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PAST SIMPLE VS. PAST CONTINUOUS
    Complete with the correct form of the verb.

1. Mary  (take) a shower when his husband  (arrive).
2. Mark  (call) my name while I (talk) on the phone, so I (not hear) him.
3. Lucy (study) when suddenly her brother (start) to cry.
4. While she (cook), her child (go) outside!
5. I  (not know) that they (play) basketball all morning, I (be) so worried.
6. Why  you   (interrupt) me while I  (explain)? Now, everybody is confused!
7. Kate  (laugh) all evening because Sam  (tell) her a very funny joke.
8. Michael  (swim) when his mother  (come) to tell him the good news.
 

 

       

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PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE
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Age: 10-14
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THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE
Form and use of the past continuous followed by an exercise in which students have to fill in the blanks using the past continuous or past simple of one of the verbs in the list provided. The pictures will help them choose the right one. I hope you like it and find it useful. Thanks a lot for your kind comments on my worksheets!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
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Past simple - Past continuous
A worksheet about the difference between the past simple and the past continuous. It consists of a grammar guide and three exercises. The answer key is included. Hope you like it!!
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 2011

 
When-While
two-paged worksheet with different kind of when-while and past cont. exercises.. See you around:)))
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Age: 14-17
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Bank Robbery Game - A role play
Itīs a game to practice past simple and continuous. Ss have role cards and they are witnesses of a robbery. Thereīs a policeman who asks questions and has to find out who the robber is. (5 pages - contains eight role cards, card backs, description, and a large card which can be used as a flashcard when explaining the rules to Ss.)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 1742

 
PAST CONTINUOUS-GRAMMAR AND EXERCISES (KEY+B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
Brief grammar explanation on the use of this tense followed by an exercise in which students have to look at the pictures and fill in the blanks with the past continuous or the past simple of the verbs provided. KEY IS INCLUDED. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a nice evening/day. Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1438

 
Past Continuous
In this activity students can practice the past continuous by looking at the picture and answering the questions. I hope it can be useful.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1359

 
Fire at Mr Smithīs Guesthouse
What were the people doing and what did they do when the fire started? Look at the pictures and make sentences.
Level: elementary
Age: 8-12
Downloads: 1343

 

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