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Past Simple or Past Continuous




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Past Simple or Past Continuous

Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense:

1. We �(PLAY)�tennis when it �(START)�to rain.

2. Mum �(SLEEP) when somebody �(KNOCK) at the door.

3. Emma �(DO) her homework when her mother �(ENTER) the room.

4. Mrs Smith �(CLEAN) the house while her husband �(COOK) lunch.

5. When I �(TURN ON) the television, our national team �(LOSE).

6. While I �(STUDY) yesterday morning, Tom �(DROP) by to see me.

7. When they �(ARRIVE) at the station, it �(SNOW) heavily.

8. We �(SWIM) while David and Peter �(JOG) by the lake.

9. While she �(READ) the newspapers, her brother �(LISTEN) to music.

10. I �(TALK) with my parents, when the phone �(RING).

11. When I last �(SEE) Mrs Black, she �(WATER) the flowers in her garden.

12. Susan �(CUT) her finger while she �(SLICE) the bread.
What were they doing yesterday afternoon?
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Winnie (EAT) honey while his cousin (KISS) his teddy bear.
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Mickey (SURF) the Internet while Donald (READ) a book.
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Goofy (PLAY) football while Minnie (PLAY) tennis.
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Donald (SLEEP) while Minnie (LAUGH).
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Pluto and Goofy (DANCE) while Winnie (FISH).
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