The English lessonGeorge was sitting in his English class.It was a hot afternoon and he was feeling sleepy.It was a grammar lesson and George was also bored.He hated grammar.He wanted to leave school and work.He wanted to be a gardener.
The English lessonGeorge loved flowers and trees.George looked out of the window.He looked at the trees and flowers.Then he started day-dreaming.
The English lessonAfter 10 minutes the teacher stopped talking.She asked the students to do a grammar exercise in their books.The students took out their exercise books and their pencils and they started writing.The teacher looked at George.
The English lessonShe saw he wasn’t writing so she said:“Why aren’t you writing, George?”George stopped dreaming and said:“What, Miss?”“Wake up, George!” The teacher said. “Why AREN’T you writing?”
The English lessonGeorge thought for a moment and replied, “I ain’t got no pencil”The teacher looked at George and said,“You ain’t got no pencil??? You mean:I don’t have a pencil”George did not understandthe English teacher so he said,“Sorry, Miss!”
The English lessonThe teacher said in an angry voice,“I don’t have a pencil.You don’t have a pencil.She doesn’t have a pencil.He doesn’t have a pencil.We don’t have pencilsThey don’t have pencils!!!!!!!!NOW George do you understand?”
The English lessonGeorge looked at the teacher for a moment and then said,“My goodness!!!! What happened to all those pencils Miss?”
Past continuousGeorge was sitting in his English class ….I was writingYou were writingHe/she was writingWe/you/they were writing
Past continuous - QUESTIONSWas George writing ?Yes, he wasNo, he wasn’t
Past continuous - QUESTIONSWas George writing ?Was I writing?Were you writing?Was he/she writing?Were we/you/theywriting?
Past continuous - NEGATIVE George wasn’t writing ….I wasn’t writingYou weren’t writingHe/she wasn’t writingWe/you/they weren’t writing
Who are they?Homer/Bart/Lisa/MargeFather/mother/sister/brotherWife/husband
What was he/she doing yesterday at 5 o’clock?Homer was eatingBart was skateboardingMarge was phoningLisa was reading
What were they doing yesterday at 6o’clock? They WERE sitting on the sofa.
Yesterday at 6 o’clock …… WHILE they were watching TV ….. someone …. knocked on the door!Finish the story!!!!!Who was it?What did he say?…..
Grammar exercisehttp://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/inenglish/preint/a_grammar/ine_preintermediate_grammar07 /Past simple / past continuousComplete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets.1 This time last week I ____________ (lie) on the beach.2 I was having a beautiful dream when the alarm ____________ (go) off.3 When the teacher ____________ (arrive) all the students stood up.4 He ____________ (see) the accident while he was walking to work.5 The phone rang while we ____________ (have) dinner.6 When the phone rang, I ____________ (get) up to answer it.