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A Read the sentences you heard in the interview with Amit . Which verbs are in the Past Progressive ? 1 . While I was traveling around Nepal , I met a special group of Israelis . 1 . was traveling 2 . I was teaching some village children when the earthquake hit . 3 . While they were building shelters , other volunteers were looking after the children . LANGUAGE Past Progressive We use the Past Progressive when we talk about : Past Progressive Past Progressive an action that was happening at a specific time in the past . an action that was happening when another action interrupted it . two things that were happening at the same time in the past . FORM Positive I , He , She , It + was + verb + ing We , You , They + were + verb + ing Negative I , He , She , It + was + not ( wasn’t ) + verb + ing We , You , They + were + not ( weren’t ) + verb + ing Questions Was / Were + I , he , she , it + verb + ing ? Wh- word + was / were + we , you , they + verb + ing ? Time expressions : while as EXAMPLE SENTENCES I was teaching in April , 2015 . While I was traveling , I met some volunteers . Volunteers were looking after the children while the parents were fixing their homes . I wasn’t backpacking when the earthquake hit . They weren’t traveling then . Was he sleeping at 10 : 00 last night ? What were you doing when the earthquake hit ? GRAMMAR APPENDIX PAGES 171-172

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