Lesson 8 – The Band – Past Simple Vs Past Continuous

LEVEL A1: THE BAND

 


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VOCABULARY

 

 

  • To form
  • It was formed.
  • the lead singer
  • He was working…
  • To walk in
  • To hear
  • I heard
  • Singing along
  • To remember
  • He remembers the moment.
  • To listen to
  • I discovered
  • New talent
  • It was different.
  • All that I knew…
  • He made it his own.
  • How to play
  • At the time
  • He didn’t consider…
  • He asked me…
  • I have spent..
  • Making music
  • He said
  • He says
  • It is influenced by

 

LESSON 8 DIALOGUE

 

– The Band –

 

 

Learn English – Lesson 8 – Dinner

Paper Pill is an American rock band that formed in New York in 2000. The lead singer Eddie Hook was working in a music shop when Steven Rich walked in and heard Hook singing along to his favourite band.
Rich remembers the moment well:

Rich: I was looking for something new to listen to. I walked into this music shop and Eddie was singing. I discovered a new talent.
Rich: His voice was different. He took all that I knew about vocals and made it his own.

Hook was learning how to play the piano at the time but didn’t consider playing in a band.

Hook: I was working the morning shift when Rich walked in. He asked me if I wanted to be in a band. I said yes and have spent the last 12 years making music.

He says that the music is influenced by Alice in the Box, Soundpark and Near Vina.

 

COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 TO COMPLETE)

 

Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

 

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

 

Drag and Drop Quiz 3: 

 

GRAMMAR PRACTICE – PAST SIMPLE VS PAST CONTINUOUS

 

 

Let’s have a quick recap of these two tenses:

Past Simple:- is often used to talk about actions that have happened in the past, in reported speech and in conditional sentences. The most common form is when we’re talking about things that have happened or that have finished before now.

Past Continuous:- is used to talk about something that was in progress (happening over a period of time) in a particular past time and to say that something happened in the middle of something else.

We can often use both tenses in one sentence in order to talk about past events. It’s most common use is when we want to talk about a progressive action that has been suddenly interrupted by another action.

 

Example:

Progressive Action                                                                       Interrupting Action

Past Continuous                                                                                Past Simple

I was sleeping—————————————————–> when the phone rang.

Chris was waiting for a bus————————————> when he saw a friend.

 

As you can see in this case, the past continuous expresses an incomplete action and the past simple expresses a completed action.

 

Example:

I was sleeping                        when                       the phone rang.

(incompleted action)                                           (Completed action)

 

Irregular Verbs

The simple past and past participle of all regular verbs end in –ed. This is not the case with Irregular verbs. There are over 470 Irregular verbs, though some are very rarely used or antiquated.

 

Here is a list of some of the more commonly used ones:

Verb Participle
Begin Begun
Break Broken
Bring Brought
Build Built
Buy Bought
Catch Caught
Come Come
Do Done
Drink Drunk
Eat Eaten
Fall Fallen
Find Found
Fly Flown
Forget Forgotten
Get Got
Give Given
Go Gone
Have Had
Hear Heard
Know Known
Leave Left
Lose Lost
Make Made
Meet Met
Pay Paid
Put Put
Read Read
Ring Rung
Say Said
See Seen
Sell Sold
Sit Sat
Sleep Slept
Stand Stood
Take Taken
Tell Told
Think Thought
Win Won
Write Written

 

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

 

 

 

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