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Past simple/past continuous worksheets:

PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE
PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 4506


Past Continuous and Past Simple
Past Continuous and Past Simple
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 2110


**SPEAKING PROMPTS** | PAST simple/continuous practice |32 cards| FUN CONVERSATION ACTIVITY
**SPEAKING PROMPTS** | PAST simple/continuous practice |32 cards| FUN CONVERSATION ACTIVITY
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1859


Reviewing Basic Grammar Points series (9) - Past Simple and Past Continuous (all forms)
Reviewing Basic Grammar Points series (9) - Past Simple and Past Continuous (all forms)
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1745


Simple Past or Past Continuous?
Simple Past or Past Continuous?
Level: advanced
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 1386


PAST SIMPLE OR PAST CONTINUOUS? Grammar guide + reading, fill in the gaps, wh-questions.
PAST SIMPLE OR PAST CONTINUOUS? Grammar guide + reading, fill in the gaps, wh-questions.
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1290



"WHEN" OR "WHILE" (SIMPLE PAST TENSE-PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE)
Level: elementary
Age: 8-17
Downloads: 1149


FOUR TENSES- PRESENT SIMPLE- PRESENT CONTINUOUS-PAST SIMPLE- PAST CONTINUOUS (KEY+B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
FOUR TENSES- PRESENT SIMPLE- PRESENT CONTINUOUS-PAST SIMPLE- PAST CONTINUOUS (KEY+B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1136


PAST SIMPLE OR PAST CONTINUOUS
PAST SIMPLE OR PAST CONTINUOUS
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 976


Simple past vs past continuous
Simple past vs past continuous
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 877


Past simple - Past continuous: while & when
Past simple - Past continuous: while & when
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 871


Past continuous or past simple exercises (BW+the key)
Past continuous or past simple exercises (BW+the key)
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 858


Fairy Tales/ Stories (18) - Alice in Wonderland - Past Simple and Continuous
Fairy Tales/ Stories (18) - Alice in Wonderland - Past Simple and Continuous
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 856


Past Continuous vs. Past Simple
Past Continuous vs. Past Simple
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 855


Past Simple or Past Continuous?  - Grammar Quiz series (5)
Past Simple or Past Continuous? - Grammar Quiz series (5)
Level: elementary
Age: 9-12
Downloads: 760


Simple Past or Past Continuous?  -  Inductive Approach
Simple Past or Past Continuous? - Inductive Approach
Level: elementary
Age: 11-12
Downloads: 746


Past Tense Review (past simple and past continuous)
Past Tense Review (past simple and past continuous)
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 721


PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS
PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 676


Past Simple or Past Continuous(+Key)
Past Simple or Past Continuous(+Key)
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-14
Downloads: 631


Aren’t firefighters cool? – reading comprehension + grammar (comparative of equality, past simple vs. past continuous) [6 tasks] KEYS INCLUDED ((3 pages)) ***editable
Aren’t firefighters cool? – reading comprehension + grammar (comparative of equality, past simple vs. past continuous) [6 tasks] KEYS INCLUDED ((3 pages)) ***editable
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 631


 

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  Grammar worksheets > Verbs > Verb tenses > Past simple/past continuous > Past simple - Past continuous
Past simple - Past continuous Past simple - Past continuous

A worksheet about the difference between the past simple and the past continuous. It consists of a grammar guide and three exercises. The answer key is included. Hope you like it!!

 Level:intermediate
 Age: 13-17
 Downloads:2597

Copyright © 15/10/2008  Marisa Palomar
Publication or redistribution of any part of this document is forbidden without authorization of the copyright owner.




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Past simple - Past continuous worksheet
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Comments:


Carlos D.
Portugal

Thanks for sharing :)         posted by Carlos D.


Stassy
Belarus

         posted by Stassy
Thank you very much, Luisa!!!!:)))


CHARMED ONE
Mexico

Nice!         posted by CHARMED ONE
Thank you for sharing your ws.


angel__esl
Tunisia

nice worksheet, thx for sharing!!!         posted by angel__esl


Starfish
Brazil

         posted by Starfish
thanks for sharing!


