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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? 
 
                                         
 
 
Winnie (EAT) honey while his cousin (KISS) his teddy bear.
                             
 
 
Mickey (SURF) the Internet while Donald (READ) a book.
                                    
 
 
Goofy (PLAY) football while Minnie (PLAY) tennis.
                 
 
 
Donald (SLEEP) while Minnie (LAUGH).
              
 
 
Pluto and Goofy (DANCE) while Winnie (FISH).
 
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