过去将来时表示在过去某一时间将要发生的动作或存在的状态。过去将来时常用在主句谓语动词为过去时态的宾语从句中。过去将来时句子中有时包含时间状语the next day，soon等。
1．I was about to get the letter.
2．They said the letter inside would explain what it was all about.
3．The director said he would meet the famous actor the next day.
4．They were going to find someone to take part in their bet when they saw Henry walking on the street outside.
Jeff knew he would be tired the next day.
He promised that he would not open the letter until 2 o’clock.
She said that she wouldn’t do that again.
1. was/were going to＋动词原形：该结构有两个主要用法，一是表示过去的打算，二是表示在过去看来有迹象表明将要发生某事。
I thought it was going to rain.
2. was/were to＋动词原形（重点）：主要表示过去按计划或安排要做的事情。
She said she was to get married next month.
3. was/were about to＋动词原形（重点）：表示在过去看来即将要发生的动作，由于本身已含有“即将”的意味，所以不再与表示具体的将来时间状语连用。
I was about to go to bed when the phone rang.
Jack said he was leaving tomorrow.
1．莉莉说晚上将有一场音乐会。Lily said there _____________________________ that evening.
2．她确信她会成功。She was sure she _____________________________．
3．我想知道我们什么时候出发。I wanted to know when we _____________________________．
4．他说运动会就要开始了。He said the sport meet _____________________________．
5．他说他今晚要走。He said he _____________________________ tonight.
1．there would be a concert 2．would succeed．3． were going to set off． 4． was about to begin 5．was leaving
1．When he was young，he ________ sit in front of the TV set for hours every day.
2．I was sure that they ________ not do that again.
3．Whenever she had time，she ________ come to see us.
4．He said that he ________ (leave) at six the next day.
5．No body knew why he ________ (go) to the big city.
6．He hoped his wife ________ (come) soon.
7．He was about ________ (leave) when someone knocked at the door of his office.
8．He said he ________ (learn) French next week.
9．I noticed that it ________ (rain) when I looked at the sky.
10．He said he ________ be ninety years old in two years.
The two gentlemen had been having a heated argument for a couple of days，and had decided to make a bet which 1. ________ settle their argument. They 2. ________ (find) someone to take part in their bet when they saw Henry walking on the street outside. They invited him into their house，3. ________ Henry told them he had landed in Britain 4. ________ accident. Although he had gone to the American consulate 5.to seek help，he had not received any. Henry hoped that the brothers 6. ________ offer him some jobs because he had no money. Henry got upset with the brothers 7. ________ they seemed too happy about his bad luck. They quickly told him not to feel that way and they gave him an envelope with money in it. They said the letter inside 8. ________ explain what it was all about，but he had to postpone 9. ________ (open) it until 2 o’clock. Henry felt that was odd. The story ended with Henry leaving their house and promising that he 10. ________(not) open the letter until 2 o’clock.
1． would 2． would 3． would 4． was leaving 5． was going 6． was coming7． to leave 8． was going to learn 9． was going to rain 10． would
1.would 2.were going to find 3.where 4.by 5.to 6.would 7.when 8.would 9.opening 10.would not