Online Present Simple Activity: Zimasheet

A fun way to practice the present simple with your A1-A2 students while they get to know each other. It can be used as a warm-up, review or discovery.

It’s easy to find ESL activities online. They’re everywhere! But we think it’s time they start working better for online teachers. This online present simple activity is in poster format and pushes your students to use the present simple by giving them an interesting objective. It is also a pair activity!

How to use this online present simple activity

Use this activity to practice the present simple with your A1-A2 students. It can be used as a warm-up, review or discovery.

  1. Put students into pairs.
  2. If working online, share the PDF or print a copy out for each of your pairs if in the classroom.
  3. Students will make 10 assumptions about their partner by associating the images with the present simple time expressions.
  4. Give your students a time limit to write down their ten assumptions. Then, students share their assumptions with their partner and earn one point for each correct assumption.
  5. Once everyone is finished, pairs can share with the class the assumptions they got correct about their partners.

To add to the challenge, you can have your students write questions instead of sentences. 

You fall asleep at work all the time because it’s so boring.

You never go dancing with your friends.

You do yoga twice a week with a group of friends.


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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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