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 Past  Simple  -  Past Continuous  

Complete the sentences below with the correct form of the tense in brackets 
(ex : Past Simple : I played      -      Past ContinuousI was playing)


 (The correction is at the end of the page.)


     1)   When her husband ____________ (arrive) home, Anne __________________(watch) television.

     2)   I _________________ (prepare) dinner when the telephone  _________________ (ring).

     3)   What ________________________ (you do) when the postman ______________(arrive)?

     4)   Julie _______________   (learn) to drive when she ___________________ (work) in  London.

     5)   Where ___________________ (you sit)   when the show  (begin)?     

     6)   I ________________ (visit) Athens while I ____________________ (tour) Greece.

     7)   It was when he ____________________ (cross) the street that John______________ (fall).

     8)   What ________________(you see) while you ______________________ (wait) for the bus?

     9)   Where _______________________ (you go) when your car ________________(break) down?

    10)  Julie ________________ (meet) Peter when she ___________________ (walk) in the park.
  
 
 

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Correction

 1) arrived - was watching   2) was preparing - rang   3) were you doing - arrived    4) learnt/learned - was working    5)were you sitting - began     6) visited - was touring      7) was crossing - fell     8) did you see - you were waiting     9) were you going - broke down    10) met - was walking
 

               

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