General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 01 Talking about the past TOPIC 04 Life stories
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 Past continuous
 
Thi says:
When I was travelling in France, I met a wonderful man.

Thi says:
You see, my cousin was living in Thailand, when I finished school.

Was travelling and was living are examples of the past continuous tense. We sometimes use the past continuous and past simple tenses together to talk about the past.

I was studying English at school when I met an Australian man.
He
She
We were studying
You
They
I was studying in Thailand when my brother got married.
He
She
We were living
You
They

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practice saying each example.

Now go to 05 LANGUAGE FOCUS Past continuous - task.

 

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