Past Progressive Bluffing Card Game

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 18th Jan 2014

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Past Continuous Bluffing Card Game

Rules of the game

Deal out the cards so that each person in your group has about the same number. You can

look at all your cards, but don’t show the other people.

The first person should make a question with “When did you last…?” and the word on one 

of their cards, e.g. “When did you last see your cousins?” and place that card down on the 

table. The next person should answer that question using the past continuous and one of 

their cards, e.g. “When I was walking down the street”. If the card is blank, you can use 

any verb that hasn’t been used yet in the game. 

If you think that is not a true sentence say “Liar” and they will tell you if the sentence was a

lie, in which case they take all the cards on the table and put them in their pack (as a 

punishment for lying), or if the sentence was true, in which case you have to take all the 

cards (as a punishment for making an accusation). If you don’t think it is a lie, stay silent 

and the cards stay on the table. The game continues by placing more cards on top of 

those cards until someone says “Liar”. The first person with no cards, or the person with 

least cards when the teacher stops the game, is the winner.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

Playing Cards

See

Break

Cut

Hurt

Find

Lose

Walk

Hit

Talk

Hear

Listen

Watch

Eat

Jump

Cook

Burn

Tear

Slip

Run

Speak

Kiss

Cry

Laugh

Smile

Think

Work

Kick

Play

Study

Crash

Drop

Carry

Bleed

Wash

Dance

Take

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

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