English Discussion on
 Present Simple


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What do you know about the present simple in English?
(2) What are the different functions of the present simple?
(3) If a student wanted you to explain the present simple to them, what would you tell them?
(4) What are your biggest problems with the present simple?
(5) What difference do you think the ‘third person s’ makes to communication?
(6) Is the present simple really so simple?
(7) What does your teacher do to help you explain the present simple?
(8) How often do you think you make mistakes using the present simple?
(9) How many times have teachers tried to teach you the present simple?
(10) What is your favourite present simple activity?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What do you think when your teacher tells you you’re going to do a lesson on the present simple?
(2) Do you enjoy talking about habits, routines, everyday life, etc. when you study the present simple?
(3) Is there anything similar to the present simple in your language?
(4) How is the present simple formed (questions, negatives and statements)?
(5) Can you remember a good or a bad present simple lesson?
(6) What do you think of the materials and lessons in course books that help you understand the present simple?
(7) Do you think the present simple is just for beginners?
(8) What would English be like without the present simple?
(9) What three adjectives would you use to describe the present simple? Why these three adjectives?
(10) What’s the difference between the present simple and a simple present?



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