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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.
The past continuous, also called the past progressive, is the focus of this section. Right now, there are
169 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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Cut out the layout and tape the sides together to make a 3DTense Cube. Students can practise the most common tenses by rolling the cube and saying a sentence with the given time expression. You ca ...
Prompt students to develop their writing skills by drawing a sequence of pictures and describing what had happened in each of them. I bet students will find it entertaining and easy to write the s ...
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Provides a simple explanation of past continous ans tpast continous mixed with simple past. Deals with how to use past continous to describe actions happend in a specific time in ...
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You can use the worksheet to give your students more chances to practice past continuous. Make your students work in pairs, which creates more opportunities for the students to use English i ...
You will find a complex explanation of past continuous with many examples, interactive sentences (so your students would practise even during the presentation, not only at the end) and a short exe ...
This presentation contains 3 basic rules for using past continuous. It includes lots of pictures and examples. There is no exercise, but there are interacive sentences you can use with your studen ...
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These slides show the differences between tenses and how they are formed and used. Past simple, past continuous, present perfect. The last slide of the presentations contains an exercise on findin ...
This is a conversation grid activity designed to encourage the correct use of simple past and past continuous verb forms in a relaxed conversational setting. Students walk around the room asking ...
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Unit 4 test concentrates on testing of past continuous and past simple, matching the halves of the sentences according to their meaning with past simple and continuous, making questions according ...
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There are 12 slides in this PPT on past tenses. Students have to look at the pictures and decide which tense to use: past simple or past continuous. The PPT is good for revising and practising the ...
This is a worksheet that focuses on the use of past simple and continuous combined. The first exercise is a gapfill where the students have to write the verb in brackets in past simple or continou ...
In this worksheet students have to complete the sentences with the correct tense (past continuous or past simple). Then they are asked to match the sentences with the pictures. This worksheet is g ...
In this worksheet you will find a handy summary of the rules of the following tenses: present simple, present progressive (continuous), past simple, past progressive (continuous) and future. These ...
This is a worksheet for revising the past continuous at pre-intermediate level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences with the verbs given, as ...
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