“How can grammatical knowledge be transferred to oral fluency?” I don’t have all the answers, but this past tense activity will certainly get students chatting.
Check out these three different past tense activities to get your adult ESL students to practice and use the simple past tense. There’s a talking chart, a group writing activity, and a structured practice handout.
A while back I posted a set of verb cards to use for a variety of different activities. This is a new set that I created that uses actual images instead of clipart. There is a total of 81 different commonly used verbs in English. You can use these cards for an endless number of activities in your class.
This is a great two-part activity that gives English learners a chance to practice question and statement forms in the simple past tense.
Use these verb cards to form a simple yet engaging activity to have groups practice whatever verb tense you want them to work on.