Showing posts with label present simple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label present simple. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ping Pong Grammar

Can you make the difference between present simple and present continuous? You can practise with this game. Choose the right answers to complete the sentences and get a chance to play ping pong.

Present Simple vs Present Continuous. Table tennis game

Friday, 1 March 2013

First Conditional. Conditions and Results

First conditional sentences are easy. You must use present simple for the if clause, which is the condition, and future with will or won't for the result, that is, the consequence of the condition. Conditions may also be introduced by unless plus an affirmative sentence. Do you know how to tell conditions from results? Read the sentences below and try this game to make sure you can make and recognize first conditional sentences.

If you watch that film, you will enjoy the settings. 
She won't come to the party unless we invite her. 
You will never learn anything if you watch television all the time. 
If you don't listen to the radio, you won't know about the news. 
If it snows, we will go skiing. 
We won't go to the beach unless the weather is good. 
If you study hard, you won't fail your exams. 
Unless you water the plants, they won't grow. 
If it rains, I will take my umbrella. 
If you like science fiction, you will love Star Wars
If we don't hurry, we will miss the train. 
Unless she comes with us, the dinner will be boring.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Cannonball Fun. Present Simple in Affirmative, Negative and Questions

Hello! Do you study present simple rules every day? Are they easy or difficult? I'm here to help you with a game. Complete the sentences with the correct verbs or auxiliaries in affirmative, negative or question form. Then, use the arrow keys to control the cannon and press the spacebar to control the speed. Then, release the spacebar and launch the ball. I'm sure it will be fun.

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Present Simple. Affirmative sentences

Hi! We are here to make affirmative sentences in present simple. Remember this! We use the infinitive of the verb after the subject and when the subject is a third person singular we add these endings: -S, -ES or -IES. Study the blog entry about these rules here. Do you want to try this game? Help the manic miner on his mission. Complete the sentences with the correct verbs and don't touch monsters. When you answer threee questions correctly, get the key and jump down the toilet. Good luck!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Elementary Tenses Quiz Game

Learning English rules by heart is easy but do you know how to put them into practice? This game is a real challenge because you will find present simple, present continuous and pas simple sentences. Can you choose the right answer to complete the sentences and win the final prize? If you aren't sure about your choice, you can resort to three buttons that will be helpful. You won't certainly win a million dollars but it's fun for practice. At the end, tell me: did you find it easy or difficult?

Elementary Tenses by PilarDBD

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

One more Present Simple vs Present Continuous Game

Do you study English every day? Are you practising enough? Here's another Manic Miner game. You'll see some incomplete sentences and you'll have to fill in the gaps correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Can you make it to the next level? It gets more and more difficult, doesn't it? Are you improving your grammar skills? Keep on trying.

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Present Simple and Present Continuous Manic Miner Game

Hi there! I like going to concerts very much and I'm enjoying one right now. The people behind me are dancing and having a good time, we often have fun at concerts. Did you notice I was using present simple and present continuous in my introduction? Now practice with the Manic Miner Game. You'll see some incomplete sentences and you'll have to fill in the gaps correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Enjoy it!

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First Conditional Manic Miner Game

If you practise first conditional sentences with games, you will learn more easily. Here's the manic miner game. you will have to match conditions in present simple to their probable results in future simple. You have to answer three questions correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Help Willy the miner to reach his goal and practise your vocabulary. If you try, you will have fun. Ready, steady, go!

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Present Simple vs Present Continuous: Sport Games

We use present simple for habits, routines, timetables and permanent states but when we want to talk about things that are happening at the moment of speaking, we use the present continuous. In the exercise below, you can play a football game or a basketball game by answering the same questions. There are ten questions and you have to choose the right option. If you do, you can shoot a penalty in the Soccer Game or a free throw in the Basketball Game. Prove your English skills and then your sport skills. Good luck, champion!

