Objectives & Sequence: This lesson is intended to be used as a review of Grammar 1-1.

Intro Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4

Students work in groups of three to four and open the corresponding pages.

On each page, students are presented with three sentences. Under each sentence, there is a list of three grammar tenses. When it is Student One's turn, he or she will read to the group the first sentence on the page. The other two to three members of the group must convert the sentence to other tenses, as specified by Student One.

On Student One's page: It's raining a lot.

  • Past Simple: It rained a lot.
  • Present Simple: It rains a lot.
  • Present Perfect Simple: It has rained a lot.

Okay everyone, my sentence is 'It's raining a lot.' Student Two, please change this sentence to the Past Simple.

It rained a lot.

Good job Student Two. Student Three, please change this sentence to the Present Simple.

It rains a lot.

Yes. Very good. Student Four! You are last. Please change the sentence to the Present Perfect Simple.

It has rained a lot.


The turn is finished. Now, Student Two will read his or her sentence to the group.

  1. The man doesn't change his car’s oil.
    • Past Simple: The man didn't change his car’s oil.
    • Present Continuous: The man isn't changing his car’s oil.
    • Present Perfect Simple: The man hasn't changed his car’s oil.
  2. Jake drives fast.
    • Past Simple: Jake drove fast.
    • Present Continuous: Jake is driving fast.
    • Present Perfect Simple: Jake has driven fast.
  3. The radiator is making a strange sound.
    • Past Simple: The radiator made a strange sound.
    • Present Simple: The radiator makes a strange sound.
    • Present Perfect Simple: The radiator has made a strange sound.
  1. She races motorcycles.
    • Past Simple: She raced motorcycles.
    • Present Continuous: She is racing motorcycles.
    • Present Perfect Simple: She has raced motorcycles.
  2. We are having a good time.
    • Past Simple: We had a good time.
    • Present Simple: We have a good time.
    • Present Perfect Simple: We have had a good time.
  3. Peter doesn't drive.
    • Past Simple: Peter didn't drive.
    • Present Continuous: Peter isn't driving.
    • Present Perfect Simple: Peter hasn't driven.
  1. Mike didn't come to class.
    • Present Simple: Mike doesn't come to class.
    • Present Continuous: Mike isn't coming to class.
    • Present Perfect Simple: Mike hasn't come to class.
  2. Our teacher speaks loudly.
    • Past Simple: Our teacher spoke loudly.
    • Present Continuous: Our teacher is speaking loudly.
    • Present Perfect Simple: Our teacher has spoken loudly.
  3. We aren't drifting.
    • Past Simple: We didn't drift.
    • Present Simple: We don't drift.
    • Present Perfect Simple: We haven't drifted.
  1. We have watched a good movie.
    • Past Simple: We watched a good movie.
    • Present Continuous: We are watching a good movie.
    • Present Simple: We watch a good movie.
  2. The driver has yielded.
    • Past Simple: The driver yielded.
    • Present Continuous: The driver is yielding.
    • Present Simple: The driver yields.
  3. The car is going fast.
    • Past Simple: The car went fast.
    • Present Simple: The car goes fast.
    • Present Perfect Simple: The car has gone fast.