’s daily habits.
  • Next, have students create a schedule for their day based on what they have learned from one another.
  • They can use a planner or worksheet to organize and prioritize activities within specific time slots.
  • Last but not least, ask students to present and explain their schedules in front of the class for group feedback and discussion.

Cultural Norms

As an educator, one of the most intriguing aspects of teaching is learning about the cultural practices of my students. That’s why I’m excited to share how cultural norms can be integrated into language instruction through classroom activities using the present simple tense. These activities offer a valuable opportunity for students to explore the common practices of their cultures while developing language proficiency.

In this section, we’ll explore two sub-sections:

  • How to encourage students to share cultural practices using simple present and adverbs, and
  • How to practice negative sentences and adverbs like “ never ” and “ rarely “.

Students share cultural practices using simple present and adverbs

Students can demonstrate their simple present and adverb skills by sharing cultural practices. This activity helps in building social skills and fostering a culture of mutual respect. Using the negative form of sentences and adverbs like “ never ” or “ rarely ,” students can share their cultural norms more effectively.

By pairing up students to ask questions about hobbies and interests, they can practice introducing partners to class using present tense questions. To add extra sensory experience, students can observe surroundings using all five senses in the present tense.

To test classmates’ understanding, students can create sensory statements about a place they want to visit that others need to guess the location of. As an excellent way of getting to know one another, BINGO involves brainstorming questions into random grids for mingling fun with asking questions and recording yes/no answers by name in squares.

Using these activities, teachers can inspire students’ interest in discovering different cultures globally. Negativity never looked so good – learn how to use “ never ” and “ rarely ” like a pro!

Practice negative sentences and adverbs like “never” and “rarely”

Employing negative sentences and adverbs such as “never” and “rarely” aids in strengthening the simple present knowledge.

  • Utilize a worksheet with exercises where students practice identifying negative statements in the present tense and distinguish them from affirmative counterparts
  • Pose conversation starters, which render themselves to exercise utilizing negative phrases in chat to heighten communication skills, vocabulary, and grammar.

Delineating negative phrases is imperative when developing elementary communication skills. Therefore, it is critical to determine precise methods of teaching similar sentence construction.

Suggested tactics include implementing an array of dynamic exercises, including brainstorming sessions where students are encouraged to write down different negative verbalizations they use in ordinary dialogues regularly. Regular drills will help cement significant tenses’ rudiments, enabling one to expand their abilities while still practicing syntax and vocabulary building blocks beneficial in overall language progress.

Get to know your classmates and their interests with present tense questions that will make you feel like a talk show host.

Classmate Interviews

As a language teacher, I’m always on the lookout for engaging and effective classroom activities for teaching the simple present tense . One of my favorites is the classmate interview , which helps students practice asking and answering questions in the present tense while getting to know their peers. I like to pair up my students and have them ask each other about their hobbies and interests , providing a fun way for them to learn about their classmates and practice using the simple present. Additionally, I use questions in the present tense for them to introduce their partners to the class. This activity not only helps students improve their grammar skills, but also fosters a sense of community and collaboration in the classroom.

Pair up students to ask questions about hobbies and interests

Students can be paired up to ask questions about hobbies and interests as a way of getting to know each other better. Here is a 5-step guide :

  • Pair students up in the classroom.
  • Give them a list of questions to ask each other.
  • Allow students to share their answers with the rest of the class.
  • Encourage follow-up questions for clarification purposes.
  • End the activity by reflecting on what was learned.

Unique details could include customizing the questions based on the student’s levels or interests, allowing for free questioning, recording responses, or using technology .

Some additional suggestions include varying approaches such as group discussions or peer review journals , forming multi-language groups , considering perspective-taking and empathy exercises , and making sure that all students are included regardless of their English proficiency level . Such activities will promote engagement, assess cultural competency among classmates and encourage cooperation while enabling pair work during class time.

Let’s get present-tense-tial and introduce ourselves through some thought-provoking questions!

Introduce partners to class using questions in the present tense

To acquaint each other with the present tense, there is an exercise that involves introducing your partner to the class using questions.

  • Pair students up and give each pair a set of prompt cards containing the questions they will have to ask.
  • Each student in the pair has to introduce their partner to the class, asking them one question at a time in the present tense.
  • The aim of this exercise is for students to practice how to use the present tense accurately and fluidly when conversing about individuals’ current actions.

It is worth noting that this particular exercise can help facilitate better understanding between students. By encouraging them to talk about themselves and their interests, they can find common ground which can in turn create stronger connections conducive for learning collaboratively. According to ‘8 Classroom Activities for Teaching the Simple Present,’ asking get-to-know-you style questions while practicing grammar concepts helps promote communication skill development.

