In this lesson we’re looking at lots of different tenses in English.

As an upper-intermediate student, you should be able to use lots of tenses without issues. In this lesson we’re going to study ten different tenses in their active and passive forms.

Have fun with the lesson, and don’t forget to try the quizzes.

– James.

Lesson Contents

The vital tenses

Study the example sentences in the tense tables :

ACTIVE

Simple

Continuous

Present

he works

we are working

Past

she worked

I was working

Future

they will work

they will be working

Present Perfect

we have worked

she has been working

Future Perfect

they will have worked

he will have been working

PASSIVE

Simple

Continuous

Present

it is made

they are being made

Past

it was made

it was being made

Future

they will be made

X

Present Perfect

it has been made

X

Future Perfect

they will have been made

X

Listen to the audio clips carefully and choose the tense that the speakers are using.

Read the pairs of sentences and match them to their meanings.

1Can you remember all the information in the two tense tables? Complete the information below. Complete the active sentences with the verb WORK and the passive sentences with the verb MAKE.

All Quizzes