Упражнения на Past Continuous

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Дополните правила
(Complete the rules)
A finisheddefinite timehappened immediatelyafterAn action in progresswere happeningsame timeA short past action interrupted

Past Simple

action at a in the past.

e.g. We bought some lights and candles yesterday.

Actions which one the other in the past.

e.g. I had a shower and went to bed.

Past Continuous

at a definite time in the past.

e.g. She was playing the violin at 6 o'clock yesterday.

Two actions which at the in the past.

e.g. I was decorating the room, while my wife was cooking.

Past Simple + Past Continuous

an action in progress.

e.g. When the guys saw Rose, she was wearing an unusual costume.

Выберите правильные формы глаголов
(Choose the correct form of the verbs)

Situation 1

— What did you do were you doing at 1 a.m. this morning? Did you have Were you having a party?

— No, not at all. I invited was inviting some friends to dinner. We discussed were discussing our plans for the New Year's Eve. Why?

— Well, the music was really loud! I tried was trying to fall asleep, but I couldn't.

— Oops, sorry. I didn't know wasn't knowing it was so loud.

Situation 2

— Anna, hello! Oh, I'm really sorry. I didn't know you waited were waiting for me here. I spoke was speaking to my boss on the phone.

— No worries. I'm fine with it. I finished was finishing work twenty minutes ago. Shall we go to the cafe?

— Sounds nice! Let's go.

Изучите пример ниже и заполните пропуски в предложениях словами из списка
(Look at the picture and example below.
Then complete the sentences with the given words)

was cryinghuggedwere travellingfound outwere watchingsuggested
  1. Rachel when her grandmother her.
  2. Rachel and Josh when Rachel she was pregnant.
  3. They the World Cup 2018 when Rachel to name their child Akinfey.
Дополните текст, поставив предложенные глаголы в правильные временные формы
(Complete the text by putting the given verbs in the correct tenses)

Mary had a very bad day yesterday. She was having a great dream when her roommate woke her up. She didn't wantdid not want to get up and go to her class at the university. After that, Mary was making some toast for breakfast when she cut her finger. It really hurt. She decided to take a bus to the university but while she was walking to the bus stop, she saw the bus arrive. Mary knew she was late, so she started to run. While she was running , she dropped her bag. All her money, books, and personal things fell onto the ground. She was picking them up when a car went past. The car drove through water and it went all over Mary, she got wet and dirty. Her books were dirty, too. When Mary finally got to the university, the lesson had started — it was Introduction to Statistics. Mary hated this course and she felt really unhappy.

Выберите правильные варианты ответа
(Choose the correct options)
  1. When I was staying stayed at my friend's in Switzerland, we went skiing almost every day.
  2. About four years ago, I got was getting acquainted with my best friend.
  3. While I practised was practising the piano, my flatmate came to my room to complain about the noise.
  4. We were enjoying enjoyed our holiday in Hawaii when Daniel decided to break up with me.
  5. I was meeting met Liza five years ago, and we've been best friends since then.
  6. My neighbours argued were arguing outside so I went out to see what was happening.
  7. We were having had breakfast yesterday at 10 am.
  8. Anna was telling me why she'd split up with her boyfriends, but I wasn't understanding didn't understand anything.
  9. When you phoned me yesterday, I discussed was discussing football with my new colleague, Adam. We have a lot in common.
  10. My parents divorced were divorcing five years ago.
Заполните пропуски правильными формами глаголов. Используйте Past Simple или Past Continuous
(Complete the story with the correct form of the verbs.
Use Past Simple or Past Continuous)

An old hut in the woods

Last summer, Michael came to his uncle's mansion to spend some time with his family.

One fine day, he was walking in the forest. The weather was great, and the sun was shining . Just as it got dark, Michael found himself in an unknown part of the forest. He was walking for hours, but he couldn't find his way home. Eventually, he arrived at a small old hut. He felt very tired, so he decided to stay there for the night. While he was coming closer to the hut, he saw that the door was open. He looked inside the hut and saw that it was empty, but a fire was burning in the fireplace. Michael went into the house and fell on the bed.

