Past continuous conversation questions
Here is a worksheet of easy past continuous conversation questions to practice using this grammatical structure. Answers to these questions should contain either was or were, depending on the subject. The rules are – (I, he, she, it + was), and – (We, you, they +were).
At the top of the worksheet, there are three pictures to describe using the present continuous. Here are some examples of possible sentences –
Jane was walking her dog yesterday morning.
Tom was shopping in a supermarket at 1 pm in the afternoon.
Mary was at home reading a book on her sofa last night.
To expand the discussion questions, think about adding some appropriate follow-up questions using who, what when why and how. This will allow for more speaking practice. Just remember to make sure the questions and their responses continue to use the past continuous.
The past continuous conversation questions are –
What were you doing before you came to this class?
What were you eating at lunchtime yesterday?
What kind of music were you listening to 5 years ago?
What were you doing at 9 pm last night?
Who were you talking to the last time you spoke English?
Where were you going the last time you were on a bus?
How were you feeling the last time you saw a doctor?
What were you doing last Sunday afternoon?
Who were you with the last time that you laughed?
What were your parents doing for work 10 years ago?
What exercise were you doing to stay healthy last month?
Where were you the last time that it started raining?
What were you buying the last time you went shopping?
What was your best friend doing on their birthday last year?
What were you dreaming of becoming when you were a child?
What sports were you playing 5 years ago?
Where were you living 2 years ago?
Was it raining last Tuesday at 3 pm?
What were you reading about last week?
What kind of clothing were you wearing 3 years ago?
What were you doing the last time that your telephone rang?
What were you cooking the last time you made a meal?
Who were you with the last time you got angry?
Where were you going the last time you saw a rainbow?
What were you doing to stay warm last winter?