Type the correct verb in the correct form into the box. Narrative tenses all past tenses page 3 of 3 test english. Where no verb is given, put the following linking words into the gaps. Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses british. Use the hint button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Past perfect grammar intermediate to upper intermediate. Explanations and examples along with tests and exercises online to practise past simple tense in english. She took a deep breath, tried to calm down and then spoke.
One evening paul was watching the television and eating his supper when the door suddenly opened and a burglar. This time were going to be taking about narrative tenses, which are story tenses. The four narrative tenses are the past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous and one or more of these can be used in a sentence. B2 upper intermediate esl lesson plan from the team tefl b2 coursebook about narrative tenses. Lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous.
Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses british council. It hurt a lot at the time but now he uses it to help him teach you about narrative tenses the grammar we use to tell stories. Welcome to esl printables, the website where english language teachers exchange resources. Teachers get 35 of our exercises and worksheets in printable pdf format to hand out in. The worksheet focuses on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar mixed tenses, and speaking. Lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous english. Fill in the gaps with the most appropriate narrative tenses of the verbs in brackets. English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form in the gap after the verb. By the end of the course telling stories in english will be much easier for you. Upper intermediate level tense revision busy teacher. Ive prepared this worksheet to practice narrative tenses. Is sometimes used to explain the condition of people or things at the time of the main events in the story. Where no verb is given, put one of the following linking words into the gaps.
Print one copy each of page two and three of the pdf template for this exercise. Choose the correct option to complete the text below. Narrative tenses b2 upperintermediate esl lesson plan. Upperintermediate english tenses test learn english. Students english file students site new upperintermediate grammar file 2 lesson b narrative tenses.
Todays lesson is for high upper intermediate english students. Upper intermediate b2c1 students read about how the modern use of mobile devices is affecting the way families spend time together. Its fine to use the past perfect for multiple actions so long as there is a later past time reference point. Tenses pdf worksheets english vocabulary and grammar. When we tell a story in the past, we often use linking. It is a great teaching resource for upper intermediate or advanced students but would be quite adaptable for pre intermediate and intermediate students.
Where i will try to illustrate a language point with a story, no doubt with varying degrees of success. Their escape story must be written down and contain narrative tenses. Before that two cars had crashed past perfect after that i saw an accident at the same time i was coming past simple past continuous 2. Each card has one of the 16 sentences above, but the narrative tense is missing on the question side. Mixed tense revision complete the sentences with the suitable form of the verbs in brackets. Sep 20, 2015 story telling game to practise narrative tenses this is a quick game for intermediate level students and above. Could also be used for intermediate classes as a supplementary material. Telling a story teachingenglish british council bbc. Speakout 9781408217023 upper intermediate students book. Upperintermediate level english course narratives alison. English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded 15 results an exercise in past tenses past simple, past continuous and past perfect with a key. We thought that we were on the right path when suddenly we 1 run into a very familiar rock and 2 realise that we 3 walk in circles for quite a long time. The exercise can be used either to revise or introduce the past perfect. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device.
Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues. Time to take a careful look at the structure of some english sentences. You have to fill each space with either the past continuous, past perfect simple or past perfect continuous 1. Weblinks and narrative tenses, past perfect continuous. My upper intermediate students will do it and theyll write they own story. Use the time expressions and the past perfect tense to. This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of telling stories.
English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded 15. Twentyfour cards with sentences for correction, mc, or verb transformation tasks. Put them into the passive, keeping the same meaning. The next activity is done in pairs to test your understanding of narrative tenses. The past perfect has the meaning of before then, so there must be another point in the past before which the events take place.
Watch all of our upper intermediate level english video lessons here. Using any 4 of the objects that are written on the white board by the teacher example list below, groups must find a way out in under five minutes. As i mentioned already, read the sentences carefully for clues on which tense should be used. Choose the correct verbs so that each tense appears once. Dec 07, 2016 learn how to use past tenses with j dunn. The cards can be used to highlight the difference between the true chronological order of events and the order in which events are mentioned when.
Mixed tenses exercises intermediate exercises upper intermediate level home. Miscellaneous tenses exercises present, past, future. It starts with fluency practice and works towards developing accuracy. Narrative tenses are verb tenses that are used to talk about the past. Strong intermediate and above could be adapted for lower or higher. All downloads are in pdf format and consist of a worksheet and answer sheet to check your results. We use the past perfect simple with stative verbs to talk about states or situations that had started earlier in the past. Later, swap escape stories with other groups and let them correct any mistakes that other groups made with narrative tenses. While finally and although however as soon as then before when.