Pacchy
Argentina

Super!!         posted by Pacchy


oregon91
Argentina

         posted by oregon91
Thank you very much for sharing your great work!! Fernanda


marcinhalibe
Brazil

HI LUISA !         posted by marcinhalibe
I HAVE ALREADY WAITING ANXIOUS FOR YOUR NEW WORKSHEETS . THEY ARE REALLY VERY USEFULL AND WELL DONE , AS ALWAYS . THANK YOUUU!!! :D


Kita19
Portugal

         posted by Kita19
Fabulous worksheet to teach past simple vs past continuous! Great job! Thanks


mingoan248
Vietnam

         posted by mingoan248
Thanks so much.


frenchfrog
France

         posted by frenchfrog
Gorgeous! Thanks a lot! (16.10.08)


dublinschool
Spain

         posted by dublinschool
very nice worksheet! thanks for sharing! :)


donapeter
Romania

         posted by donapeter
Perfect for my students!! Thanks!


emiliafachada (F)
Portugal

Fabulous!         posted by emiliafachada (F)
Thanks Luisa.


kiru
Austria

Thank you!         posted by kiru


leva
Hungary

Thanks for sharing!         posted by leva


caoxuanmai
Vietnam

Great job! Thanks!         posted by caoxuanmai


anatoren
Israel

Excellent work!         posted by anatoren
Thanks a lot.


Malvarosa
Spain

         posted by Malvarosa
I love your worksheets Luisa, I learn a lot with them, they´re very elegant and educational, Thanks :)


mariacrete
Greece

Very nice         posted by mariacrete


domnitza
Romania

         posted by domnitza
love it!
thanks!


chrabonsc
Poland

         posted by chrabonsc
great very very lovely:)


vanda51
Portugal

Perfect as always          posted by vanda51
Thank you very much Luisa :)****


pupa
Serbia

         posted by pupa
Great job! Thanks a lot for sharing!


manuelanunes3
Portugal

Thanks for sharing :)         posted by manuelanunes3


marta73
Spain

         posted by marta73
excellent, as usual


missola
Palestine

         posted by missola
thix is really nice
thx for sharing


Lidukas
Russian Federation

Thank you!!!! Great as usual!!!         posted by Lidukas


spring
Turkey

         posted by spring
Oppsss!!!!I don t know what to say..I am speechless..
Your worksheets are unique.I love them all.How can I express my pleasure to you...Words are not enough..
Thank you....
Great work as usual:))))


gilorit
Israel

Thank you so much Luisa for a wonderful worksheet :-)         posted by gilorit


Amna 107
United Arab Emirates

Thank you :)         posted by Amna 107


Venus78
Iran

         posted by Venus78
Great! Thanx :)


morganalin
Portugal

         posted by morganalin
Very useful for me, thanks for sharing it with us.


Marshmallow (F)
France

         posted by Marshmallow (F)
Excellent work!! I m going to use your other wksheet on those 2 tenses with while and when tomorrow in my class and I might use this one as well! Thanks, you re a STAR!!


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Argentina

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Katia del Pilar
Peru

         posted by Katia del Pilar
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Spain

         posted by stehre
Wonderful worksheets!


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Spain

         posted by pcordoba
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Spain

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kaz76
United Kingdom

         posted by kaz76
Another fantastic worksheet - very comprehensive. Thank you:))


venezababi
Brazil

         posted by venezababi
thanks


Anabelita
Portugal

         posted by Anabelita
Thanks.


cgato
Portugal

         posted by cgato
Thank you so much! :)


maggy69
Portugal

Greaaaat! Thanks!         posted by maggy69


ana m
Spain

         posted by ana m
What a wonderful worksheet! Thanks a lot


Victoria-Ladybug
Israel

I am impressed and happy to use your worksheet!         posted by Victoria-Ladybug
Thanks!!!!
Victoria


