Weekends discussion questions tense review

Talk about weekends with your partner for as long as you can, asking questions about the past, present or future to keep them talking

Choose any of the topics you haven’t talked about below and use the questions there to help extend the conversation

 Did you have a good weekend?/ How was your weekend?/ Did you do anything nice/ interesting/ exciting/ fun/ different at the weekend? (That sounds interesting. Had you ever been there/ done that before?/ Is that a typical weekend for you? / Are you going to do that again?/ Do you think you will do that again?)

 Did you see/ watch/ hear about/ read/ go to… on Saturday/ Sunday (morning/ afternoon/ evening)?)

 Did you find time to do your homework/ to relax/ to meet up with friends?

 Did you get much work/ study/ homework done?

 What do you usually do at the weekend?

 How have you been spending your weekends recently?

 What was the best/ worst/ most interesting/ most tiring weekend you have ever had?

 What do you think the weather will be like next weekend?

 What will you do if it snows next weekend?

 Do you have any plans for next weekend? (What are you going to do?/ When do you think you will decide what to do?)

 Are you meeting up with your friends/ your boyfriend/ your family (again) next weekend?

 How will you spend your weekends after you retire, do you think?

 What would you like to do on the weekend of your birthday?

 What did you use to do with your weekend when you were a child/ at primary school?

Without looking back at the previous exercise, complete the questions with the correct tenses below

 _______________ (have) a good weekend?/ (That sounds interesting. _________________ (ever do) that before?

 What ____________________ (usually do) at the weekend?

 How ______________________ (spend) your weekends recently?

 What was the best weekend _________________________ (ever have)?

 What do you think the weather ____________________ (be like) next weekend?

 What ___________________ (do) if it snows next weekend?

 Do you have any plans for next weekend? What _________________ (do)?/ When do you think _____________________ (decide) what to do?

 ____________________ (meet up with) your friends again next weekend?

 How _______________________ (spend) your weekends after you retire, do you think?

 What __________________________ (like) to do on the weekend of your birthday?

 What _________________ (do) with your weekend when you were at primary school?

Check your answers on the previous page and ask your teacher if you think you have other possible answers or if you don’t understand why a different tense is used

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PDF version for easy printing: WeekendDiscussionQsTenses

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