ESL Speaking Activity for Kids - Present and Past Tense Question Prompts

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This is a great activity to help your students respond to questions using the Present Simple , Past Simple and Present Perfect verb tenses. Print the prompts and keep them in a jar or box to always have a fun and interactive activity on-hand. All of the questions are ideal to use with school aged children with topics including: likes/dislikes, daily routine, past events and more.

Students should choose a random question from the jar or box and either answer the question or ask a classmate to answer. This reinforces both asking and answering simple questions in the present and past tenses.

  • Great for primary and school aged ESL/EFL students.
  • Perfect ice breaker Getting to know you” activity for the beginning of the year
  • Transitioning activity
  • End of class exit questions
  • It's a "Print once and keep using forever" activity.
  • Easy to differentiate - Three different levels of questions

. The question cards have no rounded edges!!

What's included in this download:

154 Question cards (Three different levels)

  • Questions 1-50 (Level 1) - Present Tense Questions
  • Questions 51-100 (Level 2) - Past Simple Questions
  • Questions 101-150 (Level 3) Present Perfect Questions
  • 4 Starred Questions - Students can ask a question of their choice
  • "Let's Chat Question Jar/Box Labels for all levels

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
Form and use regular and irregular verbs.


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