5. Past Progressive

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Autor American English at State
Área Comunicación y Lenguaje L 3, Inglés
Tipo de licencia Estándar de YouTube
Formato Vídeo
Responsable de curación Editor
Última actualización 2015/08/29
Localización https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZpp7ifDR2E

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This lesson introduces the use of the past progressive to show the order of events.

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0:05 Hey, I'm Andy, and I teach English.
0:09 Today's lesson is a busy day in the past progressive.
0:15 Yesterday, I was walking the dog when my phone rang.
0:21 It was my boss. A teacher was feeling sick,
0:26 so she needed me to fill in.
0:31 As I was running to my car, it started to rain.
0:38 When I arrived at the school,
0:41 my boss was waiting outside.
0:45 She told me another teacher's car broke down.
0:51 I was working rest of the day.
0:55 So, why use the past progressive?
0:59 One reason is to show the order of events.
1:04 And how do you use the past progressive?
1:09 Write a subject, plus a form of "to be," plus a verb-ing.
1:19 For example: You were saying...
1:23 It was snowing,
1:25 They were laughing.
1:28 All right, your turn. Fill in the blanks. Click pause.
1:44 What were you doing yesterday?
1:48 Next time, we will learn about the present perfect.
1:53 This is American English, and thanks for watching.

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