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We often use the Past Continuous and the Past Simple together when a complete

1. Look at the picture and write sentences. There are some verbs in the box bellow that will help you.
action (Past Simple) comes in the middle of an uncompleted one (Past Continuous)

play- draw- cut- write – read – ask -


talk – show – learn

Example: When I arrived he was playing


chess.

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2. Underline the correct form


 While I was having a shower / had a shower, Mark called / was calling.
 We ate / were eating chicken when my grandfather broke / was breaking a tooth.
 I didn´t see / didn´t saw where the taxi stand was, so I was missing / missed the performance.
 Last Summer I was going / went to the beach every day.
 While you were studying / studied for our test I decided / was deciding to go to the cinema.
3. Use these words to complete the sentences.
 John called / was calling for dinner when his brother was turning / turned up.
at – in – on – while – when – ago – yesterday – last

 My mother called me ____________ I was playing video games.


 We married ____________1991.
 My mother went to Brazil tree years ____________.
 The players arrived ____________ night.
 I received many cards ____________ Valentine´s day.
 Last year, ____________ Saturdays we always went to the cinema.
 ____________ arrived Ann had already left.
 The exams were ____________ week.
 I ate so many chocolate eggs ____________ Easter that I had indigestion.
 ____________July we had a nice time.

 He ____________(cross) the road when I ____________ (see) him.


 The accident ____________ (take place) when she ____________(have) a driving lesson.
 The police ____________(stop)
3. Put the verbs intoall
thecars when
correct I ____________(happen)
form- to pass.
Past Simple or Past Continuous
 When father ____________(arrive) home, mother ____________(sleep)
 ____________(Mary/ break) her leg while she ____________(skate)?
 ____________it/ rain) this morning when you ____________ (get up)?
 What ____________(you/do) when I ____________ (phone)?
 When you ____________(come) in, I ____________ (watch) TV.