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Pre-intermediate 2A 2B Past Simple and Past Continuous Exercises

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Pre-intermediate 2A 2B Past Simple and Past Continuous Exercises

  1. 1. Past Simple and Past Continuous Pre-intermediate Meryem Ozyel M.O
  2. 2. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  3. 3. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  4. 4. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  5. 5. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  6. 6. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  7. 7. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  8. 8. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  9. 9. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  10. 10. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  11. 11. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  12. 12. Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. I lived/was living in France for eight years. 2. Sue lived/was living in France when her uncle died. 3. At 6:15, when you phoned, I had/was having a shower. 4. We watched/were watching TV all evening. 5. Bill watched/was watching TV when Ann came in. 6. My father worked/was working hard all his life. 7. They got married while they studied/were studying at London University. 8. Yesterday we drove/were driving from Oxford to Edinburgh and back. 9. It was nice evening, so she walked/ was walking home from work. M.O
  13. 13. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I _____________ down the road, I ______ Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I _____________ the newspaper, the cat _______ on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan _____________ Helen while he ________ in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally ___________ her leg while she __________ (break/ ski) 5. While I was _____________, somebody ________ my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  14. 14. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I was walking down the road, I saw Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I _____________ the newspaper, the cat _____________ on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan _____________ Helen while he _____________ in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally _____________ her leg while she _____________(break/ ski) 5. While I was _____________, somebody _____________ my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  15. 15. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I was walking down the road, I saw Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I was reading the newspaper, the cat jumped on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan __________ Helen while he ___________ in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally __________ her leg while she ______(break/ ski) 5. While I was _____________, somebody ________ my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  16. 16. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I was walking down the road, I saw Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I was reading the newspaper, the cat jumped on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan met Helen while he was travelling in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally _________ her leg while she _____(break/ ski) 5. While I was __________, somebody ___________ my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  17. 17. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I was walking down the road, I saw Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I was reading the newspaper, the cat jumped on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan met Helen while he was travelling in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally broke her leg while she was skiing (break/ ski) 5. While I was _____________, somebody _____________ my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  18. 18. Put in the past simple or the past continuous 1. While I was walking down the road, I saw Bill. (walk/see) 2. While I was reading the newspaper, the cat jumped on to the table. (read/ jump) 3. Alan met Helen while he was travelling in Morocco. (meet/ travel) 4. Sally broke her leg while she was skiing (break/ ski) 5. While I was was shopping, somebody stole my car (shop/ steal) M.O
  19. 19. Put in the correct tense (Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. When I went out, it ___________. (rain) 2. When Mary got home, she ___________ tea. (make) 3. When I saw Jon and Tom, they ___________ . (shop) 4. When John saw us, we ___________. (shop) 5. When we saked, they ___________ ‘No’. (say) 6. When I walked in, they __________. (talk) 7. When I dropped the glass, it ___________. (break) 8. What ___________ when I phoned him? (he/do) M.O
  20. 20. Put in the correct tense (Past Simple or Past Continuous 1. When I went out, it was raining. (rain) 2. When Mary got home, she was making tea. (make) 3. When I saw Jon and Tom, they were shopping . (shop) 4. When John saw us, we were shopping. (shop) 5. When we saked, they said ‘No’. (say) 6. When I walked in, they were talking.(talk) 7. When I dropped the glass, it broke. (break) 8. What was he doing when I phoned him? (he/do) M.O

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