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present simple downloadable worksheets:
Present Simple/English test/ 3 pages
Grammar Test on Present Simple/ Improved There are 3 pages: 1. Writing the verbs in the correct Present Simple Form 2.Negative Sentences: doesn´t/don´t 3.Yes /No Questions: do/does 4.Reading Text: Wh-questions You can also use this test after working on the following material- my printables which you can find here: http://www.eslprin ta...
Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 6436

 
Present simple
Practice present simple with emphasis in 3rd person singular. Affirmative, interrogative and negative.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 5721

 
Present Simple Exercises!
I hope your students will enjoy it.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 4007

 
GREAT PRESENT SIMPLE SET! - 5 pages: GRAMMAR-GUIDE + 4 pages of DIFFERENT EXERCISES!
This is a great Present Simple set which includes 5 pages: the 1st page - the presentation of present simple and a short grammar guide, other 4 pages of this set - are different exercises including spelling practice, positive, negative structures and 2 pages of questions practice.Hope it will be useful!
Level: elementary
Age: 8-14
Downloads: 3653

 
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE TEST
SS WILL CHOOSE THE BEST ALTERNATIVE FOR THE 13 QUESTIONS THEN MAKE SOME EXERCISES ON SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE ABOUT SENTENCE MAKING,TIME EXPRESSIONS AND SOME MODALS.......ENJOY.. .......
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 3213

 
Everyday activities
Match, read, complete. 2 pages.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-17
Downloads: 3057

 
Verb to BE vs. to HAVE GOT
Exercises to practise verb to BE and to HAVE GOT in present simple tense.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 3014

 
Present Simple - Present Continuous Crossword
A worksheet to revise the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous. Students have to complete the sentences with the right tense, then they have to write the verb (present simple or -ing form) in the crossword, and finally they have to match the sentences with the pictures.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 2180

 
 

Remember that you can add -s, -es or -ies to nouns to form the plural or verbs to form the 3rd person singular in present simple:

Ending

we add...

Examples of nouns (plural)

Examples of verbs

(3rd person)
General use

-s

Car - Cars

Stop - Stops

Consonant + Y

y > -ies

Party - Parties

Try - Tries

Vowel + Y

-s

Boy -Boys

Lay - Lays

-s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -x, -o

-es

Bus -Buses
Dress - Dresses
Peach - Peaches
Ash - Ashes
Box - Boxes
Tomato-Tomatoes
Pass - Passes
Watch - Watches
Wash - Washes
Mix - Mixes
Go - Goes


Some nouns end in -o, but they


don't change to -es:


Piano - Pianos Video - Videos
-f , -fe  f/fe > -ves Knife - Knives
Leaf - Leaves



Some nouns end in -f but they


don't change to -ves:


Roof - Roofs Chief - Chiefs
Irregular Plurals These    words
plural.   
don't add -s or
 
-es to form the

Child - Children
Foot - Feet
Tooth - Teeth
Man - Men
Woman-Women
Person-People
Mouse-Mice
Fish - Fish
Sheep - Sheep

 MAKE THE PLURALS OF THESE NOUNS:

Father Box Wolf
Bottle Day Monkey
Poster Body Potato
Onion Half Woman
Bus Policeman Baby
Match Stamp Class
 
 MAKE THE 3rd PERSON SINGULAR OF THESE VERBS:
Wash Fix Match
Stop Believe Drive
Watch Think See
Read Do Take
Write Eat Sleep
Type Crash Wake
  CROSSWORD. FIND TEN NOUNS IN PLURAL:

 

 WRITE THE WORDS FROM THE EXERCISE 3 IN THE CORRECT GAP:
 
 
1. People  5  in a hand.
2.  some  in the garage.
3.   are there in a year?  365.
4. We  a lot of  of our travel to England.
5. People brush their  after each meal.
6. Animals  . They  paws. 
7. Cats always run after .
8. Alan  big blue .
9.  52  in a year.
10. I like  very much. My friends and I go to one every Saturday. 
WRITE THE VERB IN THE 3RD PERSON SINGULAR:
1. He  (sleep) 8 hours everyday.
2. My mother  (cook) a really tasty stew.
3. The barman  (mix) the cocktail very quickly.
4. She  (go) to the school by bus from Monday to Friday.
5. Bob  (try) to study but he can't.
6. Pamela  (write) an email to her sister in USA everyday.
7. My mum  (read) the book when she has got time.
8. The man  (wash) the car in the petrol station.
9. She  (watch) the TV 2 hours in the afternoon.
10. Alan  (like) puppies.
11. Sam's father  (drive) to work everyday.
12. Your friend  (listen) to the CD in class.
13. She  (buy) in the supermarket on Mondays.
 
WHERE DO THESE WORDS COME FROM?
Rings e.g. Ring




 



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Bees Children Splashes
Numbers Castles Cakes
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