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Present Simple

United Kingdom

Present Simple
HI everyone, I am writing a big work about Present Simple and need to describe it �and analyse in more than 750 words, does any one know any sites or information where I can read more about it

1 Feb 2009      


You can find more information about the simple present
I also made a worksheet (6 pages on the topic) 

1 Feb 2009     


If you are doing this as a Uni assignment make sure you refer to the well known litrature as this is what they expect.  The main books I used in my grammar unit were:
Practical English Usage (3rd ed.) by Michael Swan 2005
Grammar for English Language Teachers by Martin Parrot 2000 
Learner English by Michael Swan 2001
You can cross reference to some course books and how they teach it.  Headway and Cutting Edge are are both very good and provide a basis for you to then adapt it to suit your students� needs.
I had to do a 3000 word essay on passive voice!  I�m an expert now.

1 Feb 2009     



1 Feb 2009     

Czech Republic

Yes, try the mft1071 worksheet on Present simple... It is 14 pages and very detailed...
Really good !

1 Feb 2009     


Dear Irisha:

You can dowload for free these e-books where you will find information about Present simple and other tenses, of course:

- Advanced Grammar in Use by Martin Hewings. Cambridge University Press: http://d.scribd.com/docs/1qx1emjhb8q0i27jhz6.pdf
- Grammar for First Certificate:  http://d.scribd.com/docs/rugeymio6alkasujwtd.pdf
- Just Enough Grammar (PART 4) http://d.scribd.com/docs/j8leh5ayokxomu59ohc.pdf
You should also visit Isabel�s Perez wonderful site : http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/present_simple.htm
You will find all these materials and more in my blog (on the right column).
Hugs from Spain!!

2 Feb 2009