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Κυριακή, 12 Αυγούστου 2012

UNIT 3 PAST CONTINUOUS


UNIT 3 PAST CONTINUOUS

1) Choose a or b.
1. Katie …………… me a lovely birthday present yesterday.
   a. gave     b. was giving
2. Kevin …………… his skateboard this morning.
    a. sold     b. was selling
3. I …………… my bicycle when it started to rain.
    a. rode     b. was riding
4. Sam …………… in the garden while I was reading the newspaper.
      a. was working     b. worked
5. When we arrived, Tom …………… a scary film on TV.
    a. watched     b. was watched
6. We …………… two ice creams and sat down in the park to eat them.
     a. were buying     b. bought

2) Complete the second sentence in the past continuous.
1. They built that bridge in 1984.
   They were building it when I was 10 years old.
2. Kelly drove home last night.
    She ………………………… home when I phoned her.
3. Nick plays football every Thursday.
    He ………………………… football when I saw him last Thursday.
4. The boys made a kite yesterday.
    They ………………………… the kite when I arrived.
5. The cat always sits on the sofa.
    It ………………………… on the sofa all day yesterday.
6. The children swam every day when they were on holiday.
    They ………………………… in the swimming pool when I saw them.

3) Expand the notes, using the past continuous.
1. the children / do / their homework at 7:00
   The children were doing their homework at 7:00.
2. Hilda / sit / in the park at 5:30
    …………………………………………………………………………………
3. the boys / watch / TV all afternoon
    …………………………………………………………………………………
4. I / have / a shower at 8:30
    …………………………………………………………………………………
5. the girls / dance / all evening
    …………………………………………………………………………………
6. Jill / stand / on the corner for an hour
    …………………………………………………………………………………

4) Put the words in order to make sentences in the past continuous.
1. not / your slippers / eating / was / my dog
   My dog was not eating your slippers!
2. drawing / I / on your book / not / was
    ……………………………………………………………………………
3. your sandwich / eating / not / the girls / were
    ……………………………………………………………………………
4. we / your computer / not / using / were
    ……………………………………………………………………………
5. in class / not / was / talking / Robert
    ……………………………………………………………………………

5) Complete the sentences in the past continuous.
1. Larry wasn’t watching the news on TV. (not / watch)
2. We ………………………… our bikes. (not / ride)
3. They ………………………… flowers. (not / draw)
4. I ………………………… lies! (not / tell)
5. Brenda ………………………… butterflies. (not / catch)
6. You .............................. a noise. (not / make)

6) Choose a, b or c.
1. Tom doesn’t usually …………… at parties.
    a. dance     b. dances     c. dancing
2. Wilma …………… at the moment.
    a. wasn’t working     b. didn’t work     c. isn’t working
3. They weren’t …………… to you.
    a. listen     b. listening     c. listened
4. Jill …………… reading when I saw her.
    a. isn’t     b. wasn’t     c. didn’t
5. I …………… usually drink milk in the morning.
    a. wasn’t     b. don’t     c. am not

7) Use not and the verb in the first sentence to complete the second sentence. Use the past continuous.
1. Charlie drove Jack’s car yesterday.
   He wasn’t driving it when I saw him.
2. The sun shone yesterday afternoon.
    It ………………………… when I went to the lake.
3. Carol did her homework last night.
    She ………………………… it when I phoned her.
4. George made a cake yesterday morning.
    He ………………………… it when I arrived.
5. Elaine wore her new jacket yesterday.
    She ………………………… it when she came to my house.

8) Complete in the past continuous.
1. The children at our school weren’t learning (û) French last year. They were learning (ü) German. (learn)
2. We ………………………… (û) a horror film. We ………………………… (ü) a comedy. (watch)
3. Terry ………………………… (ü) in the sea. He ………………………… (û) in the swimming pool. (swim)
4. They ………………………… (û) to New York. They ………………………… (ü) to Washington. (fly)
5. Sandra ………………………… (ü) breakfast. She ………………………… (û) lunch. (have)

9) Write the verbs in the correct tense: present simple, present continuous or past continuous.
1. Helen wasn’t talking on the phone when I saw her. (not / talk)
2. I ………………………… my homework right now. (not / do)
3. The children ………………………… broccoli very much. (not / like)
4. Nick ………………………… his bike when I saw him. (not / clean)
5. We ………………………… to the cinema every Saturday. (not / go)
6. They ………………………… bananas at the moment. (not / eat)

