Present continuous tense

Posted on Jan 4 2014 - 5:03pm by Zdenda

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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23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Aminul Islam 05/01/2014 at 5:18 am -


  2. good move for learner 05/01/2014 at 5:46 am -

    it’s very easy way to learn eng grammar

  3. ali hony 05/01/2014 at 8:27 am -

    I would like that good information about (to&for),and method the teacher is good.thank you.

  4. inspiration 05/01/2014 at 9:25 am -

    Very nice mind map.

  5. abdellatif 05/01/2014 at 1:43 pm -

    well done 🙂

  6. Wong Fei Hong 05/01/2014 at 1:58 pm -

    did you build the mind map? Great job!

  7. Zdenda 05/01/2014 at 4:21 pm -

    Yes, I did. Thank you.

  8. D 05/01/2014 at 6:19 pm -

    Nice, but note that it’s “practice”, not “practise” (used three times, so definitely not a typing issue!).

  9. zara 05/01/2014 at 9:48 pm -

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  10. Zdenda 06/01/2014 at 3:26 am -

    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.

  11. Anil Shrestha 06/01/2014 at 7:40 am -

    your it is good

  12. Archna 06/01/2014 at 3:19 pm -

    Seems , really spent time in doing this.

  13. VICTOR 07/01/2014 at 2:32 pm -

    Good and easy to understand

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  16. Zdenda 04/03/2014 at 8:59 am -

    I would love that. Go on.

  17. Sil 05/09/2014 at 1:28 pm -

    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?

  18. Zdenda 05/09/2014 at 2:16 pm -

    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.

  19. Sil 06/09/2014 at 12:58 am -

    Thank you very much & Thanks for sharing. Very useful.

  20. Awadhesh 28/09/2014 at 6:19 am -

    Hi good practices but I want improve English speaking. How can improve

  21. siddharth 19/12/2017 at 10:01 am -


  22. Alexander Noguera 03/06/2021 at 8:52 pm -

    I wish I could use the games again but nothing works here 🙁

  23. Zdenda 20/08/2021 at 4:05 am -

    Unfortunately, the games are in Flash and it is no longer supported. Therefore we cannot play the games. Sorry about it.

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