Lisez et écoutez ces dialogues pour pratiquer le « Past Continuous ».
1) What were you doing?
A What were you doing yesterday at 3pm?
B Hmm let’s see… I think I was feeding my cat.
A Hmmm. And what were you doing last Monday at 3pm?
B Last Monday? I don’t remember!
A Think please, this is very important.
B It’s a difficult question. What were you doing last Monday at 3pm?
A Last Monday? I was sleeping.
B You were sleeping? At 3pm?
A Yes, I was very tired, I had a difficult weekend… DON’T CHANGE THE SUBJECT!
2) I wasn’t listening
A Yesterday I was in a park, the sun was shining, birds were singing, children were playing, it was lovely. Suddenly…
B Sorry I wasn’t listening, what were you saying?
A You never listen to me!!! I was talking about….
B I’m sorry. I was thinking about something else.
A Ok, so I was walking in the park when suddenly….
B I was thinking about my wife.
A Stop interrupting me!
B Sorry. I think my wife is seeing another man. When she came home last night she was wearing perfume and looking happy. It was very suspicious!
A That’s funny, can I finish my story? So I was walking in the park when I saw your wife. She was chatting with another man…
B Why didn’t you tell me!!
3) I was watching TV
A So I was watching TV when an alien came into the living room.
B An Alien? What did he look like?
A Well he was wearing a blue costume and a top hat.
B Oh, no, that was me!
A You? Why were you wearing a blue costume and a top hat.
B I was trying out a new look. What did you think?
A I thought you looked like an alien!
B And you weren’t afraid?
A No, I was too busy watching TV to be afraid.