TEST: Tenses.

Watch the following piece  of Once Upon A Time.

Write a paragraph (80-90 words) saying what has happened to the male character. Use a variety of tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and conditional type 3. Then look for an example of:

Simple Past:

Past Continuous:

Past Perfect:

Conditional type 3:



Write a paragraph (summary) of 80- 90 words of the story The Escape. Answer the questions in a paragraph. Include a variety of tenses: simple past- past perfect- past continuous and present perfect.

 What is the story about? What are the main events in the story, and how are they
related to each other?
 Are the main events of the story arranged chronologically, or are they arranged in
another way?

What are the conflicts in the plot? Are they physical, intellectual, moral or
emotional? Are they resolved? How are they resolved? Is the main conflict between
good and evil sharply differentiated, or is it more subtle and complex?
 What is the climax of the story and at what point in the story does the climax occur?

What is the setting of the story?

Who is/are the main character(s) in the story? What does the main character look
 Describe the main character’s situation. Where does he/she live? Does he/she live
alone or with others? What does the main character do for a living, or is he/she
dependent on others for support?
 What are some of the chief characteristics (personality traits) of the character?

What point of view does the story use? Is the story told from a first-person
perspective, in which the narrator is one of the characters in the story, and refers to
himself or herself as “I”? Or is the story told from a third-person perspective, in which
the narrator is not one of the characters in the story or may not participate in the
events of the story?
 Is it consistent in its use of this point of view? If shifts are made, are they justified?
 What are the advantages of the chosen point of view?

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