Present simple and continuous tenses

Present simple tense mind map

Many elementary students feel they cannot see the difference between these two tenses. To help them I have created a rap which explains the grammar and gives some example sentences, two mind maps explaining everything simply and several games to practise this grammar point. I hope you will find it useful.

Present tenses – mind maps

The first mind map explains the basics about the present simple tense:

Present simple tense mind map

The second mind map has already been published here in the post on Present continuous tense. The mind map explains the usage and form of the present continuous tense.
[showmyads] Present continuous tense mind map

Present tenses – rap

Watch the rap and then try to answer the comprehension questions in the game On target. The rap explains the usage of the two tenses and gives some examples.

Now try the comprehension game. Answer all the questions and then shoot the bad ducks 🙂
Play the game here.

Present tenses – games

[showmyads] Now it is time to check whether you understand the grammar point. Here is a game called En Garde. Your task is to choose the correct tense and then hit your opponent. Good luck.

You can play the game En Garde here.

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  1. Zdenda
    I hope you will find it useful.
    22/02/2014 at 8:14 am
  2. AtiraJafarova
    very useful link.
    24/02/2014 at 10:33 am
  3. Sohan Prasad sharma
    can I copy and supply to the teachers of the school so that it will work as an extra helpful material to teach English to the students?
    01/03/2014 at 10:03 am
  4. Zdenda
    Yes, certainly yes. As long as you do not try to sell it or pretend it has been created by you, you are free to share the printouts of the site. If you will share this on your website, please provide a backlink. Thank you.
    01/03/2014 at 10:05 am
  5. sohan prasad sharma
    thank you for the information!
    01/03/2014 at 11:43 am
  6. Reni
    Hi there, I just somehow did not get the instructions for the both games. Can u give me a clue, please? Thx
    06/03/2014 at 3:17 pm
  7. oumar sonko
    very useful indeed
    06/03/2014 at 5:02 pm
  8. Zdenda
    I do not understand your question.
    07/03/2014 at 9:12 am

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