Present Simple games, worksheets and songs

Over 100 Present Simple for routines PDFs and teaching ideas . If you like anything here and would like more, please support TEFLtastic.

Updated 19 February 2020

Related pages

Adverbs of frequency page

Time expressions page (for links to days of the week, telling the time, dates, etc)

Present Simple and Continuous page (frankly much more useful than teaching Present Simple on its own for long)

Business present tenses page

Likes and dislikes page

Have/ Have got page

Present Simple index pages (for more specific points)

It is/ They are games and other worksheets

Third person S games/ worksheets

Articles with Present Simple games

56 classroom activities for the Present Simple tense

Video tasks for present tenses

Photocopiable Present Simple classroom activities

Small talk with how often – NEW

Time expressions with Present Simple (frequency expressions and prepositions of time practised with Make Me Say Yes, Things in Common, and Answer Me games)

Small talk questions with be and do (and polished-up version in this e-book)

Personal questions with be speaking

Days of the week make me say yes

Is and are drawing game

Months hangman guessing game (with suggested things to say about each month)

Days of the week pick and draw

Johnny Slowly, Jeremy Normal and Jimmy Quickly times story

Time expressions with Present Simple speaking and presentation (adverbs of frequency and prepositions of time)

Present Simple chain stories

Present Simple taboo questions game

Present Simple matchmakers game

Present Simple job interview roleplays

Present Simple personalised board game

Present Simple sentence completion bluffing game

Present Simple Ask and Tell game

Present Simple needs analysis, presentation and practice (good for a first lesson)

Present Simple/ Adverbs of frequency sentence completion guessing game

Timetables battleships

Present Simple cultural customs bluffing game

Present Simple work and leisure discussion questions

Present Simple guess the country

Common business verbs Present Simple (guess the verb, discuss things they do in their jobs as needs analysis, brainstorm language to do those things in English)

Present Simple reading, speaking and drawing game

Present Simple Men and Women guessing

In/ On/ At/ No preposition pelmanism/ snap

Be and have for describing appearance games

Third person S statements bluffing coin game

Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives disappearing text memory game (with Present Simple verbs and times)

Third person S questions alphabet game (with optional drawing element)

Present Simple third person S routines information gap

Third person S guess the person game

Present Simple Guess Who game

Describing international companies (mainly Present Simple, plus nationality adjectives and a smattering of other tenses)

Present Simple songs

Tubthumper by Chumbawamba (quite a limited number of verbs and a rude chorus that you’ll need to ignore, but a mix of first person and third person – link is to lyrics)

Present Simple for routines stories

Johnny Slowly, Jeremy Normal and Jimmy Quickly times story – NEW


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