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Past continuous

  1. 1. PAST CONTINUOUS Some review exercises
  2. 2. REMEMBER!!! <ul><li>The Past Continuous tense is used to talk about a continuous action which took place at a specific time in the past.        ● Yesterday evening, at 9 o'clock, I was watch ing television. </li></ul><ul><li>◊ It is also used , in sentences with when or while , to refer to an action which was taking place   when a shorter, brief action took place .         ●  Yesterday evening, while I was watch ing television, the phone rang.      ● When my husband arriv ed home yesterday evening, I was cook ing dinner. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Write sentences <ul><li>We/ feed / our dog- </li></ul><ul><li>Mark/ ride / his motorbike- </li></ul><ul><li>My friends/ watch/ the film- </li></ul><ul><li>Their mother/ not/ eat/ a restaurant- </li></ul><ul><li>The water / drip/ on the floor- </li></ul><ul><li>Jane/ tidy/ her room- </li></ul><ul><li>Laura/ argue/ with her parents- </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher/ write/ on the board- </li></ul>
  4. 4. Write sentences <ul><li>We/ feed / our dog- We were feeding our dog </li></ul><ul><li>Mark/ ride / his motorbike- Mark was riding his motorbike </li></ul><ul><li>My friends/ watch/ the film- My friends were watching the film </li></ul><ul><li>Their mother/ not/ eat/ a restaurant- Their mother wasn’t eating in a restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>The water / drip/ on the floor- The water was dripping on the floor </li></ul><ul><li>Jane/ tidy/ her room- Jane was tiding her room </li></ul><ul><li>Laura/ argue/ with her parents- Laura was arguing with her parents </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher/ write/ on the board- The teacher was writing on the board. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Write questions <ul><li>Sue and Jane/ sell/ fruit- </li></ul><ul><li>The students/write/a test- </li></ul><ul><li>Your little sister/ cry- </li></ul><ul><li>My mother/ read/ a book- </li></ul><ul><li>They/ask/ a question- </li></ul><ul><li>The cat/ run/ fast- </li></ul><ul><li>Mark/ go/ to France- </li></ul>
  6. 6. Write questions <ul><li>Sue and Jane/ sell/ fruit- Were Sue and Jane selling fruit? </li></ul><ul><li>The students/write/a test -Were the students writing a test? </li></ul><ul><li>Your little sister/ cry- Was your little sister crying? </li></ul><ul><li>My mother/ read/ a book- Was my mother reading a book? </li></ul><ul><li>They/ask/ a question- Were they asking a question? </li></ul><ul><li>The cat/ run/ fast- Was the cat running fast? </li></ul><ul><li>Mark/ go/ to France- Was Mark going to France? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence: <ul><li>Mark was driving the bus- </li></ul><ul><li>A week ago, I was travelling to New York - </li></ul><ul><li>Marta was painting the bedroom - </li></ul><ul><li>Peter was studying in New York </li></ul><ul><li>The men were arguing noisily </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence: <ul><li>Mark was driving the bus- WHO was driving the bus? </li></ul><ul><li>A week ago, I was travelling to New York- WHEN was I travelling to New York? </li></ul><ul><li>Marta was painting the bedroom - WHO was painting the bedroon? </li></ul><ul><li>Peter was studying in New York- WHERE was Peter studying? </li></ul><ul><li>The men were arguing noisily </li></ul><ul><li>HOW where the men arguing? </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHAT HAPPENED WHEN Mr BEAN WAS WATCHING THIS HORROR FILM? What was he eating? What was Mr Bean doing? What was the old lady doing? Where did he go then? What was he doing? When he arrives home what was the cat doing? Where’s Mr Bean jacket?

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