Click On 2 Workbook Student's
a) Look at the pictures and put the verbs in brackets in the past simple or the past continuous.
1 Amy was steering (steer) the boat while David and Paul were pulling (pull) the ropes.
2 Tom was jogging (jog) at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
3 Hugh was walking (walk) down the street when he slipped(slip) on a banana skin and fell(fall).
4 It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun was shining (shine) as Charles and Sue were getting (get) ready for their journey.
b) Which sentence
- describes an action in progress interrupted by another action? 3
- describes two actions happening at the same time? 1
- sets the scene of a story? 4
- describes an action happening at a certain time in the past? 2
Join the sentences using as, when, while or so, as in the example.
1 He was looking through the books in the library.
He saw Mary studying.
He was looking through the books in the library when
he saw Mary studying.
2 He heard the ducks quacking. He was crossing the bridge.
He heard the duck while he was crossing the bridge.
3 I was mending my car. John was cooking dinner.
I was mending my car while John was cooking dinner
4 We were playing tennis. It started to rain.
We were playing tennis when it started to rain.
5 I was bored. I went for a walk.
I was bored so I went for a walk.
a) Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or past continuous.
It was a cold winter's day and Tim 1) was playing (play) in the garden of a big old house. People 2) were saying (say) that the house was haunted, but Tim 3) didn't believe(not/believe) them. He 4) decided (decide) to go into the house and see for himself. He 5) was litening (listen) carefully for any strange noises as he 6) entered (enter) the house. but he 7) didn't hear(not/hear) a sound. He was nervous and his heart 8) was beating (beat) fast. He 9) was walking(walk) down the hall when he suddenly 10) felt (feel) someone touch him on the shoulder. He 11) was shaking(shake) when he turned around but there was no one there. Scared, he 12) ran (run) as fast as he could out of the house. Perhaps there 13) was (be) a ghost in the house after all!