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Past Tense Simple and Progressive

Past Tense Simple and Progressive

Fill in the correct form of the past tense .

1 . I ………. my old friend in town the other day . He ………. to ignore me and ………. somewhere else . ( SEE, SEEM, LOOK )

Answer : I saw my old friend in town the other day . He seemed to ignore me and looked / was
looking somewhere else . ( SEE, SEEM, LOOK )

2 . The teacher ………. a photo of us while we ………. up the tree . ( TAKE, CLIMB )

Answer : The teacher took a photo of us while we were climbing up the tree . ( TAKE, CLIMB )

3 . We ………. Martha at the airport last week . She ………. for the arrival of her sister while we ………. to New York . ( MEET, WAIT, TRAVEL )

Answer : We met Martha at the airport last week . She was waiting for the arrival of her sister while we were traveling to New York . ( MEET, WAIT, TRAVEL )

4 . “What ………. to him? – He ………. totally surprised when I ………. him . ” – ( YOU SAY, LOOK, SEE )

Answer : “What did you say to him? – He looked totally surprised when I saw him . ” – ( YOU SAY, LOOK, SEE )

5 . He ………. exam papers when I ………. him . ( CORRECT, VISIT )

Answer : He was correcting exam papers when I visited him . ( CORRECT, VISIT )

6 . A man ………. on the road while I ………. my bike . Luckily, I ………. not to crash into him . ( FALL, RIDE, MANAGE )

Answer : A man fell on the road while I was riding my bike . Luckily, I managed not to crash into him . ( FALL, RIDE, MANAGE )

7 . We ………. a few miles off the coast when a horrible thunderstorm ………. up . We ………. to get to safety as soon as possible . ( SAIL, COME, HAVE )

Answer : We were sailing a few miles off the coast when a horrible thunderstorm came up . We had to get to safety as soon as possible . ( SAIL, COME, HAVE )

8 . I haven’t seen him for ages . When I last ………. him, he ………. for a new job . ( SEE, LOOK )

Answer : I haven’t seen him for ages . When I last saw him, he was looking for a new job . ( SEE, LOOK )

9 . While the two teams ………. up everyone ………. a flag . It ………. a very emotional moment . ( WARM, WAVE, BE )

Answer : While the two teams were warming up everyone was waving a flag . It was a very emotional moment . ( WARM, WAVE, BE )

10 . “What ……….___ when I ………. to your place yesterday evening?” – “I
………. the baby” . ( YOU DO, COME, FEED )

Answer : “What were you doing when I came to your place yesterday evening?” – “I was feeding the baby” . ( YOU DO, COME, FEED )

11 . I ………. down a dark alley when suddenly I ………. footsteps . I ………. around and ………. that an old woman with a dog ………. me . ( WALK, HEAR, TURN, SEE, FOLLOW )

Answer : I was walking down a dark alley when suddenly I heard footsteps . I turned around and saw that an old woman with a dog was following me . ( WALK, HEAR, TURN, SEE, FOLLOW )

12 . “Why ……….___ out last night?” – “I ………. too tired and  ————- to stay at home . ” ( YOU NOT GO, BE, DECIDE )

Answer : “Why didn’t you go out last night?” – “I was too tired and decided to stay at home . ” ( YOU NOT GO, BE, DECIDE )

13 . The policeman asked me, ” How fast ………. when you ………. the old lady in front of you?” ( YOU DRIVE, SEE )

Answer : The policeman asked me, ” How fast were you driving when you saw the old lady in front of you?” ( YOU DRIVE, SEE )

14 . Mom ………. dinner when we ………. home from football practice. ( PREPARE, GET )

Answer : Mom was preparing dinner when we got home from football practice . ( PREPARE, GET )

15 . When I ………. young, I always ………. to be a pilot . ( BE, WANT )

Answer : When I was young, I always wanted to be a pilot . ( BE, WANT )

16 . Las Sunday afternoon I ………. for a walk in the park and ………. a cup of coffee at a local restaurant . ( GO, HAVE )

Answer : Las Sunday afternoon I went for a walk in the park and had a cup of coffee at a local
restaurant . ( GO, HAVE )

17 . When the ………. to the airport the plane ………. off . ( GET, JUST TAKE )

Answer : When the got to the airport the plane was just taking off . ( GET, JUST TAKE )

18 . I ………. on a bench in the park when a man ………. up to me and ………. to know what time it ………. . ( SIT, COME, WANT, BE )

Answer : I was sitting on a bench in the park when a man came up to me and wanted to know what time it was . ( SIT, COME, WANT, BE )

Past Tense Simple and Progressive

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Past Tense Simple and Progressive