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.
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