• 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.

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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 had been working in a bakery when she had stopped because of her new plans.
b) She had been planing to travel around South America for three months when she had cameback because of a lack of money.
c) Before she flew back to Germany she had been volunteering on a farm.
d) She had been driving to her flat when she heard that their multy-story building catched fire.

b) She had been planing to travel around South America for three months when she had cameback because of a lack of money.
c) Before she flew back to Germany she had been volunteering on a farm.
d) She had been driving to her flat when she heard that their multy-story building catched 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