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Tense Race! 馃弴馃徎馃弴馃徑馃弴馃徔 A new game to practise Present Simple and Present Continuous

Updated: Nov 3, 2019

I am so excited about this one 馃槂 The idea came to me on Monday and I pretty much disappeared for a couple of days. I honestly could not stop creating and perfecting this game to the extent of forgetting to plan lessons one day 馃槀 Four days later it's ready!!

Tense Race will help your students practise the Present Simple (PS) and the Present Continuous (PC) tenses. The idea is pretty simple but at the same time the game involves various small elements that make it quite exciting for the kids.

To play the game you'll need:

  • the board

  • 4 (or more) counters

  • coloured dice

  • game cards

  • an hourglass or a stopwatch

  • QR code reading app

  • pens

  • paper

  • clipboards (optional)

So let's break it down: first, the board:

The aim of the game is to get from start to finish. The first player to do so wins. In order to move along the board players draw cards, which look like this:

The player needs to create a correct sentence from words provided. As you can see, students need to decide whether to use PS or PC. They need to know which time expressions go with which tense.

In order to de