For example, your sentence without any context would not make sense as there is no later point of reference. Example the following are examples of narrative tenses. The day i left, i had been in england for exactly 4 years. They are often found in stories and descriptions of past events, such as personal anecdotes.
It will also help you understand why using the past simple, past perfect, and past continuous form of verbs are useful in narratives. Past simple, past perfect, past continuous 1 gapfill exercise. When i saw the boy coming towards me, i said hello. It is a worksheet for upper intermediate students to practice narrative tenses, so such, and airport vocabulary. Theres also a phrasal verb question in there, too see number 3. Narrative tenses a story i saw an accident on the road when i was coming to work this morning. Narrative tenses cards correct order mike astbury 2017 story cards correct order 1. T074narrative tenses past and past perfect tense english grammar exercises. Narrative tenses teachingenglish british council bbc. Use the most suitable form of the verb in capitals past simple, past continuous or past perfect. A2 elementary to pre intermediate b1 intermediate b2 upper intermediate c1 advanced. Narrative tenses use the past simple for completed actions in the past which tell the main event in a story.
Apr 17, 2016 exercises tenses exercise for intermediate level. It is a great teaching resource for upperintermediate or advanced students but would be quite adaptable for preintermediate and intermediate students. Fill in all the gaps, then press check to check your answers. Students english file students site new upper intermediate grammar file 2 lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous.
Simple past, past progressive, past perfect simple, past perfect progressive. Free printable pdf grammar worksheets, quizzes and games, from a to z, for eflesl teachers. Past simple we left on a rainy day past continuous it was pouring down even at midday. Narrative tenses are used to talk about past events and to tell storiesnarrative tenses are four tenses that we often use for talking about past events. Story ordering and gap fill exercises for a simple story using narrative tenses. He picked up his phone and sent a text to his friend james. The day anne died, they had been married for 48 years. We left for the airport on an exceptionally sunny day.
Tenses exercise for intermediate level english grammar. Enjoy the tale of a naughty little boy and revise tenses all in 90 seconds. You may not get exactly the same answers as i have. Thank you for sharing this excellent teaching resource. Students will develop fluency and work towards developing accuracy. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb past and past perfect. The cards can be used to highlight the difference between the true chronological order of events and the order in which events are mentioned when using the past perfect. They both feature examples at the top of each to help the student figure out in which instance each tense should be used. Upper intermediate level grammar worksheets tricky choices face the students here with a choice of past perfect, past perfect continuous and past continuous past tense worksheet.
It was raining outside when sam got out of bed and looked out of the window. May 11, 2011 where i will try to illustrate a language point with a story, no doubt with varying degrees of success. When she opened the door, she pretended that we werent there and she went to her room he called me and told me to go, but when i arrived he wasnt there we also use the past simple to talk about past habits or past states we often went to the bar for a drink. Today were releasing a software update that adds a 200 micron print setting that means youre able to print up to 2x faster. Past simple we use the past simple to talk about past events in chronological order. B2 upperintermediate esl lesson plan from the team tefl b2 coursebook about narrative tenses. To develop the ability to understand and accurately use a range of narrative tenses. The multiplechoice and gapfill exercises in this section cover areas such as tenses, collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs.
The lesson also includes a grammatical focus session that aims to develop understanding of the meaning and form of narrative tenses. Story telling game to practise narrative tenses this is a quick game for intermediate level students and above. I made it as a mingle for new students to get to know each other but over time it has shown that its a good exercise for practising the narrative tenses. Im steve, a motor mechanic and this is the story of something strange that. Practise your english grammar and vocabulary with these quick exercises for upper intermediate and advanced learners of english. English grammar practice exercise, upper intermediate level. This upper intermediate level english course will provide you with a narrative guide that you can use to create a compelling story. The cards can be used to highlight the difference between. In this unit we will learn how to use narrative tenses to talk about a story in the past. We can use them to tell a story or to describe past events, including personal anecdotes. This worksheet has different types of exercises such as a cloze text, finding mistakes, actives or passives as well as an answer key in the end. T074 narrative tenses past and past perfect tense english grammar exercises. They are often found in stories and descriptions of past events. Activities used to practise narrative tenses include gap fills, dictations, story writing and reading, ordering jumbled text, and rewriting events starting at the end.108 902 1373 228 834 10 31 1406 1499 214 597 876 958 99 999 1462 1297 175 668 580 773 857 1261 159 648 1120 358 800 1189 603 751 166 57 686 1354 912 654 190 1199 586 1044 463 659 1062 553 650 1080 981 59 793