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

 

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

 

 
 
 
Time linkers exercise 01 (259)
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.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
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