Present Simple – lesson ideas for A1/A2 students

I’m sure you know the feeling when you are lost in the amount of teaching materials you have created so far, and as a consequence, you create more and more because you’ve already forgotten about those you had made.
Threrefore, I decided to do something about it, which resulted in the list you can see below – some exercises and other ideas for teaching the present simple tense to A1/A2 students.

1 Monika’s chores at home

a) LearningApps

b) Kahoot

 

 

Monika’s Chores At Home – Kahoot

 

2 “Find your match” activity
Present Simple – ‘Find Your Match’ (printable)

Split your students into two groups A and B. Cut out the questions and give one slip to each student in group A. Do the same with the answers and give one to every B student. Ask all B students to stand in a line. Tell the A students to go from individual to individual in group B and ask their question until they find the right match – a student with the good answer. After all the students have found their match, they swap the slips of paper with their match and go back to their groups. Now the As have the answers and the Bs have the questions. Tell students A to make up questions for the answers they have and ask students B to write answers for the questions they got. Students cooperate in their teams. Their sentences may vary from the original ones. The point is to encourage them to produce the language in a communicative way and practice the present simple tense.

QUESTIONS ANSWERS
What do you usually do after school? I eat dinner and do my homework.
When do you meet your friends? After school and at the weekends.
How often do you go on school trips? Twice or three times a year.
Where do you walk your dog? In the park.
Who do you go shopping with? My parents.
What time do you go to bed? At about 10 p.m.
Do you ever stay at your friend’s house? Yes, I do.

 

3 Present Simple questions with question words

4 Brandon’s typical day

Present Simple – Brandon’s Typical Day (printable)

  1. Place the ten pictures on the wall or a desk in a random order. Split your class into pairs (preferably ten).
  2. Inform the students that all the pictures show Brandon who is a student in one of American elementary schools. The pictures depict his typical school day.
  3. Give out the cards with sentences – one card to each pair. Tell the students that they are supposed to complete the sentences using the correct form of one of the verbs in brackets. Then ask the learners to place the cards under the appropriate pictures.
  4. When all the texts are ready and matched with the pictures, tell the students to reorganize the pictures so that they are in a chronological order.
  5. Once the pictures are in order, ask representatives of each pair to read their passage aloud.
On weekdays I …………………………..  (wake/get up) at 6:10. It’s quite early.
Then I make my bed, go to the bathroom, ………………………….. (have/get) a shower and brush my teeth.
Fifteen minutes later my breakfast ………………………….. (be/make) ready. It’s usually a ham sandwich.
I leave home at 7:15. It usually takes me half an hour to ………………………….. (get/bring) to school.
I always ………………………….. (take/spend) seven hours at school. My dad picks me up after the classes.
When I get back home I ………………………….. (do/make) my homework.
Sometimes I help my mum with the cooking. She ………………………….. (cook/bake) very well, but we occasionally eat in a restaurant or order some takeaway.
After dinner I watch TV or ………………………….. (go/walk) online.
Twice a week I go to football practice and once a week I ………………………….. (be/have) a guitar class.
I ………………………….. (go/sleep) to bed at about 10:30. And what about you? How do you spend your time on weekdays?

 

 

5 Habits & Routines – grass skirts competition 

This is an exciting, encouraging and engaging team competition which can be used to revise vocabulary, reading skills or grammar. I highly recommend it, especially for kinaesthetic learners.

Grass skirts competition – rules

Habits & Routines – grass skirts competition

 

6 Daily routines and free-time activities quiz

7 Present Simple hangman

You may also find some interest in:

Present Simple Board Game for Beginners (A1)

Present Simple Battleship Game for beginners (A1)

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