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Revision test. - Put Inam/is/are/was/were.Some sentences are present andsome arepast. Last year she ..was

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- Put Inam/is/are/was/were.Some sentences are present andsome arepast.

  1. Last year she ..was......... 22, so she ......is.......... 23 now.
  2. Today the weather ............ nice, but yesterday it ............ cold.
  3. I ............ hungry. Can I have something to eat?
  4. I ............ hungry last night, so 1 had something to eat.
  5. Where ............ you at 11 o'clock last Friday morning?
  6. Don't buy those shoes. They ............ too expensive.
  7. Why ............ you so angry yesterday?
  8. We must go now. It ............ very late.
  9. This time last year I ............ in Paris.
  10. We ............ tired when we arrived home, so we went to bed.
  11. Charlie Chaplin died in 1978. He ............ a famous film star.
  12. 'Where ............ the children?' 'I don't know. They ............ in the garden ten minutes ago.

- Put inwas/wasn't/were/weren't.

  1. We didn't like our hotel room. It was.... very small and it wasn’t.... very clean.
  2. Kate got married when she ................ 24 years old.
  3. I phoned you yesterday evening but you ................ at home. Where ................ you?
  4. George ................ at work last week because he ................ ill. He's better now.
  5. The shops ................ open yesterday because it ................ a public holiday.

6. ................ you at home at 9.30?' 'No, I .................................. at work.'

Raymond Murphy, Essential Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press

 

THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

The Past Continuous Tense is used:

to talk about a continuing action at a certain time in the past

At ten o’clock last night I was watching TV.

I saw you last night. You were waiting for a bus.

to talk about an interrupted action in the past

In this case The Past Continuous and the Past Simple tenses are used together in a sentence to say that something happened in the middle of something else.

I was driving along when suddenly a child ran across the road.

While I was doing the ironing, I burnt my hand.

(Just) as I was hanging out the washing, it started to rain.

to talk about action in progress at the same time

While I was reading, Joan was playing the piano.

to talk about actions that happened too often

When I worked there, I was always making mistakes.

to describe the background history or environment when telling the story

It was a warm summer day. The sun was shinning an d the birds were singing.

Positive form

WAS/WERE+ Participle I (verb+ing).

I was reading a book all evening.

You were doing a test at that time.

He/She/It was working at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.

We playing tennis at 7 o’clock last night.

You were having dinner when I came.

They listening to the opera last night.

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences putting the verbs in brackets in the Past continuous Tense.

  1. We _____to the radio when it suddenly stopped working.(listen)
  2. When I saw them, they _______football.(play)
  3. When I got out of the house it_______.(rain)

4. You broke your tooth when you__________walnuts.(eat)


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