Jenna M
Portugal

         posted by Jenna M
excellent!!! thanks a lot forshering and for key!!!


bamarcia
Brazil

SUPERB!!!         posted by bamarcia
Marisa, I do looooooooooove your worksheets! Perfect grammar explanations, lovely design and great exercises!!! I m your fan! (and I m jealous so many other people are!!!kkkkk) ;)


tanalu
Brazil

         posted by tanalu
Thanks...


flaviatl
Argentina

Great worksheets!         posted by flaviatl
A quick note just to say how much I love your worksheets. I ve just discovered you and I ve already downloaded quite a lot. Your worksheets are attractive, interesting and carefully designed. Thanks a lot for sharing!


abdo111b
Morocco

         posted by abdo111b
thanks! very useful,indeed.Go on sharing!


jfbs
Spain

Wonderful activity!!!         posted by jfbs
Thanks a lot


barbarella77
Spain

Great work!!! Thanks )         posted by barbarella77


Mariethe House
France

Thanks a lot! ever so ...         posted by Mariethe House
good and complete! very talented , you are!
Mariethe


bhaveshvyas
India

past simple past continuous         posted by bhaveshvyas
really a great work.... enjoyed it very much. such kind of painstaking work can really bring the face of classroom teaching...

bhavesh vysd
india


eaglestar
Philippines

Past simple - past continuous         posted by eaglestar
Thank you very much! I love your worksheets! Awesome job!!!


oppilif
Italy

         posted by oppilif
Simply Fabulous!!!! This is exactly what I was looking for!!! THANKS!!!


tugce
Turkey

         posted by tugce
such a lovely worksheet, thanks for sharing it with us:)


Kamilam
Poland

         posted by Kamilam
Simply great! Thank you for your work and effort!


mink191
Thailand

         posted by mink191
Very nice!


chrysalis
Greece

         posted by chrysalis
It´s a wonderful project! YOu´re an inspiration!


macanolo
Spain

YOU HAVE SHAVED MY LIFE! THANK U!         posted by macanolo


hilal35
Turkey

         posted by hilal35
very well-prepared. thanks for sharing:)


sirah
Argentina

wow!!!! gorgeous! thanks!         posted by sirah


mariajoaopt
Portugal

         posted by mariajoaopt
absolutly marvellous...thanks a lot!very nice!


Bruna!
Brazil

         posted by Bruna!
briiilliant !!


orhanmazman
Turkey

ONE MISTAKE!         posted by orhanmazman
HI, THANKS FOR THIS NICE WORK. BUT THERE IS A MISTAKE WHICH MUST BE CORRECTED, I THINK. IN EXERCISE B, IT SAYS "The plane ______________ (take off) at 6:30 p.m. but the Davidson family ______________ (not be) on the plane. They ______________ (miss) it! " WE ARE ASKED TO FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH EITHER PAST SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS. BUT THE LAST BLANK SHOULD BE "PAST PERFECT" ... IT SHOULD READ ".... but the Davidson family weren´t(not be) on the plane. They had missed (miss) it! "
Accept my appologies but I thought I need to correct it. Thanks again. Best regards.


ghazalbabe
United Arab Emirates

hi          posted by ghazalbabe
yuk !! srry


ghazalbabe
United Arab Emirates

mistaken         posted by ghazalbabe
THERE IS A MISTAKE WHICH MUST BE CORRECTED, I THINK. IN EXERCISE B, IT SAYS "The plane ______________ (take off) at 6:30 p.m. but the Davidson family ______________ (not be) on the plane. They ______________ (miss) it! " WE ARE ASKED TO FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH EITHER PAST SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS. BUT THE LAST BLANK SHOULD BE "PAST PERFECT" ... IT SHOULD READ ".... but the Davidson family weren´t(not be) on the plane. They had missed (miss) it! "
I´m srry but it is nice/wonderful.


