The Past Continuous Tense. Упражнения (уровень 1)

Выполните упражнения ниже, чтобы научиться составлять предложения в Past Continuous и отработать четыре основных случая его употребления.

Как уже говорилось, времена Present Continuous и Past Continuous относятся к одной группе и схожи по построению.

Упражнение 1. Заполните пропуски глаголом в Present Continuous и Past Continuous, используя правильную форму глагола be.

The Past Continuous Tense. Упражнения (уровень 1)

The Past Continuous Tense. Упражнения (уровень 1)

Существует 4 случая употребления The Past Continuous. Подробнее читайте – The Past Continuous. Случаи употребления в английском языке.

The Past Continuous Tense. Упражнения (уровень 1)

СЛУЧАЙ I. Вспомните! Past Continuous употребляется для выражения длительного действия (процесса), которое происходило в определенный момент времени в прошлом.

Упражнение 2. Заполните пропуски глаголом в Past Continuous, используя правильную форму глагола be.

  1.  I ………… reading a book at 4 o’clock yesterday.
  2. You ………. reading a book.
  3. He ………. reading a book.
  4. We ………. reading a book.
  5. She ………. reading a book.
  6. They ………. reading a book.

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Упражнение 3. Перед вами вчерашний список дел Эмили. Напишите, когда и что она делала. Используйте словосочетания:

read; clean the room; have lunch; wash the dishes; watch TV
  1. At 9 o’clock she was having breakfast.
  2. At 9.30 she…
  3. At 11a.m…
  4. At 1 p.m …
  5. At 3 p.m …
  6. At 5 p.m …

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Упражнение 4. Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Continuous или Past Continuous.

  1. I ______(to write) an English exercise now. I _______(to write) an English exercise at this time yesterday.
  2. My little sister _______(to sleep) now. My little sister ________(to sleep) at this time yesterday.
  3. My friends _______(not to do) their homework now. They _______(to play) volley­ball.
  4. My friends ______(not to do) their homework at seven o’clock yesterday. They ______(to play) volleyball.
  5. What _____you ______(to do) now? — I _______(to drink) tea. ______you ______(to drink) tea at this time yesterday? — No, I ________(not to drink) tea at this time yesterday, I ________(to eat) a banana.

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The Past Continuous Tense – прошедшее длительное время глагола часто путают с прошедшем простым временем (The Past Simple Tense). Давайте разберемся, чем отличаются эти времена друг от друга, для начала по построению.  Для этого выполните упражнение 4.

Упражнение 4. Заполните пропуски глаголом в Past Simple и Past Continuous, используя правильную форму глагола be.

The Past Continuous Tense. Упражнения (уровень 1)
Выполните упражнения ниже, чтобы отработать второй случай употребления Past Continuous.

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СЛУЧАЙ II. Вспомните! Past Continuous употребляется для выражения длительного действия (процесса) на фоне которого произошло краткое действие. Краткое действие (в Past Simple) произошло в  определенный момент времени в прошлом.

Упражнение 5. Заполните пропуски глаголом в Past Continuous и переведите предложения.

  1. When I went out into the garden, the sun ______(to shine).
  2. I __________(to eat) ice cream when you met me in the park yesterday.
  3. When I came home, Tom ______ (to speak) over the phone.
  4. Somebody got into the room when we ________(to sleep).
  5. He saw Jane when she ______ (to cross) the street.
  6. He ______(to wait) for Jenny when it started raining.
  7. The woman ______(to have) a bath when she felt bad.
  8.  The man ______(to sit) by the window when he heard the noise.
  9. We _______(to watch TV) when the door bell rang.
  10. She______  (to read) when somebody knocked at the door.
  11. They _____(to talk) about him when he suddenly came in.

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Упражнение 6. Спросите по образцу.

ОБРАЗЕЦ.  When did you meet Jerry? (walk in the park)

  1. When did you break the window? (play football)
  2. When did she write the story? (fly to London)
  3. When did he catch that butterfly? (go through the fields)
  4. When did you cut your finger? (make dinner)
  5. When did you saw the rainbow? (walk in the garden)

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Упражнение 7. Выберите правильный вариант.

  1. David (came / was coming) in when the children (wrote / were writing) a test.
  2. Mike (telephoned / was telephoning) me when I (took I was taking) a shower.
  3. Mike (spoke / was speaking) to me when his little sister (took / was taking) his book out of his schoolbag.
  4. We (met / were meeting) them when we (stood I were standing) at the bus stop.
  5. I (slept I was sleeping) when his mother (came / was coming) back.
  6. On Monday while he (cooked / was cooking) lunch the postman (brought/ was bringing) him a letter from his friend.
  7. When the teacher (came / was coming) into the classroom, the children (sat / were sitting) at their desks.

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Упражнение 8. Ответьте на вопрос, что делали члены семьи, когда приехала тетя Дженни.

ОБРАЗЕЦ. What were family doing yesterday when aunt Jenny came?

  1. John / listen to the radio ___________________________________
  2. his sister / have a bath ___________________________________
  3. the baby / play ___________________________________
  4. Father / read a book ___________________________________
  5. Mother / clean the room _____________________________________
  6. the cat / sleep ___________________________________
  7. grandparents / watch TV ____________________________________

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Упражнение 9. Составьте предложения по картинкам.

ОБРАЗЕЦ. When we came to see our friend, he was painting the fence.

 

 

 

 

  1. When my friend and I went outside it ….
  2. When Peter’s mother came into the room, he …..
  3. When I came home, my granny …

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СЛУЧАЙ III. Вспомните! Past Continuous употребляется для выражения двух длительных действий (процессов), протекающих одновременно в определенный момент времени в прошлом.

Упражнение 10. Составьте предложения по картинкам.

ОБРАЗЕЦ. While we were talking to our friend, he was painting the fence.

 

 

 

  1. People were standing frightened while the tiger…
  2. My mother was talking to me while I …
  3. The sun was shining brightly when Tom and Sam …

 

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Упражнение 11. Составьте предложения по образцу, используя Past Simple или Past Continuous.

ОБРАЗЕЦ.  Mum/wash up/telephone/ring. — Mum was washing up when the telephone rang.

  1. Tom/have a shower/doorbell/ring.
  2. I/study/Jill/call.
  3. Dad/have breakfast/post/arrive.
  4. Nancy/read a book/she/hear a noise.
  5. John/shop in town/he/meet Kevin.
  6. The whole class/write a test/I/come.
  7. We/drive along Park Avenue/something/go wrong in the car.

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Упражнение 12. Прочитайте истроию, которая вполне могла случиться. Выберите правильный вариант глагола-действия.

I (met/was meeting) a friend while I (did/was doing) the shopping. While I (paid/was paying) for my things,  I (heard/was hearing) someone call my name. I (turned/was turning) round and (saw/seeing) Paula. She (wore/was wearing) bright red coat. We (decided/were deciding) to have a cup of coffee. 6While we (had/ were having) a drink, a waiter (dropped/was dropping) pile of plates. We all (got/were getting) a terrible shock. While the waiter (picked/was picking) up the broken plates, he (cut/was cutting) his finger. We (left/were leaving) the cafe and (said/were saying) goodbye. I (finished/was finishing) my shopping and (went/was going) home.

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