# Helping the police Chapter 7, Book 5B Primary Longman Express.

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Helping the police Chapter 7, Book 5B Primary Longman Express

Past continuous tense We use the past continuous tense to show that an action continued for a period of time in the past. It is formed by: was / were + ing

NOW do homework 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tom was doing his homework from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Past continuous tense

NOW make breakfast 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Mum and Dad were making breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Past continuous tense

NOW do homework 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. What was Tom doing at 6:00 p.m.? He was doing his homework. Past continuous tense

NOW make breakfast 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. What were Mum and Dad doing at 8:15 a.m.? They were making breakfast. Past continuous tense

Now you try. NOW have lunch 12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. John ______________ at 1:00 p.m. was having lunch

NOW study 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Jenny and Tony __________________ at 9:30 a.m. were studying

We sometimes use the past continuous tense and the past tense for two different actions in the same sentence. Past continuous tense & Past tense We use the past continuous tense for the longer action. We use the past tense for the shorter action. We use when to link the two actions together.

Examples NOW 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tom was doing his homework from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mum came home at 6:30 p.m. Tom was doing his homework when Mum came home. We use the past continuous tense for the longer action. We use the past tense for the shorter action.

Practice NOW 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Peter __________________ when he __________________. Peter - play football Peter – break his leg was playing football broke his leg

NOW 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. _________________________________ when _________________________. Amy and her brother – have breakfast the phone - ring Amy and her brother were having breakfast the phone rang

Practice NOW 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. _____________________________ Kenny - watch TV Jenny woke up. Kenny was watching TV when Jenny woke up.

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