It was raining. The man was wearing a hat. He was holding a cat. The man and the cat were sitting under a tree. The man was smiling. The cat wasn’t smiling.
+ You wearing a hat. We were listening to music. They watching TV. I helping Mum. He was doing homework. She raining.
- You wearing a hat. We were not listening to music. They weren’t watching TV. I helping Mum. He was not doing homework. She wasn’t raining. It
? You wearing a hat? Were We listening to music? They watching TV? I helping Mum? Was He doing homework? She raining? It
What were you wearing yesterday? I was wearing my red dress. What were they doing at 8 o’clock last night? They were watching TV. Was it raining yesterday morning? No,it wasn’t.
USE To describe actions in progress at a time in the past: At six o’clock last night I was driving home. On April 1st I was staying with some friends at the hotel. What were you doing at 7.30 last night?
USE To give the background information in a story,to say what was in progress when something happened: The sun was shining.People were sitting under the trees or walking around the park.Suddenly a car drove into the park.
Use the past simple for a completed action: I took a photo. I heard the news. Use the past cont. for an action in progress: They were listening to music. I was sitting at home.
COMPLETE WıTH A VERB ıN THE PAST CONT. They ………………….for us when we arrived. (wait) ………she……………..a coat when she went out?(wear) I………………………….when you gave the instructions. (not/listen) I………………..when you phoned me. (drive) It ……………………when I woke up this morning. (not/rain)
They were waiting for us when we arrived. Was she wearing a coat when she went out? I wasn’t listening when you gave the instructions. I was driving when you phoned me. It wasn’t raining when I woke up this morning.
WHıLE/WHEN While I was watching TV,I fell asleep. I fell asleep while I was watching TV. We were sitting in the garden when it started to rain. When it started to rain,we were sitting in the garden. When I heard the crash,I ran to the village. I ran to the village when I heard the crash.
WHEN OR WHıLE? I was dreaming ………….the alarm clock rang. I was dreaming when the alarm clock rang. ………..Mary saw the question,she knew the answer. When Mary saw the question,she knew the answer. Were you driving fast ……..the police stopped you? Were you driving fast when the police stopped you? The police arrived …………I was having