Get ready to experience reality like never before with ESP activities that engage all five senses.

As an English teacher, I am constantly on the lookout for innovative classroom activities that engage my students. One of my favorite topics to teach is the Simple Present tense , and I have found that incorporating ESP (Extraordinary Sensory Perceptions) activities is an excellent way to make it come alive for my students. In this particular section, we’ll explore how to use simple present tense in sensory observations. Using their five senses , students will become immersed in the present moment and learn to describe their surroundings in vivid detail .

Students observe surroundings using all five senses in the simple present

In this activity, students engage in an exercise where they observe their surroundings using all five senses in the present tense . By doing so, they improve their sensory perception and ability to articulate experiences in writing or speech. This activity is designed to help students develop effective communication skills, especially when it comes to sensory description.

To begin with, teachers may ask students to describe a place around them while focusing on what they can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. For instance, a student describing a classroom may say “I see tables and chairs. I hear the sound of pens scribbling on paper. I smell chalk dust. I taste my lip balm unintentionally while biting my lips out of boredom. I feel the hardness of the chair underneath me.” This way, students can develop a detailed picture of any given environment while capturing the essence of its sensory elements.

To make this exercise more exciting and engaging for students, various props such as fruits, flowers or objects can be provided for use during this activity so that the observation process becomes more lively and interesting. Also, asking questions related to how certain things look like or taste like encourages active participation by all members of the class.

One such incident involving Geraldine Brooks demonstrates how important it is for aspiring writers to embrace sensory perception when observing surroundings. While working on one of her books, she heard a sound outside her window late at night that compelled her to open up her window to investigate whether it was raining only to find some bats chirping above her head, further revealing just how crucial awareness of our surrounding us using all five senses can be while writing about what we have observed without bias or any pre-researched facts and information.

Let’s get sensory and guess the place because, in this activity, you’ll feel like you’re there without ever leaving the classroom.

Where Am I?

When it comes to learning the simple present tense, there’s no need to rely solely on textbooks and lectures. As an educator, I have found that hands-on activities can be instrumental in helping students understand the language in context. In this segment, we’ll explore activities geared towards understanding location and prepositions .

First, students will create sensory statements about a place they would like to visit. Next, classmates will practice asking questions about the location using the present tense. Finally, we’ll review the prepositions at/on/in used to describe different locations. These activities will ignite your students’ curiosity about the world around them, while reinforcing language skills.

Students create sensory statements about a place they would like to visit

In this classroom activity, learners are encouraged to stimulate their senses and describe a place that they would like to visit by creating sensory statements. By using the simple present tense , students learn how to express their thoughts clearly while also practicing prepositions at/on/in used to describe locations. Through this exercise, students develop their creative thinking skills while learning vocabulary related to the five senses . The activity also provides an opportunity for learners to interact with each other through guessing games and partner discussions.

Furthermore, this exercise encourages cultural awareness as students create sensory statements that reflect their cultural backgrounds and practices. They practice negative sentences and adverbs like “never” and “rarely” which help expand their understanding of language structure.

The learning activity promotes individuality as students share information about themselves, their interests, hobbies and ideal weekends in a fun and engaging way. This exercise helps establish community within the class by giving space for all students to participate and connect with one another.

Lastly, this exercise aligns with the goal of helping students develop language fluency through immersive activities that promote communication skills and conversation in the present tense. Put your detective hats on, classmates, and use present tense questions to guess the sensory statements about the mysterious place your fellow student wants to visit .

Classmates guess the place using questions in the present tense

Students practice describing a place they would like to visit using the present tense and prepositions to classmates who have to guess where it is. In this activity, unique sensory statements are created by students about the place.

  • Students create sensory statements about a place they would like to visit.
  • Classmates ask questions in the present tense to guess the location.
  • Prepositions at/on/in used to describe locations are reviewed.

This exercise helps students improve their oral communication skills and vocabulary in describing places and making guesses . Students also learn about different parts of the world through their classmates’ presentations.

To maximize learning from this activity and minimize testing anxiety, teachers could provide a warm-up round before starting the guessing game. During warm-up rounds, students can practice sharing sentences or phrases that describe what they see, feel, hear, or smell around them at any given moment. These short sound bites can increase their comfort level with making sensory statements when guessing the location during the actual game.

Get ready to play hide and seek with prepositions as we review the use of at, on, and in when describing locations.

Review prepositions at/on/in used to describe locations

Describing locations using prepositions is an essential element of writing and speaking . Understanding the right usage of ‘at’, ‘on’ and ‘in’ can make communication more effective, conveying specific information about where exactly an object or a person is placed.

