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The past continuous, also called the past progressive, is the focus of this section. Right now, there are
196 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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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.
Recently added worksheets in 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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This powerpoint is about the Titanic disaster. From real photos of survivors, students have to make sentences using past continuous to explain what people were doing when the Titanic hit the icebe ...
There are 2 parts. The first part is fill-in-the-gap and the other is arranging sentences into meaningful paragraphs. The arranging paragraph is a little advanced because it has more than 6 s ...
A handy way to gauge how much your students know already about the differences between the two tenses. I normally use this after having asked a few questions using a combination of past simple and ...
This worksheet aims at practising different skills, after having read some information about the Titanic accident. It includes comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, past simple and past c ...
This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising the past continuous tense at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to rewrite the sentences i ...
In this worksheet you will find an exercise to complete with simple past, some of the vocabulary may be a bit difficult. You may need to pre teach some of the verbs. And the second exercise to cho ...
This worksheet is an adapted version of the Business Alibi Game originally by UsingEnglish.com. Yesterday at 2:35 pm a laptop with very important data on it was stolen from a manager’s desk. ...
This game helps demonstrate and practice the difference between the past simple and past continuous tenses. Split your class into two teams. Explain what the word charades means – us ...
Finding exercise about past tenses is a difficult task so, I create this exercise where ss will be able to practice grammar rules, listening and reading. In the first exercise ss match the tenses ...
Past continuous presentation was complied in order to explain students the differences in the usage of past simple and past continuous. The presentation also includes slides for Hungarian students ...
A past continuous test: a test to revise this verbal tense. There are two questions. The first question is to complete the blank spaces with past continuous of the verb in brackets. The seco ...
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