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ESL Activities: Action Verbs and Verb Tenses

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Adult Education
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There are so many activities you can do with these cards and warm ups! Practice action verbs and verb tenses (present tense, present progressive and past tense) with 60 flash cards or 60 pictures cards with 60 matching words. Use warm up/task cards as speaking or writing activities for extra practice. The verbs include everyday actions and chores.

Check out the preview to see which verbs are included!

Suggestions for 60 flash cards or matching cards:
• matching game
• Charades
• Memory Game or Concentration
• Head's Up (Have one student hold a card on forehead while a partner describes the action until he/she guesses the word.)
• create a word wall or picture dictionary on a binder ring

*To make flash cards, fold paper in half, glue and laminate. Because printing back to back usually does not line up well on most printers, this is the best way to make them. The words will also not show through the back if made this way.

Suggestions for 10 warm ups/task cards:
• As a warm up activity, place a card on a projector and have students answer the
questions on paper. Alternatively, have students answer the questions orally.
• Use these 10 cards as a partner speaking activity. Just print enough copies for the class.

Also included
• Recording sheets for matching cards (One for writing the verb in the past tense and one for writing in the present progressive.)
• Present Progressive Tense Rules handout.
• Practice Worksheet: Write the chores each person is doing in the picture.
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