Worksheets: narrative tenses
Eight personalized sentences with multiple choice endings. Students complete and then make questions to find their partner's answers. Concept check statements are included to check students' understanding of past tenses.
Error correction slips + multiple choice questions for past and present perfect tenses, would and used to
Story ordering and gap fill exercises for simple story narrative tenses. Updated 2016
Story ordering. 10 - 20 students There are 15 strips, which can be reduced to 10 by removing those marked *, or increased to 20 by splitting longer sentences. Students get one segment each. They then sit or stand in circle and have to arrange themselves in the correct order of the story
Cut into 16 strips. The 3 strips marked * can be removed if necessary. Ss get one strip each. Sit or stand in circle. Arrange themselves in correct order of the story. Follow-up tenses gap-fill with answer sheet.
Rather gruesome urban myth about a madman with a knife. Not for the faint-hearted. Cut-up story ordering task + gap fill.
Cut up story (office impostor) and analysis
Now includes analysis of tenses
Goes with pic story formerly in Headway Intermediate. (Past simple and past continuous only.)
Revision of narrative tenses gap fill
(1) Gapped bank robbery story. Students find missing information by asking partners. (2) Question formation: detective interviews suspect. This prepares students for alibis game.