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SIMPLE PAST OR PAST CONTINUOUS?

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form:

1. Peter (go) to school yesterday.
2. We (watch) TV when you phoned.
3. I (not hear) anything, believe me!
4. They (have) lunch while we (play) chess.
5. you (phone) your mother? She (be) worried.
6. Paul and Joan (not eat) the meat because they (not like) it.
7. Tania (talk) with the teacher when Maria (come) in.
8. your siblings (listen) to music at 4 pm?
9. While my friends and I (walk) in the woods, it (start) to rain.
10. you (go) to the doctor last Monday?
11. the President (not travel) to Moscow for the summit?
12. Ramon (park) the car when his mother (phone).
13. Anna and Karen (not be) in the same class last year.
14. Hanane (study) hard for the exam.
15. Monica's neighbours (move) to a different city last year.
16. When Daniel (see) Joseph and Mark, Eugeni (run) in the park.
17. you (give) Christian a present on his birthday?
18. I (not see) Ferran at James' party.
19. The tourists (take) pictures while Mickael (explain) the history of the cathedral.
20. When they (go) to the cinema for the last time?
21. I (want) to be a doctor when I (be) a child.
22. My brother (have) a shower when my father (arrive).
23. The witness (not tell) the truth and the judge (send) him to prison.
24. the students (write) their compositions at 10 am?
25. My best friend (sing) when I (break) into tears.
26. (not be) the weather good last Thursday?
27. I don't know, I (not be) here.
28. Where you (get) that information?
29. The spy (get) it for me.
30. It (rain) while the baby (sleep).

(Exercise prepared by Marķa A. Ruiz)