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UNIT 2

PAST SIMPLE & PAST CONTINUOUS USE
 PAST SIMPLE USE  PAST CONTINUOUS

USE Actions that finished completely eg. He sent me a Valentine’s card Actions happening during a period of time in the past
eg. Rachel and Abby were talking about CDs

PAST SIMPLE & PAST CONTINUOUS FORM
PAST SIMPLE
 AFFIRMATIVE  Regular

PAST CONTINUOUS
 AFFIRMATIVE
Subject + WAS / WERE + V-ing + compl. eg. Boys were speaking in class * REMEMBER –ING EXCEPTIONS

Subject + V-ed + compl.
eg.The teacher explained the lesson

* -ED EXCEPTIONS  Verb ending –e live - lived  Verb ending –y final vowel

add –d

add –ed play - played final cons add -ied cry - cried  Verb ending cons+vow+cons double last consonant eg. stop - stopped

PAST SIMPLE IRREGULAR VERBS
 AFFIRMATIVE

Subject + V-2nd column +complements eg. They drank sparkling water yesterday evening. * Study irregular verbs on page 137

PAST SIMPLE & PAST CONTINUOUS FORM
PAST SIMPLE
 NEGATIVE

PAST CONTINUOUS
 NEGATIVE Subject + WAS/WERE + V-ing + compl

Subject + DIDN’T + V +compl eg. Macey didn’t like Hanif * never use –ed or 2nd column!
 INTERROGATIVE

eg. The girls were watching TV yesterday night.  INTERROGATIVE
WAS/WERE + Subject + V-ing + compl ?

DID + Subject + V + compl ? eg. Did you see the film? * never use –ed or 2nd column!

eg. Was your sister studying for the exam?

* REMEMBER –ING EXCEPTIONS

PAST TENSE CONTRAST USE
PAST SIMPLE
 We use the past simple for a

PAST CONTINUOUS
 We use the past continuous

shorter action that interrupts the longer action eg. I was doing my homework when my mobile rang We often use WHEN with the past simple

for a longer action eg. My mobile rang while I was doing my homework We often use WHILE with the past continuous

EXERCISE 1: MAKE UP A STORY
 SAMPLE TEXT
Yesterday I was sleeping when the phone rang. It was my mother. She was watching TV when she saw an accident. She phoned the police while my father was helping people. My father called the neighbourghs while he was hearing the ambulance. At the end the police came and the ambulance took people while they were saying thanks to my parents.