Unit 13 :
I was doing…



Past Continuous Tense.

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Grammar Introduction

1. It is 6:00 now.

2. James is at home.

3. He is watching television.

4. At 4:00 he wasn’t at home.

5. He was at the gym.

6. He was swimming in the pool.

7. He wasn’t watching television.

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Grammar Introduction

1. What were you doing at 11:30 yesterday? Were you working?

2. “What did you say?” “I don’t know. I wasn’t listening.”

3. It was raining, so we didn’t go out.

4. In 2001 we were living in Japan.

5. Today she’s wearing a skirt, but yesterday she was wearing pants.

6. I woke up early yesterday. It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining, and the birds were singing.

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am/is/are + -ing(now) → was/were + -ing(past)

Regular verbs form their past and past participle forms by adding –ed.



1. I’m working (now).⇒

I was working at 10:30 last night.

2. It isn’t raining (now).

It wasn’t raining when we went out.

3. What are you doing (now)?⇒

What were you doing at 3:00?

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Questions and Responses


Did your sister call you?

What did you do last night?

Where did your parents go for vacation?

How did the accident happen?



I / we / you /they /he /she/ it



I / we / you /they /he /she/ it


Tutor :

Student :

Did you see Julia yesterday?

No, I didn’t.

Did it rain on Tuesday?

Yes, it did.

Did Stacy come to the party?

No, she didn’t.

Did your parents have a good trip?

Yes, they did.