Thursday, 30 July 2015


                 Rammetto One Regular

Rammetto One Regular

Positive Statements 

S + was / were + action (+ -ing) ...

1st personI was working ..we were working ..
2nd personyou were working were working ..
3rd personhe/she/it was working ..they were working ..

Negative Statements

S + wasn't / weren't + action (+ -ing) ...
1st personI wasn't working ..we weren't working ..
2nd personyou weren't working weren't working ..
3rd personhe/she/it wasn't working ..they weren't working ..


(Wh-) was / were + S + action (+ -ing) ...? 
1st personwas I working .. ?were we working .. ?
2nd personwere you working .. ?were you working .. ?
3rd personwas he/she/it working .. ?were they working .. ?

Rammetto One Regular

Actions Happening at some time in the Past


When we want to talk about an action that was happening over a period of time in the past, we use the past continuous tense. 

* At this time last week I was lying on the beach in Florida.
* I had my car fixed because it wasn't working properly.
* What were you doing yesterday at 8 o'clock?

 Interrupted Action in the Past


The past continuous is very often used with the past simple to say that something happened in the middle of something else. In this case, the single event (past simple) interrupted the longer action (past continuous).

* What were you doing when the lights went off last night?
* When I went to bed last night the sun was already beginning to rise. 
* It was lucky we weren't sitting under that tree when the lighting hit.

                               Resultado de imagen para a person under a tree when a lightning hit images

 Parallel Actions in the Past


We use the Past Continuous to talk about two actions happening at the same time. The actions are parallel. 


* While she was preparing dinner, he was washing the dishes.
* Were you listening while he was talking?
* He wasn't paying attention while I was explaining.

  When vs While
We use when and while to talk about two actions in the past. 
E.g.  I was sleeping when the teacher finished the lesson.
        I was snoring while the teacher was explaing the lesson.

What´s the difference between when and while?

Rammetto One Regular  we usually use when one of the actions is long and the other is short. When is most often followed by the Simple Past.

E.g.: I was studying when she called.
        When I arrived my father was sleeping on the sofa. 

Rammetto One Regular  We usually use while when we express the idea of an action during that time. We also use while when there are two long actions happening at the same time. While is always followed by the Past Continuos

E.g.: While I was studying, my mother was preparing dinner.
        While I was studying, she called. 

Rammetto One Regular Non-continuous Verbs
Non-continuous verbs are actions that you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous tenses. They include.

Abstract Verbs: be, want, cost, seem, need, care, contain, owe, exist, etc.

Possession Verbs: possess, own, belong...

Emotion Verbs: like, love, hate, dislike, fear, envy, mind...

  • Jane was being at my house when you arrived. Not Correct
  • Jane was at my house when you arrived. Correct

Rammetto One Regular
Adverbs such as always, only, never, still, just, among others are usually placed between was/were and the action with -ing.

  • You were just studying when she callled. 
  • Were you just studying when she called?

Rammetto One Regular

Click on the folling links to practise PAST CONTINUOS:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Accidentally in Love

Arizonia Regular

This song, Accidentally in Love, is simple and so true. Falling in love is such an accident, you know, a good accident! But an accident no less. This song is just emphasizing it. The tune es adorable and upbeat, and it is the soundtrack of a famous funny movie. Do you know which one? Have you ever seen it?

Lets work with the song!

1° Watch the video

2° Now Click HERE to work with the song!!

That's all for now!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous?

Knorke Regular

Download this worksheet on Present Perfect Simple Or Present Perfect Continuous and solve the activities. Put it in a plastic file and hand it in after the winter holiday. 

Arizonia Regular

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Comparative & Superlative Test

Incopins Clusters Clusters

      Gochi Hand Regular

We'll carry out this test about comparative & superlative of adjectives and we'll see how much you've learnt about this topic. There are two tests, so click on the test the teacher assigns you.

                                        Mystery Quest Regular



                                   Leckerli One Regular

                                      Resultado de imagen para have a beautiful day transparent