Presentation on theme: "1 SIMPLE PAST TENSE PAST CONTINIOUS TENSE SIMPLE PAST TENSE AND PAST CONTINIOUS TENSE."— Presentation transcript:
1 SIMPLE PAST TENSE PAST CONTINIOUS TENSE SIMPLE PAST TENSE AND PAST CONTINIOUS TENSE
2 THE SIMPLE PAST The simple past is used to describe actions and events that are now completed and no longer true in the present. We use the simple past to indicate exactly when an action or event took place in the past
3 1. Put the verbs into the correct form. Last year I ______(spend) my holiday in Ireland.It ______(be) great.I _________ (travel) around by car with 2 friends and we ________ (visit) lots of interesting places.In the evenings we usually _______ (go) to a pub.One night we even _________(learn) some Irish dances.We ______ (be) very lucky with the weather.It ____________(not/rain) a lot.But we ______ (see) some beautiful rainbow. spentwas travelled visited wentlearnt were didn’t rainsaw
4 The Past Continuous describes an action that was already happening at a time in the past and was not finished at the time. It means that the action was in progress at a certain time in the past. Example: At 5 o´clock Mark was playing football with his friends. It is often used with time expressions as while and as. PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE
5 It is the past form of simple continuous tense He is listen ing to music now. He was listen ing to music at this time yesterday.
6 Iwas studying You We They were He She It was Past continuous tense I Was not Wasn’t studying You We They were not weren’t He She It was not wasn’t NegativeAffirmative
7 Past continuous tense WasI studying? Were you we they Was he she it Interrogative
8 NOTE: Verbs of thinking and feeling usually do not use the Past Continuous but the Past Simple. E.g.: think, know, see, hear, like We were good friends.We knew each other well. (not “were knowing”) I was enjoying the party but Chris wanted to go home. (not “was wanting”)
9 Use the past continuous together with the simple past: I was watching TV. when the phone rang. What were you doing when the phone rang? (background description – I was watching T.V.) What happened when you were watching T.V.? (specific event – the phone rang.) now
10 2. Fill in the gaps with the past continuous of the verbs in brackets. 1.Mark ____________ (study) when the telephone rang. 2. They _______________ ( not/watch) T.V when Susan arrived. 3. ______ we __________ (shop) when we met Susan? 4. While I ____________ (cross) the street, a car had a puncture. 5. The teacher ____________ (not/talk) when John arrived. 6. The pupils ___________ (play) when the bell rang. 7. Lucy ____________ (study) when someone knocked at the door. was studying weren’t watching Wereshopping wasn’t talking were playing was studying was crossing
11 Use the past continuous to describe actions that were happening at the same time: I was watching TV. while he was talking on the phone. now
12 PhilipTom SallyAnn While Philip was playing computer games, Tom was playing basketball at 3 o’clock yesterday. 3.What were they doing at 3 o’clock yesterday? While Sally was cleaning the house, Ann was having a bath. Jimthe baby While Jim was playing the violin, The baby was crying. SarahJack While Sarah was dancing, Jack was listening to music.
13 MaryBob George Celine Adam David 4.What were they doing yesterday?
14 And now it’s your turn ! What were you doing yesterday
15 1. To say that something was in progress at a certain time in the past 2. To describe a background situation (was / were + ING) I was watching T.V. at 8.30 pm last night. (I started at 8.00 pm and was still watching T.V. at 8.30 pm). Key word: while 1. To say what happened at a specific time in the past 2. To describe a shorter action that happened in the middle of another situation I watched T.V. last night. Key word: when Simple PastPast Continuous
16 5.Fill in the blanks with simple past or past continuous. My friend 1)________ (invite) me to a party.Everyone 2)_____________ (chat) and the DJ 3)___________ (play) great music all night long. I 4)________ (dance) with a tall and very good-looking man. He 5)_______ (be) quite friendly. While we 6)___________ (talk), a beautiful woman with long blond hair 7)________ (ask) him to dance. He 8)________ (say) yes! I 9) ___________(eat) some pizza when suddenly the most good-looking man at the party 10)________ (ask) me to dance. I 11)______ (be) the happiest woman in the world! We 12) ________ (have) a wonderful time that evening. invitedwas chatting was playing danced waswere talking asked saidwas eating asked was had