Not a nice way to wake up

By Terry Fredrickson

While one thing was happening, something else happened

fallasleep1Here is a good chance to use the past progressive together with the simple past in the form "while one thing was happening, something else happened." Watch the video clip and try to use the suggested structure.

You might begin this way: "The video clip begins with a very very sleeply little boy...."

If you can, try to tell the whole story. One verb you will want to use is "startle" which means to make some feel suddenly frightened or surprised by doing something they do not expect.

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If you have a finished video, you can upload it to a site like Youtube so we can have a look at it. We can then embed it on a page on our site as well. Make a short lesson together with your video so users can understand the main point.

You can also point out videos that you find online that might be useful for understanding verbforms.

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