Present Continuous – 10 activities

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Jukeboxes are packs of mini activities based on our larger teaching resources which typically span multiple ESL objectives and themes. These mini activities are organized by teaching objectives to streamline the teaching process and make choosing the right activity fun and manageable. Each pack consists of 10 different activities all focused on a particular grammar point, theme or functional language. This Jukebox is for practicing and deepening your students’ understanding of the present continuous.

Use these activities as warm-ups, reviews, guided practice, free practice, end-of-lesson activities, time-killers, in-betweeners etc. They work well for groups as well as one-on-one lessons. They are not meant as a lesson on their own but are excellent companions of and alternatives to textbook activities and the like. Pick and choose one or more flavors that fit your needs or play them all one at a time.



Target Language

All the mini activities included in this Jukebox revolve around the present continuous and its various uses.



These activities are designed for A1-A2 students but can easily be used as warm-ups, in-betweeners, or free practice activities for more advanced students.



The Present Continuous Jukebox contains PDF activities you can use online or offline based on the following resources:

  • What do you do? – What are these people doing right now?
  • Me Neither! – practice short answers in a truth or lie game;
  • Zimasheets – make assumptions about what your partner has done… recently, this week, today, this year, etc.;
  • The Question Game – practice making present continuous questions competitively;
  • Vocabtivate – describe what they aren’t doing in the pictures;
  • Grammino – make connections;
  • Get your A1’s to Speak – a conversational mind map for present continuous;
  • A Day in the Life – make arrangements for someone’s day;
  • The SMS Game – respond to real world text messages;
  • 1, 2, 3, …! – an online-friendly board game to talk about trends and changes;

Follow the instructions provided or come up with your own ideas on the fly!



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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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