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simple past past continuous
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    complete the sentences
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  • The bird ... (hopp) around the garden when the cat ... (attact) it.
    The bird was hopping around the garden when the cat attacted it.
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  • The robber ... (run) away when the policeman ... (catch) him.
    The robber was running away when the policeman caught him.
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  • The referee ... (blow) his whistle just as a football player ...(get) close to the goal.
    The referee blew his whistle while a football player was getting close to the goal.
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  • I don't know about you but I thought the party ... (go) well until they ... (arrive) .
    I don't know about you but I thought the party was going well until they arrived.
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  • I ... (stand) in the queue when I ... (realise) I'd lost my bag.
    I was standing in the queue when I realised I'd lost my bag.
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  • What ... (do) when you ... (injure) your leg ? I was playing tennis.
    What were you doing when you injured your leg ? I was playing tennis.
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  • We ... (sit) in the train, watching the landscape, when suddenly we ... (hear) a terrible noise.
    We were sitting in the train, watching the landscape, when suddenly we heard a terrible noise.
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  • While the forest ranger ....... (walk) in the woods, a fire ....... (start).
    While the forest ranger was walking in the woods, a fire started.
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  • While I ......... (unpack) my clothes, I ...... (realize) my favourite shirt was gone.
    While I was unpacking my clothes, I realized my favourite shirt was gone.
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  • While I ..... (run) down the stairs, I ...... (hear) the phone ring.
    While I was running down the stairs, I heard the phone ring.
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  • When her husband ..... (arrive), Sally .... (cook) dinner.
    When her husband arrived, Sally was cooking dinner.
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  • There ..... (be) an earthquake while Jeff ..... (drive) to work.
    There was an earthquake while Jeff was driving to work.
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  • My husband ..... (wash) the dishes when I finally ..... (come) back home.
    My husband was washing the dishes when I finally came back home.
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  • Someone ..... (take) Simon's picture while he ..... (sit) on a bench.
    Someone took Simon's picture while he was sitting on a bench.
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  • Ted .... (think) about the previous day when I ..... (come) into the room.
    Ted was thinking about the previous day when I came into the room.
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