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time expressions - past

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Worksheets for time expressions - past
 
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Correction / multiple-choice cards (827)
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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Time linkers practice (120)
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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Present perfect / past simple with time expressions (369)
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 phrases and past tenses (390)
Dominoes game with as soon as, while, during etc.
 
 

 

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Time phrases - past (567)
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
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for time expressions - pastPage top ↑
 
Time phrases quiz 01 (284)
Mulitple-choice quiz with feedback. 'When', 'while', 'as', 'before', 'after', 'during', 'as soon as', 'by the time'
 
 

 

 

Matching exercises for time expressions - pastPage top ↑
 
Time linkers exercise 01 (259)
Matching setence segments with 'while', 'as soon as', 'by the time', 'until' and 'during'
 
 

 



Book references for time expressions - pastPage top ↑
 

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.
 


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