In this activity, students will revisit prepositions of place and elevate their usage by reviewing how to use them accurately. Students will learn to differentiate between when to use:

  • ‘at’ , which describes a specific point in space, such as “I am at the park”
  • ‘on’ , which is used for describing objects that sit on top of something such as “the book is on the table”
  • ‘in’ , which describes objects surrounded by space like “I love sitting in cafes with friends.”

By practicing sentences with these prepositions, students will develop accurate vocabulary usage, improve clarity and develop sentence structures that increase coherence.

It should be noted that while these three prepositions are used for directions in spatial relationships, some additional words like beside, behind, underneath may also be needed in order to emphasize particular physical positionings better. Understanding these finer details will help students accurately communicate directions.

Pro Tip: Encourage students to practice often so that they develop muscle memory for these preposition rules when writing or speaking.

Let’s play a game of BINGO and get to know each other better, because awkward silences are never a good party starter.

Incorporating games into classroom activities can often yield better outcomes, and BINGO is no different. This game is not only exciting, but it encourages students to communicate and interact with one another, making it an excellent choice for any language classroom.

The game is played in four sections. First, the teacher prepares a list of get-to-know-you questions and writes them on the board. Second, students fill out a 5×5 grid with the questions in a random order. Next, students mingle and ask each other questions, checking off the appropriate squares if their partner answers “yes.” The first person to get five squares in a row is declared the winner.

Brainstorm get to know you questions and write on board

To facilitate socialization among students and promote learning about each other, a session can be dedicated to brainstorm get to know you questions and write them on the board.

  • Teachers can encourage the students to come up with open-ended, non-intrusive questions that allow for personal expression like “ What is your favorite hobby? ” or “ What is your favorite type of music? “
  • Students can work in pairs or small groups and share their answers.
  • The teacher may prompt follow-up questions and encourage further discussion based on shared interests while also eliciting critical thinking skills
  • This activity provides an opportunity to develop confidence in communication through speaking and listening.
  • It also promotes a friendly atmosphere between students.
  • In addition, it works towards enhancing language skills by encouraging active dialogue.

Furthermore, sharing brief personal stories based on the questions asked can offer a unique insight into individual student’s personalities and perspectives.


  • Provide enough time for brainstorming
  • Encourage active listening by having one person as a speaker at a time
  • Incorporate some questions that allow for easy elaboration
  • Allow some voluntary sharing without pressure

Get ready to mix and mingle as students fill out their Bingo grids with quirky questions and compete to win!

Students randomly fill out a five by five grid with questions

For this activity, students are required to fill out a 5×5 grid with get-to-know-you questions. This is an interactive way for students to get to know each other while also practicing sentence structures in the present tense. The questions may pertain to hobbies, interests, favorite foods, etc.

To create the table for this activity, start by opening an HTML document and using the , tags accordingly. Each student will be assigned a row and column number, and they will fill out their corresponding cell with a question. It is crucial to ensure that there are no duplicate questions in the grid.

A unique detail about this activity is that it allows students to interact with one another while presenting an opportunity for practicing language skills. Moreover, it encourages students to think creatively when creating their questions as well as pay close attention when listening to others’ responses.

History shows that Bingo originated as a lottery game in Italy in the sixteenth century before spreading throughout Europe and later arriving in North America. Today, it remains a popular game played worldwide in various forms by people of all ages. This variation of Bingo fits perfectly into language classrooms as it provides an enjoyable activity that aids language acquisition through social interaction while still adhering to structured learning principles.

Get ready for some socializing: because it’s time for students to mix, mingle, and make new connections through question-filled bingo grids!

Students mingle, asking each other questions and writing names in squares if they answer “yes”

Students interact with one another by engaging in a simple game called Bingo where they ask questions to find out information about their classmates. If the answer to the question is “yes,” then the student writes their classmate’s name in the corresponding square on their bingo board.

  • Give each student a bingo board which consists of at least five rows and five columns.
  • Ask students to randomly fill out each square in the grid with get-to-know-you questions that require yes or no answers.
  • The students then walk around asking other classmates the questions on their boards while also answering questions for others.
  • If a student responds positively, those with the corresponding question write down that classmate’s name in the square on their bingo board.
  • The first person to make a straight line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) of names wins Bingo and receives a prize determined by the teacher.
  • As an added challenge, students can have time limits for finding answers to encourage quicker interaction within the classroom.

This activity creates an inclusive atmosphere as everyone is involved and gets to know each other quickly. It allows shy students who may not usually speak up during class discussions an opportunity to express themselves and build community in small groups.

Don’t miss out on this fun way to build community in your classroom! Incorporate this activity into your lesson plan today.

