Arbeitsblatt: past continuous - solution


grammar sheet NI2 U3
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Grammar Unit 3.3 Past continuous 1. What is the present continuous? What is it used for? Tense to talk about temporary events and what is happening right now. The Past Continuous is past tense that is formed and used similar to the present continuous. 2. Read the following sentence and mark the past simple form red and the past continuous form blue. He was walking to school, when the meteorite hit him. Use: We use the past continuous to describe what was happning at particular time in the past, to give the background to an event: ----------------------------------------He was walking to the school bus-------------------------------------- when the meteorite hit him. Form: Subject was/were main verb –ing rest You was were doing speaking homework on the phone More examples: He was walking to the school bus when he saw ball of light. It was travelling at about 500 km/h when it hit him. My ears were ringing for hours. She wasnt feeling well. What was he doing? Was she reading? No, she wasnt. 1 Grammar Unit 3.3 Fill in the table with the past continuous form of the verb to walk: affirmative was negative wasnt question Was walking? short anwers Yes, was. you walking were walking werent Were you No, wasnt Yes, you were. walking he/she/ was walking wasnt walking? Was he walking? No, You werent Yes, he was. it we walking were walking werent Were we No, he wasnt. Yes, we were. you walking were walking werent walking? Were you No, we werent. Yes, you were. they walking were walking werent walking? Were they No, you werent. Yes, they were. walking walking walking? No, they werent. Practice: Look at the pages 38 39 in your Students Book. Complete the sentences with the past continuous of the verbs in brackets. 1. The photos show the group when they were visiting famous places in London. (visit) 2. Emma was sitting near the monument. (sit) 3. Jay wasnt walking over the bridge. (not/walk) 4. Ramon and Kristin were smiling at the camera. (smile) 5. They werent looking at the river. (not/look) 6. Was Kristin standing next to Jay? (stand) Yes, she was 7. Was Emma eating banana? (eat) No, she wasnt 8. Was everyone having fun? (have) Yes, they were 9. Was Alexey taking photos? (take) No, he wasnt 10. Was it raining (rain) No, the sun was shining (shine) 2