Five tenses – more exercises

Five tenses

About half a year ago I published a post where I tried to explain the usage of 5 different tenses. About 71,000 people have viewed this post but several complained that there was not enough practice. That is why I have decided to reintroduce this topic and add three more quizzes to practise the five tenses. So here we go!

Five tenses – mind map

Study the following mind map. There I try to explain the usage of the following tenses: Present simple, present perfect simple, present continuous, be going to and past simple.

Five tenses mind map

And if you think you understand the grammar, it is time to try the quiz.

Five tenses – quiz

You can choose either the print version of the quiz or the digital version of the quiz.
You can download the word document here and you can edit it in any way you like. The key is included.

Cloze exercises

If you prefer the interactive version of the same quiz, you can find it down here.

Five tenses – full screen quiz

If you would like to do more practice, you can go to British Council site and try several more exercises there.

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  1. Baais Khan Dr.
    10/01/2015 at 7:21 pm
  2. Is the best website for learning English and development of my skills in this language, English. Thank you for your teaching and for your advice. I wish to speak English very well
    10/01/2015 at 8:13 pm
  3. sangita sharma
    Its informative interactive
    11/01/2015 at 3:49 am
  4. Fernando
    Really useful post. I will adapt this content to the spanish lessons I am elaborating with your allowance :)
    11/01/2015 at 3:34 pm
  5. Gayane Arstamyan
    Thank you! I'll give them to my students and see how it works:-)
    12/01/2015 at 6:02 am
  6. Zdenda
    You certainly can.
    12/01/2015 at 5:47 pm
  7. Laddi
    I want to start it from beginning. Can anyone please tell me how to proceed for better understanding. I be thankful to you
    15/01/2015 at 2:15 pm
  8. Larissa Chagulova
    How can I check the mistakes?
    10/03/2015 at 3:03 pm
  9. Zdenda
    I am afraid, you canĀ“t at the moment. I have to change the setting of the quiz. Thank you for contacting me.
    11/03/2015 at 3:53 am

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