Present continuous tense

Present continuous tense mind map

When I was preparing the lesson on Clothes I knew that at the same time the elementary students will have to learn the present continuous tense. And as I had a little time to spare I prepared the following activities for them to learn this grammar point.

Present continuous tense Mind map

Once again I present the tense using the following mind map where I try to explain the form and basic usage of the tense.


Present continuous tense mind map

Present continuous tense games

Now that you know the theory it is time to use it in the games. The first two games – Penalty and Hoopshot – test your knowledge of the form and of the usage of the present continuous tense. The third game test your ability to form the verbs with -ing ending in the correct way.
So good luck and you can play:

Present continuous tense – penalty game.
Present continuous tense – hoop shoot game.
Verbs with -ing ending – teacher invaders game.

More games

If you are an elementary student trying to learn English the following games and mind maps might be useful for you.
As I mentioned above our previous post deals with CLOTHES and can find there a video, mind map and four games to practise this vocabulary set.
Then you should certainly try our post dealing with past simple tense. There is a mind map explaining the usage and form of the past simple tense. Moreover, there are several games where you can learn the past forms of irregular verbs. So, do not hesitate and try our Past simple post.
If you think that you need to learn or practise more vocabulary, there is a post dealing with food. There is a mind map with the pictures of different kinds of food and then there are games where you can practise what you have learnt.

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  1. Aminul Islam
    05/01/2014 at 5:18 am
  2. it’s very easy way to learn eng grammar
    05/01/2014 at 5:46 am
  3. ali hony
    I would like that good information about (to&for),and method the teacher is good.thank you.
    05/01/2014 at 8:27 am
  4. Very nice mind map.
    05/01/2014 at 9:25 am
  5. abdellatif
    well done :)
    05/01/2014 at 1:43 pm
  6. Wong Fei Hong
    did you build the mind map? Great job!
    05/01/2014 at 1:58 pm
  7. Zdenda
    Yes, I did. Thank you.
    05/01/2014 at 4:21 pm
  8. D
    Nice, but note that it's "practice", not "practise" (used three times, so definitely not a typing issue!).
    05/01/2014 at 6:19 pm
  9. zara
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    05/01/2014 at 9:48 pm
  10. Zdenda
    Practise is a verb and practice is a noun in British English (the variety I tend to use) In American English it is always practice.
    06/01/2014 at 3:26 am
  11. Anil Shrestha
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    06/01/2014 at 7:40 am
  12. Archna
    Seems , really spent time in doing this.
    06/01/2014 at 3:19 pm
  13. VICTOR
    Good and easy to understand
    07/01/2014 at 2:32 pm
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    04/03/2014 at 7:06 am
  16. Zdenda
    I would love that. Go on.
    04/03/2014 at 8:59 am
  17. Sil
    Do you use that mind map to explain the tense and put on the classroom wall or do you also give a copy of the mind map to your students so they can have it in their notebooks?
    05/09/2014 at 1:28 pm
  18. Zdenda
    I give the copy to the students too. I think they need it to understand it better. Of course, I prefer printing it out in colour but that is expensive.
    05/09/2014 at 2:16 pm
  19. Sil
    Thank you very much & Thanks for sharing. Very useful.
    06/09/2014 at 12:58 am
  20. Awadhesh
    Hi good practices but I want improve English speaking. How can improve
    28/09/2014 at 6:19 am
  21. siddharth
    19/12/2017 at 10:01 am
  22. I wish I could use the games again but nothing works here :(
    03/06/2021 at 8:52 pm
  23. Zdenda
    Unfortunately, the games are in Flash and it is no longer supported. Therefore we cannot play the games. Sorry about it.
    20/08/2021 at 4:05 am

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