How do we use the Past Simple?1. Finished actions in the past. E.g. She ate a cake yesterday.2. Habitual actions in the past. E.g. They practised football every day.3. Actions that take place one after the other E.g. I left school and I met my friends.
Past ContinuousPositive Was / were + VERB + INGNegative Wasn’t / weren’t + VERB + INGQuestion Was / were + subject + VERB + ING?
How do we use the Past Continuous?1. Action in progress at a specific time in the past. E.g. You were surfing the net at 9 o’clock.2. Two or more actions in progress at the same time in the past. E.g. Sam was playing tennis while Gina was chatting to Rebecca.3. One action was in progress when it was interrupted by another one. E.g. I was listening to music when my girlfriend called me.
How do we use them?PAST SIMPLE PAST CONTINUOUS1. Finished actions in 1. Actions in progress the past at a specific time in2. Habitual actions in the past the past 2. Two or more actions3. Actions that happen at the same time in one after the other in the past the past 3. One action was in progress when another interrupted it