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

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 exercise.
    • Past Simple: The man didn't exercise.
    • Present Continuous: The man isn't exercising.
    • Present Perfect Simple: The man hasn't exercised.
  2. Jake eats a lot.
    • Past Simple: Jake ate a lot.
    • Present Continuous: Jake is eating a lot.
    • Present Perfect Simple: Jake has eaten a lot.
  3. The computer is making a strange sound.
    • Past Simple: The computer made a strange sound.
    • Present Simple: The computer makes a strange sound.
    • Present Perfect Simple: The computer has made a strange sound.
  1. She plays soccer.
    • Past Simple: She played soccer.
    • Present Continuous: She is playing soccer.
    • Present Perfect Simple: She has played soccer.
  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 exercising.
    • Past Simple: We didn't exercise.
    • Present Simple: We don't exercise.
    • Present Perfect Simple: We haven't exercised.
  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 dog has gone to sleep.
    • Past Simple: The dog went to sleep.
    • Present Continuous: The dog is going to sleep.
    • Present Simple: The dog goes to sleep.
  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.