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Past continuous / Past simple

Complete with the verbs in the right tense. No contractions in questions.

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1. At 8 o'clock yesterday evening, I (have) dinner...

2. We (hear) a phone call while we were watching a match on television.

3. He (want) to tell me that he would better go to the cinema.

4. While we were all watching television, he (try) to do his maths exercise.

5. I (explain) the exercise to him when Liverpool scored a splendid goal.

6. I (not see) it because I was on the phone in the hall.

7. ' What (you / do) when they scored ? ' my father asked.

8. ' I (not / watch) ! '

9. 'Why (you / not / watch) ? '

10. ' Because Matt (want) help. '

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