Future Forms Activities

Holiday plans Using an upcoming holiday as an example, we might talk about pre-arranged plans such as the flight, the duration of the stay and accommodation using the present continuous. For example, We’re flying with LufthansaWe’re staying in a hotel in the old quarterWe’re coming back on the 14th   However, for plans which are not so […]

Past Continuous Activities

What were you doing at … ? Elicit from students the difference between the following two sentences. At 7.15 pm I had dinner At 7.15 pm I was having dinner Now ask students, and then, in turn, have them ask each other: What were you doing yesterday at …? Background information Explain that the past […]

Present Continuous Activities

These activities focus on using the present continuous to describe current activities or temporary situations. Activities which focus on its use as a future form can be found on the future forms page (coming soon). What’s Jill doing? This activity is good for introducing the present continuous. Put students into pairs and give each pair […]

Present Simple Activities

Snap This is a card game which can be used to practise the present simple forms of the verb to be. See this post for full instructions and printable snap cards. What do you never do? – practising adverbs of frequency Draw something like the following diagram on the board using whichever adverbs of frequency […]

Passive voice activities

A work in progress. I will be using this page to collect together tried and tested activities for practising the Past Simple. Passive Party This is a fun activity to practise past simple activities with some damage related vocabulary. Give each student a copy of the Passive Party worksheet and gradually work through the examples. […]

Comparative and Superlative activities

A work in progress. I will be using this page to collect together tried and tested activities for practising comparatives and superlatives. Comparative pairs Put students into pairs and task them with finding out enough information to make five comparisons between them. For example: Sheila is taller than me My bag is bigger than Sheila’s […]

Conditional Activities

This is a work in progress. I will be collecting here tried and tested activities for practising conditionals. First Conditional Superstitions This matching exercise challenges students to identify some common superstitions from around the world. It is useful for introducing the first conditional. After they have completed the activity, ask them to come up with […]

Past Simple Activities

A work in progress. I will be using this page to collect together tried and tested activities for practising the Past Simple. Irregular Verb Past Tense Forms Tic Tac Toe Draw a tic tac toe grid and write the infinitive of an irregular verb in each square. Teams now try to win the game by […]

Reported Speech Activities

Crazy Questions This is just a quick exercise to check understanding of reported speech questions. Put some examples on the board: Do you eat bananas in the shower? Do you drive with your eyes closed? Do you wear socks on your head? Are you married to a ghost? Have you ever eaten a lion? Ask […]