1-7. I was erasing my sentence


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I was driving a pickup truck.
  • I was doing something.
  • She was wearing a white outfit.
  • We were watching a movie.
  • I was not sleeping.
  • The cat was not moving.
  • Danny was not writing his essay.
  • Were you writing?
  • Was she sleeping at a party?
  • Were they helping you?
  • I was driving.
  • She was eating an ice cream.
  • He was working with me.
  • It was moving fast.
  • They were cleaning the room.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
remove (v) to move or take (something) away from a place
e.g.  She had to remove the plates from the table after they finished eating. 
look at (v) to direct your eyes in a particular direction
e.g. She was looking at the television. 
talk to (v) to say words in order to express your thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc., to someone
e.g. She was talking to her friend. 
answer (v) something you say or write when someone asks you a question
e.g. She was answering him after he asked her a question. 
pay attention (idiom) to listen to, watch, or consider something or someone very carefully
e.g. He was paying attention to the story the teacher was telling him. 
hold one’s breath (idiom) to stop breathing for a short period, on purpose
e.g. He was holding his breath while he was underwater. 
bleed (v) to lose or release blood because of a cut, injury, etc.
e.g. Her hand was bleeding because the knife slipped while she was cutting her apple. 
burn (v) to be on fire or to feel heat as if on fire; (n) an injury caused by exposure to heat or flame
e.g. The toast was burning because it was left too long in the toaster. 
cause (v) something or someone that produces an effect, result, or condition
e.g. When the car hit the pole, the police had to find a cause for the accident. 
pain (n) the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body; mental or emotional suffering
e.g. He felt pain when he bumped his toe against the table. 


Go over the following exercise with your tutor. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. was / I / driving / .
    2. organizing / they / the room / were / .
    3. about / I / thinking / was / you / .
    4. we / not / together / studying / were
    5. doing / were / something / you / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She were eating an ice cream.
    2. Sue and Alice was singing.
    3. I was not look at you. 
    4. Was they eating pizza?
    5. Was Jenny help you?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What were you doing right before your Cambly lesson?
    2. What was your friend doing this morning?
    3. Were you sleeping at 1AM last night?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Describe last night. What were you doing?
    3. Describe a fun party or event you went to. What were you doing there?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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