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  1. 7. - We use past simple to talk about an action which started and finished in the past. Tom didn´t stay at home last night. - Some words we can find in past tense are: last night, yesterday , last year, ago. He left the school some years ago.
  2. 8. - We use past continuous to talk about ant action which started and finished in the past but it had a certain duration in time in the past. Olivia was escaping from a dog. - Also we can find in the same sentence the past simple and continuous . He was taking a bath when the telephone rang. While Sharon was eating a brownie Eddie took the dog for a walk.
  3. 9. - Verbs that end in –e, drop the –e and add –ing. take taking give giving - Verbs that end in two consonants, add –ing. spend spending hurt hurting - Verbs that end in two vowels and a consonant, add –ing. leave leaving keep keeping
  4. 10. <ul><li>- Verbs that end in a consonant – 1 vowel – consonant combination, and that are only one syllable double the last consonant and add –ing. </li></ul><ul><li>swim swimming </li></ul><ul><li>get getting </li></ul><ul><li>- Verbs that end in a consonant – 1 vowel – consonant combination, and that are two syllables, double the last consonant and add –ing when the stress is on the second syllable. </li></ul><ul><li>upset upsetting </li></ul><ul><li>begin beginning </li></ul>
  5. 11. 1. Complete the sentences using a suitable past tense: 1. My brother and sister____________ (be) ________(play) tennis at 11 am yesterday. 2. _______(Be) you still _______(work) at 7pm last night? 3. I _______(meet) John in town yesterday evening, he was very kind. 4. Mariah ________ (not buy) rice and carrots to make a vegetable soup on Saturday night. 5. While Peter _____________ (read) Don Quijote, Tina_________ (arrive) home. 6. Rose and his father _________________ (not drive) until that hill. 7. I______________(not know) what to say. 8. Someone _____________(steal) my handbag in the tube. 9. Mark _____________(write) an email to his daughter who is in Australia. 10. Alicia______________(type) when his boyfriend___________ (kiss) her.
  6. 12. Complete the following exercise. <ul><li>1. A: What____________ (you, do) when the accident occurred? </li></ul><ul><li>B: I ____________(try) to change a light bulb that had burnt out. 2. After I___________ (find) the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately) to the police and (turn) it </li></ul><ul><li>in. 3. The doctor _________(say) that Tom ___________(be) too sick to go to work and that he </li></ul><ul><li>________(need) to stay at home for a couple of days. 4. Sebastian ________(arrive) at Susan's house a little before 9:00 PM, but she _______(be, not) </li></ul><ul><li>there. She _________(study), at the library for her final examination in French. 5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she ______(watch, also) </li></ul><ul><li>television. That's all she ever does! 6. A: I ____________(call) you last night after dinner, but you ___________(be, not) there. Where </li></ul><ul><li>were you? </li></ul><ul><li>B: I _____________(work) out at the fitness center. </li></ul>

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