Past continuous tense and "used to"

The past continuous is one of the tenses used to tell stories as it describes multiple actions and events happening at the same time in the past. And “used to” is interesting because it is used to compare the past and present.

1 Past continuous Q and A

This is a  question and answer worksheet to help students understand how to use the past continuous tense. The pictures are story pictures with two actions happening at the same time. Students can use their imaginations to answer the questions while hopefully using the correct grammar.


Past continuous question and answer practice

Past continuous Q and A (PDF)

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2 Past continuous complete-the-sentence activity

This is a past continuous complete-the-sentence or sentence starter exercise to help students practice communicating about past events with their own ideas.

Past continuous complete the sentence exercise.

Past continuous sentence starters (PDF)

3 “Used to” Q and A

The past tense form “used to” is quite interesting as it it  is used to compare the past and present. Consequently, it can form the basis of of pretty interesting speaking activities and discussions.

Question and answer activity using "used to" to compare the present and past.

“Used to” Q and A (PDF)

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