Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 16 • Past perfect continuous (I had been doing)

11 cards
, 26 answers
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  • Read the situations and make sentences from the words in brackets.
    • I was very tired when I arrived home.

      I / work / hard all day

      • The two boys came into the house. They had a football and they were both very tired.

        they / play / football

        • There was nobody in the room but there was a smell of cigarettes.

          somebody / smoke / in the room

          • Ann woke up in the middle of the night. She was frightened and didn’t know where she was.

            she / dream

            • When I got home, Mike was sitting in front of the TV. He had just turned it off.

              he / watch / TV

            • Read the situations and complete the sentences.
              • We played tennis yesterday. Half an hour after we began playing, it started to rain.
                We when it

                • I had arranged to meet Tom in a restaurant. I arrived and waited for him. After 20 minutes I suddenly realised that I was in the wrong restaurant.
                  I for 20 minutes when I

                  • Sarah got a job in a factory. Five years later the factory closed down.
                    At the time the factory Sarah there for five years.

                    • I went to a concert last week. The orchestra began playing. After about ten minutes a man in the audience suddenly began shouting.
                      The orchestra when

                      • This time make your own sentence:
                        I began walking along the road. I when

                      • Put the verb into the most suitable form, past continuous (‘I was doing’), past perfect (‘I had done’) or past perfect continuous (‘I had been doing’).
                        • It was very noisy next door. Our neighbours (have) a party.
                          We were good friends. We (know) each other for a long time.
                          John and I went for a walk. I had difficulty keeping up with him because he (walk) so fast.
                          Mary was sitting on the ground. She was out of breath. She (run)
                          When I arrived, everybody was sitting round the table with their mouths full. They (eat).
                          When I arrived, everybody was sitting round the table and talking. Their mouths were empty but their stomachs were full. They (eat).
                          Jim was on his hands and knees on the floor. He (look) for his contact lens.
                          When I arrived, Kate (wait) for me. She was rather annoyed with me because I was late and she (wait) for a very long time.
                          I was sad when I sold my car. I (have) it for a very long time.
                          We were extremely tired at the end of the journey. We (travel) for more than 24 hours.

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