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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122323: Past simple or Past continuous
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    Past simple or Past continuous

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    English exercise "Past simple or Past continuous" created by zilazila with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from zilazila]
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    1. My mother (wash) the dishes when my father arrived.

    2. He (buy) a beautiful necklace for his girlfriend last week.

    3. Two nights ago there (be) a terrible accident on the motorway.

    4. She (eat) breakfast when the baby woke up.

    5. The secretary (type) a letter yesterday morning.

    6. Her son (take) a bath when the light went out.

    7. My friends (watch) television when someone knocked at the door.

    8. They (watch) their favourite program on television last night.

    9. My car (break) down yesterday afternoon.

    10. My sisters (wipe) the counter when my father left.

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