Listen to the audio, and try to identify when the past progressive was used.
Questions: Who did he go to the zoo with? What animals did they see? What does he think about lions and penguins?
was shining, were chirping, were sleeping, were playing/swimming, were chasing, were feeding.
Answers: He went to the zoo with his family. They saw lions, penguins and elephants. He doesn’t care for lions and penguins much. He likes big animals.
Yesterday, my family and I went to the zoo. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, and the birds were chirping. My children love lions, so we went to the lion enclosure first. When we arrived, the lions were sleeping. We stayed and watched for a bit, but soon my children got bored and wanted to go see the penguins. So, that is where we went next. We could already see them from afar: The baby penguins were playing and swimming in the pool. Two older penguins were chasing each other around. Next, we went to see the elephants. I don’t care for penguins and lions much. I like big animals. When we got there, the zookeepers were feeding them. Such majestic creatures!
to chirp – to make a chirp or a sound resembling a chirp/ the sound a bird makes
to get bored – to become weary and restless through lack of interest
to chase – to follow/run after something/someone rapidly
the enclosure – a(n) (en)closed area
majestic – having or showing impressive beauty or dignity