Present Continuous Soccer Review Game
Present Continuous Super Shooter Basketball Review Game

Monday, 5 March 2012

First Conditional

Hey there! Do you know how to express conditions and consequences in English? We use the first conditional to talk about possibilities in the present or in the future, to talk about things that are likely to happen. In first conditional sentences there are two clauses: the if clause is used with present forms and it includes the condition. The future clause includes will or won't plus an infinive and it expresses the consequence. This is just a short introduction but there's much more to learn about conditionals. If you practise, you will learn soon. Good luck with the exercise!

This game is called Cannonball Fun and it's going to help you learn first conditional sentences. You'll see the beginning of a sentence and you'll have to match it to its ending so that the full sentence makes sense. You'll start the game with ten cannonballs. Whenever you land a ball on top of a correct answer, you will get one more cannonball. Use the arrow keys to control the cannon. Hold down the spacebar to build up the speed. To launch the cannonball, just stop pressing the spacebar. If you run out of ammunition, the game will be over. Good luck! How many sentences can you make?

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Spelling Rules for Present Simple Third Person Singular in Affirmative Form

We usually add the letter "s" to the base form of the verb in present simple affirmative sentences for the third person singular. However, there are some exceptions.

For example, if the base form of the verb ends in "-sh", "-ch", "-ss", letter "x", letter "z" and vowel "o", we add "-es".

Moreover, if the base form ends in consonant + letter "y", we change "y" for letter "i" and then, we add "es". Watch out! We don't add "es" if the verb ends in vowel + letter "y". In those cases, we just add an "s".

Study these rules and do the exercise below. Click on the verbs with the same ending to complete 3 groups

Study the spelling rules for the third person singular in the present simple and click on the verbs that have the same ending to complete the 3 groups: -s, -es, -ies Listen to the pronunciation of the verbs with third person singular subjects: He misses home She often watches TV He carries many books to school The shop opens at 10 He always passes his tests She works very hard He rarely says a word She rushes in to catch the bus He learns English every day He fixes cars He hurries up for the train She washes her hair every morning I don't trust her because she always lies The plane flies high He plays Scrabble once a month She stays with us in summer She writes e-mails every night He does his homework in the evening The dog kisses his owners when they give him food She sings extremely well He tidies his room after school every day He goes to New York twice a year If she marries him, she will be happy That spoilt child cries to get what he wants

Monday, 16 January 2012

Present simple for beginners

On the Anglomaniacy website you can find easy exercises and grammar explanations. It is a good site for young English learners and beginners. it is also useful if you need to revise. Click on the links below to find explanations, exercises, tests, corrections and flashcards. You will find lots of things you need to use the present simple in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms.

Affirmative Sentences: Learn
Affirmative Sentences: Practise
Affirmative Sentences: Test yourself
Affirmative Sentences: Flashcards

Negative Sentences: Learn
Negative Sentences: Practise
Negative Sentences: Test yourself
Negative Sentences: Flashcards

Questions: Learn
Questions: Practise
Questions: Test yourself
Questions: Flashcards

Short Answers: Learn
Short Answers: Practise
Short Answers: Test yourself
Short Answers: Flashcards

Affirmative Form Game
Negative Form Game
Negative Short Form Game
Questions Game
Short Answers Game

More present simple exercises

Complete the sentences with a suitable word. Sometimes, use the main verb and some others, an auxiliary. You can correct the exercises on line. Just click on the "check" button and you will know if your answers are right.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Present Simple

When we want to talk about things in general, we use the present simple. As a contrast with the past continuous, we are not thinking about things that are happening right now. When we use the present simple, we talk about routines, habits, timetables and general truths.
Watch the presentation below, learn the structure for affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences and click on the links to do on-line exercises.

Read this presentation about the structure and uses of the present simple.

Now click on the links below and practise with these exercises:

Phineas and Ferb´s school timetable
Present Simple
Choose the right answer
Put the words in the right order
Adverbs of Frequency I
Adverbs of Frequency II
On-line present simple game