Present Continuous games, worksheets, stories, video activities and songs

About 60 pdfs and teaching ideas for the present meaning of Present Progressive. For the future arrangements meaning see here. If you find anything useful here, please support TEFLtastic.

Updated 9 July 2018

Related pages

Present Simple and Continuous page (for contrasting the two tenses and using them together)

Business present tenses page (some specific to Present Continuous)

Present Continuous for future arrangements page

Articles with Present Continuous games

35 fun classroom practice activities for Present Continuous

15 games for the Present Continuous (mainly for the present meaning)

The two Present Continuous blocks games in the 18th section of this article – NEW

Index pages in this section

Present Continuous songs page

Present Continuous video activities/ worksheets page

Present Continuous miming worksheets (including a section on the similar activity of making noises, and miming for contrasting both present tenses)

Photocopiable Present Continuous classroom activities

Feelings and Present Continuous memory games – NEW

Medical English Present Continuous mimes

Present Continuous and prepositions of position drawing dice game

Actions in different places Present Continuous guessing game

Clothes and Present Continuous drawing game

Food present continuous pictionary

Present Continuous accusations (for young learners, but adaptable for adults)

Good boy/ Naughty boy projects (for young learners)

Trying to get through (put the telephone conversations where someone is trying desperately to talk to someone in order, then do the same thing in pairs)

Present Continuous and special occasions phrases (guessing what is happening when you hear “Bon voyage etc, so great for adding some functional language to this grammar)

Present Continuous hobbies mimes (for young learners)

Present Continuous travel mimes

Technical English mimes

Business English Present Continuous mimes

Telephoning hold on mimes

Present Continuous vocabulary revision mimes (for New Cutting Edge Intermediate, but you could easily adapt the idea for your own classes)

Present Continuous sound impressions (for young learners)

Business English Present Continuous sounds and mimes

Present Continuous Classroom language sounds

Noises mimes (including expressing purpose)

Spelling code game (general worksheet, useful for doubling of letters – or not – in ing forms, plus maybe contractions of be)

Present Continuous and Present Perfect Continuous guessing game (to practise the rarely pointed out similarities between those two tenses)

Present Continuous stories

One Moment around the world (on LearnEnglishKids)

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