Category Archives: past tenses

30 new TEFL articles and worksheets (Spring 2016)

A fairly typical amount of new stuff on Usingenglish.com and on TEFLtastic, though in my humble opinion the quality is getting a little better all the time… Help and Hindrance in IELTS Listening Whose is this Whose are these Possessives personalised … Continue reading

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Two nice new activities for mixed future tenses

Along with the fact the authors have done boring stuff like workbooks so I don’t have to, what I most like about teaching with textbooks is the challenge of trying to come up with activities to tie together with whatever … Continue reading

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The accusations game (TEFLtastic classics Part 15)

A classic Past Continuous activity with variations for Present Continuous, vocab, young learners, etc. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.  Updated 9 June 2020 I’m not claiming any particular originality for the ideas I’m including … Continue reading

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Teaching Simple Past

Drawing up the index page for Everybody Up 4 reminded me that I’ve published quite a lot of Simple Past recently, all suitable for both young learners and adults: How to teach Past Simple Guess the past time game (with … Continue reading

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My new TEFL stuff (Dec 2012 – Jan 2013)

Articles Gardens/ gardening in EFL classes – LINK FIXED TPR for can/ can’t  – LINK FIXED Games for can/ can’t – LINK FIXED Teaching future continuous Future continuous games  Future continuous speaking practice  Movement in adult classes – LINK FIXED How to teach It … Continue reading

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Narrative tenses photocopiables sorted out

All index pages (Past Continuous, Past Perfect, Simple Past and Used to) also now contain all relevant materials in proper sections: Past tenses communication games and other worksheets For details on which other pages are similarly easy to navigate and … Continue reading

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Present Perfect worksheets/ games now all in one place

Have sorted out the pages on Present Perfect Simple/ Continuous/ both/ more general here: Present Perfect Communication games/ photocopiables and polished them up a bit while I was at it. For details on why that was necessary, other pages which … Continue reading

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A nice fun personalised speaking activity for Past Continuous

As I’ve written before, when I do use a PPP methodology I tend to present the grammar near the end of the lesson, let them get their heads round it for homework, and then do the speaking practice in the … Continue reading

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New articles on teaching English to adults and kids July 2012

Been a while since I did one of these posts, so quite a long list this time. Young learners Adding useful language to craftwork activities – LINK FIXED Fun food lessons for kids Teaching shapes to EFL kids – LINK FIXED Teaching … Continue reading

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Teaching yet and already

Two articles on the topic just up: Teaching Present Perfect with yet and already Speaking practice for yet and already Worksheets plus links to articles on other uses of Present Perfect here: Present Perfect Worksheets and Articles

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