doodoo
Egypt

wow          posted by doodoo
the sheet is very wonderful & useful


anaisabel001
Spain

         posted by anaisabel001
Thanks for your nice work.Have a nice day


Hanan Hanan
Palestine

         posted by Hanan Hanan
THANKS A LOT


solac90
Spain

Excellent, congratulations.         posted by solac90


JulietaVL
Mexico

I do not see the mistake these gus are talking about, I think it is correct...anyway, thank you so so so much         posted by JulietaVL


Anneclaire
Italy

         posted by Anneclaire
Thanks a lot!


vickyvar
Greece

Thanks a million!!! You saved me lots of time today!!!         posted by vickyvar


Haneen11
Saudi Arabia

         posted by Haneen11
Thanks a lot!


macanolo
Spain

thank u         posted by macanolo


peggy33
Czech Republic

         posted by peggy33
Excellent worksheet!!!!! Very useful!! Thanx for sharing!


deeedee
Spain

Correction         posted by deeedee
Nice work, but at the end of the first page you have "Time Expressions Used With Present Simple" and the same for "Present Continuous"; it seems you would mean to say PAST Simple and Continuous?

Greetings.


thomfiat
Vietnam

         posted by thomfiat
VERY USEFUL!THANKS A LOT


fofafo
Qatar

         posted by fofafo
nice work sheet


fofafo
Qatar

         posted by fofafo


pollyanna_pl
Greece

Thanks. Another excellent worksheet.         posted by pollyanna_pl


antunesrosa
Portugal

         posted by antunesrosa
Great work. Thanks a lot.


veljaca82
Bosnia and Herzegovina

grrrreeeat! thanx a million! love your wss!         posted by veljaca82


umlulu
Bahrain

         posted by umlulu
Ammmmmazing worksheet.I´ll use it for my students. Sure they will enjoy it.


annitacm
Spain

AWESOME!         posted by annitacm
Thanks a lot!! It´s very useful and nice ;)


yara.bustami@gmail.com
Jordan

Catchy worksheet         posted by yara.bustami@gmail.com
Warm greetings,

I would like to ask, why did you put keywords for present simple, and present continuous in the worksheet of Past cont. and past simple?
Oh, I got it know! You meant keywords for Past cont. and past simple, didn´t you?

Thank you,
Yara


Nounaya 73
Algeria

         posted by Nounaya 73
Very nice!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Argentina

         posted by rainbowenglish
I love your printables, thanks!


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         posted by jelenac
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United States

         posted by jwendt
wonderful work, thank you so much.


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Thank you!


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Vietnam

         posted by lethulan88
Thanks for sharing! Good luck!


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Austria

GREAT!!! Love it! :o) - thanks a million!         posted by lisa.weix


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Czech Republic

         posted by Cibetka
Perfect, I really like your worksheet. Thank you so much!


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Turkey

         posted by merve
thanka a lot...


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         posted by mariaah
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PILPEN
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         posted by PILPEN
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WONDERFUL         posted by saladinos
IT IS VERY VERY USEFUL , GOOD JOB :)


Lost in France
France

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Samantha.esl
Italy

Marvellous! Thanks!!         posted by Samantha.esl


rdaporta
Spain

thanks so much!!!         posted by rdaporta


cgonfe
Spain

Past simple- past continuous         posted by cgonfe
It´s a great activity, with a good level of vocabulary. Really useful,
thanks a lot!!


yipiyei
Spain

         posted by yipiyei
thanks for sharing


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Spain

         posted by montseteacher
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Albania

hai241         posted by hai241
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Chile

gracias amiga         posted by nelitadaniella
gran trabajo


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Ukraine

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Indonesia

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Argentina

         posted by boiyor
loved it, Thanxs!


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Romania

thanks!         posted by mick3y_7
this is great! good job!


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         posted by MChappell
Thank you very much. Great work


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         posted by vivienne71
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Spain

Past simple - Past continuous         posted by maigomay
Really useful. Thank you, Maite


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Romania

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         posted by lago
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duartjerina
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hello         posted by duartjerina
a great job. but why can´t i download