Тренировочноые упражнения. Past Continuous Tense. Средний уровень. Intermediate. Часть вторая.

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Перед тем, как использовать какое-либо грамматическое правило в реальной жизни, надо пройти этап тренировок в данном грамматическом поле. Средний уровень определяется тем, что надо самостоятельно  определять и  анализировать смысл и употребление данного грамматического правила, в нашем случае Past Continuous Tense, но о прямых переводах речь пока не идет.

1. Exercise 1. Раскройте скобки и поставьте глагол в прошедшем времени Past Indefinite Tense или Past Continuous Tense.

1. He (to look) at the house from where he ( to stand).

2. I (to speak) to my sister several times, but she always (to read) and (not to listen) me.

3. We just (to talk) about Tom when he suddenly ( to come) in.

4. He (to lose) his watch while he (to see) the sights of the city.

5. Yesterday, as I (to walk) down the Regent Street, I (to meet) George, an ald friend of mine. He (to recognize) me at once, though I (to wear) a scarf around my face as I (to suffer) from toothache.

6. John (to teach) English for month when he (to live) in Germany and (to work) as a journalist.

7. He (to tell) me how sorry he (to be) to see me in such a poor way. All the time he (to say) this, I (to try) to remember something I (to want) to tell him.

8. I (to open) the door just as Ann (to ring) the bell.

9. Tom (to glance) at Jane who still ( to shiver) from the cold.

10. The house (to burn) fast , so we ( to break) a window to get out.

11. My father ( to retire) when I (to be) fifteen and we ( to go) to live in a village.

12. Mary (to cook) dinner when I first (to ask) her to marry me.

13. When we ( to cross) the street a man ( to come ) towards us and ( to ask) the way to the railway station.

14. We (to walk) to the station when it (to begin) to rain.

15. When he (to awake), his wife (to sit) at the window. She ( to read) something.

16. We ( to run) under a bridge when the storm (break).

17. You (to be) very busy when I ( to see) you two days ago. What you ( to do)?

18. She (to put ) on her raincoat when it (to start) to rain.

19. I (to look for) my key all morning. I don’t remember where I (to leave) it.

20. When the teacher (to come) in, the boys (to play).

21. The ship (to sink), so all the passengers (to jump) into the boats.

22. Once, while I (to walk) in a park of London, I (to see) an old man. He (to sit) on a bench holding a book in his hands.

23. He ( to think) of something else while you (to talk) to him.

24. When I ( come) in, they (to sit) in the sitting room. My elder brother (to do) a crossword, my mother (to knit) , the others (to read).

25. When I (to see) him, he (to sing) and (to smoke) a cigar at the same time.

26. The sun (to go) down behind the mountain when I (to reach) a village which (to be) a few miles from the sea.

27. He ( to eat) three sandwiches while you (to talk) to him.

28. After supper my father and I (to go) out into the garden. The moon (to shine) high in the sky and the night (to be) warm and beautiful.

29. Ann ( to peel) potatoes when Tom (to ask) her to marry him.

30. What you (to do) at 3 o’clock yesterday? – I (to work) in the garden.

31. The dog (to bite) her on the ankle while she ( to catch) it.

32. Who you ( to talk) to on the phone when I ( to come) in? – I ( to talk) to my father.

33. While he (to get) off the tram, he (to fall) and (to cut) his face.

34. He (to lean) against the door and (to listen) to the radio when I first ( to try) to speak to him.

35. What song you (to sing) when we (to come) in.

36. While he (to write) a letter the telephone ( to ring); as he ( to go) to answer it, he ( to hear) a knock at the door; the telephone still (to ring) while he (to walk) to the door; but just as he ( open) the door, the telephone ( to stop).

37. What you (to think) about when I (to ask) you a question?

38. When Ann ( to look ) out of the window , it ( to rain) heavily and people ( to hurry) along the streets.

39. We (to walk) down the street in the direction of Tom’s house , when we (to see) him in the window of a bus that ( to pass) by.

40. The working day (to be) over and villagers ( to come) home from the fields.

Я раскрою скобки и поставлю глаголы в Past Indefinite Tense или Past Continuous Tense, чтобы вы могли себя проверить.

1. He looked at the house from where he was standing. or He was looking at the house from where he was standing.

2. I spoke to my sister for several times , but she was always reading and was not listening to me.

3. We were just talking about Tom when he suddenly came in.

4. He lost his watch while he was seeing the sight of the city.

5. Yesterday, as I was walking down Regent Street, I met George, an old friend of mine. He recognized me at once, though I was wearing a scarf round my face as I was sufffering from toothache.

6. John was teaching English for two months when he was living in Germany and working as a journalist.

7. He told me how sorry he was to see me in such a poor way. All the time he said this, I was trying to remember something I wanted to tell him.

