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ESL Intermediate 1 Past Progressive (Continuous) & Simple Past while Learning to Drive

linnysueslater December 06, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Answer questions about Past Progressive (Continuous) sentence structure while learning vocabulary about driving.
Scene summary:
Teenage twins learn to drive and their parents freak out. Curbs are scraped, right turns become left turns, etc.
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Communicative function: how to tell a story in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-12-06, 22:14:29 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Which sentence is in the past continuous form?

  • The girls were talking about their driving test.
  • The girls were not happy.

2) Select the sentence with the Past Continuous form.

  • Bailey was driving when she scraped the curb.
  • Bailey scraped the curb

3) Select the sentence with the Past Progressive form.

  • Brooklyn was freaking out after Bailey failed the test.
  • Bailey failed the test and Brooklyn freaked out.

4) Which sentence contains a past continuous form?

  • She started to drive but suddenly stopped.
  • She was driving slowly when suddenly she hit the brake.

5) Which sentence has past continuous form?

  • Bailey's mom gasped when her daughter drove.
  • Bailey's mom was gasping when when her daughter drove.

6) Which sentence contains the past progressive form?

  • Their dad was sleeping during the lesson.
  • Their dad fell asleep during the lesson.

7) Which sentence contains the Past Continous form?

  • Bailey turned left instead of turning right.
  • Bailey was turning left instead of turning right.

8) Select the sentence with the past continuous form.

  • Bailey was having a diffult time trying to learn how to park.
  • Bailey had a hard time learning to park.

9) Which sentence contains the past progressive form?

  • Was Bailey trying to fill up the gas tank on the wrong side?
  • Bailey tried to fill up the gas tank on the wrong side.

10) Select the sentence with the past continuous form.

  • What were the parents doing when the girls were learning to drive?
  • What did the parents do when the girls learned to drive?t did the parents do when the girls learned to drive?

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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