D-09.01 Use the Past Continuous (was / were + Verb-ing) in Statements, Questions, & Answers
D-09.01 Use the Past Continuous (was / were + Verb-ing) in Statements, Questions, & Answers
D-09.01 Use the Past Continuous (was / were + Verb-ing) in Statements, Questions, & Answers
D-09.01 Use the Past Continuous (was / were + Verb-ing) in Statements, Questions, & Answers

Work/Life English

D-09.01 Use the Past Continuous (was / were + Verb-ing) in Statements, Questions, & Answers

D APPLY GRAMMAR

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Part Three of Chapter 9 (“Health”) of WorkLife English Grammar 2: English in Everyday Life, pages 148-150

3 Pages

 

Who It’s For: (Self) Teachers & Helpers at Beginning Learning Levels      

Why It’s Useful: To describe activities or events that were taking place in the Past-Time Frame, past-continuous verb phrasing is usually more appropriate than simple past. (This tense form may be called “The Past Progressive.”)  This compact lesson introduces its forms and patterns—followed by sentence-generating practice in context.     

What You’ll Do: 

[1] Make use of the page 148 Part Three: The Past Continuous: Statements, Questions, & Answers Conversation, “What were you doing at the time of the earthquake?” After commenting on its content (“memorable past moments”), on pages 149-150 use the Grammar-Pattern Boxes to identify the features of Affirmative & Negative Past Continuous sentences. Do the Practice Exercises *A-*C in between. 

[2]  For **D, think about an emergency or short event that you remember experiencing in the past.  Tell what you were doing (and/or what else was going on) at the time. Listen to others’ memories of what was happening at critical instances in their pasts.