English Exercises > verb tenses exercises

Past Simple and Past Continuous

Downloadable worksheets:
PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 4897

 
FOUR TENSES REVIEW -PRESENT SIMPLE- PRESENT CONTINUOUS-PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS (B&W VERSION+ KEY INCLUDED)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 3257

 
Past Continuous and Past Simple
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 2386

 
Conversation Questions for Elementary Students
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 2241

 
**SPEAKING PROMPTS** | PAST simple/continuous practice |32 cards| FUN CONVERSATION ACTIVITY
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 2228

 
Reviewing Basic Grammar Points series (9) - Past Simple and Past Continuous (all forms)
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1941

 

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

 
Complete the texts with the correct form of the verbs in brackets:
 
I  (hear) a terrible explosion while I  (walk) into my office on the 24th floor of the north tower, so I  (look) out of the window. Lots of paper  (fall) from the sky. There was an announcement to evacuate the building, so we  (start) walking down the stairs. As we  (go) down, we  (see) some fire-fighters who  (run) up the stairs. When we  (get) to the ground floor, we  (run) as fast as we could, and after 10 minutes we  (stop) to rest in a small park. That's where we  (stand) when the second tower  (fall) down.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
I  (live) in Edinburgh at the time in a fourth floor flat. It  (be) about two o'clock and I  (sleep). Suddenly I  (wake up). I  (hear) a dog barking loudly outside my window. I  (get up) and  (look) out. I  (be) still half asleep and it  (be) very dark but I could see that someone  (climb) up a ladder towards my bedroom window. I  (be) terrified. I quickly  (phone) the police. I  the situation when I  (hear) a knock on the window. I  (look) up. There  (be) my flatmate at the top of the ladder. He  (wave) and  (shout), "Let me in. I've forgotten my keys!"