"Английский язык. Грамматика: прошедшее время. (Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect)"
Автор: Скоркина Елена Николаевна Должность: учитель английского языка
Учебное заведение: МБОУ гимназия № 10
Населённый пункт: г.Воронеж, Воронежская область
Наименование материала: методическая разработка
Тема: "Английский язык. Грамматика: прошедшее время. (Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect)"
Дата публикации: 29.07.2016
(Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect)
We use the past simple to talk about actions and situations in the past.
She lived in York from 1995 to 2013. Then she moved to London.
We use the past continuous to talk about something which was in progress at a
past time. The action or situation had started but it had not finished at that time.
At 8 o’clock last night I was watching TV.
We often use the past continuous and past simple together in a sentence.
I was driving along when suddenly a child ran across the road.
The past continuous describes a longer action or situation which was in progress at
a past time; the past simple describes a shorter action which happened in the
middle of the longer action, or interrupted it.
But to say that one thing happened after another, we use the past simple.
When Ann came home Nick was making some tea. (Nick was in the middle of
making tea. Then Ann came home.)
When Ann came home, Nick made some tea. (Ann came home. Then Nick made
When we tell a story, we often use the past continuous to describe a background
scene and the past simple for events and actions.
(Past continuous) I was standing outside the bus station. It was getting late and I
was feeling tired.
(Past simple) Suddenly a woman came round the corner and walked right up to
We use the past perfect to talk about something which had happened before the
past time we are thinking about.
I hadn’t eaten all day yesterday, so I was very hungry when I got home.
The past perfect is the past form of the present perfect.
Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.
1 Angelina …(talk) to the rest of the team when Harry and Ron … (enter).
2 Jane … (wait) for me when I … (arrive) home.
3 Tom … (burn) his hand when he … (cook) the dinner.
4 I … (walk) home when I … (meet) Dave.
5 I … (see) Sue in town yesterday but she … (not/see) me. She … (look) the other
6 Ann …(watch) television when the phone … (ring).
7 When Kate …(arrive) we …(have) dinner.
8 What … (you/do) at 10 o’clock last night?
9 When we … (go) out, it … (rain).
10 I … (see) a shark when I … (swim) in the sea.
11 When I … (drive) to work my car … (break) down.
Put the verbs in correct form, past perfect or past simple .
1 As he … (expect), Mrs. Dursley … (look) shocked and angry.
2 When Sarah … (arrived) at the party, Paul … (go) already home.
3 When we … (get) home last night, we … (find) that somebody … (break) into our
4 Karen … (see) already the film, so she … (not/go) to the cinema with us.
5 We … (not/be) hungry. We … (have) just lunch.
6 I …(go) to Jill’s house but she …(not/be) there. She … (go) out.
7 Sam … (invite) Rachel to the party but she couldn’t come. She … (arrange) to do
8 We … (start) just lunch when the telephone … (ring).
9 When I … (open) the safe, the money … (disappear).
10 Andrew … (do) the test before, so he … (find) it easy.
11 I … (not/laugh) at the joke because I … (heard) it before.
Put the verb in the correct form, past simple or past continuous
1 Their trunks … (arrive) from Hogwarts while they … (eat) lunch.
2 When Kate … (come) home Ken … (make) some tea.
3 I … (drop) my bag when I … (run) for a bus.
4 I … (break) a tooth when I … (eat) a sandwich.
5 … (Sue/work) at 10 o’clock yesterday morning?
6 … (Sue/work) yesterday?
7 I … (see) you last night. You … (wait) for a bus.
8 John …(take) a photo of me while I … (not/look).
9 We … (go) down in the lift when suddenly it … (stop).
10 I … (cut) myself when I … (cook) breakfast.
11 How fast … (you/drive) when the accident … (happen)?
Put the verb in the correct form, past simple or past perfect.
1 Aunt Petunia … (look) as though she … (just/swallow) a lemon.
2 When I … (find) my bag I … (discover) that somebody … (take) my credit cards.
3 We … (leave) the restaurant when we … (have) dinner.
4 The office was empty when the police …(arrive). The robbers … (leave).
5 The house … (be) dirty. They … (not/clean) it for months.
6 I … (fail) my driving test because I … (not/have) enough practice.
7 When Peter … (arrive) at the theatre the play … (start) already.
8 Mario …(feel) very nervous in Britain because he…(not/drive) on the left before.
9 A woman …(walk) into the room. She … (be) a complete stranger to me.
I … (not/see) her before.
10 Sue …(not/be) hungry. She … (just/have/breakfast).
11 The house … (be) quiet when I …(get) home. Everybody … (go) to bed.
Key to exercises
1 was talking, entered
2 was waiting, arrived
3 burnt, was cooking
4 was walking, met
5 saw, didn’t see, was looking
6 was watching, rang
7 arrived, were having
8 were you doing
9 went, was raining
10 saw, was swimming
11 was driving, broke
1 had expected, looked
2 arrived, had already gone
3 got, found, had broken
4 had already seen, didn’t go
5 were not, had just had
6 went, wasn’t, had gone
7 invited, had arranged
8 had just started, rang
9 opened, had disappeared
10 had done, found
11 didn’t laugh, had heard
1 arrived, were eating
2 came, was making
3 dropped, was running
4 broke, was eating
5 Was Sue working
6 Did Sue work
7 saw, were waiting
8 took, was not looking
9 were going, stopped
10 cut, was cooking
11 were you driving, happened
1 looked, had just swallowed
2 found, discovered, had taken
3 left, had had
4 arrived, had left
5 was, hadn’t cleaned
6 failed, had not had
7 arrived, had already started
8 felt, had not driven
9 walked, was, had not seen
10 wasn’t, had just had
11 was, got, had gone