Narrative tenses upper intermediate exercises pdf

Im steve, a motor mechanic and this is the story of something strange that. Narrative tenses a story i saw an accident on the road when i was coming to work this morning. Weblinks and narrative tenses, past perfect continuous. Speakout 9781408217023 upper intermediate students book. When i saw the boy coming towards me, i said hello.

The multiplechoice and gapfill exercises in this section cover areas such as tenses, collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs. 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. Upperintermediate english tenses test learn english. 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. Simple past, past progressive, past perfect simple, past perfect progressive. It starts with fluency practice and works towards developing accuracy. Todays lesson is for high upper intermediate english students. Enjoy the tale of a naughty little boy and revise tenses all in 90 seconds. 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. English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded.

Today were releasing a software update that adds a 200 micron print setting that means youre able to print up to 2x faster. Story telling game to practise narrative tenses this is a quick game for intermediate level students and above. The next activity is done in pairs to test your understanding of narrative tenses. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form in the gap after the verb. Fill in all the gaps, then press check to check your answers. Use the time expressions and the past perfect tense to. Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses british council. When we tell a story in the past, we often use linking. Students english file students site new upper intermediate grammar file 2 lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous. My upper intermediate students will do it and theyll write they own story.

Theres also a phrasal verb question in there, too see number 3. The exercise can be used either to revise or introduce the past perfect. B2 upper intermediate esl lesson plan from the team tefl b2 coursebook about narrative tenses. They are often found in stories and descriptions of past events, such as personal anecdotes. Past simple we left on a rainy day past continuous it was pouring down even at midday. It is a great teaching resource for upper intermediate or advanced students but would be quite adaptable for pre intermediate and intermediate students. One evening paul was watching the television and eating his supper when the door suddenly opened and a burglar. Students english file students site new upperintermediate grammar file 2 lesson b narrative tenses.

In this unit we will learn how to use narrative tenses to talk about a story in the past. May 11, 2011 where i will try to illustrate a language point with a story, no doubt with varying degrees of success. The day i left, i had been in england for exactly 4 years. Mixed tenses exercises intermediate exercises upper intermediate level home. Tenses exercise for intermediate level english grammar. Put them into the passive, keeping the same meaning. Type the correct verb in the correct form into the box. The worksheet focuses on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar mixed tenses, and speaking. T074narrative tenses past and past perfect tense english grammar exercises. Mixed tense revision complete the sentences with the suitable form of the verbs in brackets. 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. Ive prepared this worksheet to practice narrative tenses. As i mentioned already, read the sentences carefully for clues on which tense should be used.

They both feature examples at the top of each to help the student figure out in which instance each tense should be used. Later, swap escape stories with other groups and let them correct any mistakes that other groups made with narrative tenses. Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses british. Upperintermediate level english course narratives alison. You may not get exactly the same answers as i have. Past perfect grammar intermediate to upper intermediate. Narrative tenses cards correct order mike astbury 2017 story cards correct order 1. Lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous. It is a worksheet for upper intermediate students to practice narrative tenses, so such, and airport vocabulary. 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. Their escape story must be written down and contain narrative tenses. Is sometimes used to explain the condition of people or things at the time of the main events in the story. Past simple, past perfect, past continuous 1 gapfill exercise.

We use the past perfect simple with stative verbs to talk about states or situations that had started earlier in the past. He picked up his phone and sent a text to his friend james. For example, your sentence without any context would not make sense as there is no later point of reference. English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded 15. The lesson also includes a grammatical focus session that aims to develop understanding of the meaning and form of 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. Choose the correct option to complete the text below. Use the hint button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. We left for the airport on an exceptionally sunny day. She took a deep breath, tried to calm down and then spoke. 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. Dec 07, 2016 learn how to use past tenses with j dunn. Example the following are examples of narrative tenses.

Explanations and examples along with tests and exercises online to practise past simple tense in english. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb past and past perfect. Teachers get 35 of our exercises and worksheets in printable pdf format to hand out in. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues.

Fill in the gaps with the most appropriate narrative tenses of the verbs in brackets. Activities used to practise narrative tenses include gap fills, dictations, story writing and reading, ordering jumbled text, and rewriting events starting at the end. Tenses pdf worksheets english vocabulary and grammar. By the end of the course telling stories in english will be much easier for you. 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. Narrative tenses b2 upperintermediate esl lesson plan. This time were going to be taking about narrative tenses, which are story tenses. Free printable pdf grammar worksheets, quizzes and games, from a to z, for eflesl teachers. Watch all of our upper intermediate level english video lessons here. Where no verb is given, put one of the following linking words into the gaps. Upper intermediate b2c1 students read about how the modern use of mobile devices is affecting the way families spend time together. Telling a story teachingenglish british council bbc. Practise your english grammar and vocabulary with these quick exercises for upper intermediate and advanced learners of english. Strong intermediate and above could be adapted for lower or higher.

Apr 17, 2016 exercises tenses exercise for intermediate level. This upper intermediate level english course will provide you with a narrative guide that you can use to create a compelling story. Use the most suitable form of the verb in capitals past simple, past continuous or past perfect. They are often found in stories and descriptions of past events. All downloads are in pdf format and consist of a worksheet and answer sheet to check your results.

Each card has one of the 16 sentences above, but the narrative tense is missing on the question side. English esl narrative tenses worksheets most downloaded 15 results an exercise in past tenses past simple, past continuous and past perfect with a key. B2 upperintermediate esl lesson plan from the team tefl b2 coursebook about narrative tenses. We can use them to tell a story or to describe past events, including personal anecdotes. Lesson b narrative tenses, past perfect continuous english. Its fine to use the past perfect for multiple actions so long as there is a later past time reference point. Upper intermediate level tense revision busy teacher. Where no verb is given, put the following linking words into the gaps. 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. The past perfect has the meaning of before then, so there must be another point in the past before which the events take place. Could also be used for intermediate classes as a supplementary material. Narrative tenses teachingenglish british council bbc. Narrative tenses use the past simple for completed actions in the past which tell the main event in a story. This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of telling stories.

Choose the correct verbs so that each tense appears once. A2 elementary to pre intermediate b1 intermediate b2 upper intermediate c1 advanced. T074 narrative tenses past and past perfect tense english grammar exercises. 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. Sep 20, 2015 story telling game to practise narrative tenses this is a quick game for intermediate level students and above. You have to fill each space with either the past continuous, past perfect simple or past perfect continuous 1. To develop the ability to understand and accurately use a range of narrative tenses. Welcome to esl printables, the website where english language teachers exchange resources. Where i will try to illustrate a language point with a story, no doubt with varying degrees of success. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. Thank you for sharing this excellent teaching resource. Time to take a careful look at the structure of some english sentences.

It was raining outside when sam got out of bed and looked out of the window. The day anne died, they had been married for 48 years. English grammar practice exercise, upper intermediate level. You can often find them in stories, textbooks, spoken accounts and in descriptions of past events. 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.

Narrative tenses are verb tenses that are used to talk about the past. Miscellaneous tenses exercises present, past, future. 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. It is a great teaching resource for upperintermediate or advanced students but would be quite adaptable for preintermediate and intermediate students. The cards can be used to highlight the difference between.

It will also help you understand why using the past simple, past perfect, and past continuous form of verbs are useful in narratives. Twentyfour cards with sentences for correction, mc, or verb transformation tasks. Students will develop fluency and work towards developing accuracy. Past simple we use the past simple to talk about past events in chronological order. While finally and although however as soon as then before when. Print one copy each of page two and three of the pdf template for this exercise.

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