Past, Present, Future - Speaking and Listening Game
For new language learners, speaking in the present is often easier then speaking in the past. The present tends to be the easiest and first tense to master. Tell your students that the following game will have them practicing their ability to speak as well as listen in the past, present, and future.
Have your students sit in a circle. Pass around a ball. Explain that the pattern of the game is past, present, and future. Therefore, an example would be:
Student 1: “I liked to play basketball." (Past) Student 1 passes the ball to student 2.
Student 2: “I like to play volleyball." (Present) Student 2 passes the ball to student 3.
Student 3: “I will like to play sports in college." (Future) Student 3 passes the ball to student 4
Student 4: “I didn’t like to eat leftovers." (Past) And so on.
You may need to do a couple of practice rounds to get your students into the rhythm. This game requires that your students are speaking and listening well enough to continue the game. This game can be challenging and a lot of fun.