How have you practiced the present progressive with basic level students? Over the years, I’ve relied on some old favorites, for instance, talking about who’s wearing what today, having students pantomime actions for others to describe, and describing actions seen in photos and film. In a post back in 2009, I suggested that photos from cell phones could even be used in this manner.
Today, in preparation for my next lesson with Natasha, I was thinking of pulling photos together with a theme or a narrative. I came up with a short activity that could easily work one-on-one or in a classroom setting. Please take a look at my Mystery Movements_handout.