What Are You Doing At...? Community Places, Present Simple, Present Continuous

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A board game to practice community places vocabulary, the simple present tense, and the present continuous tense. Among the first tenses we teach English language learners are the simple present and the present continuous. When we teach these tenses students are also still learning a lot of vocabulary. This game gives students the opportunity to practice community places vocabulary (30 different places) while simultaneously practicing the simple present, present continuous, or both.

Object: Be the first player to reach finish. Players advance by forming sentences describing what they do at various community places using the target tense(s).

Materials needed but not included:

1. one number cube for each group (2-4 players)

2. one place marker for each student (popular options in my classroom include counters, mini erasers, and milk jug lids)

Preparation: Print and laminate a game board and card set for each group. Cut the cards apart and gather the extra materials (listed above).

Single Tense Play Directions:

1. The first player takes a card and forms a sentence, in the target tense, describing one thing a person might do at the designated place.

Example: library

Simple present: I read books at the library.

Present continuous: I am checking a book out of the library.

2. If the sentence is grammatically correct, the student rolls the number cube and advances the designated number of spaces. If the sentence is not grammatically correct, the student stays on the same square.

3. The first player to reach finish is the winner.

Double Tense Play Directions:

1. The first player rolls the number cube to determine which tense he/she will form a sentence in.

Even = simple present Odd = present continuous

2. The first player takes a card and forms a sentence, in the target tense, describing one thing a person might do at the designated place.

Example: library

Simple present: I read books at the library.

Present continuous: I am checking a book out of the library.

3. If the sentence is grammatically correct, the student rolls the number cube and advances the designated number of spaces. If the sentence is not grammatically correct, the student stays on the same square.

4. The first player to reach finish is the winner.

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Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.

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