# Accidents around us Chapter 8, Book 5B Primary Longman Express.

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Accidents around us Chapter 8, Book 5B Primary Longman Express

while

We use while to link two long- lasting actions that continued for the same period of time in the past. We use the past continuous tense for both actions.

Example NOW 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tom and Mary were doing their homework. Mum was cooking the dinner. Tom and Mary were doing their homework while Mum was cooking the dinner.

Practice NOW 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. my sisters – tidy the living room my brothers – sweep the floor _____________________________ My sisters were tidying the living room while my brothers were sweeping the floor.

Practice NOW 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. my brother - play computer games I – play the piano _____________________________ My brother was playing computer games while I was playing the piano.

when

When one thing happened at the time when another thing was happening, we use the past continuous tense for the longer action and the past tense for the shorter action. when We use when to link the two actions together.

Example Tom was doing his homework when Mum came home. NOW 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tom was doing his homework. Mum came home.

Practice ______________________________Ray was swimming when he hurt his leg. NOW 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Ray - swim Ray - hurt his leg 3:30 p.m.

Practice ______________________________ The children were dancing when they twisted their ankles. NOW 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. the children - dance the children – twist their ankles 6:30 p.m.

Reflexive pronouns

We use reflexive pronouns when the subject and the object are the same. I hurt myself when I was playing basketball. He burnt himself when he was cooking.

Reflexive pronouns I  You  We  He  She  They  myself yourself/yourselves ourselves himself herself themselves

I ____________ when I ______________________. hurt myself Practice hurt / play football was playing football

They ______________ when they ___________________. cut themselves cut / make a salad were making a salad

She ____________ when she ______________________. burnt herself burn / iron the clothes was ironing the clothes

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