What were you doing at this time yesterday?
What is he doing at the moment? He is cooking.
What was he doing at this time yesterday? He was cooking.
What is he doing now?
What was he doing at two yesterday afternoon?
He is running.
He was running.
What are they doing now? They are dancing.
What were they doing on Sunday last week?
They were dancing.
The Present & The Past Continuous Tense
? ? I am ? ? They/You/We are
Rules: add –ing to the verbs.
一般结构→ cook — cooking
一元一辅 → run — running 元辅e → dance — dancing
What were these children doing at 10:00 last Sunday morning?
Something went wrong.
? Ma Lin: What were you doing at this time yesterday? ? Li Mei：I ____ ________ dinner. But was cooking something went wrong. ____ when happened ? Ma Lin: What _________ ? (to you) ? Li Mei：I burned myself while I was cooking _____ ____ ____ the meal. /wail/ ? Ma Lin: I'm _____ to hear that. sorry
Being a Timekeeper
open the door
close the door
doing the homework
The teacher opened the door while I was doing the homework. I was doing the homework when the teacher closed the door.
主句+while + was/were+doing sth.
主句+when + did sth.
Fill in the blanks with ―when‖ and― while‖.
1.We were talking________ the teacher came into the when classroom.
2.________ I was cutting hair, the UFO landed. While
3.The boys were playing by the river whenTom fell ____ into the river. 4. I arrived _____ he was watching TV. while
Try to make a dialogue by yourselves
Time: at that time in 2009 Things: playing basketball
something wrong hurt legs & running and jumping
? Li Mei：What were you doing at two yesterday afternoon? ? Ma Lin: I was playing basketball. But something went wrong. ? Li Mei：Why? What happened? (to you) ? Ma Lin: I hurt my legs while I was running and jumping. ? Li Mei：I'm sorry to hear that.
Summary: The Past Continuous Tense
2. 构成： was/were +doing 否定式： was/were not +doing 疑问式： Was/Were ……doing?
at 3. 标志词： this/that time yesterday at 2:00 yesterday afternoon on Sunday last week when/while
◆ Listen to the tape P43-46. ? ◆ Make sentences with “when” and