Past Mime (ESL Activity)

Level: intermediate+

Practises: past continuous with past simple

Students work in pairs. Each pair is given or writes a past continuous + past simple sentence (Somebody was doing when somebody did).

Each pair mimes its sentence and the class tries to guess it. It may help, especially with more complex sentences, to write the sentence outline on the board (one underline for each word) and fill in words as the class guesses them.

Some suggested sentences