Past Continuous

My cat was sleeping last night.

  • I was - Detective Game

    By process of elimination you'll ask what they were doing and who they were with to find out who stole the bag of money!

  • Past Continuous Practice

    A short worksheet to practice past continuous form.

  • Snakes & Ladders Card Sets

    Pre-made card sets to go with the Snakes and Ladders games. 1年 & 2年 grammar points.

  • Random Writing Auction

    Writing activity that can be adapted to multiple grammar points. Specific focus on encouraging students to write longer sentences.

  • Past Continuous Interrupted

    Past continuous and simple past tenses

  • Golden Week Simple Past & Past Progressive

    A workseet for reviewing the simple past and past progressive.

  • Mona Lisa Mystery

    A relay-based mystery game to practice past continuous

  • Stop!

    Fun activity to practice any grammar point.

  • Past Progressive/Continuous Tense Kirby Kahoot

    Kahoot game featuring simple sentences to practice the past continuous/progressive tense.

  • Verb Sugoroku (JHS)

    A flexible board game where students change sentences based on target grammar point.

  • Minefield Treasure Hunt!

    Students look at the pictures and make sentences to dig up buried treasure - or a bomb!

  • Gerund and Continuous Explainer with the Simpsons

    Short slideshow to introduce the continuous and gerund forms of verbs using Simpsons GIFs.

  • Detective Pikachu: On the Case!

    A clue-based mystery game that helps students practice past continuous verbs.

  • Sentence Arranging Game for JHS

    Sentence arranging game based on the last few chapters of New Crown 1. Not New Crown specific though.

  • Lucky Line Game

    This is my go-to English activity to help junior high school students to review their grammar and vocabulary learning for each unit. If you use Google slides, you can make a copy and edit too!

  • Detective Activity -- Bank Robber

    Past tense review activity with deductive team-based focus.

  • Past Continuous Quiz

    6 slides to quiz kids on "was/ were ~ing". Can be used for Tate-yoko and so on.

  • Pokemon Wipeout

    A race and speak activity that can be adjusted to various target language goals.

  • 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝑪𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒚 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅

    New Horizon 1 (2021), Unit 8-11 Review Game

  • Verb Cards

    Verb Cards to help teach action verbs. Each Card has the word, action image, its past tense spelling and an example sentence. I used them for all the grades. Images were taken from a Clipart site

  • Verb-ing Art

    Zip file of about 55 illustrations portraying -ing.

  • Tic-Tac-Toe

    Students practice speaking the grammar point while playing tic-tac-toe with a partner.

  • Uno Cards

    Who doesn't love card games?

  • Jeopardy Unit Review

    Jeopardy game show style PowerPoint to review multiple grammar and vocabulary from different lessons in various question format. Best used to review before a unit test.

  • A Matching Worksheet and Picture Stories

    Two worksheets for practicing past progressive and using 'when' to link sentences.

  • Picture Stories Race

    An activity to practice 'was' and 'were'

  • Up And Down

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

  • When Mario Called Me

    Students make groups and take turns saying "when" sentences to make other students mark stars off of their worksheets. The last student with stars left on their sheet is the winner.

  • I Was Alibi Searching

    Whole class mingles asking and answering questions to find two mystery criminals.

  • Sentence Making Relay

    Students try to make passive sentences from sheets over paper located on the walls of the classroom.

  • PPP

    This activity practices Past Progressive Pair work (was/were + verb'ing').

  • My English Diary

    This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.

  • Weekend Diary

    Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.


    A write and race game to review New Crown Lesson Two. Works after they've done the Peter Rabbit story.

  • Was Eating Cookies

    Students ask each other "What were you doing last night?" to find out who was eating the cookies last night.

  • Was & Did

    Working in pairs, one student gives their partners past tense and past participle questions while their partners search out two pictures across the room looking for the answers.

  • Story Cards

    Pairs of students listen to teacher read a bad and crazy fairytale. If they match, they win!

  • Channel Surfing 'What were they doing?'

    A write and race activity useful for practicing the past progressive

  • Park Life and others

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

  • What were you doing at ___ last night?

    Students ask each other about what they were doing last night to practice past continuous grammar.

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