Archive of ‘future tense’ category

Revisiting Grammar

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May is round the corner. This means another school is about to end. Here you can find some revision games and activities that you’d like to use.

When I’m 65 (to revise tenses, time clauses)

Team your students

Prepare small cards, on small cards write random numbers such as 18, 22, 56, 38, etc.

Put the cards upside down on the desk

Tell students, take one card and make a sentence.

  • When I’m 65, I’ll probably have grandchildren.
  • When I was 18, I was a student at university.

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I had a great holiday there (to revise tenses)

Put some postcards or photos of places on the walls and tell students to walk around and imagine they were on holiday. They have to concentrate on one picture and then go back to their seats and write a paragraph, how they spent their holiday there. Then they can read and their friends try to guess which picture he has chosen.

I’m poem (to revise participles, relative clauses)

Ask them who they are. They will probably laugh and tell their names but tell them what roles do they have as a person in different places. Tell them that you’re their teacher, a mother, a wife, a friend, a colleague and although you are the same person but for your different roles, you have different responsibilities, feelings, emotions. Ask them if they are the same person as a sister, cousin, grandchild etc. Then give them the skeleton and ask them to write a poem describing who they are for different people and how they feel and react.

  • I’m the girl who loves reading books
  • I’m the sister watching you grow up

Fun activities for future tenses

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After writing the fun activities for present simple and present continuous, I decided to continue compiling all the fun activities that I’ve been using for years here.

I’ve just done future tenses so I think it’s time to think about the fun follow ups.

Fortunetelling: Pair them and ask them to write a dialogue between a fortuneteller and somebody.

Fortune cookie messages: Ask them to write fortune cookie messages and then put them in a box and let them take their fortunes.

M&Ms for future: Let them take m&ms from a box. Each colour will represent something so tell them to write a paragraph according to the colour of the candy. For example: If you have a green candy, write something about your goals. If you have a yellow one, write about the places you want to visit, etc.

Imagine: Group the students and tell them they will predict the lives of a distant future generation. Give each group a category like: education, jobs, family life, environment, homes, etc and ask them to write about it. Later you can even ask them to create a glogster, moviemaker or animoto.