Showing posts with label past continuous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label past continuous. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Driving Game. Past Simple vs Past Continuous

We use the past continuous:
* for progressive actions,
* for actions happening at the same time
* and for long actions that are interrupted by another action. The latter usually happens all of a sudden.

Most times, past simple sentences are preceded by when and past continuous sentences are preceded by while or as.

In this quiz, you will see four options to complete ten sentences. When you choose the best option, a green light comes out, and you will have the chance to play a driving game. Press the left and right arrow keys to steer, the up and down keys to control the speed and the space bar to jump. Don't try this in real life.

  Driving Game. Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Typing speed test with the past continuous

We are living in a digital world. It is important for you to know about computers and new technology. Can you type quickly? This game will help you revise past continuous and it will also improve your typing skills. The quicker you are, the better your score. Choose the right answer to complete the sentences. If your answer is correct, the square will go green and you will take the typing challenge. If it's wrong, it will go red and you will start with a different sentence. How well can you type?

Typing test with the past continuous

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Manic Miner. Past Simple and Past Continuous

Let's do some revision on the different uses of the past simple and the past continuous. In the game below, you will have to complete some sentences with the correct form of the most suitable verb, so pay attention to meaning and context. Do you know the rules to play the game? Answer three questions correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet to get to the next level. Avoid contact with monsters and incorrect answers. Each level is more and more difficult. Can you help Willy the miner?

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Grammar: Past Simple And Past Continuous. Soccer and Basketball Game

Are you up for a grammar game? This one is about past tenses.
We use the past simple for finished actions in the past whereas we use the past continuous for actions in progress happening in the past.
We use two or more verbs in the past simple when one action follows the other action.
We use two or more verbs in the past continuous when past actions were happening at the same time.
Finally, when we use two or more actions in the past simple and the past continuous, we mean that the action in the past simple interrupted the action expressed by the past continuous.

Now we have recapped on what you know, why don't you test yourself with these games? If you're a football fan, you will surely enjoy the penalty shoot-out. When you get an answer right, you can try to score against the goalie. Keep your eye on the target or you might miss. There are different difficulty levels to choose. Prove you're a top-class striker!
What? You don't like football! All right, what about trying basketball? The questions are the same. If you get an an answer right, you have the opportunity to shoot a basketball in the hoop. NBA, here we come!

Penalty Shoot-out
Past Simple And Past Continuous By Pilar Super Taker Soccer Review Game

Basketball in the hoop
Past Simple And Past Continuous By Pilar Super Shooter Basketball Review Game