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    Complete the sentences using the correct form of the verbs provided - elementary / intermediate


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  • It _____ (rain) when we _______ (come) out of the shopping centre.
    It was raining when we came out of the shopping centre.

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  • It ______(happen) very quickly. The car _______ (come) out of the side road and then the van ____ (drive) into the back of it.
    It happened very quickly. The car came out of the side road and then the van drove into the back of it.

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  • I ____ (be) ill last week.
    I was ill last week.

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  • He ______ (break)his leg while he ____ (ski) .
    He broke his leg while he was skiing.

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  • I _______ (look)out of the window and saw that people _____ (walk) in the park.
    I looked out of the window and saw that people were walking in the park.

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  • Emma ____ (pass) her exam a few weeks ago.
    Emma passed her exam a few weeks ago.

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  • When we ______ (see) the spaceship we _____(stop) the car.
    When we saw the spaceship we stopped the car

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  • When ________ (you buy) the car? – I ________ (buy) it a few years ago.
    When did you buy the car? – I bought it a few years ago.

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  • He ______ (sit) in the garden when a wasp _______(sting) him in the nose.
    He was sitting in the garden when a wasp stung him in the nose.

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  • Claire _____ (go) to Egypt last month.
    Claire went to Egypt last month

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  • She ________ (have) a beautiful dream when the alarm clock ______(ring).
    She was having a beautiful dream when the alarm clock rang.

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  • The car ______ (stop) at the lights.
    The car stopped at the lights.

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  • We _______ (drive) home in the middle of the night when we ______________ (see) a flashing light.
    We were driving home in the middle of the night when we saw a flashing light.

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  • Soft music _________ (play) when I ________ (go) into the room.
    Soft music was playing when I went into the room.

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  • _______ (you buy) that bag while I ________ (look) after the children?
    Did you buy that bag while I was looking after the children?

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  • _______ (you buy) that bag while I ________ (look) after the children?
    Did you buy that bag while I was looking after the children?

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  • It ________ (be) peaceful and the birds ________ (sing).
    It was peaceful and the birds were singing.

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  • Was ______(Jimmy, already wait) for you when you _____ (get) there?
    Was Jimmy already waiting for you when you got there?

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  • I ______ (lie) in the bath when the phone _______ (ring). It ______ (stop) after a few rings.
    I was lying in the bath when the phone rang. It stopped after a few rings.

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  • It _______ (be) cold when we _______ (leave) the house that day.
    It was cold when we left the house that day.

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  • George ______ off the ladder while he ________ the ceiling. (fall, paint)
    George fell off the ladder while he was painting the ceiling. (fall, paint)

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  • Last night I ___________(read) in bed when I suddenly _______ a scream. (hear)
    Last night I was reading in bed when I suddenly heard a scream.

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  • It _____ (snow) when I ____ (leave) home this morning.
    It was snowing when I left home this morning.

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