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Stage 6

Telling a story

1 . Observe as figuras. Todas estas pessoas estavam fazendo alguma coisa quando outro evento aconteceu. Indique o que aconteceu em seguida (a–e), completando as frases (1–5).

1 He was walking home ……………………………………………… .

2 They were watching television ……………………………………… .

3 While he was having a bath, ………………………………………………… .

4 She was driving to work ……………………………………………… .

5 While he was doing his shopping, …………………………………….. .

a) the phone rang.

b) when he saw a UFO.

c) somebody tried to steal his wallet.

d) when a dog ran in front of her car.

e) when it suddenly caught fire.

Grammar: Past continuous tense (2)

Quando queremos descrever duas ações no passado, usamos o past continuous para descrever a ação mais longa e que acontecia em segundo plano, e o past simple para descrever a ação mais curta e completa que interrompe a ação de segundo plano.

I was eating dinner when the phone rang.

Normalmente usamos while antes da ação longa ou when antes da ação curta.

While I was doing my shopping, somebody tried to steal my wallet.
I was doing my shopping when somebody tried to steal my wallet.

2 . Você ouvirá seis pessoas conversarem sobre coisas que aconteceram com elas. Atribua um número para cada uma das frases abaixo.

I was cooking dinner when the phone rang.

Somebody stopped me while I was taking a photograph.

My computer crashed while I was doing some work.

While I was playing tennis, it started to rain.

I was skiing when I broke my leg.

I was exchanging some money when somebody tried to rob the bank!

3 . Complete as frases usando suas próprias palavras.

1 I was taking a shower when ……………………………… .

2 While I was eating lunch, ………………………………… .

3 I was watching television when ………………………….. .

4 While I was trying to sleep, ………………………………. .

5 I was walking to work when ……………………………… .

4 . Você ouvirá o hóspede de um hotel conversar com a recepcionista. Ouça e uma opção no formulário abaixo de acordo com o diálogo.

20 minutes+

Quão educadas são estas queixas? Determine se elas são:

a) extremamente educadas

b) muito educadas

c) um pouco educadas

d) não muito educadas

e) nem um pouco educadas.

1 I’m afraid I’m not very happy with the service here. …

2 I’m not at all happy with the service here. …

3 The service here is rubbish. …..

4 I don’t think the service here is very good. …

5 I’m sorry, but I’m afraid I’m not very happy with the service here. …


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 when he saw a UFO.

2 when it suddenly caught fire.

3 the phone rang.

4 when a dog ran in front of her car.

5 somebody tried to steal his wallet.

Exercício 2

4, 6, 2, 3, 5, 1

Exercício 3

Model answers:

1 I was taking a shower when there was a knock on the door.

2 While I was eating lunch, it started to rain.

3 I was watching television when my girlfriend arrived.

4 While I was trying to sleep, the phone kept ringing.

5 I was walking home when I saw the accident.

Exercício 4

1 poor

2 good

3 poor

4 poor

5 fair

6 poor

7 poor

8 good

20 minutes+

1-b; 2-c (or d); 3-e; 4-c (or d); 5-a