TIMELINES AND TENSES: GETTING READY TO WRITE NARRATIVES Instructions: Underline the verbs in the sentences below, then

identify the form of each verb. Draw timelines for each sentence. Note: some events will overlap! a) b) c) 1. past continuous/progressive (was/were + verb + ing). Use a squiggly line simple past (2nd part of verb, -ed). Use a dot rd past perfect (had + p.p., 3 part of verb). Use a square
a c b

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While Saif was driving to Dubai, he had fallen asleep and went off the road.
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was driving 2.

 had fallen

 went

Ahmed stood up, walked across the room, opened the door, and left class.
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3.

When Abdulla and Ali walked into class, they were both carrying laptops.
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4.

Omer was furious because he had overslept and missed English class.
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5.

Since he had worked at the same place for five years, Naser wanted a new challenge.
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Khalifa.. Past Now Future 8. Ask a partner to draw the timeline for it. When I saw Sami after class yesterday. he was studying hard for his writing test.a) b) c) 6. Past Now Future 9. Now write your own sentence. Witnesses told police that they had seen a man running away from the burning car. _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Past Now Future 2 . Use a dot past perfect (had + p. Past Now Future 10. Use a squiggly line simple past (2nd part of verb. 3rd part of verb). -ed). went to the scene of the accident to see what had happened. past continuous/progressive (was/were + verb + ing). the police chief. he jumped when his telephone rang. Past Now Future 7. Use a square   Because Mohammed hadn't slept all night and was trying hard to stay awake in class.p.

Since he had worked at the same place for five years. While Saif was driving to Dubai. Past Now Future b c b (or c – had missed) 4. When Abdulla and Ali walked into class. Instructions: Underline the verbs in the sentences below. -ed). Past Now Future was driving had fallen went b b b b 2. Ahmed stood up. Omer was furious because he had overslept and missed English class. walked across the room. he had fallen asleep and went off the road. Use a square a c b   1. Copy and paste the material into the notebook. Naser wanted a new challenge. and left class. opened the door.p. Past Now Future c b 5. they were both carrying laptops. then pair students by number. Note: some events will overlap! a) b) c) past continuous/progressive (was/were + verb + ing). then identify the form of each verb. Draw timelines for each sentence. 3 part of verb). Use a squiggly line simple past (2nd part of verb. Past Now Future b a 3.TIMELINES AND TENSES: GETTING READY TO WRITE NARRATIVES (KEY) Note for teachers: This works well with the Smartboard. Past Now Future 3 . Use a dot rd past perfect (had + p. Ask them to try drawing all the timelines but they are responsible for drawing the sentence corresponding to their # on the board). You can personalize it by changing some names to match your students' (Students with Acers can also draw the timelines on your computers)..

When I saw Sami after class yesterday. he was studying hard for his writing test. Use a square  c a 6. Khalifa. -ed). b b Past Now Future b c 7. he jumped when his telephone rang. Now write your own sentence. the police chief. went to the scene of the accident to see what had happened.a) b) c) past continuous/progressive (was/were + verb + ing). _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Past Now Future 4 . Ask a partner to draw the timeline for it. Past Now Future b a 8. Witnesses told police that they had seen a man running away from the burning car.p. ----------------- (a man who was running away from a car that was burning) Past Now Future 10. Use a squiggly line simple past (2nd part of verb.. 3rd part of verb). Past Now Future b c a (a) 9. Because Mohammed hadn't slept all night and was trying hard to stay awake in class. Use a dot past perfect (had + p.