As he was lying on the bed, half-asleep, he looked around and discovered something incredibly strange. On the walls of the house, there were a lot of portraits. They seemed very realistic and were all extremely ugly. The paintings made Michael very uncomfortable, he felt like the people in the portraits were staring at him. To get rif of this weird feeling, he turned away from the wall, pulled the blanket over his head and went to sleep.

The next day, when Michael woke up , the forest birds were singing and the morning light was coming in through the windows. However, he still felt really uncomfortable. He tried to move, but he couldn't. He tried to say something, but he didn't hear his voice. And then he saw himself lying on the bed.

Photo by wirestock on Freepik, CC0

Прочитайте диалог и заполните пропуски глаголами в Past Simple или Past Continuous
(Read and complete the dialogue with the past simple or past continuous forms of the given verbs)

Police officer: So you say you were on Pushkina street yesterday at 8 a.m. What did you see ?

Man: Yes, I was walking down the street when I saw a man running with a big white bag. I also heard people screaming.

Police officer: What were the people screaming ?

Man: I didn't catchdid not catch it because some music was playing from a parked car.

Police officer: I see. Where did the man run to?

Man: He ran towards the metro station.

Police officer: Thanks for your help!

Заполните пропуски правильными формами глаголов
(Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs)

Use Past Continuous.

  1. They were playing basketball at three o'clock yesterday.
  2. My family was havingwere having dinner at eight o'clock yesterday.
  3. I was watching TV at nine o'clock yesterday.
  4. It was raining at half past nine this morning.
  5. We were eating pizza in the cafe after school yesterday.
Превратите предложения в отрицательные
(Make the sentences negative)

Yesterday we were walking in the park. — Yesterday we in the park.

  1. I was reading a book for two hours. — I wasn't readingwas not reading a book for two hours.
  2. We were playing football all day yesterday. — We weren't playingwere not playing football all day yesterday.
  3. She was looking at the mirror when you came. — She wasn't lookingwas not looking at the mirror when you came.
  4. Nicole and Sandra were sleeping when I was playing tennis. — Nicole and Sandra weren't sleepingwere not sleeping when I was playing tennis.
  5. The cat was lying in my bed last night. — The cat wasn't lyingwas not lying in my bed last night.
  6. Jorge was working for the whole evening. — Jorge wasn't workingwas not working for the whole evening.
Изучите изображения, впишите правильную форму глагола to be и выберите подходящий вариант ответа, чтобы закончить предложение
(Look at the pictures, type the correct form of be and choose the correct options to complete the sentences)

Alison was cooking cooked been cooking lunch at half past two yesterday.

Sam was doing does do the shopping in the evening.

Jim, Olga and Anna were been dancing danceing dancing at this time yesterday.

Mike's dog was teking a bath taking a bath took a bath in the afternoon yesterday.

Steve was making made to make coffee in the cafe at half past five yesterday.

Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother were dress up dressing up been dressing up for the ball at 10 o'clock yesterday.

Image 1 is a derivative of "Woman cooking and listening to music" by gpointstudio on Envato Elements Image 2 is a derivative of "Online Shopping" by twenty20photos on Envato Elements Image 3 is a derivative of "Boys and girls dancing" by bialasiewicz on Envato Elements Image 4 is a derivative of "Pomeranian dog take bath" by leungchopan on Envato Elements Image 5 is a derivative of "Barista preparing cup of coffee for customer in coffee shop." by Nejron on Envato Elements Image 6 is a derivative of "Little girls dressing up and playing with make-up in front of a mirror." by twenty20photos on Envato Elements
Найдите одну неправильную форму глагола в каждом предложении, вычеркните ее и впишите верный варианта
(Find one incorrect verb in each sentence, cross it out and type the right variant)

Last night I were sleeping in my bed.

  1. Sara weren't sleeping yesterday at five o'clock. wasn'twas not
  2. Three pigs wasn't building their houses all day long. weren'twere not
  3. Tom and Nick were drinking Coke and eat pizza on my birthday yesterday. eating
  4. We was visiting the art museum from two till three. were
  5. Jack was slept all the time. sleeping
  6. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were walked in the park last evening. walking
Выберите подходящие варианты ответов и впишите правильную -ing-форму глагола, чтобы закончить предложения
(Choose the correct options and type the correct -ing form of the verbs to complete the sentences)
  1. My family was having dinner at eight o'clock last night.

    Was Were your family having dinner at eight o'clock last night?

