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Time expressions - past

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The following ESL resources are available for Time expressions - past:

 
 
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Correction / multiple-choice cards
Fifteen cards for error correction or multiple-choice to revise time linkers: after, before, when, while, as, as soon as, by the time, during Can be used with a snakes & ladders game or students can simply take it in turns to pick a card and answer. Answers and explanations included
 
 

 

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Present perfect / past simple with time expressions
Dominoes game matching sentence segments and questions with time phrases: since, ago, how long, when, recently, over the past... etc.
 
 

 

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Time linkers practice
Story in strips. Students need to order strips to tell story. Focuses on link words / phrases 'as soon as, while, until' etc
 
 

 

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Time phrases - past
Cut up the time phrases and give them out to students. Tell them to lay them out on the table. Then give the pairs of clauses out one by one discussing the possible time phrases and differences in meaning as you go
 
 

 

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Time phrases and past tenses
Dominoes game with as soon as, while, during etc.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Time phrases quiz 01
Mulitple-choice quiz with feedback. 'When', 'while', 'as', 'before', 'after', 'during', 'as soon as', 'by the time'
 
 

 

 
 
 
Time linkers exercise 01
Matching setence segments with 'while', 'as soon as', 'by the time', 'until' and 'during'
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 3 Money  Page 33 
A day in my very wealthy life Gap fill using : as soon as, while, by the time, then, when, as, during, until, after, just as.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 2 Important firsts  Page 18 
ago, last year, yesterday morning etc
 
Module 14 Money, money, money  Page 127 
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Page 9   Past and present time phrases
Gap fill exercise
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 16 - 17  practise
Extra practise exercises for this unit
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 3 Gold  Page 33   A day in my life
Gap fill - time expressions. Writing: cues for writing a fantasy piece: A day in my life as a... etc.
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack

Susan Kay   
 
3 One thing leads to another  Page 3 
Before / after -ing
 
8 When in Rome  Page 8 
Story ordering activity. When, as, while, as soon as.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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