SIMPLE PAST / PAST CONTINUOUS
The Simple Past Tense Kullanimi:
1- Geçmişte, belli bir anda yapılmış / tamamlanmış işleri ifade eder.
Eg: She saw the film last night.
We had a busy day yesterday.
2- Geçmişte, aralıklarla yinelenmiş işleri anlatabilir.
His mother wrote to him every week last year.
Last week I worked hard every day.
SIMPLE PAST TENSE İLE KULLANILAN YAYGIN ZAMAN ZARFLARI:
LAST ……………….(week, night, summer, year)
………………….( a day, two days, two months, a year) AGO
THE OTHER DAY
MAKE SENTENCES FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE.
THE OLD MAN/ BREAK HİS LEG= HE / FALL DOWNSTAİRS
The old man broke his leg when he fell downstairs.
1- the little girl / cut her finger = she / pick up the knife
2- he / start coughing = he / light a cigarette
3- the detective / find the pistol = he /open the secret drawer
4- the car / run off the road = its tyre / burst
5- she / drop the plate = she / trip over
THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE ‘IN KULLANIMI:
1- Geçmişte belli bir anda devam etmekte olan işleri anlatır.
What were you doing at ten o’clock last night.
2- geçmişte oluş zamanları kesişen iki işten süreklilik özelliği olanı ifade eder.
When the telephone rang, she was taking a shower.
While she was taking a shower, the telephone rang.
3- oluş zamanları kesişen iki sürekli işi anlatır.
While we were studying, they were watching TV.
EXERCISES: ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AS INDICATED
What was Mrs. Brown doing when her husband called? ( wash her hair)
She was washing her hair when her husband called.
1- What was Mrs. Brown doing when her husband arrived? ( make dinner)
2- What were you doing when the telephone rang? ( study English)
3- What were they doing when she arrived? ( watch television)
4- What were you doing when the fire started? ( talk on the phone)
5- What was MR. Brown doing when the accident happened? ( listen to the radio)
MAKE SENTENCES AS INDICATED
I / READ A BOOK =MY WIFE / WASH THE DISHES
I was reading a book while my wife was washing the dishes.
1- Mr. Brown / work in the garden = Mrs. Brown / clean the house
2- They / watch television = we / make coffee
3- She / look at magazines = her husband / make tea
4- Tom / take a shower = his wife / prepare the dinner
5- He / study English = you sleep
6- The old lady / call the police = the burglar / try to get in
7- He / take pictures of the fire = the buildings / burn
8- He / laugh = his wife / cry
9- The patient / cough = the nurse / talk to the doctor.
10- The teacher / talk about honesty = the students / daydream
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS USING THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE AS IN THE EXAMPLE
Eg: Why did he have an accident? ( he / drive too fast)
He had an accident because he was driving too fast.
1- Why didn’t she hear the bell? ( she / sleep)
2- Why couldn’t he go out? ( he / study for an exam)
3- Why was the teacher angry? ( the students / talk)
4- Why couldn’t she hear what you said? ( she / sit at the back)
5- Why were the children afraid? ( it / get dark)