Past Continuous

1,264 views

Published on

A overview of the Past Continuous

Published in: Education, Self Improvement
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,264
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
148
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
62
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Past Continuous

  1. 1. Past Continuous
  2. 2. He was watching TV.
  3. 3. form
  4. 4. was / were + ING
  5. 5. I he was she it watching TV. we you werethey
  6. 6. +ive He was watching TV.
  7. 7. -ive He was not watching TV.
  8. 8. -ive He wasn’t watching TV.
  9. 9. ?ive Was he watching TV?
  10. 10. s.a. Yes, he was. No, he wasn’t.
  11. 11. The Past Continuous is used to indicate a verb in course at a point in the past.
  12. 12. The Past Continuous is used to indicate a verb in course at a point in the past.
  13. 13. I was reading a book…
  14. 14. I was reading a book… at 11.00 pm.
  15. 15. at 11.00 pm nowI was reading
  16. 16. The point in the past can be a time expression: at 11.00 pm at midnight in 1995 at the start of the lesson
  17. 17. I was reading a book…
  18. 18. I was reading a book… when the phone rang.
  19. 19. when the phone rang nowI was reading
  20. 20. The point in the past can be also a verb in the past simple: when the phone rang when sun rose when I arrived when the lesson started
  21. 21. don’t forget
  22. 22. don’t forgetstate verbs are not usedin the continuous tenses
  23. 23. I was wanting an ice-cream. I wanted an ice-cream.
  24. 24. when and while
  25. 25. She was studying when he called. =When he called, she was studying.
  26. 26. subordinate introduced by ‘when’She was studying when he called. =When he called, she was studying.
  27. 27. She was studying when he called.When she was studying, he called.
  28. 28. main clause can bepast continuous or simpleShe was studying when he called.When she was studying, he called.
  29. 29. He called while she was studying.While she was studying, he called.
  30. 30. ‘while’ only before continuous subordinateHe called while she was studying.While she was studying, he called.
  31. 31. pronunciation
  32. 32. He was talking.
  33. 33. He was talking.
  34. 34. əHe was talking.
  35. 35. əhiː wəz talkɪŋ.
  36. 36. We were talking.
  37. 37. wiː wə talkɪŋ.
  38. 38. əwiː wə talkɪŋ.
  39. 39. exercise
  40. 40. compose 3 unusual questions for each type
  41. 41. What were you doing at… ?What were you doing when… ? Were you … at/when … ?
  42. 42. ask and answerwith your neighbour
  43. 43. homework
  44. 44. module 4, part 3take your ‘Biggest Diamond’stories and add 4 sentences with the Past Continuous

×