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1. I was exhausted at the end of the exam. I ____________________ (write) for over two hours.

2. When thieves stole my favourite leather jacket, I was really upset. I ____________________ (have) it for over ten years.

3. Please step out of the car, Mr. Jones. Do you realise you ___________________ (drive) at over 90mph?

4. We didn't really want to go and see the musical again. We ____________________ (already see) it twice - so we said "no" and we went to a restaurant instead!

5. I arrived over an hour late to the office and everyone was working. Actually, they ____________________ (work) for over two hours on the new project and I felt really guilty.

6. The kitchen was full of steam when we arrived. Joan was in the kitchen and she ____________________ (cook) a huge meal for everyone at the party.

7. It was a bit embarrassing to arrive at their house and find Mary looking so sad. I think she ____________________ (cry) before we got there.

8. No-one even noticed when I got home. They ____________________ (all watch) the big game on TV.

Choose the correct verbs so that each tense appears once. Simple past, past progressive, past perfect simple, past perfect progressive 1. We __________ to the cinema last week. 2. A bird shat on the window that I ________________ just before. 3. Yesterday at nine __________ in front of his computer. 4. When their mum came home, the boys ___________________ TV for two hours. Complete the sentences for situations in the past. Decide which tense you need to use. 1. Yesterday, a plumber __________ to our house.

. 5. someone _________ at my door. 4. The reporter _____ that a car __________ into a stop sign just before reaching the crossroads. it ______ our plumber’s car that ___________ down the street. 6. I _____ that they _______________ our street on TV.2. 10. Suddenly. In his haste. he __________________ for a parking space for about ten minutes. I ___________ the news. As it __________ out. 3. While the plumber _____________ the washing machine. 11. He ______ to repair our washing machine that __________ down a few days before. 9. 8. Before he _____ at my door. 7. He __________ for the plumber. the plumber ____________________ to set the handbrake. I __________ the door and __________ a police officer standing there. While I __________ carefully to what __________ .