Present continuous passive photos to practise talking about what is being done.

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.

Describing videos with present continuous

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

Present simple vs present continuous photoset

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

Describe a picture – although it might not be real

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 a picture – although it might not be real

ESL board games provide a safe space to practice new language forms

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