My cat was sleeping last night.
Past Continuous Interrupted
Past continuous and simple past tenses
Golden Week Simple Past & Past Progressive
A workseet for reviewing the simple past and past progressive.
Mona Lisa Mystery
A relay-based mystery game to practice past continuous
Fun activity to practice any grammar point.
Past Progressive/Continuous Tense Kirby Kahoot
Kahoot game featuring simple sentences to practice the past continuous/progressive tense.
Verb Sugoroku (JHS)
A flexible board game where students change sentences based on target grammar point.
Minefield Treasure Hunt!
Students look at the pictures and make sentences to dig up buried treasure - or a bomb!
Gerund and Continuous Explainer with the Simpsons
Short slideshow to introduce the continuous and gerund forms of verbs using Simpsons GIFs.
Detective Pikachu: On the Case!
A clue-based mystery game that helps students practice past continuous verbs.
Sentence Arranging Game for JHS
Sentence arranging game based on the last few chapters of New Crown 1. Not New Crown specific though.
Lucky Line Game
This is my go-to English activity to help junior high school students to review their grammar and vocabulary learning for each unit. If you use Google slides, you can make a copy and edit too!
Detective Activity -- Bank Robber
Past tense review activity with deductive team-based focus.
Past Continuous Quiz
6 slides to quiz kids on "was/ were ~ing". Can be used for Tate-yoko and so on.
A race and speak activity that can be adjusted to various target language goals.
𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝑪𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒚 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅
New Horizon 1 (2021), Unit 8-11 Review Game
Verb Cards to help teach action verbs. Each Card has the word, action image, its past tense spelling and an example sentence. I used them for all the grades. Images were taken from a Clipart site
Zip file of about 55 illustrations portraying -ing.
Students practice speaking the grammar point while playing tic-tac-toe with a partner.
Who doesn't love card games?
Jeopardy Unit Review
Jeopardy game show style PowerPoint to review multiple grammar and vocabulary from different lessons in various question format. Best used to review before a unit test.
A Matching Worksheet and Picture Stories
Two worksheets for practicing past progressive and using 'when' to link sentences.
Picture Stories Race
An activity to practice 'was' and 'were'
Up And Down
Students play a Snake & Ladders type of game while practicing present continuous form and also the past tense singular/plural forms.
When Mario Called Me
Students make groups and take turns saying "when" sentences to make other students mark stars off of their worksheets. The last student with stars left on their sheet is the winner.
I Was Alibi Searching
Whole class mingles asking and answering questions to find two mystery criminals.
Sentence Making Relay
Students try to make passive sentences from sheets over paper located on the walls of the classroom.
This activity practices Past Progressive Pair work (was/were + verb'ing').
My English Diary
This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.
Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.
PETER RABBIT GAME
A write and race game to review New Crown Lesson Two. Works after they've done the Peter Rabbit story.
Was Eating Cookies
Students ask each other "What were you doing last night?" to find out who was eating the cookies last night.
Was & Did
Working in pairs, one student gives their partners past tense and past participle questions while their partners search out two pictures across the room looking for the answers.
Pairs of students listen to teacher read a bad and crazy fairytale. If they match, they win!
Channel Surfing 'What were they doing?'
A write and race activity useful for practicing the past progressive
Park Life and others
Flexible posters and worksheets that can be used to practice present progressive, past progressive, reduced relative pronoun and so on.
What were you doing at ___ last night?
Students ask each other about what they were doing last night to practice past continuous grammar.
Who was eating the cookies?
A whodunnit game using past progressive. Students ask questions to find out who ate the cookies.
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