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Past Simple / Past Continuous

For each sentence, choose the best word or phrase to complete the gap from the choices below.

  1. At six o'clock last night Ryoko 1.____________ television in her apartment.
    A B C D
  2. After the lesson, I 2.___ some lunch and then I went for a walk.
    A B C D
  3. When I was a child I 3.___ a toy that looked like a dragon.
    A B C D
  4. While Sonia4.____________ the film, somebody stole her jacket with her passport in it.
    A B C D
  5. At seven fifteen this morning, I 5.___________ down the High Street when I saw my teacher, David.
    A B C D
  6. I looked in the classroom and saw five students. They 6.________________ a magazine article on the wall.
    A B C D
  7. The robber quickly picked up the money, ran to the door and 7.______ out onto the street.
    A B C D
  8. While I was doing my homework last night, the telephone 8.____ . It was my mother calling me with some good news.
    A B C D
  9. While the police were looking for the murderer, he 9.____ the country with a false passport.
    A B C D
  10. At the concert, all the parents 10.________ politely to the children trying to play their instruments.
    A B C D
  11. When Samuel arrived home from work, just after midninght, his wife 11.___________ for him with an angry expression on her face.
    A B C D
  12. Last night, between ten o'clock and midninght, I could clearly hear the couple in the flat next to mine. They 12.___________ an argument about what to watch on TV.
    A B C D