Ejercicios para Diferenciar Pasado Simple y Pasado Continuo en inglés

Actividades para Diferenciar Pasado Simple y Pasado Continuo en inglés

Actividad 1

Ejercicio 1: Completa las siguientes oraciones utilizando either the simple past or the past continuous tense.

  1. I (work) in the garden when it started to rain.
  2. She (watch) TV when her sister called.
  3. We (play) football yesterday evening.
  4. They (wait) for the bus when it arrived.
  5. He (study) at the library while I was shopping.
  6. She (cook) dinner when the guests arrived.
  7. We (visit) our grandparents yesterday.
  8. They (practice) their instruments when I arrived.
  9. He (read) a book while she was watching a movie.
  10. I (listen) to music when my phone rang.

Actividad 2

Ejercicio 1: Escoge la forma correcta del pasado simple o pasado continuo para completar las oraciones.

  1. They (eat / were eating) dinner when the phone rang.
  2. He (watched / was watching) his favorite show when the power went out.
  3. Last night, I (study / was studying) for my exam until midnight.
  4. While we (walked / were walking) in the park, it started to rain.
  5. She (played / was playing) the piano while her brother was singing.
  6. They (visited / were visiting) their grandparents every summer.
  7. He (read / was reading) a book when his friend called.
  8. I (worked / was working) on my project all morning.
  9. We (went / were going) to the beach when it started to rain.
  10. She (painted / was painting) a picture while listening to music.

Actividad 3

Ejercicio 1: Completa las siguientes oraciones utilizando la forma correcta del pasado simple o pasado continuo.

  1. He (read / was reading) a book when the doorbell rang.
  2. Last night, they (watched / were watching) a movie at the cinema.
  3. While I (cleaned / was cleaning) my room, my friends arrived.
  4. She (played / was playing) soccer when she got injured.
  5. They (studied / were studying) for the exam all night long.
  6. I (ate / was eating) dinner when the phone rang.
  7. He (walked / was walking) to the store when he saw his friend.
  8. We (visited / were visiting) our grandparents last weekend.
  9. She (worked / was working) on her project the whole day.
  10. They (went / were going) to the park when it started to rain.

Respuestas:

  1. Ejercicio 1 (Actividad 1): I was working in the garden when it started to rain.
  2. Ejercicio 2 (Actividad 1): She was watching TV when her sister called.
  3. Ejercicio 3 (Actividad 1): We played football yesterday evening.
  4. Ejercicio 4 (Actividad 1): They were waiting for the bus when it arrived.
  5. Ejercicio 5 (Actividad 1): He was studying at the library while I was shopping.
  6. Ejercicio 6 (Actividad 1): She was cooking dinner when the guests arrived.
  7. Ejercicio 7 (Actividad 1): We visited our grandparents yesterday.
  8. Ejercicio 8 (Actividad 1): They were practicing their instruments when I arrived.
  9. Ejercicio 9 (Actividad 1): He was reading a book while she was watching a movie.
  10. Ejercicio 10 (Actividad 1): I was listening to music when my phone rang.
  11. Ejercicio 1 (Actividad 2): They were eating dinner when the phone rang.
  12. Ejercicio 2 (Actividad 2): He was watching his favorite show when the power went out.
  13. Ejercicio 3 (Actividad 2): Last night, I was studying for my exam until midnight.
  14. Ejercicio 4 (Actividad 2): While we were walking in the park, it started to rain.
  15. Ejercicio 5 (Actividad 2): She was playing the piano while her brother was singing.
  16. Ejercicio 6 (Actividad 2): They were visiting their grandparents every summer.
  17. Ejercicio 7 (Actividad 2): He was reading a book when his friend called.
  18. Ejercicio 8 (Actividad 2): I was working on my project all morning.
  19. Ejercicio 9 (Actividad 2): We were going to the beach when it started to rain.
  20. Ejercicio 10 (Actividad 2): She was painting a picture while listening to music.
  21. Ejercicio 1 (Actividad 3): He was reading a book when the doorbell rang.
  22. Ejercicio 2 (Actividad 3): Last night, they watched a movie at the cinema.
  23. Ejercicio 3 (Actividad 3): While I was cleaning my room, my friends arrived.
  24. Ejercicio 4 (Actividad 3): She was playing soccer when she got injured.
  25. Ejercicio 5 (Actividad 3): They were studying for the exam all night long.
  26. Ejercicio 6 (Actividad 3): I was eating dinner when the phone rang.
  27. Ejercicio 7 (Actividad 3): He was walking to the store when he saw his friend.
  28. Ejercicio 8 (Actividad 3): We visited our grandparents last weekend.
  29. Ejercicio 9 (Actividad 3): She was working on her project the whole day.
  30. Ejercicio 10 (Actividad 3): They were going to the park when it started to rain.

📝 Tips para entender el pasado simple vs. el continuo

1. Para formar el pasado simple en inglés, generalmente se añade «-ed» al final del verbo en su forma base. Por ejemplo, «walk» se convierte en «walked» en pasado simple. Sin embargo, es importante tener en cuenta que hay excepciones en la formación del pasado simple, como los verbos irregulares que no siguen esta regla. Por lo tanto, una buena práctica es familiarizarse con los verbos irregulares más comunes y su forma en pasado simple.

2. En contraste, el pasado continuo en inglés se forma utilizando «was» o «were» seguido del verbo en su forma «-ing». Por ejemplo, «He was studying» (Él estaba estudiando) o «They were playing» (Ellos estaban jugando). La clave para usar el pasado continuo correctamente es tener en cuenta que se utiliza para hablar sobre acciones que estaban en progreso en un momento específico en el pasado. Por lo tanto, es útil recordar especificar cuándo ocurrió esta acción en el discurso.

3. Practica la diferencia entre el pasado simple y el pasado continuo en contextos diferentes. Por ejemplo, puedes leer historias o relatos en inglés y prestar atención a cómo se utilizan estos tiempos verbales. También puedes practicar hablando sobre tus propias experiencias pasadas, utilizando tanto el pasado simple como el pasado continuo, para familiarizarte con su uso correcto y ganar fluidez al momento de hablar en inglés.

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