10) Expand the questions in the past continuous. Then complete the short answers.
1. Gregory / run / to school / ?
   Was Gregory running to school?
   Yes, he was.
2. the children / play / board games / ?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    Yes, ........................
3. your cat / sleep / on your bed / ?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    No, ……………………
4. you / listen / to the radio / ?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    Yes, ……………………
5. Fiona / do / the washing-up / ?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    No, ……………………
6. Ian / make / a cake / ?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    No, ……………………

11) Complete the questions in the past continuous.
1. Pam sat in the garden this morning.
   Was she sitting there when it started to rain?
2. The children played basketball yesterday.
    ……………………………… basketball at three o’clock.
3. Anna painted the bedroom last week.
    ……………………………… it when you visited her?
4. Tom taught the children to swim yesterday.
    ……………………………… them when you got to the beach?
5. Jason slept in the armchair after lunch.
    ……………………………… there when you saw him?

12) Choose a, b or c.
1. …………… were you saying to Janet when I walked in?
   a. When     b. Why     c. What
2. …………… were you living before you came to live here?
    a. What     b. Where     c. Who
3. What …………… you doing when Nancy called you?
    a. was     b. were     c. did
4. When were you …………… in England?
    a. studying     b. study     c. studied
5. …………… was singing in the garden?
    a. Why     b. When     c. Who
6. What …………… Paula wearing at the party?
    a. were     b. does     c. was

13) Put the verbs into the past continuous.
1. Was Nick driving the car when you saw him? (drive)
2. We ………………………… in the sea at 10 o’clock. (swim)
3. Paula ………………………… her homework. (not / do)
4. …………… you …………… the dog for a walk when Bob saw you? (take)
5. I ………………………… to your house when you phoned. (come)
6. They ………………………… about you! (not / talk)

14) Choose and complete in the past continuous: feed, have, work, talk, write, wash.
1. Ben was working on his computer when I saw him.
2. I ………………………… an e-mail when the telephone rang.
3. We ………………………… the cat when you arrived.
4. Mum ………………………… her hands when the lights went out.
5. They ………………………… breakfast at 11:30!
6. Angela ………………………… to Tania when I took their photo.

15) Choose a or b.
1. We …………… walking home at 4:30.
    a. was     b. were
2. Jo and Pierre were …………… French.
    a. speak     b. speaking
3. Karl often …………… to the theatre.
    a. going     b. goes
4. We …………… watching a DVD right now.
    a. are     b. were
5. Gary …………… to bed early last night.
    a. went     b. going

16) Write the verbs in the correct tense: past simple or past continuous.
        When Gary 1) arrived (arrive) at the party, the girls 2) …………………… (dance) and the boys 3) …………………… (eat) sandwiches and crisps! First, Gary 4) …………………… (give) Claire her birthday present and then he 5) ………………………… (sit) down on the sofa. Philip sat next to him and they 6) …………………… (start) talking. While they 7) …………………… (talk), Claire’s mother 8) …………………… (come) in with a huge birthday cake. There 9) …………………… (be) 12 candles on the cake. All the children 10) …………………… (have) a piece of birthday cake. It was delicious!

17) Complete. Use the past continuous.
1. They were playing computer games yesterday afternoon. (play)
2. The children ………………………… a lot of noise. (make)
3. You ………………………… in your sleep! (talk)
4. The baby ………………………… because she was hungry. (cry)
5. I ………………………… breakfast at half past eight. (have)
6. My brother and I ………………………… our homework at six o’clock. (do)
7. Emma ………………………… her room at noon. (tidy)
8. Grandpa ………………………… in the garden at eight o’clock. (sit)

18) Write questions. Use the past continuous.
1. why / Joe / laugh?
   Why was Joe laughing?
2. what / Tina and Rosie / do?
    ………………………………………………………………
3. what / Fiona / wear?
    ………………………………………………………………
4. where / Eric and Greg / go?
    ………………………………………………………………
5. why / the dog / bark?
    ………………………………………………………………
6. what / you / read?
    ………………………………………………………………
7. who / Brian / call?
    ………………………………………………………………
8. why / she / cry?
    ………………………………………………………………

