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Use Past Simple or Past Continuous



I (to read), when my father (to come) home.....................................................................................................

Children (to play) in the garden while their Mum (to wash up).......................................................................

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She (to enter) the room, (to switch on) the light, (to sit) into armchair and (to take) the book........................

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I (to wait) my brother while he (to speak) to his teacher. ................................................................................

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My cousin (to lie) in the sun, when I (to come) up to him...............................................................................

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When I (to go) into the room, Granny (to knit) and Dad (to watch) TV..........................................................

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She (to do) her homework, when the telephone (to ring).................................................................................

He (to do) all exercises correctly......................................................................................................................

She (to drive) all day yesterday........................................................................................................................

My younger brother (to repair) his scooter the whole week, and finally we (to be able) to ride.....................

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Use Past Simple or Past Continuous

When the taxi (to arrive) I still (to pack) my things.........................................................................................

What you (to do) in the evening yesterday? – I (to watch TV)........................................................................

I (to do) all the exercises while you (to smoke)................................................................................................

Mr. Brown (to work) in the garden while his wife (to chat) with her friend....................................................

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He (to stand) and (to watch) while the boys (to fight)......................................................................................

The boy (to run) when the bus (to stop)............................................................................................................

I (to do) morning exercises while my mother (to prepare) breakfast...............................................................

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When the clock (to strike) eight he (to come) up to the school........................................................................

Complete the sentences using Past Continuous Tense


When John came home …………..

When the telephone rang …………..

While I was speaking to the teacher …………..

When the police came …………..

………….. at six o’clock yesterday.

While I was doing my homework …………..

When mother called me …………..

………….. the whole day yesterday.

While she was cooking …………..

When we saw her …………..


Read the text and retell it in the Past Continuous Tense

We are at an English wedding. The bride, the groom, the relatives and the guests are standing outside the house. The bride is wearing a long white dress and is having some blue flowers in her left hand. The groom is wearing a traditional morning suit and is having a top hat in his right hand. They are all smiling, because they are very happy. In a few minutes they are going to get into a Rolls-Royce and drive to a restaurant for celebration.

 

Use Past Simple or Past Continuous

1. She (clean) her teeth when one of them (fall) out. 2. Who … you (speak to) on the telephone when I (bring) your coffee? 3. The doctor (ask) whether I always (take) my medicine. 4. The maid (polish) the silver once a week, on Fridays. 5. What … she (wear) when yon (see) her at the party? 6. … John (work) at the time you (call) on him yesterday? 7. Yes, he (try) to make a new garden gate. It (not/look) very strong. 8. Hush! I (hear) a sound. Perhaps my brother (talk) in his sleep. 9. We (go) swimming nearly every day while we (be) on holiday. 10. My father sometimes (drink) a glass of milk before he (go) to bed. 11. What … she (want) when she (visit) you yesterday? 12. Somebody (knock) on the front door as I (have) breakfast. 13. How much money … you (spend) last Christmas? 14. My father (give) me a cheque and I (spend) it all in one day. 15. Peter (not/feel) very well, so he (consult) his doctor. 16. Where … you (live) this time last year? 17. We (stay) at the Bristol Hotel and (work) in an office. 18. Peter (not/look) at me as he (speak). 19. When the ambulance (arrive) the patient (sleep) like a child. 20. Our friends always (drop) in when they (pass) this way.

 

Correct the mistakes

1. I studied for three years management. 2. During I was on holiday, I went swimming every day. 3. I broke my leg when I felt down in the street. 4. What did you last night? 5. With 19 years old he went to Switzerland. 6. I lost my all money. 7. I saw Jim last evening. 8. I knew my husband in 1985. 9. We got married two year ago. 10. In 1989 I leaved university and started work.

11. Insert did, was, were

1. I … reading when he called. 2. They … waiting for the bus when I saw them. 3. – Where … you born? – I … born in London. 4. Yesterday at five there … a good concert on. 5. … you listen to it? 6. I … listening to it when my parents arrived. 7. What … you doing when you saw them?

Make up your own sentences using the model

Образец: Mum/wash up/telephone/ring.

Mum was washing up when the telephone rang.

1. Tom/have a shower/doorbell/ring………………………………………………………………………...

2. I/study/Jill/call…………………………………………………………………………………………….

3. Dad/have breakfast/post/arrive…………………………………………………………………………...

4. Sheila/read a book/she/hear a noise………………………………………………………………………

5. Graham/shop in town/he/meet Kevin…………………………………………………………………….

6. The whole class/write a test/I/come………………………………………………………………………

7. We/drive along Park Avenue/something/go wrong in the car……………………………………………

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Present Perfect Tense

Обозначает:

Законченное действие, которое соединено с настоящим. Часто используются наречия:

just, already, yet: He hasn’t come yet. She has finished her work already.

Период времени от прошлого до момента разговора. Часто используются:

ever, never, of late, recently, in the last few days, today, this week, since…, for a long time, so far: I have seen this film recently. She hasn’t eaten since lunch.

Когда мы упоминаем:





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