Salam! Khosh amadid!
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat it for a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (one in simple past tense, one in present perfect tense using ‘for’, one in simple future tense, and one in present continuous tense).
A good family
I go to work
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
70 – 701 – 707 – 107 – 770 – 77 – 710
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
Before we continue with our new lessons today, I need to apologize to you for something. Unfortunately, I have missed one lesson in Tenses while in the examination (Lesson 81) we had a question on this missing tense. This tense is Past Continuous Tense.
So, today, we are going to cover this tense. Sorry for the forgetfulness!!
Past Continuous Tense
Do you remember how we made Present Continuous Tense? Today’s lesson is much easier than that.
If you remember, we use the infinitive ‘to have’ to make our Persian sentences in present continuous tense. In this new lesson, we use the same infinitive yet in a very easy way.
Still with me? Good!
Now, suppose that we have the following sentence:
I was writing.
What is the main verb here? Good guess!
‘writing’ is the main verb.
Now, we want to translate ‘I was writing’ into Persian.
Just remember that in this tense ‘I was (in English) = I had (in Persian)’.
Now, let’s apply this rule to our sentences:
Was it difficult?
Now, let’s see some more examples:
I was closing.
Now, let’s see this one:
I was breaking.
All right, I hope it was not a difficult lesson for you. Please go to Useful Drills page to practice more.
See you next week!