• Past Perfect Progressive
  • Melonie
  • 30.06.2020
  • Mittlere Reife
  • Englisch
  • 7, 8, 9
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Past Ten­ses

Past
Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve

Past Per­fect Simp­le

Past Pro­gres­si­ve

Simp­le Past

Usage of the Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve

-If you want to de­scri­be a lon­ger las­ting ac­tion which hap­pend be­fo­re another ac­tion

-Most of the time in­for­ma­ti­on are given about the du­ra­ti­on from the long las­ting ac­tion until the point where the new ac­tion starts

Tip

Re­mem­ber that you build every pro­gres­si­ve form with to be + pre­sent par­ti­ci­ple

How to build the Past Per­fet Pro­gres­si­ve:

long ver­si­on

con­tr­ac­tion

pre­sent par­ti­ci­ple

I, you
he, she, it
we, you, they

had been

´d been

play­ing
tra­vel­ling
ea­ting
run­ning

I, you
he, she, it
we, you, they

had not been

hadn´t been

play­ing
tra­vel­ling
ea­ting
run­ning

Long ver­si­on

con­tr­ac­tion

pre­sent par­ti­ci­ple

I, you
he, she, it
we, you, they

had been

´d been

play­ing
tra­vel­ling
ea­ting
run­ning

I, you
he, she, it
we, you, they

had not been

hadn´t been

play­ing
tra­vel­ling
ea­ting
run­ning

How to build ques­ti­on with the Past Per­fet Pro­gres­si­ve:

ques­ti­on

an­s­wer

Had
Had not

I,
you.
Peter (he),
Maria (she),
the dog (it),
me and my fri­ends (we),
you,
the group (they)

been plaing?

Yes


No

I,
you.
Peter (he),
Maria (she),
the dog (it),
me and my fri­ends (we),
you,
the group (they)

had.


hadn´t.

1
Fill in the blanks the cor­rect form of the verb. Be aware which two past tense forms you have to use, so that it makes sense. (Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve, Past Per­fect, Simp­le Past). Tip: Every sen­tence has one Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve form.

to fly; to catch; to drive; to stop; to vol­un­teer; to work; to come; to plan

a) Mara in a bak­ery when she be­cau­se of her new plans.
b) She to tra­vel around South Ame­ri­ca for three months when she back be­cau­se of a lack of money.
c) Be­fo­re she back to Ger­ma­ny she on a farm.
d) She to her flat when she heard that their multy-​story buil­ding fire.

b) She to tra­vel around South Ame­ri­ca for three months when she back be­cau­se of a lack of money.
c) Be­fo­re she back to Ger­ma­ny she on a farm.
d) She to her flat when she heard that their multy-​story buil­ding fire.

2
After a fire in a multy-​story buil­ding the po­li­ce of­ficer asked the oc­cu­pants what they were doing du­ring the fire. He/she is ho­ping that the oc­cu­pants had no­ti­ced so­me­thing be­cau­se it seems like an aro­nist set the buil­ding on fire.
Build groups of three. Do a litt­le role play which you will show to the class later. The role play should tell the lis­te­n­er what the peo­ple were doing.
  • You will need a po­li­ce of­ficer and an oc­cu­pant
  • The third per­son can be a story tel­ler or a se­cond po­li­ce of­ficer/oc­cu­pant
  • You can play it in a funny, se­rious or any other way. Main goal is to have fun with the prac­ti­ce of the Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve.
  • Try to use as much Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve as pos­si­ble
3
Write a story about your best ex­pe­ri­ence in this class. Don´t men­ti­on which one it is. Let your class­ma­tes guess your ex­pe­ri­ence.
  • Try to use as much Past Per­fect Pro­gres­si­ve as pos­si­ble
  • Write ca­re­ful­ly so you don´t tell di­rec­t­ly about what your tal­king
  • But give some hints as well
  • It can be anything you en­joy­ed