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A overview of the Past Continuous

A overview of the Past Continuous

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    Past Continuous Past Continuous Presentation Transcript

    • Past Continuous
    • He was watching TV.
    • form
    • was / were + ING
    • I he was she it watching TV. we you werethey
    • +ive He was watching TV.
    • -ive He was not watching TV.
    • -ive He wasn’t watching TV.
    • ?ive Was he watching TV?
    • s.a. Yes, he was. No, he wasn’t.
    • The Past Continuous is used to indicate a verb in course at a point in the past.
    • The Past Continuous is used to indicate a verb in course at a point in the past.
    • I was reading a book…
    • I was reading a book… at 11.00 pm.
    • at 11.00 pm nowI was reading
    • The point in the past can be a time expression: at 11.00 pm at midnight in 1995 at the start of the lesson
    • I was reading a book…
    • I was reading a book… when the phone rang.
    • when the phone rang nowI was reading
    • The point in the past can be also a verb in the past simple: when the phone rang when sun rose when I arrived when the lesson started
    • don’t forget
    • don’t forgetstate verbs are not usedin the continuous tenses
    • I was wanting an ice-cream. I wanted an ice-cream.
    • when and while
    • She was studying when he called. =When he called, she was studying.
    • subordinate introduced by ‘when’She was studying when he called. =When he called, she was studying.
    • She was studying when he called.When she was studying, he called.
    • main clause can bepast continuous or simpleShe was studying when he called.When she was studying, he called.
    • He called while she was studying.While she was studying, he called.
    • ‘while’ only before continuous subordinateHe called while she was studying.While she was studying, he called.
    • pronunciation
    • He was talking.
    • He was talking.
    • əHe was talking.
    • əhiː wəz talkɪŋ.
    • We were talking.
    • wiː wə talkɪŋ.
    • əwiː wə talkɪŋ.
    • exercise
    • compose 3 unusual questions for each type
    • What were you doing at… ?What were you doing when… ? Were you … at/when … ?
    • ask and answerwith your neighbour
    • homework
    • module 4, part 3take your ‘Biggest Diamond’stories and add 4 sentences with the Past Continuous