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Past Simple vs Past Continuous

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    Choose the correct tense
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  • It .......................... (rain) when we .....................(come) out of the shopping centre.
    was raining / came
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  • I ............. (be) ill last week, so I ............... (not go)  to the party.
    was / didn't go
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  • He .................. (break) his leg while he ..................... (ski) at Mt Buller, near Melbourne.
    broke / was skiing
  •  25
  • Last Sunday we .................. (cook) lunch when you ............. (text) us.
    were cooking / texted
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  • Claire ................. (plan) to go to Egypt last year, she ........... (not go) because of Covid. 
    was planning / didn't go
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  • Yesterday my brother ............... (do) his homework before dinner, but he ............ (not finish) it.
    was doing / didn't finish
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  • The driver of the car ........ (text) when the police officer ......... (knock) on the car window.
    was texting / knocked
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  • I ........... (sit) in the garden this morning and the birds ................... (sing) beautifully.
    was sitting / were singing
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  • My friends ................ (relax) on the beach yesterday at 5 o'clock, but I ............ (work). :(
    were relaxing / was working
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  • My sister and I ................. (fly) a kite in the park when we.................. (see) our cousins.
    were flying / saw
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  • The women ............................ (surf) yesterday at 12 o'clock when a huge shark ........... (appear)
    were surfing / appeared
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  • At the pool yesterday the lifeguards ................ (watch) everyone when a young boy .......... (fall) in the deep end and he couldn't swim.
    were watching / fell
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  • At the beach, we .............. (see) a boy who  ............ (cry)because he ........... (not have) any bathers. He was so sad.
    saw / was crying / didn't have
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  • They .................. (play) volleyball when the sun .................. (go) down
    were playing / went
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  • While he ..................... (prepare) dinner, he ............... (cut) his finger.
    was preparing / cut
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  • Yesterday I ............ (not go) to the cinema with my friends. I ......... (stay) at home.
    didn't go / stayed
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  • What ............... you ................. (do) last night at 9 o'clock? I ................. (watch) T.V.
    were you doing / was watching
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  • When I ............. (get) up this morning, my father .................. (listen to) ABC news.
    got / was listening to
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  • Matt ................ (use) the computer when he ........... (lose) the Internet connection.
    was using / lost
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  • Susan ................. (travel) to Sydney when I ............... (see) her at the bus station.
    was travelling / saw
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  • When I ............... (walk) into the room it was chaos! The children ................ (write) all over the walls!
    walked / were writing
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  • When the cars ...................... (crash) , people ................. (call) the police immediately.
    crashed / called
  •  15
  • Mandy  ............... (say) she .......... (study) all day on Friday, but she .......... (not study). She ........... (watch) Friends on Netflix.
    said / was studying / wasn't studying / was watching
  •  25
  • We ................. (live) in Perth when I ............ (be) 5, but then we ...... (move) to Melbourne.
    lived / was / moved
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  • .................. Tom and his father ................ (play) football when you ............. (see) them in the park?
    Were Tom and his father playing / saw
  •  15
  • ........... you ........... (ask) your boss if she .......... (receive) my job application?
    Did you ask / received
  •  15