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Name________________________

Past Simple vs. Past Continuous


1. We____________(wait) for Jane, when suddenly Luis ___________ (come).
2. Yesterday, while I _____________ (have) a rest, someone _____________(ring) at the doorbell.
3. The dog _____________(bark) when it ______________(hear) the thief.
4. Tom_____________(break) his leg when he______________(play) football.
5. Who_____________(sing) so loudly while we ______________(try) to sleep?
6. It _______________(rain) when we _______________(arrive) at the station.
7. Martin ________(come) home, ________(switch) the computer on and then he ________(check) his
e-mails.

Name________________________

Past Simple vs. Past Continuous


1. While Tom___________(read) Amelia __________(watch) documentary.
2. The thief ___________(come) in the house, __________(steal) the jewelry, and
__________(leave)without a trace.
3. Nobody____________(listen) while the teacher___________(explain) the tenses.
4. I ____________(cycle) through the park when I __________(hear) a strange noise.
5. The phone __________(ring) when I ____________(watch) TV.
6. Jack and Tine ______________(play) outside when it___________(start) to snow.
7. The sun ____________(shine) and the wind _______(blow) while I ______________ (work).