19) Read and complete. Use the past continuous.
1.  A: Why 1) were you shouting (you / shout) at your sister?
    B: Because she 2) ………………………… (use) my computer!
    A: She lets you borrow her MP3 player! You must share your things, too.
2. A: What 3) ………………………… (you / do) at ten? I called but you didn’t answer. 4) ………………………… (you / sleep)?
    B: No, we 5) ………………………… (not sleep). We 6) ………………………… (sit) in the garden. It was a lovely evening.
3. A: 7) ………………………… (Lisa / talk) about her new computer again?
    B: I don’t know. I 8) ………………………… (not listen).
    A: Me neither. I 9) ………………………… (read) my book.
4. A: So, where 10) ………………………… (Sam / go)?
    B: He 11) ………………………… (run) to catch the train to London. His favourite band 12) ………………………… (play) at the Brixton Academy.

20) Write sentences. Use the past continuous with while.
1. Rex / sleep / in front of the fire, Felix / eat / from his bowl
   While Rex was sleeping in front of the fire, Felix was eating from his bowl.
2. Joanna / have / a bath, her sister / read / her diary
  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
3. you / study / for your exam, I / do / a puzzle
  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
4. Ian / relax / in the garden, Jason / wash / the car
  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
5. they / talk, I / listen / to my new CD
  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
6. we / have / breakfast, dad / get / ready for work
  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

21) Circle the correct answer.
1. When / While he was surfing the Internet, his computer crashed.
2. I fell asleep when / while was working.
3. I was waiting for Ben when / while I saw Kelly.
4. When / While we were having dinner, Dominic phoned.
5. Liz was reading a magazine when / while the lights went out.
6. I was looking for my keys when / while I found your pen.

22) Complete. Use the past simple or past continuous.
1. Josh and Luke were swimming when they saw a shark. (see)
2. While Ben was running for the bus, he ………………………… his MP3 player. (drop)
3. While I ………………………… the dog, I saw something strange. (walk)
4. Christine cut her finger while she ………………………… a sandwich. (make)
5. While we ………………………… ready for school, the phone rang. (get)
6. Jenny ………………………… the vase while she was washing it. (break)
7. While we were watching the game on TV, Natalie ………………………… . (phone)
8. They ………………………… to music when I left the house. (leave)

23) Complete. Use the past simple or past continuous.
1. Sue hurt her leg while she was playing volleyball. (hurt, play)
2. While he ………………………… in the garden, he …………………… a gold coin. (dig, find)
3. We ………………………… home from school when the rain ………………………… . (walk, start)
4. While I ………………………… for my English test, your friend ………………………… . (study, call)
5. They ………………………… on the balcony when we ………………………… . (sit, arrive)
6. When I …………………………, my brothers ………………………… breakfast. (get up, have)
7. Jon ………………………… his homework when he ………………………… the earthquake. (do, feel)
8. While I ………………………… a shower, the phone ………………………… . (have, hear)

24) Circle the correct answer.
Lee: I 1) saw / was seeing Jamie yesterday.
Kim: Really? Where 2) did you see / were you seeing him?
Lee: At the new shopping mall.
Kim: Was he shopping 3) when / while you saw him?
Lee: No. He 4) had / was having lunch with Archie in Burger World. I 5) walked / was walking around the shops when someone shouted my name. I 6) turned / was turning around and I saw Jamie. And guess what?
Kim: What?
Lee: 7) When / While I was talking to him, he 8) asked / was asking me for your phone number!

25) Circle the correct answer.
1. Jane ………….. a book while her brother was watching TV.
   a. read     b. was reading     c. were reading
2. …………… the girls were playing in the park, it started to rain.
    a. While     b. When     c. Then
3. Andy …………… to work yesterday because it was cold.
    a. drove     b. was driving     c. were driving
4. Was the phone ringing …………… you came in?
    a. while     b. when     c. then
5. They …………… their homework when I phoned.
    a. did     b. was doing     c. were doing
6. Mrs Crow was taking notes …………… Mr Adams was speaking.
    a. while     b. when     c. then
7. I was tidying my room …………… my brother woke up.
    a. while     b. when     c. then
8. When I knocked on the door, they …………… dinner.
    a. had     b. was having     c. were having

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