Tripadvisor – intermediate 2
GRAMMAR: The Past Continuous
Past Continuous Tense
This tense is formed using the verb: to be (in the past tense), and the -ing form of a verb
I was writing – I wasn’t listening – Were you working late?
When to use the Past Continuous
When one action begins (past continuous) before another action (past simple), in the past
I was writing the review when Simon arrived. (I started writing at 8 a.m., and Simon arrived at 8.30 a.m.)
EXPRESSIONS – To Check
Check Out – this means to try or test something (informal).
Let’s check out the new pizza restaurant. It has great reviews.
Keep in Check – this means to control spending or behaviour.
We need to keep construction costs in check or we will run out of money.
Background Check – this means to review a person or company’s history.
Before we offer Jackie the job we need to do a background check.
VOCABULARY – The Hotel
Look at these images and learn the vocabulary:
Now take the TEST (6 questions)