Past Simple Or Continuous?

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Past Tense Quizzes & Trivia

Here´s a worksheet to revise past tenses for the exam. Check your score when you finish!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which sentence means the children were in the middle of their dinner?
    • A. 

      When their father came home, the children were having dinner.

    • B. 

      When their father came home, the children had dinner.

  • 2. 
    Which sentence means that the children waited for their father before starting dinner?
    • A. 

      When their father came home, the children had dinner.

    • B. 

      When their father came home, the children were having dinner.

  • 3. 
    Which word would you use here?----------------- the children were having dinner, their father came home.
    • A. 

      After

    • B. 

      Before

    • C. 

      While

    • D. 

      Afterwards

  • 4. 
    We had a great time last weekend. It -----------------(be) a lovely day and the birds were singing.
  • 5. 
    We --------- (have) a pizza at a restaurant when suddenly it started to rain.
  • 6. 
    The waiter told us to go inside but we ------------(not hear) him
  • 7. 
    We went on talking because we ----------------(have) a lot of fun in the rain!
  • 8. 
    While the manager ----------------(walk) to our table to ask us to go inside, it stopped raining!
  • 9. 
    Of course, he ---------------(stop) walking and when he got to our table he said "Hello, I wanted to check that the food was OK"
  • 10. 
    We ---------------(start) laughing and said that everything was alright.
  • 11. 
    Some minutes later, while I ------------- (talk) to my friends, the waiter came back.
  • 12. 
    He ------------- (ask) us if we were going to have desert and we asked for ice cream and fruit salad.
  • 13. 
    When the waiter -------------(bring) the deserts, it started raining again!
  • 14. 
    So we stood up and we said that, as it ----------------------- (rain), we didn´t want to get wet.
  • 15. 
    So we paid the bill and ---------------------(leave) the restaurant without eating our desert!
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