English Unlimited HAK/HUM 1, Schulbuch

We were talking when … Look at these two sentences about Onyinye’s family. When do you use the past progressive? 1 Yesterday we were talking about old times when my mother rang. past progressive past simple 2 While I was staying there, she made all my favourite dishes. Which statement is true, A or B? Tick () the correct answer 1 A Their conversation was over when their mother rang. B They were in the middle of their conversation when their mother rang. 2 A Her mother made her favourite dishes during her stay. B Her mother made her favourite dishes after she left. Circle the correct words. 1 We use the past simple / progressive to talk about a completed action. 2 We use the past simple / progressive to talk about an action that was in progress in the past. Complete these sentences with was, were, wasn’t and weren’t. Fill in the gaps with the past progressive form of the verb in brackets. 1 You as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you. (work) 2 It heavily last night so I took an umbrella with me. (rain) 3 I Minecraft when my mother told me dinner was ready. (play) 4 When I landed at Heathrow my family for me. (wait) 5 How fast you when the accident happened? (drive) Fill the gaps with the correct form, past simple or progressive, of the verbs in brackets. It (1) (be) a dark and stormy night. As Jim walked past the shop, he noticed that somebody (2) (hide) behind the counter. He quickly hid himself behind a tree and (3) (call) the police. Jim was terrified – what if the burglar saw him call the police? – and by the time they arrived he (4) (shake) in fear. The police (5) (enter) the shop, and immediately (6) (begin) laughing. The ‘burglar’ who (7) (lie) under the desk was actually a tailor’s dummy, and this was a clothes shop. Jim was very embarrassed, but the police (8) (laugh) so much that he managed to sneak away without them noticing. 8 a Grammar Past progressive b c 9 was / were + Verb -ing What (1) she doing? She was having dinner. She (2) staying with her mother. (3) they talking about old times? Yes, they were. No, they (4) . 1 Grammar reference and practice, p. 171 10 were working 11 was 86 Language skills Extras Explore 7 What’s she like? Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv