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Curs: English - Intermediate

Modul: Past Continuous Tense


Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense (Timpul trecut continuu) se formeaz de


la verbul TO BE la Past Simple Tense (Timpul trecut simplu), adic
was/were i present participle (participiu prezent) al verbului
principal.

Forma afirmativ
singular
I was working Eu am
lucrat
You were working Tu
ai urcat
He was working El a
lucrat

plural
We were working Noi
am lucrat
You were working
Voi ai lucrat
They were working Ei
au lucrat

She was working Ea


a lucrat
It was working El a
lucrat

Forma interogativ
Forma interogativ a verbului la Past Continuous Tense (Timpul trecut
continuu) se formeaz cu inversiunea (n comparaie cu forma
afirmativ) verbului auxiliar TO BE (la timpul trecut) i pronume
personal.

Forma interogativ Yes/No questions


singular
Was I working? Eu am
lucrat?

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plural
Were we working? Noi
am lucrat?

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Curs: English - Intermediate


Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

Were you working? Tu


ai lucrat?
Was he working? El a
lucrat?
Was she working? Ea a
lucrat?
Was it working? El a
lucrat?

Were you working? Voi


ai lucrat?
Were they working? Ei
au lucrat?

La ntrebrile Yes/No se dau rspunsuri scurte (Short answers) n


felul urmtor:
singular
plural
Was I working? Yes, I was / Were we working? - Yes, we
No, I wasn't
were / No, we weren't
Were you working? Yes,
Were you working? Yes
you were / No, you werent
you were /No, you weren't
Was he working? Yes, he Were they working? Yes,
was / No, he wasn't
they were / No, they weren't
Was she working? Yes, she
was / No, she wasn't
Was it working? Yes, it was
/ No, it wasn't

Forma interogativ Wh- questions


singular
plural
Where was I working?
Where were we working?
Unde am lucrat eu?
Unde am lucrat noi?
Where were you working? Where were you working?
Unde ai lucrat tu?
Unde ai lucrat voi ?
Where was he working? Where were they working?
Unde a lucrat el?
Unde au lucrat ei?
Where was she working?
Unde a lucrat ea?
Where was it working?

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Curs: English - Intermediate


Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

Unde a lucrat el?

Forma negativ
Forma negativ a Past Continuous Tense (Timpului trecut continuu) se
formeaz de la forma negativ a verbului auxiliar TO BE la timpul
trecut i Present Participle (participiu prezent) a verbului principal.

singular
plural
I was not (I wasn't)
We were not (weren't)
working Eu nu am lucrat
working Noi nu am lucrat
You were not (weren't)
You were not (weren't)
working Tu nu ai lucrat
working Voi nu ai lucrat
He was not (wasn't)
They were not (weren't)
working El nu a lucrat
working Ei nu au lucrat
She was not (wasn't)
working Ea nu a lucrat
It was not (wasn't) working
El nu a lucrat

Utilizare
Past Continuous Tense (Timpul trecut continuu) se folosete pentru:
Aciune care n trecut a durat mai mult:

She was reading a book all day yesterday. - Ea a citit


ieri, toat ziua, cartea.

Dou aciuni care s-au desfurat n timpul trecut n paralel:

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Curs: English - Intermediate


Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

While I was watching TV, my sister was doing her


homework. - Ct m-am uitat eu la TV,sora mea i-a fcut
tema de cas.

Aciune trecut care a durat mai mult, dar este ntrerupt de o


alt aciune la timpul trecut. Aceasta a doua aciune se exprim
deobicei la timpul trecut simplu (Past simple tense):

I was watching TV when the telephone rang. - Eu m-am


uitat la TV, cnd a sunat telefonul.

When we arrived they were playing cards. - Cnd am


ajuns noi, ei se jucau cri.

Nota: Verbele care nu se folosesc la Present Continuous Tense, nu se


folosesc nici la Past Continuous Tense. n locul lor, deobicei, se
folosete verbul la Past Simple Tense.

