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 Technicum Si-Tarek Of Relizane

 Second/Third Year Students

 Technological Streams 2003/2004

 Structure Practice: The Past Simple & Continuous


Hug Put the verbs in brackets into the simple past or past continuous tense. 

Star Mr Smith never (wake) in time in the mornings and always (get) into trouble for being late; so one day he (go) to town and (buy) an alarm clock. To get home he (have to) go through a field where a bad-tempered bull usually (graze). This bull normally (not chase) people unless something (make) him angry. Unfortunately, as Mr. Smith (cross) the field, his alarm clock  (go) on. This (annoy) the bull, who immediately (begin) to chase Mr Smith. Mr Smith (carry) an open umbrella as it (rain) slightly. He (throw) the umbrella to the ground and (run) away as fast as he could. The bull (stop) and (begin) to attack the umbrella. While he (do) this Mr Smith escaped.

Star When he (awake) she (sit) on the window. She (look) at something in the street, but when he (call) her she (turn) and (smile) at him.

Star Why (you / interrupt) me just now? I (have) a very interesting conversation with Mr. Pitt.

Star The murderer (carry) the corpse down the stairs when he (hear) a knock on the door.

Star When I (look) through your books I (notice) that you have a copy of "Murder in the Cathedral".

Star As they (walk) along the road they (hear) a car coming from behind them. Tom (turn) round and (hold) up his hand. The car (stop).

Star When I (arrive) at the station Mary (wait) for me. She (wear) a blue dress and (look) very pretty. As soon as she (see) me she (wave) her  umbrella and (shout) something, but I couldn't hear what she (say) because everybody (make)such a noise.

Star The prisoner (escape) by climbing the wall on the garden where he (work). He (wear) blue overalls and black shoes.

Star She said that the car (travel) at 40 k.p.h. when it (begin) to skid.

Star She said that she (not like) her present flat and (try) to find another.

Star While he (make) his speech the minister suddenly (feel) faint. But someone (bring) him a glass of water and after a few minutes he (be able) to continue.

Star  -When I (see) him he (paint) a portrait of his wife.
          -(you/like) it? 
          -He (only just/start) when I (see) it, so I couldn't judge.

Star -I (take) my friend to a murder trial the other day.
         -Who (be) tried? A man called Bill Sykes.
         -(he/acquit)?  
         -I don't know. They (still/listen) to the evidence when we (leave).

Star I (be) sorry that I (have to) leave the party early, because I (enjoy) myself.

Star  As we (come) here a policeman (stop) us. He (say) that he (look) for some stolen property and (ask) if he could search the car.

Star -I (see) you yesterday from the bus.
         -Why (you/use) a stick?
         -I (use) a stick because I had hurt my leg that morning falling off a horse.  
         -Whose horse you (ride)?

Star  The floor (cover) with balls of wool. Obviously Mrs Pitt (knit) something.

Star  Ann said that she (be) on holiday. I (say) that I (hope) that she (enjoy) herself.

Star While he (water) the flowers it (begin) to rain. He (put) up his umbrella and (go) on watering.

Star  I just (write) a cheque when I (remember) that I (have) nothing in the bank.

Star  I (find) this ring as I (dig) in the garden. It looks very old. I wonder who (it/belong) to?

Star  When I last (see) her she (hurry) along the road to  the station. I (ask) her where she (go) and she (say), "London", but I don't think she (speakthe truth because there (not be) any train for London at that time.

Star The tailor said, "Your suit will be ready on Monday". But when I (call) on Monday he (still/work) on it.

Star  The teacher (come) into the classroom unusually early and one of the boys, who (smoke) a cigarette, (have) no time to put it out. So he (throw) it into his desk and (hope) for the best. A little later the teacher (notice) that smoke (rise) from this desk.  (you/smoke) when I (come) in? he (ask)....

 

       


 

 

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