Understand the Past continuous in English

Past continuous for level A1 / A2

Past Continuous: He was playing tennis

We use the Past Continuous to describe a continuing action in the past:

He was playing tennis.

She was talking to her friends.

Use a past form of be + -ing to form the Past Continuous:

What were you doing?

Was David having breakfast?

Sorry, I wasn’t listening to you!

We often use the Past Continuous to set the scene, begin a story, introduce an anecdote, etc.:

He was playing tennis when the phone rang.

She was talking to friend. Suddenly, they heard a noise.

I was getting my dinner. Then, the lights went out.

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