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MULTIPLE CHOICE - FOUR TENSES 1
AN EASY WORKSHEET WHERE STUDENTS HAVE TO CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER / THE FOLLOWING TENSES ARE PRACTISED: PRESENT SIMPLE - PRESENT CONTINUOUS - PAST SIMPLE - PRESENT PERFECT
Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
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ALL ENGLISH TENSES (ACTIVE VOICE) - COMPLETE GRAMMAR-GUIDE IN A CHART FORMAT WITH FORM, USE, EXAMPLES AND TIME PHRASES (4 pages) FOR ALL LEVELS
There are a lot of different tense tables and this is one more variant which can be very handy for both teachers and students. 4 pages. Each page - definite group of tenses: 1-indefinite tenses, 2-continuous tenses, 3- perfect tenses and 4- perfect continuous tenses. Includes form, use and examples. I have spent much time preparing it so I hope it ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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THE PAST PERFECT TENSE
Form and use of the Past Perfect tense with an exercise in which students have to complete the sentences with one of the verbs in the list in the past perfect. Again the pictures will help them choose the right verb. I hope you like it and find it useful. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 2549

 
TEST YOUR GRAMMAR. ALL THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TENSES.
20 situations with the gaps to be filled with the correct tense form of the verbs in orded to test your students´ knowledge of the rules and verb tenses in general. Hope you´ll find that useful. Life_line.
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 2086

 
A SCARY NIGHT - MIXED TENSES
Students complete the story using the verbs in brackets in a suitable tense. Then they correct the mistakes in some sentences. B&W version included on the second page and the key to the exercises is on the third page. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful week!
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1777

 
Tenses Board Game
Your students will practise tenses while playing! You will need a die and tokens.They have to form correct sentences using the words given and taking into account the time expresion. I let my students move on only if they form the sentence correctly, but you may adjust the rules as you wish. This game is made on WORD, so you can make changes accor...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1763

 
Simple Present or Present Continuous
It is a good revision ws and also it is good for Ss to differenciate the 2 tenses.Explanation part is also available reminding time expressions.Have a nice Monday:)))
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1664

 
FOUR TENSES REVIEW -PRESENT SIMPLE- PRESENT CONTINUOUS-PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS (B&W VERSION+ KEY INCLUDED)
After a brief explanation on the use of these four tenses, students complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets in the right form. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1606

 
 

PRESENT PERFECTSIMPLE PAST?

PRESENT PERFECT - This tense looks in the present at actions completed in the past - so there is always some kind of connection with the present.
a) RECENT PAST ACTIONS -  for recently finished past actions whose results are still visible in the present - "Look! The taxi has (just) arrived." (the taxi is probably still parked outside).
b) GENERAL PAST EXPERIENCES - for actions which happened in an indefinite time (we are not interested in when, but in the action itself) - "Have you ever been to New York?" - No, but I have been to Washington."
c) UNFINISHED ACTIONS - for actions which started in the past but which continue up to the present moment - "I have lived here since 1998." (and I will continue to live here).
SIMPLE PAST - This tense refers to a specific occasion in the past and to the details of what happened - so it is a completely finished past action with no connection with the present - "I went to Disneyland last year." - "Really? Did you like it?" (it tells us when something happened - so unlike the Present Perfect it is a definite past).
 
PRACTISE
a) Read and choose the correct alternative:
 1. He  for the lift for over 10 minutes.
2.  any gold yet? - Yes, he has.
3. Richard  the tickets for "Avatar" yesterday.
4. He still  a shower.
5. My football team  the cup twice so far.
6. The alarm clock at 7 a.m.
7. Kevin  the school bus last Monday.
8. I   my paperwork.
9.  a lot of pictures when you visited Paris?
10. He   United's best football player in 2008.
 
b) Read and complete the sentences with either the Present Perfect or the Simple Past of the verbs in brackets:
1. I  (not go)to school last week because I  (be) sick.
2. Paul  (just/start)reading a new book.
3. He  (never/eat)  such delicious cookies.
4. Michael  (drink) too much last night.
5.  (you/ever/be) late for school?
6. I  (already/do)the laundry. Now I need to do some ironing.
7.  (they/wash)  their father's car on Sunday?
8. I  (arrive)  from Italy yesterday morning.
9. Linda's husband only  (leave) 5 minutes ago and she already misses him.
10. Sarah  (work)in this company since she was very young.
 
c) Find in the grid and in any direction the missing verb forms and fill in the table.
1. begin -  - begun            2. break - broke -
 
3.  - built - built             4. choose - chose -
 
5. come -  - come               6. do - did -
 
7. drive -  - driven           8.  - felt - felt
 
9. forget - forgot -     10.  - gave - given
 
11. go - went -                   12. know -  - known
 
13. make -  - made             14.  - met - met
 
15. say - said -                  16. see - saw -
 
17. sell -  - sold                 18.  - slept - slept
 

 

       

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