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PAST CONTINUOUS-DESCRIBING PAST EVENTS


Put the verbs in the Past Continuous tense.          
                                                          

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Last night was hard. There was a blackout as well as a robbery.People in Smithville were upset.But what were they doing when the lights went out? A man (wash) the dishes while his wife ( give) her baby a bath. A blonde woman (wash) her clothes. Another woman (watch) TV with her husband and their children (do) their homework. A young man didn't realise the lights went out because he (listen) to music on his mp3 player. But why did the lights go out? The director of the power company claims that there was a blackout because it (rain) heavily but it is said that they (have) a party and they (not watch) the controls.One of the reporters,Bob, (wash) the dishes and Dorris, his wife, (have) a bath. Jackie, Bob's colleague, (work) in the building.
Now let's talk about the robbery. Burglars broke into all the appartments in the building when all the tenants were out. But what (they/do)? One of the tenants (wash) his clothes and a woman (visit) a friend.Another woman (have) a picnic at the beach and a man (play) tennis in the park. Two men (attend) a football game and a blonde woman (visit) her grandchildren.What a night!

           

 

       


 

 

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