Using the present to talk about the past

Using the present to talk about the past

Lesson overview

In this ESL Grammar lesson, students will learn about using the Present Simple to refer to the past.  They will watch a video and read an article about the subject. They will work on exercises to promote the correct understanding and use of grammar. They will also be introduced to new vocabulary and idioms in this lesson.



The lesson starts with questions to see if the students know about this grammar phenomenon.


Video and Grammar

Present to talk about the past: BBC English Masterclass.

After watching the video, we will go over the points discussed in the video.



There are a few short readings where the students can see how the grammar is used.



The students review the vocabulary and grammar by completing sentences and reading four stories.


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