Past Simple or Past continuous exercise

 

 

 

Exercise for Past Simple and Past Continuous

 

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Past Simple or Past Continuous?

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Question 1
The radio was on but nobody ..... .
A
was listening to it
B
listened to it
C
were listening to it
D
listened it
Question 2
I ..... John in the street last Tuesday but he ...... me. He .... in a shop window.
A
- saw, - saw, - was looking
Hint:
with "but" we need to use a negative to show contrast with "saw"
B
- saw, - didn't see, - was looking
C
- was seeing, - didn't see, - was looking
D
- saw, wasn't seeing, - looked
Question 3
It was a very difficult moment. We ....... what to do
A
didn't know
B
weren't knowing
C
wasn't knowing
D
not knew
Question 4
When I ....... at school, I ........ to be a train driver.
A
- was, was wanting
B
- have been, - 've wanted
C
- was, - wanted
D
- stayed, - wanted
Question 4 Explanation: 
"want" is usually a non-continuous verb
Question 5
How fast ........ when the accident ........ ?
A
- were you driving, - was happening
B
- were you driving, - happened
C
- did you drive, - was happening
D
- did you drive, - happened
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