Grammar: Ago Worksheets and Cootie Catchers / Fortune Tellers

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  1. Do your students sometimes struggle with the basics of the English language ? Are you looking for short activities that they could do on their own ? These activities deal with a vast part of the curriculum.As an ESL teacher, I often have students that really need help on specific topics - that is wh
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It can be hard for ESL students to express in English how long ago an event occurred. With 2 Worksheets and 3 Cootie Catchers, this resource will help them make sentences using “ago”.

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This resource is part of the “I need help…” BUNDLE : worksheets and activities that can be used as additional activities or for your fast finishers. They deal with grammar, syntax, pronunciation… For each topic, you will get exercises and games. 

Using ”ago”

The first worksheet starts with a reminder on how to use “ago” correctly.

It is followed by an exercise in which students will have to put words in the correct order to make a sentence. This should help them understand the position of ago in a sentence. The answer key is included.

The second worksheet will have them write about some important milestones of their life so far. They will have to find the date of some important events such as their birth, their first word, their first school year and so on. Then they will have to reformulate, saying how long ago it was. There is no answer key since the answers won’t be the same for all the students.

For the second activity, your students will cut, fold and play with 3 cootie catchers. They usually are really fond of fortune tellers! There’s a quick review in the pdf on how to make them in case your students have forgotten. You can also watch our video about that.

  1. 8 historic events are mentioned. Students will have to make a sentence to indicate how long ago it was.

Example: “The Empire State Building was completed in 1931.” => “It was … years ago” ou “It happened … years ago”

  1. Same instructions but with  8 actions from everyday life. Example: “it’s 10 AM, I woke up at 6 AM.” => “It was 4 hours ago.”
  2. Here, students will have to answer a question using ago.

Example: “When did you last go to the cinema ?” => “It was … days ago.”  

This resource is designed for ESL students and young native speakers that have already studied the simple past and need extra practice. It requires a bit of math too. 

If you are looking for more Cootie Catchers, check out our custom category.



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