2 VOCABULARIES Which one is occur more in TEHRAN? Thunderstorm Heavy rainEarthquakeTsunamiFloodTraffic accidentWhich one is occur more in TEHRAN?
3 GRAMMAR The past continuous Use the past continuous to talk about an action that was in progress at a specific time in the past.It was working at this time yesterday.They weren’t working at this time yesterday.They were running for help.
4 past continuous [was/were + verb + ing] When we use past continuous? The past continuous is formed from the past tense of be with the -ing form of the verbWhen we use past continuous?For actions happening at some time in the pastTENSEIHe/She/ItWe/They/YouPresentamisarepastwaswere
5 The Past Continuous ( or past progressive ) How can we make the past continuous?Firstly, check that you know how to make the past simple with 'be' (subject + was / were). Then just add verb-ing.POSITIVE FORM :I was sleepingyou were workingNEGATIVE FORM :you were not (weren't) workinghe was not (wasn't) coming
6 Questions with past continuous We have 2 ways to make question sentences :'yes / no' question'wh' question / informationjust like the past simple with 'be', to make a 'yes / no' question, put 'was / were' in front of the subjectTo make a 'wh' question (of course) put the question word at the beginning
7 EXAMPLES Was I listening? Were you working? Was she working? Were they studying?Why was I working?Where were you living?How was she travelling?Where was he going?
8 Past Simple Vs Past Continuous Here's a quick reminder of the rules of using past simple and past continuous together In this sentence there are two verbs: I was watching television when he arrived. The first action is a long action - it lasted for a period of time. We therefore use the past continuous. The second action is a short action that has interrupted the first. So for this we need past simple!
9 EXAMPLESThe children (play) ………….. in the park when it started to rain.I was watching a movie when I (notice) ………. him standing outside.She arrived when I (have) ………… a bath, so I couldn't answer the door!I (see) ……….. a famous celebrity when I was shopping on Oxford Street yesterday.I (live) ………. in Cape Town when Michelle Obama visited.Answers : were playing – noticed – was having - saw – was living