Here is the worksheet I’m using to supplement Hi Friends 1 Lesson 2. The idea of using gestures to communicate is one of the underlying themes in this lesson, and what better way to practice communicating with gestures than a lively game of charades?
After presenting the basic present continuous and giving plenty of examples, I have students complete this worksheet in groups. This makes the worksheet into a social activity, and allows more advanced students to help others without being too obvious about it.
Once the groups are complete, we practice the new vocabulary, then finish up with a game of Charades using actions from the worksheet. I sometimes add the question “What are you doing?” to make the game more of a call and response activity.