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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #102544: Past simple or continuous
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    Past simple or continuous

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    1. He (have) a shave when the telephone rang.

    2. When he (drop) the glass he broke it.

    3. I (shut) the door quickly when I heard a noise outside.

    4. Last year, my English course (include) thirty lessons.

    5. While she (scrub) the kitchen floor, her husband came in.

    6. I (go) swimming every Saturday last summer.

    7. They (forget) to write their exercises last night.

    8. While I (listen) to the radio last night I heard a very interesting talk on India.

    9. He (remember) there was a restaurant in High Street.

    10. He (study) English at lunch time every day last month.

    11. While he (dig) that hole he hurt his foot.

    12. He always (appear) very prosperous in the last ten years.

    13. They (know) the answers to all the questions in every examination last year.

    14. They (buy) three new records every week last month.

    15. They (write) very neatly in every examination.

    16. At six o'clock last night she (have) a headache.

    17. She (have) dinner at seven o'clock every evening last winter.

    18. They (buy) some new records when I saw them in the shop.

    19. While they (play) their new records, I was reading my new book.

    20. When I (meet) him six years ago Mr Brown was building his house.

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