Past Simple vs. Past Continuous
Form the past form of the following verbs:
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets. Use the Past Simple
Yesterday evening I __________________ (work) hard till late because I __________________ (have) a difficult task to do.
They __________________(climb) a very high mountain during their last holidays.
My mother __________________(give) me a new CD and my sister and I __________________(listen) to it immediately.
My aunt __________________(play) the violin when she __________________(be) young.
Fill in the gaps with the Past Continuous of the verbs in brackets.
The teacher __________ (not talk) when Mary arrived.
The students__________(play) when the bell rang.
Lucy __________ (do) her homework when someone knocked the door.
Ann __________ (not sleep) when the alarm clock rang.
They __________(not watch) TV when their parents arrived.
Complete the sentences with the past simple or the past continuous of the verbs in brackets.
I ____________ (watch) TV when she ____________(call).
Sam ____________(wait) for us when we ____________(arrive).
The last time I ____________(see) Daniel he ____________(work).
He ____________(break) his leg while he ____________(skate).
Emily ____________(talk) on the phone when I ____________(come) in.
I____________(not answer) the phone because I ____________(study).
When my sister ____________(be) younger, she ____________ (not like) soup.
I____________ (miss) the bus because I ____________(sleep).
When I ____________(see) her, she ____________(stand) at the bus stop.
While Charles ____________(read) the newspaper, the kids ____________(play) football in the garden.