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.................. Tom and his father ................ (play) football when you visited them?
Were Tom and his father playing
Buddy ................. (live) in Italy when he was a child.
lived
Last Friday at 3 o'clock Mandy ............... (study) for an exam.
was studying
When the cars ...................... (crash) , people ................. (call) the police immediately.
crashed / called
When I ............... (walk) into the room it was chaos! The children ................ (write) all over the walls!
walked / were writing
Susan ................. (travel) to Mendoza when I ............... (see) her at the bus station.
was travelling / saw
Matt ................ (use) the computer when the modem stopped working.
was using
When I ............. (get) up this morning, my father .................. (listen) to the radio in the kitchen
got / was listening
What ............... you ................. (do) last night at 9 o'clock? I ................. (watch) T.V.
were you doing / was watching
Yesterday I ................... (not go) to the cinema with my friends. I stayed at home.
didn't go
While he ..................... (prepare) dinner, he ............... (cut) his finger.
was preparing / cut
They were playing volleyball when the sun .................. (go) down
went
The boy ....................... (not swim) in the sea yesterday at 3 o'clock.
wasn't swimming
Yesterday at 9 o'clock the lifeguard ..................... (watch) everyone on the beach.
was watching
The girls ............................ (surf) yesterday at 12 o'clock.
were surfing
My sister and I ................. (fly) a kite in the park when we.................. (meet) our cousins.
were flying / met
My friends ................ (relax) on the beach yesterday at 5 o'clock.
were relaxing
I was sitting in the garden while the birds ................... (sing) beautifully.
were singing
The car .................... (stop) at the traffic lights.
stopped
Yesterday at 7 o'clock my brother ............... (do) his homework, but he didn't finish it.
was doing
Claire ................. (go) to Egypt two years ago.
went
Last Sunday we .................. (cook) lunch when you texted us.
were cooking
He .................. (break) his leg while he ..................... (ski) in the Alps.
broke / was skiing
I ................... (be) ill last week, so I didn't go to the party.
was
It .......................... (rain) when we .....................(come) out of the shopping centre.
was raining / came