  2. I was watching The Game of Thrones on TV last night.

    What were Which were you watching on TV last night?

  3. Mary was doing her homework at half past seven on Friday.

    Was Were Mary doing her homework at half past seven on Friday?

  4. It was raining at nine o'clock this morning.

    Was Were it raining at nine o'clock this morning?

Закончите текст, используя подходящие формы глаголов
(Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs)

I was walking my dog, Roger. It was getting dark. We were walking past an old house when Roger ran into it. I called him out, but he didn't come back. I walked towards the house and opened the door. I was really scared. I was looking for Roger when I saw a ghost. Then I came closer to the window. A white curtain was blowing in the wind. While I was calling for my dog, I heard the steps behind me. I looked back, but I didn't see anything. I was walking along the corridor when a black cat ran past me. Roger was barkingbarked in the backyard. I ran out of the house. I saw him digging the ground in the garden. He found three bones.

Прочитайте правило и выберите правильные варианты ответа, чтобы закончить предложения
(Read the rule and choose the correct options to complete the sentences)

The child was eating soup while his mother was making salad. (Past Continuous + Past Continuous)

Sam was riding a horse when the rain started. (Past Continuous + Past Simple)

  1. I was brushing my teeth when while my sister was making tea.
  2. My mum was shopping when while the telephone rang.
  3. Sasha and Olga were studying at school when while their puppy was sleeping.
  4. My friends were skating when while we had snow in the forest.
  5. My cat was eating when while I was taking a shower.
Прослушайте аудио и заполните пропуски глаголами в Past Continuous. Добавьте подлежащее там, где это нужно
(Listen to the audio and fill in the gaps with the verbs in past continuous.
Add the subject when needed)
  1. I wasn't watchingwas not watching a movie when my friend called last night.
  2. Shop assistants were watching us at the supermarket.
  3. It wasn't rainingwas not raining heavily yesterday so we managed to come in time.
  4. Who was making all that noise next door?
  5. What were you reading when I saw you in the library yesterday?
  6. She was wearing the same hat at the party yesterday.
  7. We were laughing at her jokes during the break yesterday.
Прослушайте аудио и выберите правильные варианты
(Listen to the audio and choose the correct option)

Why did the police officer come to Mrs Simpson?

Ask if she robbed her neighbours. Ask about last night. Ask what she was doing last night.

What was Mrs Simpson doing at 8 o'clock in the evening yesterday?

She was planting flowers. She was cooking dinner. She was working in the garden.

What was she doing then?

She was planting flowers for her husband. She was cooking dinner. She was working in the garden.

What time did her husband arrive?

He arrived at 9 o'clock. He arrived at 9:30. He didn't come home.

What was Mrs Simpson doing when her husband arrived?

She was working in the garden. She was cooking dinner. She was serving dinner.

Police officer: Good afternoon, Madam! Yesterday we had a terrible accident next door. Your neighbours were robbed. Can I ask you some questions about last night?

Mrs Simpson: Of course, officer. Go ahead. I will do my best to help you.

Police officer: Great! What were you doing at 8 o'clock yesterday evening?

Mrs Simpson: I was working in my garden. I have a beautiful garden and I like to plant flowers.

Police Officer: Did you hear anything strange at that time?

Mrs Simpson: No, officer. Anyway, I have a high fence, so I didn't hear anything.

Police officer: What were you doing then? Were you alone in the house?

Mrs Simpson: I was alone. I was cooking dinner for my husband, he was about to arrive at 9 o'clock.

Police officer: What time did your husband arrive?

Mrs Simpson: Well, I think at 9:30. I was serving dinner at that time, so I remember it clearly.

Police officer: I see, Mrs Simpson. Thank you. Can I ask your husband some questions about last night ?

Mrs Simpson: Of course, officer.

Заполните пропуски предложенными вариантами ответов
(Complete the sentences with the given words)

There are extra options which you do not need to use.

weregoingfellwaswas falling

1. Where you when you down?

didn't takewasn't rainingweren't takingdidn't rain

2. We an umbrella because it .

wascryingmetwerewas meeting

3. Why your child when we ?

turnedwas watchingwere watchingturning

4. He off the TV because nobody it.

wasn't shiningleftwas leavingweren't shining

5. The sun , so I the beach.

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