There are two basic structures for the present simple. British and american english dialect double negatives and usage formal and informal language newspaper headlines register slang standard and nonstandard language swearing and. Present simple is mostly used for our routines and can be a little confusing. Choose the correct verb to complete the dialogue and practise the difference between past simple and the present perfect. Present simple i work english grammar today a reference to written and spoken english grammar and usage cambridge dictionary. This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students at low intermediate b1 level is about experiences. Bbc world service learning english grammar challenge. We use doesnt for the third person singular sheheit and dont for the others. We use the present simple to talk about repeated actions or events, permanent states or things which are always true. Find more english language learning resources here. Lots of our students have problems with the past simple and the present perfect when they are talking about events in the past. Cristina cabal, winner of the british councils teachingenglish blog award, has collected her favourite games for practising the tense that isnt always as simple as its name one of the first things people learn when they study english is the present simple form of verbs.
British and american english dialect double negatives and usage formal and informal language newspaper headlines register slang standard and nonstandard language. Teachingenglish lesson plans uk bbc british council 2010 tell the students that you are going to focus on the semiformal email. Introduction english language is a vital part of our work in british council. In the simple present tense, the verb takes the marker s when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun. Exercise 2 make the present simple or present continuous. Microsoft word present simple or present continuous 1. Present simple and present continuous british council. But with the third person singular sheheit, we add an s. Listen to a traditional childrens nursery rhyme about a star. English language example lesson plans selected entries from the trinity college london lesson plan competition at the british council and english and foreign languages universitys 3rd international teacher educator conference hyderabad, india, march 20 in partnership with. In this programme we look at breaking news with the present perfect and describing the. About this booklet every teacher has a warmer or filler that they really like. This lesson is all about creativity and innovation.
Creativity is great teachingenglish british council bbc. This present simple worksheet is ideal for teaching young learners the present simple to express habitual actions. Simple present vs present continuous present continuous simple present now at the momentat present this morningevening e. Present simple present continuous active and passive forms countable and uncountable nouns listen for specific. This lesson will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the present perfect try the four quizzes with grammar exercises in each section. Can you explain why we use simple pastpresent perfect tense in bold text. To discuss what constitutes creativity and identify examples of innovation in britain and. So its my second observed class tomorrow and ive prepared the following lesson plan to teach present perfectpast simple to the same group. Why do english speakers use the word have so often.
Present simple for routines johnny grammar british council. These resources are in the form of interactive apps, websites, videos and podcasts and are aimed at a variety. To find out more about the present simple, read the conversation below. Present simple and present continuous learn english. Preparation make a copy of the board game for each group of three or four. We use the present simple tense when we want to talk about fixed habits or routines things that dont change. Singing songs is a great way to get better at speaking english and we have lots of great songs for you to enjoy. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. Depending on the person, the simple present tense is formed by using the root form or by adding. In the activity, students take on the role of an animal they would like to be and complete present simple affirmative and negative sentences as if they were that animal.
Present simple for routines johnny grammar youtube. Print the reference card, activity sheet and test for more practice. To download the johnny grammars word challenge app for free, v. Present perfect and past simple there are many situations in english when we mix the verb forms which we use. Listen to a traditional song for children about a very busy bus. Do you want to practise using present simple and present continuous in english. The simple present reading has many verbs in the simple present. English grammar today a reference to written and spoken english grammar and usage cambridge dictionary.
Take a look at the following paragraph excerpted from the british councils introduction about benjamin zephaniah. Whats the difference between the present simple present continuous and how to use them. Ec offers various english courses, including online english speaking courses i surf i am surfing. Students start with a discussion which leads into a vocabulary task and reading activities. Adding s to verbs in the third person singular is one of the most basic english grammar rules that must always be followed. Watch our presentation on the present perfect and find out. Skills grammar read the text about a holiday in spain. Learning english online learning english online simple present test 1 page 3 e put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. The present perfect verb tense is a little difficult in english it is used in several different ways, and there are lots of rules to remember. We offer a range of teacher training courses covering areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning. With plural subjects, the verb does not take the marker s. Present simple affirmative negative esl activities games. The only change from the base is the addition of s for third person singular. During the week i have swimming practice on mondays, i do taekwondo on tuesdays and tennis on thursdays.
Test your english in johnnys new quiz app for phones and tablets, on both ios and android. Sophie is working in dubai but amy was hoping she may be able to ask her a favour. Lowpreparation games to practise present simple questions. Download present simple and present continuous british council book pdf free download link or read online here in pdf. The present simple tense is the most basic tense in english and uses the base form of the verb except for the verb be. If you like the two games above and you would like to share them on your blog or use them in a classroom without an internet connection, you can do this.
In this booklet youll find over 30 ideas for warmers and fillers, all of which have come from a british council teacher or manager every one of our teaching. If youre from england, heres the british councils take on it. English language example lesson plans british council. Here the verb sing takes the marker s because the subject is the singular noun my sister. English esl present simple worksheets most downloaded 2359. We can use the present simple to talk about habits things that we do regularly, facts things that are always true or states facts that are true for a long time. Activity students ask and answer questions using the present simple in order to move along the board and reach the end. In this lesson, learners watch a short video about a typical british neighbourhood. Listen to a traditional song about the things that we do in the morning. We make questions by putting am, is or are in front of the subject.
Thompson gives a list of the largest european companies in chapter 6. We use the simple present tense when an action is happening right now, or when it happens regularly or unceasingly, which is why its sometimes called present indefinite. My grandfather often comes over for dinner at the weekends. We use the present simple to talk about things which are repeated every day, every week, every year, etc. The present continuous is made from the present tense of the verb be and the ing form of a verb. Play our present simple and present continuous games and have fun while you learn. The simple present is a verb tense with two main uses.
Enough gilding the lily, heres where we put our knowledge into practice. A collection of english esl worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning and english classes to teach about present, simple, present simple. We use does for the third person singular she he it and do for the others. To find out more about the present simple, read and listen to the conversation below. We use it for talking about permanent states or situations. A1a5 we can use the present simple to refer to the contents of books.
My tutors are big on reactive teaching so im going to. You can expand your knowledge about present continuous tense at british council pages. The lesson focuses on using the past simple and present perfect. Find out more on our teachingenglish website or see below for an overview of the different sections. If you are an english language teacher or elt professional, the british council has lots of free resources to support your work. Present continuous tense games to learn english games. We use do and does to make questions with the present simple. Followed by an exceptionally british animation of some teens using the present simple in their daily conversations. Listen to a song about animals living by the river. Read the passage and answer the questions at the bottom. We bring to you an expansive array of online resources to help users learn english in an entertaining and engaging manner. Practise the seasons and months of the year with this song about new year.195 46 989 803 579 630 973 997 1343 1500 1400 1534 499 1533 834 1556 375 173 528 1561 461 766 1173 141 918 574 260 468 492 1024 888 1096 662 187 82 995 941 835 585 382 521 461 1089 864 1330