Tense Review

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”
― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

I’ve been doing some creative writing workshops with a group of young learners. They love writing stories, poems but they still have problems with the tenses so today we revised them. As they love writing and hate drill-like exercises, I prepared a handout and had some fun guessing what people around the world are doing while we were revising the tenses. The handout may give you an idea and you can customise it according to your students’ needs and level.
You can download the handout.
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Grammar Games ~Time Clause Game

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This can be played either with past and future time clauses.

Prepare cards. Choose two different colors for the cards. Say pink and yellow. On pink cards, write an activity such as wash the dishes, make the bed, etc.

On yellow cards write a conjunction that is used in time clauses.

Divide the class into two.

Explain the students that they have to choose two pink cards and a yellow card and make a correct sentence.

Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on the board and play the game.

Alternatively you can pass the pink cards and ask your students to write activities on the cards.

 

Drink coffee

 

 

 

 

Leave the house After

 

Run two hours

 

 

 

Collapsed Because

 

Take the medicine

 

 

 

Feel better The moment
Arrive home Make a salad While

 

 

 

Get back home Sleep When

 

 

 

Feel ill Eat all the chocolate As soon as

 

 

 

 

Wash the dishes

 

 

 

Watch the movie Before
Wait at the bus stop

 

 

 

Come Until