Lesson 7: “At the Office”

Dialogue 7 :

Linda: Hello, that´s very nice of you. It was so stressful at work today! But it’s over!

Brian: Nice office! When did you begin to work here?

Linda: I applied for this job five years ago, and in 2002, I started to work here!

Brian: I thought a lot about the film yesterday. I did not understand everything, but I

had a really great time with you.

Linda: I dreamed at night about it. How was your day at work?

Brian: I was also very busy today. The customers had lots questions, but didn’t buy very much! Hahaha!

Linda: My boss was not very nice today. I came in late this morning, because my alarm did not go off. Or let’s just say, I did not hear it… Hahaha

Brian: Wow! When I was showering today, my alarm went off. I did not hear it either. While I was preparing breakfast, I was listening to the news and it suddenly occurred to me.

Linda: Yes, while I was sleeping, I was dreaming a lot…. I just could not hear the alarm! I was not feeling very well, while I was sleeping. I caught a cold yesterday, while I was going home!

Brian: When we were walking home from the cinema yesterday, it began to rain heavily. Let´s drive home!

Grammar 7 A: Past Tense Progressive :

Singular: Plural:
1. I was playing 1. We werw playing
2. You were playing 2. You were playing
3. He was playing, she was playing, it was playing 3. They were playing

 

Grammar 7 B: Past Simple vs. Progressive :

When to use the past simple? When to use the past progressive?
expresses that an action took place at a definite time in the past (complete actions),and is used to express that one event happened after another, Expresses that somebody was in the middle of an action at a certain time,Indicates a past action in progress, when a new event happened.

and is used for actions in progress simultaneously

Exercise 7 :

Fill in the correct past form of the verb. Choose from this box:

applied began came caught could did did did did did did dreamed had occurred started thought was was was was was was was was was was was was went were

Linda: Hello, that´s very nice of you. It ________ so stressful at work today! But it’s over! Brian: Nice office! When ________ you begin to work here? Linda: I ________ for this job five years ago, and in 2002, I ________ to work here! Brian: I ________ a lot about the film yesterday. I ________ not understand everything, but I ________ a really great time with you. Linda: I ________ at night about it. How ________ your day at work? Brian: I ________ also very busy today. The customers ________ lots questions, but ________ not buy very much! Hahaha! Linda: My boss ________ not very nice today. I ________ in late this morning, because my alarm ________ not go off. Or let’s just say, I ________ not hear it… Hahaha! Brian: Wow! When I ________ showering today, my alarm ________ off. I ________ not hear it either. While I ________ preparing breakfast, I ________ listening to the news and it suddenly ________ to me. Linda: Yes, while I ________ sleeping, I ________ dreaming a lot…. I just ________ not hear the alarm! I ________ not feeling very well, while I ________ sleeping. I ________ a cold yesterday, while I ________ going home! Brian: When we ________ walking home from the cinema yesterday, it ________ to rain heavily. Let´s drive home!

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