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Past Simple and Continuous (15.03.10)

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PAST CONTINUOUS
 
A. Choose the correct option.
Affirmative sentences.
 
1. Yesterday while Mary  to the cinema I  to the theatre.
 
2. Sue and Paul  cards.
 
3. Helen  her homework.
 
4. The children  a tree.
 
5. They  to music.
 
6. The cat  milk.
 
7. The dog  meat.
 
8. My students  English.
 
9. My neighbours  TV.
 
10. My mother  a cake.
 
B. Choose the correct option.
Negative sentences.
 
1. She  at the dog.
 
2. He  a book.
 
3. They  at the disco.
 
4. The babies  a lot.
 
5. The leaves  from the trees.
 
 
C. Choose the correct option.
Interrogative sentences.
 
1.  the teacher  you?
 
Yes, he .
 
2.  you  all morning?
 
No, I .
 
3.  John and Paul  in the pool?
 
No, they .
 
4.  she  a sport?
 
Yes, she
 
5.  we  them?
 
No,
 
SIMPLE PAST / PAST CONTINUOUS
 
A. Write the correct form of the verb in brackets.
 
1. She  (have) a shower when the phone  (ring).
 
2. They  (walk) down the street when they  (hear) a noise.
 
3. She  (look) at the man when he  (have) an accident.
 
4. John  (play) the piano when the woman  (faint).
 
5. Sue  (watch) TV when her father  (arrive).
 
6. Students  (make) a lot of noise, when the teacher  (come) in the room.
 
7. The birds  (sing) when it  (start) raining.
 
8. He  (play) football when he  (fall) down.
 
9. My parents  (listen) to the radio, when the electricity  (go) off.
 
10. We  (sleep) when a burglar  (enter) in the house.