Travel English mimes (Past continuous)

Past Continuous Travel mimes

Mime one of the actions below for your partner. You can repeat the action several times if you wish. When you think they have understood, stop the mime, ask “What was I doing?” and let them guess which action you were doing. Do not let them guess while you are still doing the action. If they guess correctly, score one point and switch roles. If they guess wrong, you cannot try again with the same one and must switch to a different sentence and try again.

You were sunbathing.

You were packing your suitcase

You were pushing a luggage trolley

You were putting your bags into the overhead locker

You were putting your bags under your seat.

You were fastening your seatbelt

You were undoing your seat belt

You were putting your seat into an upright position

You were leaning your seat back.

You were putting your luggage onto the belt to be weighed

You were raising your arms so that you can be searched

You were emptying your pockets

You were showing the passengers where the safety exits were (as part of the safety announcement)

You were putting on your lifejacket

You were putting on your oxygen mask

You were hailing a cab

You were going through the ticket barrier

You were standing on an escalator

You were listening to an audio guide in a museum

You were opening up your in-flight meal

You were searching a passenger’s hand luggage

You were waiting for your bags to appear on the carousel

You were meeting someone at the airport you had never met before

You were putting a padlock on your rucksack

You were running a metal detector over someone’s body

You were pulling down the blinds

You were calling a waiter.

Continue with the same game, but this time with the person guessing not looking at the sentences above.


PDF version for easy saving and printing: Travel mimes past continuous

Related pages

Travel English page

Past continuous page

TPR activities blog post

1 Response to Travel English mimes (Past continuous)

  1. Eve says:

    Very creative activity, I will try it with my students. I will keep visiting this web site. Congratulatiions.

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