Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 6 • Past continuous (I was doing)

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, 40 answers
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  • What were you doing at the following times? Write one sentence as in the examples. The past continuous is not always necessary (see the second example).

    • (at 8 o’clock yesterday evening)

      • (at 5 o’clock last Saturday)

        • (at 10.15 yesterday morning)

          • (at 4.30 this morning)

            • (at 7.45 yesterday evening)

              • (half an hour ago)

              • Use your own ideas to complete these sentences. Use the past continuous.
                • Tom burnt his hand while he
                  The doorbell rang while I
                  We saw an accident while we
                  Mary fell asleep while she
                  The television was on but nobody

                • Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.
                  • I (see) Sue in town yesterday but she (look) the other way.

                    • I (meet) Tom and Ann at the airport a few weeks ago. They (go) to Berlin and I (go) to Madrid. We (have) a chat while we (wait) for our flights.

                      • I (cycle) home yesterday when suddenly a man (step) out into the road in front of me. I (go) quite fast but luckily I (manage) to stop in time and (not / hit) him.

                      • Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.
                        • Jane (wait) for me when I (arrive).
                          ‘What (you / do) this time yesterday?’ ~ ‘I was asleep.’
                          (you / go) out last night?’ ~ ‘No, I was too tired.’
                          ‘Was Carol at the party last night?’ ~ ‘Yes, she (wear) a really nice dress.’
                          How fast (you / drive) when the accident (happen)?
                          John (take) a photograph of me while I (not / look).
                          We were in a very difficult position. We (not / know) what to do.
                          I haven’t seen Alan for ages. When I last (see) him, he (try) to find a Job in London.
                          I (walk) along the street when suddenly I (hear) footsteps behind me. Somebody (follow) me. I was frightened and I (start) to run.
                          When I was young, I (want) to be a bus driver.

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