Present Progressive/Present Continuous

Grammar points

She is playing volleyball.

Recent activities
Tenses of the Verb Practice

The verbs in this PPT are from the back of the NEW CROWN 3 English textbook.

What is ~~ doing? Worksheet for "Park Life"

A worksheet to accommodate UonumaRobert's Park Life poster, which has a picture of people doing a variety of things at a park.

Up And Down

Students play a Snake & Ladders type of game while practicing present continuous form and also the past tense singular/plural forms.

Gesture Quiz Game

I usually use this gesture game to introduce present continuous.

What are animals doing GAME

A point get game for practicing the present progressive.

Continuous Guessing

This is a Guess Who-style game using cards and point tokens.

Charades

This activity practices the present progressive verb tense (verb + ing) and then plays a fun charades game.

Student Examples

Students answer questions about what other students are doing.

Cooking Hello Kitty

Students work in teams to read a crazy part-sentence, draw it and report back to the ALT/JTE.

Washing His Face

Students practice using present progressive sentences and reviewing

What Is Yoda Doing?

An information gap activity which can be played in pairs or a class where students find out what various characters are doing.

Monster Market

Students shop for monsters in this take of the classic shopping dialogue.

Mt Fuji School Trip

Students learn to buy what is necessary for their Mt. Fuji camping trip.

SLIDES and LADDERS

This is a modified Snakes and Ladders game to review grammar points for JHS first grade (in this version, VERB TENSES). Can be played with individual players or in groups.

Janken and Gesture Sign Collecting

A quick activity. it is useful for practicing present and past progressive.

SPACE WAR

A group power point game good for reviewing many lesson points.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

What are they doing?

Students practice Present Progressive grammar by drawing two people and asking their classmates what they're doing.

Present continuous - I'm playing tennis.

An activity worksheet that practices presesent continuous, for example, "I'm eating ramen."

Do you have ESP?

Students test their classmates' powers of perception by drawing hidden shapes.

Park Life and others

Flexible posters and worksheets that can be used to practice present progressive, past progressive, reduced relative pronoun and so on.

Gestures and Janken Sign Game

A short sign game that works as a warm up when practicing present progressive questions.

Animals Doing Stuff

This is a write and race group activity. The students will see images of animals doing things then race to write sentences about those actions.

The boy sleeping on his desk is...

Students try to identify the students of a class full of slackers by listening or reading to descriptions.

Where's Wally Present Continuous

A fun activity where students (usually in pairs to encourage discussion) find the characters as described in the questions.


Top 5 activities
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish
  • The boy sleeping on his desk is... Students try to identify the students of a class full of slackers by listening or reading to descriptions.
  • What is ~~ doing? Worksheet for "Park Life" A worksheet to accommodate UonumaRobert's Park Life poster, which has a picture of people doing a variety of things at a park.
  • Park Life and others Flexible posters and worksheets that can be used to practice present progressive, past progressive, reduced relative pronoun and so on.
  • Where's Wally Present Continuous A fun activity where students (usually in pairs to encourage discussion) find the characters as described in the questions.
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