TPR in adult classes

Updated 22 March 2017

Although TPR (Total Physical Response) started as a methodology for teaching adults, it 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:

New article on TPR in adult classes

Movement in adult classes – LINK FIXED

Older articles on TPR suitable with adults

15 physical games that also work well with adults – LINK UPDATED

15 TEFL games with miming/ TPR – LINK UPDATED

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

TPR grammar worksheets

Gradable and extreme adjectives miming game – NEW LINK

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 – NEW LINK

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

Business English Present Continuous mimes – NEW LINK

Present Continuous travel mimes – NEW LINK

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

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

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

Telephoning hold on mimes – NEW LINK

Phrases for negotiations mimes, brainstorming and key words

Discussion skills phrases miming game

Phrasal verb mimes

Body idioms mimes pairwork

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

Technical English mimes

Everyday English social expressions mimes

Medical English mimes

Cooking and eating verb mimes – NEW LINK

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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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