A1 Present Simple

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Let’s learn about how to use the present simple to talk about people, things and feeling in the present.

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Learn the grammar to be successful in the Cambridge Assessment English A1 Movers test.


  1. Watch the video.
  2. Choose the correct phrase to complete the conversation.
  3. Rearrange the words or phrases to make the sentence.
  4. Complete the word search.
  5. Look at our examples.

A1 Present Simple

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Watch the video on how to use the simple present to express feelings.


Simple Present

Using the verb be

She is young.
The car is big.
They are hot.

The verb be

I am tired.
You are happy.
He/She/It is old.
We are young.
They are hungry.

Using adjectives
You use adjectives for

  • describing people: slim, fat, short, young beautiful
  • describing things: green, red, big, small, heavy
  • describing feelings: angry, sad, happy, hungry, thirsty, cold, excited
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

At this elementary level, there are materials concerned with basic English communication to provide confidence to understand at this basic level of English.

Here are resources at this elementary level that will give students practice in reading and writing. The reading materials are reading comprehensions but can be easily adapted for other reading practice. At this low level, the writing materials are generally guided writings.

We add reading and writing exercises on a regular basis. Why not bookmark our site, so you can come back to practice anywhere or at any time of the day? 
In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A1 Movers test.
The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.