TPR in adult classes

Updated 29 December 2018

Although Total Physical Response started as a methodology for teaching adults, the term TPR is nowadays mainly used as a way of talking about movement in young learner classes. The aim of my latest article and the worksheets below is to bring that movement back into the adult classes where it also belongs:

Articles on TPR in adult classes

Movement in adult classes

15 physical games that also work well with adults

15 TEFL games with miming/ TPR

Photocopiable TPR worksheets for adults (including for IELTS, ESP, many tenses, phrasal verbs, idioms, telephoning, social English phrases, and cultural training)

TPR grammar worksheets

TPR grammar worksheets for teaching tenses

TPR worksheets for present tenses

New Present Continuous miming worksheets page (also including making sounds)

Present Continuous and Present Simple job mimes

Gestures  cultural differences game (miming and then talking about use and not of those gestures)

Business English Present Continuous mimes

Present Continuous travel mimes

Table manners Present Simple and Continuous mimes

Xmas Present Simple Present Continuous mimes

Food and drink cultural differences mimes

Food and drink actions Present Continuous mimes

TPR worksheets for past tenses

Bad habits Past Continuous

Travel English Past Continuous mimes

Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 1 and 2 Past Continuous mimes

Xmas and New Year past tenses mimes

TPR worksheets for future forms

Going to Travel mimes and useful phrases

Countable and uncountable going to travel mimes

Going to and will Xmas mimes

TPR worksheets for other tenses

Present Perfect Simple and Continuous mimes

Xmas and New Year tense review mimes

Other TPR grammar worksheets

Singular and plural mimes

Can and can’t miming coin game

Gradable and extreme adjectives miming game

Comparative and superlative miming games

Worksheets for teaching gestures

Body language and gestures cultural training page

TPR worksheets for presentation skills training

Presentations voice and body roleplays

Gestures for presentations and related useful phrases

Body language and gestures for presentations (simpler version of the one above)

Other uses of miming

TPR worksheets for functional language

Directions miming game

Likes and dislikes TPR coin game

Telephoning hold on mimes

Phrases for negotiations mimes, brainstorming and key words

Discussion skills phrases miming game

Everyday English social expressions mimes

TPR worksheets for vocabulary

Feelings drawing and miming games – NEW

Appearance opposites games (including drawing games, miming games, reversi and, coin game and roleplays)

Personality opposites miming games

Adjectives for describing objects games (reversi, jigsaw, drawing and miming)

British and American engineering vocabulary games (including miming, drawing, jigsaw, reversi, and dominoes, plus collocations practice)

Phrasal verb mimes

Body idioms mimes pairwork

Language of trends miming game (great for Business and IELTS classes)

Technical English mimes

Medical English mimes

Cooking and eating verb mimes

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3 Responses to TPR in adult classes

  1. Charles says:

    thanks alex. where can i find other adult worksheets which follow krashen’s (natural aquisition) theory but are not TPR or miming? many thanks

  2. alexcase says:

    Hi Charles

    Neither an expert on nor much of a fan of Krashen, I’m afraid. What might such a worksheet be like??

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