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GRAMMAR: Conjunction - 'When'

EXAMPLE: I was taking a shower when you called me last night.

DATE ADDED: 05-14-08


                           Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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Brief Outline: Students use their imagination and creativity to make "when" + past tense continuous sentences.  An example of a 'past tense continuous' verb is 'was taking'.


Materials Needed:

Detailed Explanation:

  1. Let's Write: students create sentences using the past tense continous form + the usage of when from the 1st person perspective. Students may use the pictures on the worksheets to write their sentences but are encouraged to think of their own.
  2. Let's interview: Using the "lets write" sentences, students will ask 4 other students the three questions & gather the answers.
  3. Let's write: Using the interview memo, students will write 4 sentences using a 3rd person perspective.



  • To make this game a bit interesting, have students play janken and only the winners get to ask questions.



  • The point of this worksheet is for students to review the usage of "when" and practice using the past tense continuous form. Whether or not students can use just plain past tense sentences depend on the level of the students.

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