197 FREE Past Continuous Worksheets
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The past continuous, also called the past progressive, is the focus of this section. Right now, there are 197 Past Progressive worksheets listed with more being added regularly by busy teachers just like you. Some worksheets combine more than one tense while others focus solely on the past continuous. This worksheet for elementary students is for practicing the past simple and past continuous tenses. There are some comprehension questions, fill in the blank exercises, and even a section devoted to word order. Each page has its own image and story that students use to complete the exercises. This could be done individually or in pairs but should be check or reviewed as a class so that students have some speaking practice as well. If you do not want to spend too much class time on this, just choose one page of the worksheet. Look at the main tense section for all tense related worksheets or another tense subsection if you want to narrow your search.
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197 FREE Past Continuous Worksheets

GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Past Continuous?
Past continuous describes actions and states continued in the past period of time. The construction of a past continuous is similar to the present continuous tense, in that it has a past simple form of 'to be' instead of a present simple form preceding the present participle. An example of a past continuous inside a sentence is 'I was painting the house.' There's the past simple form of 'to be' in the finite position (was), with the present participle of 'to paint' (painting) following it.
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Case Study: Victoria López

Case Study: Victoria López

This case was designed for A2-B1 students, with basic understanding and usage of English. The main student group is Law Enforcement students, but learners of General English can also enjoy this tr ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Pas Simple and Past Continuous

Pas Simple and Past Continuous

•Past Continuous,
This power-point presentation is helpful for teaching the past simple and past continuous tense  through examples and rules. It includes two tests to check your students understanding. It's a ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate

Sarah
These two worksheets review mixed past and future tenses using two stories. They both feature examples at the top of each to help the student figure out in which instance each tense should be used ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Verbs Board Game

Verbs Board Game

Nanovita
A board game with pictures and signs for positive, negative, yes or no question, and WH question sentences. Students just need to throw the dice and make sentences based on the pictures and signs. ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Grammar Test for Upper Levels

Grammar Test for Upper Levels

Khatuna
This is a grammar test for upper intermediate and advanced students. Teacher divides students into groups and nominates each group to answer the questions. It's a multiple choice test which covers ...
5 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Christmas Carol Reading

Christmas Carol Reading

I've used this when reading the story "Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens with my students. It was useful to help retelling and also to remember details about the story. Although there is a movi ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Practicing Past Forms

Practicing Past Forms

•Past Continuous, ,
This presentation is an exercise for students to practice past forms (simple past, past perfect or past continuous), they have already learned. The presentation has slides with pictures, and sent ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

BusyTeacher Contributor
This song by the Lumineers is the one  I like to use as an introduction to work with mixed present and past tenses (simple, present and continuous). There is also some vocabulary work include ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Past Progressive

Past Progressive

fatima
• » » Past Continuous
This power point is appropriate for teaching the past progressive tense. It starts with simple past to activate students background knowledge, then present past progressive, question form, and "wh ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Tenses Overview

Tenses Overview

A powerpoint that explains the grammar rules for all the different English tenses. It contains examples, spelling rules, and shows the students how to form the verbs in normal, interrogative, and ...
12 Pre-Intermediate
Grammar Quiz

Grammar Quiz

This is a grammar worksheet, that helps you to find out the gaps in your student´s knowledge. The task is to open the brackets using the appropriate grammar tense in interrogative, negative ...
9 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Past Continuous Game for Teens and Adults

Past Continuous Game for Teens and Adults

• » » Past Continuous
Students pick up a card and use the information on the card to tell the group about a time when they met someone famous. They use the information on the card and their imagination to answer other ...
7 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

A very inspiring video telling a moving story. Song activity: Gap filling. Skimming. Scanning. Grammar (tenses: presents, pasts, future). Lexicon (definitions, synonyms, antonyms). Speaking (class ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Recording Mistakes

Recording Mistakes

Moacir Filho
•Past Continuous, ,
I use this activity to make students read and pay attention to what they're reading. They can play read and mime (in which for each blank, the teacher shows the word to one student and s/he has to ...
6 All levels
Past Continuous in Pictures

Past Continuous in Pictures

•Past Continuous,
Display these slides on LCD projector. This was specifically developed for intermediate learners. However, can also be used by advanced students. Have students study each slide and then allow t ...
8 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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