Get ready to compete, because the race to five squares in a row is on!

First person with five squares in a row wins

For classroom engagement, students can bond and have fun playing a game. The activity involves using a grid that consists of five columns and five rows. Each student randomly fills out the squares with get-to-know-you questions and mingles to ask classmates questions. If a classmate answers “Yes,” the student writes their name in that square. The first person to connect five squares in a straight line wins.

Students create grids consisting of five columns and five rows on a piece of paper or board.

Students complete the grid by writing get-to-know-you questions like hobbies, interests, weekend activities, among others randomly.

Students mingle around asking each other’s questions written in their grid.

The first person to connect five squares in a straight line wins.

  • Create a Five by Five Square Grid
  • Randomly fill out question Squares
  • Mingle to Ask Questions
  • Connect Squares in straight lines

This game is an activity that creates an opportunity for students to interact while getting to know each other better. By connecting with classmates who share similar interests, it enhances bonding beyond the classroom environment.

In one school’s experience, during the “First person with five squares in a row wins” session, one student discovered they shared an interest in hiking with another student – something they had never thought they could find within their classmate cohort. This newfound connection stimulated discussions between them regarding some popular local trails near their neighborhood.

Get ready to party like it’s the weekend, as students share their favorite activities and dream up their perfect weekends.

Weekend Party

When it comes to teaching the simple present tense, finding ways to make the learning process engaging and interactive is essential. One way to accomplish this is through classroom activities centered around real-life scenarios. Take the Weekend Party activity, for example. This activity encourages students to share their favorite weekend activities and prompts them to write paragraphs about their ideal weekends. By incorporating personal experiences and interests into the lesson, students are more likely to be invested in the learning process and develop a deeper understanding of the simple present tense.

Students share favorite weekend activities and write paragraphs about ideal weekends.

Students will have the opportunity to express their preferred weekend activities by crafting paragraphs that depict their ideal weekends. The objective of this exercise is to encourage students to demonstrate their English writing skills while expressing themselves creatively. This activity can be incorporated into a variety of settings and levels of fluency, allowing students to practice using present tense verbs and adverbs and increasing oral communication confidence.

In addition, this activity can promote a sense of community and cooperation within the classroom as students share similar interests and learn about diverse cultural activities. By sharing individual stories, students can refine their vocabulary usage, learn from each other’s experiences, and refine their understanding of the simple present tense.

It is important that instructors modify this activity to fit their specific class needs’ level. Furthermore, teachers can use different mediums like pictures or videos as motivation tools in teaching fresh phrases representing the theme “students share favorite weekend activities”.

Five Facts About 8 Classroom Activities for Teaching the Simple Present:

  • ✅ These activities help students practice using the simple present tense in a variety of contexts. (Source: Team Research)
  • ✅ Daily routines and cultural norms are two topics covered in these activities. (Source: Team Research)
  • ✅ Classmate interviews and sensory observations are interactive ways to practice the simple present. (Source: Team Research)
  • ✅ Bingo and the weekend party activity promote a fun and engaging way to practice the simple present. (Source: Team Research)
  • ✅ Using these activities can help students feel more confident in their ability to use the simple present tense. (Source: Team Research)

FAQs about 8 Classroom Activities For Teaching The Simple Present

What are some fun classroom activities for teaching the simple present.

There are many simple activities you can do with your students to teach the present simple tense. These include daily routines, cultural norms, classmate interviews, ESP (Extraordinary Sensory Perceptions), Where Am I?, BINGO, and weekend party.

How can I incorporate worksheets into teaching the simple present?

Worksheets can be a great tool for reinforcing grammar concepts. You can create worksheets with fill-in-the-blank exercises, matching games, or sentence correction activities to help students practice using the present simple tense correctly.

What are some online games and activities for teaching the present simple tense?

There are many ESL games and activities available online that are specifically designed to help students learn the present simple tense. Some popular options include Kahoot, Quizlet, and grammar games on websites like

How can I make teaching the present simple tense more engaging for my students?

One way to make learning more engaging is by incorporating a variety of different activities and games into your lesson plans . You can also try using props, music, or multimedia resources to make the material come alive.

What are some common mistakes students make when using the present simple tense?

Common mistakes include mixing up verb tenses, forgetting to add -s to third-person singular verbs, or using the wrong form of the verb (e.g. using ‘have’ instead of ‘has’). It’s important to review these errors regularly to help students improve their accuracy.

How can I ensure that my students are mastering the present simple tense?

Assessment is key when it comes to determining whether your students are mastering the present simple tense. You can use quizzes, tests, or writing assignments to evaluate their understanding and provide feedback to help them improve.

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