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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #80708: Past simple or continuous
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    Past simple or continuous

    Complete the sentences.

    English exercise "Past simple or continuous" created by aoma92 with The test builder
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    1. When he got home, his wife (cook).
    2. Yesterday evening, we (have) dinner when a terrible storm broke out.
    3. They were going to the beach when it (start) to rain.
    4. We (play) cards in the living room when the fire broke out in the kitchen.
    5. She (walk) in the deserted street when she heard a dog barking at her.
    6. I was reading an interesting book when I (hear) the baby crying.
    7. You (talk) to a man when I came into the shop.
    8. The show (start) when they got to the theatre.
    9. I (write) a letter when the lights went off.
    10. He (phone) while I was having a bath.

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