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A fun writing activity for using simple past, present, and future tenses

To do this writing activity:

  • Write three partial sentences on the board. Here's an example: Five years ago I _________. Now I _______. In five years I _________.
  • Hand your students some paper.
  • Have them fill in the blanks.
  • Encourage your students to be creative.
  • After they have finished the exercise have them read theirs out loud.
  • Alternatively you could have them switch papers and read their friends.

It would help if you create your own and model it for them first.

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