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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #112856: Past simple or continuous
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    Past simple or continuous

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    English exercise "Past simple or continuous" created by eos17 with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from eos17]
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    1. At nightfall gazelles (to graze) peacefully,

    2. but in the silence, in the torpor of the savanna, a tragedy (to get) ready.

    3. Hidden in the shade of a thorny bush, a hungry cheetah (to stay up).

    4. Half-closed eyes, he (to watch) the animals patiently.

    5. Quietly, the herd (to near) the bush.

    6. The predator (to choose) his victim, a young gazelle, the nearest one.

    7. When he (to decide) to take action,

    8. tensing his muscles, in one leap he (to dash) forward after the gazelle.

    9. All the herd of antelopes (to run away) to graze further.

    10. The young animal (to run), zigzagging and trying to leave the cheetah behind.

    11. But he (to be) the fastest.

    12. He (to grab) his victim by a leg.

    13. She (to fall down) in a dusty cloud.

    14. The cheetah (to hold) her down with all his weight,

    15. then he (to bite) the gazelle on the neck to suffocate her.

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