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Continuous and simple forms

Put students into pairs. Make sure that students understand that they should dictate the sentences exactly, complete with the mistakes. When the dictation stage is complete, allow some time for the pairs to spot the errors and re-formulate the sentences correctly. Feedback the errors and corrections.

 

STUDENT A .

 

1 Dictate these sentences to student B and write the sentences you hear. Some of your sentences are grammatically correct and in others there are mistakes.

 

2 Now check with your partner to see which sentences are right or wrong, grammatically. When youíve found the mistakes, correct them.

 

1

Iím always forgetting to bring my purse out with me.

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3

Sheís studied hard for her exams at the moment.

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5

Are you understanding what the teacher said?

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7

Iíve written five emails today and I only turned the computer on a minute ago.

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9

Iíve been owning this watch for three years.

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11

Weíre thinking of taking a vacation in Mexico next year.

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STUDENT B .

 

1 Dictate these sentences to student A and write the sentences you hear. Some of your sentences are grammatically correct and in others there are mistakes.

 

2 Now check with your partner to see which sentences are right or wrong, grammatically. When youíve found the mistakes, correct them.

 

1

 

2

What are you thinking about my new jacket?

3

 

4

Heís constantly interrupting me whenever I want to speak.

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6

Iíve been feeling a bit under the weather recently.

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8

A light plane has been crashing into the Alps.

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10

Iím seeing my friend Jenny tonight.

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12

He cycles to school every day this week.

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