This is A blast from the past board game to practise/revise past simple and past continuous. Students create sentence endings in the past simple and past continuous tense using appropriate conjunctions e.g. while and when and adverbs e.g. just.
Time: 50 minutes
- To revise the past simple and past continuous tense.
- To use appropriate conjunctions e.g. while, as and when and adverbs e.g. just with the past simple and past continuous tense.
- To complete sentences using the correct form of the past simple or past continuous tense.
Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):
- Hand out A blast from the past to each team or simply display it on the screen.
- The teacher or a student throws the die twice – the first throw indicates which column they should use, and the second throw indicates which row, to obtain the sentence half.
- The player now tries to come up with an appropriate ending for the sentence half they have landed on e.g. He was playing a computer game … while I was playing with the cat. He was playing a computer game … when someone knocked on the door. He broke his leg … when he was playing pool (a dangerous sport). To make it more entertaining I would turn this game into a mini competition and maybe award points for the most ridiculous, crazy and creative sentences.
- Monitor at all times and go through some of the most problematic sentences together.