|Target Language:||Present continuous|
|Resources Needed:||One copy of the worksheet cut up. The worksheet should have a bunch of boxes with phrases using the present continuous e.g. I'm reading a book. A bowl for the front of the class|
Ask students to get a piece of paper. On one side, say ‘Please write ‘true’ in big letters’ and on the other side ‘Please write ‘false’ in big letters’.
Then say a few statements about what’s happening in the classroom now and have the students show either ‘true’ or ‘false’ (e.g. Yasmine is wearing a t-shirt, everyone is running, your teacher is crying).
Cut the worksheet up and put the sentences in a bowl at the front of the class.
Elicit the question ‘What am I doing?’ and write the question on the board.
Mime one of the sentences from the worksheet and encourage students to guess what you’re doing by pointing to the question on the board.
Get the person who guesses to come to the front of the class and mime the next sentence….and so on.
- Tip: You may need to help with some vocabulary such as ironing – so you may want to give a hint by gap filling the word i.e. i r o _ i _ g.
Get students to use an imaginary telephone and give each other a call and ask ‘what are you doing?’ Encourage them to be imaginative! E.g. ‘I am having dinner with Tom Cruise and we are drinking champagne!’ Do a few examples with students before getting them to do this in pairs.