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Past Simple Past Continuous 13

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Past Simple Past Continuous 13

Past Simple Past Continuous 13

For an action completed at a stated time in the past
He finished his homework at 7o'clock.

For actions which happened one after another (sequence of actions)
She got up, had a shower, get dressed and went to work.

With non-continuous verbs (e.g.: believe, belong, cost, feel, forget, hate, have, know, like, love, mean, need, prefer, realise, remember, see, sound, suppose, taste, think, understand, want)
He wanted to buy a new sports car but he couldn't afford one.

For past actions which won't happen again
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays.

For an action that was in the middle of happening at a stated time in the past
At 8 o'clock last night she was watching TV.

For two or more actions which were happening at the same time in the past (simultaneous actions)
While Rabbit was explaining, Winnie-the-Pooh was thinking of honey, Piglet was staring at the ground and Owl was tearing his hair.

For a past action which was in progress when another action interrupted it
He was cleaning the window when suddenly he noticed the butterfly in the window frame.

To describe the background to the events in a story.
We were walking in the woods. The sun was shining, the birds were singing…

 

1. Make sentences using the information in the table.

William Black was going to the gym when he saw the accident.

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       name                          activity               accident/event

1 William Black         go to the gym             see the accident

2 The Browns           drive to Totnes            car break down

3 Thomas Stevens    climb a mountain         break his leg

4 Dorothy Harrods     cook dinner                 cut her hand

5 Judy & Tim            swim in the sea           start rain      

6 Mr Smith               walk in the forest         fall down      

7 Lucy                     jog                             get cramp

8 The children          play football                break the window

 

2. Make sentences about these simultaneous activities.

  Kevin & Ian                                   Mrs West & Mr West                                     Kim & Suzie

 

While Kevin was playing the guitar,                                                                                         

3. Underline the correct verb form.

They met/were meeting when they lived/were living in France.

She baked/was baking a cake when suddenly the door opened/was opening
and her daughter rushed/was rushing in.

He stood/was standing up, walked/was walking across the room, and
closed/was closing the door.

A strange man walked/was walking into the building. He wore/was wearing purple trousers and a yellow shirt.

I saw/was seeing you at the party yesterday. You sat/were sitting in the garden with Samantha.

Why didn’t they visit/weren’t they visiting Hampton Court Palace while they stayed/were staying in London?

 

5. Put the verbs into the correct form. Then match the verbs in bold to the pictures.

The other day I (have) ____________________ a strange dream. I (dream) ____________________ that I was a princess who (not do) ____________________ any housework. Five men servants (do) ____________________ it all! I (dream) ____________________ that while I (sit) ____________________ in the shade, Philip (sweep) ____________________ the drive! While I (read) ____________________ the newspaper, William (vacuum) ____________________ the carpets! While I (have) ____________________ tea on the patio, Henry (prepare) ____________________ the lunch! While Jonathan (do) ____________________ the washing up, I (watch) ____________________ a football match! And while I (drink) ____________________ beer in the lounge, Jack (wash) ____________________ the floor. Wasn't that a wonderful dream!
Then I (wake up) ____________________. I (realise) ____________________ that while I (dream) ____________________, I should have done the housework!

 

4. Finish the sentences.

He was lying in the hammock when                                                                                

I was walking down the garden path when                                                                     

I was in the middle of hanging out the washing when                                                       

I was reversing the car out of the garage when                                                               

He was climbing the apple tree when                                                                              

While we were sunbathing on the beach                                                                         
 

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