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Curs: English - Intermediate


Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

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1. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was climbing, climbed, worked, was
working
As she ________
the ladder it slipped sideways and she fell off it. When I first
met him he ________
in a restaurant. ________
2. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was learning, learnt, was repairing,
repaired
While he ________
to drive he had twenty-five accidents. He had a bad fall
while he ________
his roof. ________
3. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was always trying, always tried,
wondered, was wondering
He was a little mad. He ________
to prove that the earth was flat. Just as I ________
what to do next, the phone rang. ________
4. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was making, made, left, was leaving

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

I ________
a cake when the light went out. I had to finish it in the dark. I
didn`t want to meet Paul so when he entered the room I
________
Unfortunately when I arrived Ann ________
, so we only had time for a few words. ________
5. Scriei forma corespunztoare verbului din parantez (PAST
SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
He ________
(watch) TV when the phone rang. Very unwillingly he
________
(turn) down the sound and ________
(go) to answer it. ________
6. Scriei forma corespunztoare a verbului din parantez
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
The burglar ________
(open) the safe when he ________
(hear) the footsteps. He immediately ________
(put) out his torch and ________
(crawl) under the bad. ________
7. Scriei forma corespunztoare a verbului din parantez
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
The boys ________
(play) cards when they ________
(hear) their father`s step. They immediately ________
(hide) the cards and ________
(take) out their lesson books. ________
8. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: were you doing, did you do, was trying,
tried

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

A: What ________
when the accident occurred? B: I ________
to change a light bulb that had burnt out. ________
9. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: realized, was realizing, was travelling,
travelled
He suddenly ________
that he ________
in the wrong direction. ________
10. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was playing, played, threw, was throwing
He ________
the guitar outside her house when someone opened the
window and ________
out a bucket of water. ________
11. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was just opening, just opened, blew, was
blowing
I ________
the letter when the wind ________
it out of my hand. ________
12. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was, wasn`t listening, not listen, was
also watching, also watched

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Curs: English - Intermediate


Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

Sharon ________
in the room when John told me what happened, but she
didn`t hear anything because she ________
Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time
yesterday, she ________
television. That`s all she ever does! ________
13. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: called, was calling, weren`t, worked, was
working
A: I ________
you last night after dinner, but you ________
there. Where were you? B: I ________
out at the fitness center. ________
14. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: arrived, was arriving, wasn`t, was
studying, studied
Sebastian ________
at Susan`s house a little before 9:00 pm, but she ________
there. She ________
at the library for her final examination in French. ________
15. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was looking, looked, found, was finding
When I ________
for my passport I ________

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

this old photograph. ________


16. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: were sitting, sat, was doing, did
When I came in they ________
round the fire. Mr. Pitt ________
a crosswords puzzle... ________
17. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was knitting, knitted, were reading, read
Mrs. Pitt ________
, the others ________
18. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: smiled, was smiling, said, was saying
Mrs. Pitt ________
at me and ________
:``Come and sit down.`` ________
19. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: was watering, watered, was beginning,
began
While he ________
the flowers, it ________

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

to rain. ________
20. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
Ponueni odgovori: put, was putting, went, was going
He ________
up his umbrella and ________
on watering. ________

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

1. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului


(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was climbing, climbed, , was climbing, was climbing
2. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was learning, learnt, repaired, was learning, was learning
3. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was always trying, always tried, , was always trying, was always trying
4. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was making, made, was leaving, , was making
5. Scriei forma corespunztoare verbului din parantez (PAST
SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was watching, turned, went
6. Scriei forma corespunztoare a verbului din parantez
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was opening, heard, put, crawled
7. Scriei forma corespunztoare a verbului din parantez
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
were playing, heard, hid, took
8. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
were you doing, did you do, tried, were you doing, were you doing
9. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a verbului
(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
realized, was realizing, travelled, realized, realized
10. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was playing, played, was throwing, was playing, was playing
11. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a

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verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).


was just opening, just opened, was blowing, was just opening, was just
opening
12. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was, wasn`t listening, not listen, also watched, was
13. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
called, was calling, worked, , called
14. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
arrived, was arriving, was studying, studied, arrived
15. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was looking, looked, was finding, was looking, was looking
16. Completai propoziiile cu forma corespunztoare a
verbului (PAST SIMPLE sau PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE).
were sitting, sat, did, were sitting, were sitting
17. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was knitting, knitted, read, was knitting, was knitting
18. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
smiled, was smiling, was saying, smiled, smiled
19. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST
CONTINUOUS TENSE).
was watering, watered, , was watering, was watering
20. Continuarea ntrebrii precedente.Complatai propoziiile
cu forma corespunztoare a verbului(PAST SIMPLE sau PAST

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Modul: Past Continuous Tense
Unitate: Past Continuous Tense

CONTINUOUS TENSE).
put, was putting, was going, put, put

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