Past Continuous Worksheets
The past continuous, also called the past progressive, is the focus of this section. Right now, there are
206 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.
English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using mixed past tenses, including past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. The video shows Mr. Bean at the hospital. Learners must combine two senten ...
Int Adv Exam
English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using various narrative tenses, including past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. The video has many clips of accidents, slips, and falls. Learners s ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
It's a writing prompt to encourage students to write a story using past simple and past continuous. Students can read each other's stories after they've finished and suggest ways to make the story ...
Elem Pre-Int Int
This worksheet is aimed at secondary students who have some trouble identifying tenses. It is perfect for all levels when practicing for exams. It will help them recognize tenses in a mixed text s ...
This paper helps pre-intermediate students to see the verbs used in a narrative. This song provides a nice narrative as well as a particular vocabulary which is quite useful to explore as a task. ...
My point is grammar. I love creating different grammar tasks. This time I’ve decided to come up with something special for checking my students’ grammar. There are 45 sentences, some ...
This PowerPoint presentation is about past continuous. It includes the use, the form etc. There are many images and examples that will help your learners make a difference between simple past and ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
This worksheet contains a gap filling exercise contrasting the past simple and past continuous tenses through the story of Cinderella. Students are asked to complete the sentences using the past s ...
This is a worksheet to practice story tenses: past simple, past perfect and past continuous. It suits intermediate level. It includes two tasks. The first task includes 5 sentences to be complete ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
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 ...
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 ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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