Intermediate Level >> Conversation Materials/Surveys/Pairwork Activities >> Activity to practice the use of "was going to" to talk about an intended action in the past. The start and the finish of the sentences must be put together. Cut the table into strips and distribute among the students put into small groups. Can be done also as a whole class mingle activity.
I Was Going To Sell My Car...
Here, students have to put the two halves of the sentence together - they are shown here in the table together. Cut into strips and distribute among small groups of students.
|I was going to sell my car||but no-one wanted to buy it.|
|I was going to ring you yesterday evening||but I didn't have any coins.|
|I was going to withdraw some money||but I lost my bank card.|
|I was going to quit my job||but then I heard about the coming recession!|
|I was going to buy a new hi-tech watch||but then I saw the price of it!!|
|I was going to visit my aunt in New Zealand||but then she decided to move to Britain.|
|I was going to take a bus to work for a change||but then there was a strike.|
|I was going to watch the late movie last night||but then I fell asleep on the sofa.|
|I was going to learn to play piano last year||but then I realised it was too difficult.|
|I was going to speak to Angelo in Italian||but then I remembered he speaks English well.|