One of the classic activities for practising the present continuous for future arrangements is to have students schedule appointments with each other. This version of the activity gives students the opportunity Continue ReadingMaking future arrangements with the present continuous
Here is a photoset which you can use to illustrate the use of the present continuous passive, there will probably be a couple of new vocabulary items for the students Continue ReadingPresent continuous passive photos to practise talking about what is being done.
In the past, I’ve found it difficult to find satisfactory ways of practising the present continuous in a real-time situation. I find miming activities don’t always suit adult classrooms, and Continue ReadingDescribing videos with present continuous
This is a photoset which you can use to illustrate the difference between present simple and present continuous. Each photo shows someone with a clearly identifiable job who is doing Continue ReadingPresent simple vs present continuous photoset
I’m generally not a big fan of using mime games with adult students, some seem to be very uncomfortable under that particular spotlight. However, I have found that this mime Continue ReadingPresent continuous mime game
Are you finding these ESL conversation questions useful? Our book 50 Conversation Classes features 50 sets of 10 conversation questions in a handy card-style format ready to be photocopied and Continue ReadingESL conversation questions to get the discussion flowing
In this activity, students describe a picture using useful vocabulary such as, there is, there are and the present continuous tense. It’s good for practising asking questions and stretching your students’ creativity Continue ReadingDescribe the (imaginary) picture
ESL board games are a handy way to get students using new language, and are especially useful for practising targeted grammar structures. Students get to ask and answer “realistic” questions Continue ReadingESL board games provide a safe space to practice new language forms