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Simple Past and Past Continuous Exercise 1 Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past

or Past Progressive). 1. While Tom (read) , Amely (watch) a documentary on TV. 2. Marvin (come) home, (switch) on the computer and (check) his emails. 3. The thief (sneak) into the house, (steal) the jewels and (leave) without a trace. 4. Nobody (listen) while the teacher (explain) the tenses. 5. While we (do) a sight-seeing tour, our friends (lie) on the beach. 6. He (wake) up and (look) at his watch. 7. When the post man (arrive) , my father (have a shower) 8. While my brother (study), my grandma (make) some muffins 9. I (go) to the doctor 2 days ago because I (have) a terrible headache 10. When I (be) 10, I (eat) a sandwich every evening 11. He (miss) the train because he (talk) with some friends 12. The thieves (come) into the house while the man (sleep) 13. I (drink) a glass of water at eleven. I'm not thirsty now 14. you (write) the composition last week? 15. My mother (not/be) at home when she (fall) down the stairs 16. The children (plant) a tree when their mummy (call) them 2) Write the most suitable words in each gap (ago, yesterday, last, while, when, as, on, in, at) 1) Tommy's father worked in that office 2 years 2) The plane was flying 8 p.m. 3) My best friend went to London month 4) I was having dinner, my sister was having a shower 5) did the supermarket close? 6) Your aunt studied German 2001 7) Rose played in an orchestra she was 12 years old 8) Jason was swimming his girlfriend was drinking a coke 9) The TV broke 26th October 10) did he deliver the shopping? 11) My father's friend had a baby 12) The suspect can't have committed the crime. He was having dinner in the restaurant that time 13) My cousin bought the PSP he was in London 3) Which sentence is the correct one? 1) a) The men were studying on the new proyect all day yesterday b) The men was studying on the new proyect all day yesterday c) The men studied on the new proyect all day yesterday 2) a) When were you finishing your project? b) When did you finish your project? c) When were you finish your project? 3) a) You didn't be in the party yesterday b) you didn't were in the party yesterday c) You weren't in the party yesterday

4) a) My sister watched TV while his husband was playing with the children b) My sister was watching TV while his husband was playing with the children c) My sister was watching TV while his husband played with the children 5) a) The students were talking when the teacher was arriving b) The students talked when the teacher was arriving c) The students were talking when the teacher arrived