I was working
Were you working？
I was not working
He / She / it was working.
Was he / she / it working？
Yes，he / she / it was.
No，he / she / it wasn't.
He / she / it was not working.
We were working.
Were we working？
We were not working
You were working
Were you working？
You were not working
They were working
Were they working？
They were not working
I was doing my homework at this time yesterday.昨天的这个时候我正在做作业。
They were expecting you yesterday.他们昨天一直在等待。
b.过去进行时可与soon，the next moment，in minutes，minutes later等时间状语连用，表示一个新的动作刚刚开始。如：
Soon the whole town was talking about it.不久镇上的人就都谈论起这种事了。
—— Have you finished your homework，Mary？玛丽，你作业做完了吗？
—— No，I was helping my mother is the kitchen all day yesterday.还没呢，我昨天一天都帮妈妈在厨房干活。
I hurt my leg when I was riding a bike.我在骑车时把腿摔坏了。
I was writing him a letter this morning and forgot all about it .我本该今天早上给他写信的，后来全给忘了。
I was seeing her tomorrow. 我本来打算明天会见她。
He was watching the play yesterday，but he was too busy. 他昨天本来要看那场戏的，可是太忙了。
（1）一般过去式常表示在过去某时发生的动作或存在的状态（包括过去习惯动作），常与一般过去时连用的时间状语有just now，a moment ago，yesterday，last week（month，year），the day before yesterday及表示过去的时间状语从句。如：
I was sixteen yesterday old last year.我去年16岁。
He worked in a factory in 1986.他1986年在一家工厂工作。
I met her in the street the day before yesterday.前天我在街上遇见了她。
He often swam in the river when he was young.他小时侯常在河里游泳。
（2）过去进行时表示过去某一段时间或某一时刻正在进行的动作。常与之连用的时间状语有，at that time/moment，（at） this time yesterday （last night/Sunday/week…），at+点钟+yesterday （last night / Sunday…），when ******************. did sth等时间状语从句。
What were you doing at seven p.m. yesterday？昨天晚上七点你在干什么？
I first met Mary three years ago. She was working at a radio shop at the time.我第一次遇到玛丽是在三年前，当时她在一家无线电商店工作。
I was cooking when she knocked at the door.她敲门时我正在做饭。
I saw you while you were speaking to the teacher.你在和老师谈话时我看见了你。
She wrote a letter to her friend last night.她昨晚给她的朋友写了封信。（信写完了）
She was writing a letter to her friend last night.她昨晚一直在给她的朋友写信。（信不一定写完）
When/While we were having supper，the light went out.我们正在吃饭时灯熄灭了。
I was walking in the street when someone called me.我正在街上走时突然有人喊我。
Tom was getting up at six o'clock every day that week.汤姆那一周里每天都是六点钟起床。
John was always coming to school late.约翰上学总是迟到。
Lei Feng was always doing good deeds for the people.雷锋总是为人民做好事。
It was a dark night. The wind was blowing hard and the rain was falling heavily. A PLA man suddenly appeared on the river bank. He wanted to cross the river.那是一个漆黑的夜晚，风刮得很厉害，雨下得很大，一个解放军战士突然出现在河岸上，他想过河去。
I was taking a walk when I met him.我正在散步，突然遇见了他。
We were playing outside when it began to rain.我们正在外边玩，这时下起雨来了。
I was leaving for Wuhan that day.那天我正要去武汉。
She was coming later.她随后就来。
I was wondering if you could help me.
I was hoping you could send me home.
1.My brother ___ while he ___ his bicycle and hurt himself.
A. fell，was riding B. fell，were riding C. had fallen，rode D. had fallen，was riding
2. Tom ___ into the house when no one ___.
A. slipped，was looking B. had slipped，looked C. slipped，had looked D. was slipping，looked
3.The last time I __ Jane she ___ cotton in the fields.
A. had seen，was picking B. saw，picked C. had seen，picked D. saw，was picking
4.I don't think Jim saw me； he ___ into space.
A. just stared B. was just staring C. has just stared D. had just stared
5.I first met Lisa three years ago. She ___ at a radio shop at the time.
A. has worked B. was working C. had been working D. had worked
6.——Hey，look where you are going！ ——Oh，I'm terribly sorry.________.
A. I'm not noticing B. I wasn't noticing C. I haven't noticed D. I don't notice
7. The reporter said that the UFO ___ east to west when he saw it.
A. was traveling B. traveled C. had been traveling D. was to travel
8. I ___ my breakfast when the morning post came.
A. had B. had been having C. have been having D. was having
9.When I arrived at his office，he ___ on the phone.
A. was speaking B. spoke C. had been speaking D. had spoken
10. “What's the matter，Ali？ You look sad.”
“Oh，nothing much. As a matter of fact，I ___ of my friends back home.”
A. just thought B. have just been thinking C. was just thinking D. have just thought