The Past Tenses - Overview - Past Simple and Past Continuous


In this video, we provide you with a useful overview of the various past tenses. We focus here especially on the differences between the past simple and past continuous.

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I found this unit to be a thorough review of the present simple, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous tenses. I appreciated the discussion of rules for usage, common mistakes, and possible teaching activities. The task exercises were useful, and I intend to save this unit for review if I ever need to teach this particular grammar.The lesson content gave me a good starting point of how to test a student. I feel that testing is necessary, but the questions must be worded in such a way as to show understanding rather than memorized material. I prefer to ask students 'Why?' or \"how\" instead of what a definition is. I will continue to grow and learn about how to properly write a formal test.