8. I opened the door just as Ann rang the bell.

9. Tom glanced at Jane who was still shivering from cold.

10. The house was burning fast, so we broke a window to get out.

11. My father retired when I was fifteen and we went to live in a village.

12. Mary was cooking dinner when I first asked her to marry me.

13. When we were crossing the street a man came towards us and asked the way to the railway station.

14. We were walking to the station when it began to rain.

15. When he awoke, his wife was sitting at the window. She was reading something.

16. We ran under the bridge when the storm broke. or We were running under the bridge when the storm broke.

17. You were very busy when I saw you two days ago. What were you doing?

18. She put on her raincoat when it started to rain.

19. I was looking for my key all morning. I don’t remember where I left it.

20. When the teacher came in , the boys were playing.

21. The ship was sinking, so all the passengers jumped into the boats.

22. Once, while I was walking in a park of london, I saw an old man. He was sitting on a bebch holding a book in his hands.

23. He was thinking of something else while you were talking to him.

24. When I came in , they were sitting in the sitting room. My elder brother was doing a crossword, my mother was knitting, the others were reading.

25. When I saw him, he was singing and smoking a cigar at the same time.

26. The sun was going down behind the mountain when I reached a village which was a few miles from the sea.

27. He ate three sandwiches while yoy were talking to him.

28. After supper my father and I went out into the garden. The moon was shining high in the sky and the night was warm and beautiful.

29. Ann was peeling potatoes when Tom asked her to marry him.

30. What were you doing at 3 o’clock yesterday? — I was working in the garden.

31. The dog bit her on the ankle while she was catching it.

32. Who were you talking to on the phone when I came in? – I was talking to my father.

33. While he was getting off the tram he fell and cut his face.

34. He was leaning against the door and listening to the radio when I first tried to speak to him.

35. What song were you singing when we came in?

36. While he was writing a letter the telephone rang; as he went to answer it, he heard a knock at the door; the telephone was still ringing while he was walking to the door: but just as he opened the door, the telephone stopped.

37. What were you thinking about when I asked you a question?

38. When Ann looked out of the window, it was raining heavily and the people were hurrying along the streets.

39. We were walking down the street in the direction of Tom’s house, when we saw him in the window of a bus that was passing by.

40. The working day was over and villagers were coming home from the fields.

Exercise 2. Прочитайте этот маленький рассказ, раскройте скобки и поставьте глаголы в прошедшем времени: Past Indefinite Tense или Past Continuous Tense. Переведите рассказ на родной язык.

We ( to enter) Port Said harbour when I (to come) on the deck. As soon as our ship ( to come) near enough, a large number of boats ( to set out) from the shore. We could see that they (to bring) money-changers, guides and men selling all the wonderful things of the East. While I (to leave) the ship I (to notice) that the rest of the passengers (argue) about the prices in loud voices. I (to walk) about for an hour and (to watch) the gay street life; men ( to sell) strange fruits and vegetables, and tradesmen( to mend) shoes or (to make) carpets in their little shops. I (to return) to my ship as the sun (to set); the ‘market’ on the ship  still (to continue). An old man who (to sit) on the deck (to offer) me a beautiful Persian rug for only 20 pound. I (to talk) hard for ten minutes, and just the ship (to go) I (to buy) it for 2 pound. As I (to go) to my cabin I (to see) a sailor with a rug like mine. I (to ask) him the price. ‘Fifty pence’ , he said, ‘ but I (to pay) too much for it. A man that I (to talk) to just now only (to pay) twenty–five pence.’ When I (to undress) that night I (to notice) a little piece of cloth which ( to hang) from one corner of my rug. On it were the words ‘Made in Manchester’.

Я раскрою скобки и поставлю все глаголы в нужное время, чтобы вы могли себя проверить.

We were entering Port Said harbour when I came on the deck. As soon as our ship came near enough, a large number of boats set out from the shore. We could see that they were bringing money-changers, guides and men selling all the wonderful things of the East. While I was leaving the ship I noticed that the the rest of the passengers were argueing about the prices in loud voices. I was walking for an hour and watching the gay street life; men were selling strange fruits and vegetables, and tradesmen were mending shoes or making carpets in their little shops. I returned to my shop as the sun was setting; ‘the market’ on the ship was still contunueing. An old man who was sitting on the deck offered me a beautiful Persian rug for only 20 pound. I was talking hard for ten minutes , and just the ship was going I bought it for 2 pound. When I was going to my cabin I saw a sailor with a rug like mine. I asked him the price. ‘Fifty pence,’ he said, ‘but I paid too much for it. A man that I was talking just now only paid twenty–five pence.’ As I was undressing that night I noticed a little piece of cloth which was hanging from one corner of my rug. On it were the words ‘Made in Manchester’.

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