The past simple 
 I played 
 We broke 
 She didn’t jump 
 Did they run? 
 I was sick 
 They were in the 
beach 
The ...
PAST SIMPLE 
USES
It is normally followed by time 
expressions 
Yesterday, in 1990, then, when… 
Last month, last week, last summer… 
3 d...
PAST CONTINUOUS 
USES
This tense describes… 
AN ACTION THAT WAS IN PROGRESS AT SOME 
POINT IN THE PAST. 
My brother was working yesterday at 7 
...
It is normally used with times and 
expressions 
At 10.00 this morning… 
Yesterday evening at 9.00
 I was eating chocolate 
 She was studying French 
 AS YOU CAN SEE, THE STRUCTURE IS VERY SIMPLE. 
SUBJECT + WAS/ WERE ...
PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE 
We can find different situations
In this last situation you are going to find 
WHEN and WHILE in the sentences. 
They usually follow one rule 
While I was ...
Fill the gaps with the correct tense 
 It __________hard when we left the building. (rain) 
was raining 
 While I ______...
SOME ONLINE ACTIVITIES 
1. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi 
mpleorcontinuous/exercise1.html 
2. http://www.eng...
 When she was just a girl she 
expected the world 
But it flew away from her reach 
So she ran away in her sleep and 
dre...
Practice with song 
 http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/ejercicios-practicar- 
past-simple-past-continuous-cancion-john-len...
4ºpd past simple and continuous
4ºpd past simple and continuous
4ºpd past simple and continuous
4ºpd past simple and continuous
4ºpd past simple and continuous
4ºpd past simple and continuous
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4ºpd past simple and continuous

  1. 1. The past simple  I played  We broke  She didn’t jump  Did they run?  I was sick  They were in the beach The past continuous  I was playing  We were breaking  She wasn’t jumping  Were they running?  I was being sick  They were sunbathing in the beach
  2. 2. PAST SIMPLE USES
  3. 3. It is normally followed by time expressions Yesterday, in 1990, then, when… Last month, last week, last summer… 3 days ago, some time ago, a week ago …
  4. 4. PAST CONTINUOUS USES
  5. 5. This tense describes… AN ACTION THAT WAS IN PROGRESS AT SOME POINT IN THE PAST. My brother was working yesterday at 7 They were doing and exam last Friday at 2:30 TWO EVENTS TAKING PLACE AT THE SAME TIME IN THE PAST Ellen was cooking while her sister was watching TV
  6. 6. It is normally used with times and expressions At 10.00 this morning… Yesterday evening at 9.00
  7. 7.  I was eating chocolate  She was studying French  AS YOU CAN SEE, THE STRUCTURE IS VERY SIMPLE. SUBJECT + WAS/ WERE + GERUND (Verb + ing) GERUND = continuous formof the verb In Spanish= RUN– Correr RUNNING- Corriendo  I wasn’t studying yesterday at 5 o’clock  Peter wasn’t living in San Francisco  They weren’t watching TV  Were they watching TV?  Was your best friend travelling to Paris?
  8. 8. PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE We can find different situations
  9. 9. In this last situation you are going to find WHEN and WHILE in the sentences. They usually follow one rule While I was driving to work, I had an accident I was having a shower when the phone rang What were you doing when I called you last night?
  10. 10. Fill the gaps with the correct tense  It __________hard when we left the building. (rain) was raining  While I _____________the report you rang. (read)  Was reading  He was going out to lunch when I _____him. (see) saw  While he ______________I phoned him (cook)  Was cooking  Jimmy was taking a bath when the phone ____ (ring) rang
  11. 11. SOME ONLINE ACTIVITIES 1. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi mpleorcontinuous/exercise1.html 2. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi mpleorcontinuous/exercise5.html 3. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi mpleorcontinuous/exercise6.html 4. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi mpleorcontinuous/exercise2.html 5. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/pastsi mpleorcontinuous/exercise4.html
  12. 12.  When she was just a girl she expected the world But it flew away from her reach So she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of paradise, Every time she closed her eyes When she was just a girl she expected the world But it flew away from her reach and the bullets catch in her teeth Life goes on, it gets so heavy The wheel breaks the butterfly every tear’s a waterfall In the night the stormy night she'll close her eyes In the night the stormy night away she'd fly And dream of paradise She'd dream of paradise And so lying underneath those stormy skies She'd say, "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh I know the sun must set to rise" This could be paradise https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=1G4isv_Fylg
  13. 13. Practice with song  http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/ejercicios-practicar- past-simple-past-continuous-cancion-john-lennon/  http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/ejercicios-verbos-past- simple-cancion-coldplay/ (coldplay – yellow)  http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/ejercicios-past-simple- pronunciacion-terminacion-ed-cancion-james-blunt/ (james Blunt – beautiful)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayJNGnr_T3M (aerosmith – crying)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R04sLCmtz3E (oasis - Champagne supernova)

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