LEVELS II AND V: Simple Past VS. Past Progressive

Now, PRINT AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES FOR THURSDAY:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

See ya!

LEVELS II AND V: READ AND PRINT THIS: Simple Past VS. Past Progressive

Use

After another or at the same time?

Do you want to express that the actions in the past happened one after another or at the same time?
Simple PastPast Progressive
after another
She came home, switched on the computer and checked her e-mails.
at the same time
Simon was playing on the computer while his brother was watching TV.

New action or already in progress?

If you want to express that a new action happened in the middle of another action, you need both tenses: Simple Past the new action and Past Progressive for the action already in progress.
Simple PastPast Progressive
new action
My mobile rang (when I was sitting in a meeting.)
action already in progress
While I was sitting in a meeting, (my mobile suddenly rang.)

Only mentioning or emphasising progress?

Do you just want to mention that an action took place in the past (also used for short actions)? Or do you want to put emphasis on the progress, e.g. that an action was taking place at a certain time?
Simple PastPast Progressive
just mentioning
Colin played football yesterday.
emphasising progress
Yesterday at six o'clock, Colin was playing football.

Signal words

Simple PastPast Progressive
  • first
  • then
  • If-Satz Typ II (If I talked, …)
  • when
  • while
  • as long as

Taken from http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-paspro

LEVEL II: Exercises with questions/ negatives

Hi people:

Please, print or copy the following exercises for tomorrow. WE'LL ANSWER THEM IN CLASS:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

LEVEL V: Homework for Friday October 10th

Hi there!

Please, PRINT THE FOLLOWING EXERCISE AND BRING IT FOR FRIDAY. We'll answer it in class.

See ya!

I WISH and IF ONLY explanation

I WISH and IF ONLY

GRAMMAR EXPLANATION
¬WISHES about present events: WISH + past simple
I am not very tall . I wish I were taller
My father only speaks Spanish. He wishes he spoke English or French
¬WISHES about past events: WISH + past perfect
We couldn't attend the meeting. We wish we had attended the meeting.
I rained so hard that the party was cancelled. I wish it hadn't rained
¬WISHES about future events or annoying habits: WISH + would/could
He leaves his clothes on the floor and his room is a mess. I wish he wouldn't do that.
Mr. Urban wants to have an interview with you. He wishes you would meet him next week
¬IF ONLY is used to make emphatic wishes:
I can't restart the computer. If only I knew how to fix it! (for present events)
We are completely lost. If only you had brought your GPS! (for past events)

REMEMBER: You can also use the negative forms didn't, hadn't, wouldn't, and couldn't.

LEVEL II: Exercise with Used to

Hi y'all:

Here are the exercises you need to PRINT AND ANSWER FOR TOMORROW:

Used to

Bye!

ENGLISH V: Exercises with conditionals

Hi there!:

Here are the exercises for tomorrow. Please, print them and answer them for tomorrow!

The structures I mentioned in class are here  (print only the first page).

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