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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #5607: Past simple / Past continuous
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    Past simple / Past continuous

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    1. A : - What (you / do) when these people arrived ? Watching television ?

    2. B : - No, we (play) cards with M. Wilson, the neighbour.

    3. A : - But the woman (tell) me you were watching television !

    4. B : That's a lie ! We (not watch) television ! Ask M. Wilson !

    5. He (want) to leave when they came in.

    6. A : What (these people / say) when they saw M. Wilson ?

    7. B : ' We (walk) past your house when we saw the light', they said,

    8. but we (not believe) them.

    9. A : What (they / want) do you think ?

    10. B : We don't know. First they (sit) and watched us play but

    11. suddenly the woman (begin) to cry.

    12. A : What about the man ? (he / do) anything to comfort his wife ?

    13. B : Nothing. He didn't even notice. He (watch) us play.

    14. A : Do you think these people (wait for) some help ?

    15. B : Sorry, but we (not ask) them anything... so they left.

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