Simple Past or Past Progressive

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Simple Past or Past Progressive A) Read the paragraphs about a successful advertising campaign. Circle the simple past or past progressive form of the verbs. Sometimes more than one answer is possible. In the years after World War II, the U.S. government (1) promoted / was promoting milk as a health product. In the 1960s, however, soft-drink companies began to market their products very aggressively. As a result, people (2) soon drank / were soon drinking more soft drinks and less milk. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) realized that the old health-focused advertising (3) didn't work / wasn't working. Beginning in the mid-1970s, milk sales (4) went / were going down in the United States, and the CMAB (5) decided / was…show more content…
Second event: They introduced the items to the people from their countries. (as soon as)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. First event: Europeans didn’t know anything about it. Second event: They read the ads that explained what coffee was. (before)________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. First event: Early advertisements had no words because most people couldn’t read. Second event: Literacy became widespread in the eighteenth century. (until)__________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. First event: Newspapers were the most common form of advertising. Second event: Radio was invented in the 1920s. (before)____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ D) Editing Task: Find and correct eight more mistakes in the transcript from a meeting. Hello, everyone! Welcome to the meeting. As many of you know, this past year disappointing for many

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