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Multicultural Academic Program: Interactive ESL Practice--Verb Tenses Exercise

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://spot.pcc.edu/map/prev/qz.htm

Website Example: http://spot.pcc.edu/map/prev/time.htm

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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (optional)

Activity Description

Use the quizzes and exercises on this Web site for student practice of grammar and vocabulary. Use the example quiz "Right Now, Every Day, or Tomorrow?" when reviewing simple present v. present continuous vs. simple future.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the Web site it not blocked at your school before using it with students.
  2. This activity includes instructions for using the "Right Now, Every Day, or Tomorrow?" exercise. If that does not meet your teaching objectives, then select another exercise that will fit and is appropriate for your students' level of English. (See More Ways below.)
  3. Do the exercise yourself in order to anticipate students' questions or difficulties.

How-To

  1. Open the Example Web Site (above).
  2. For the example quiz, there are 25 questions that contain a sentence and the three options of "right now, every day, tomorrow."
  3. Select the correct answer by clicking in the circle (radio button).
  4. Choose the Get Score button. Correct answers are provided.
  5. Choose the Clear button to try again.

Teacher Tips

  • This can be done individually by students in a lab or as an entire class activity using a projector.

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The Web site contains quizzes in the following categories:

  • Vocabulary  (Occupations, Colors, Clothes, Human Body, Family, Car, Sports, Activities, Food, House, Numbers, Days, Dates)
  • Grammar  (Nouns and Articles, Adjectives, Clauses, Prepositions, Simple Present, Present Progressive, Simple Past, Present Perfect, Future)

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.