Past Progressive

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Past Progressive - Exercise
Complete the sentences with the past progressive.
1.
The
girls
(play)
cards.
2.
Greg
(look)
for
his
wallet.
3. Mr Miller
(not wash) his car.
4.
Susan
(do)
her
homework.
5. They
(not play) football yesterday
afternoon.
6. I
(wait) for her in the park.
7. Carol and I
(have) dinner when he arrived.
8. We
(play) the guitar when she entered.
9. Tom
(not swim) in the pool.
10. The boys
(cycle) home from school.
11.
She
(work)
in
her
office.
12. I
(not learn) the new words.
13.
Ann
(lie)
on
the
beach.
14. We
(sit) on the bench for a long time.
15. He
(phone) his aunt.
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Past Progressive - Exercise 2
Write down the past progressive of the verbs in
brackets.
1. We
(write) the essay together.
2.
Frank
(prepare)
breakfast.
3. Mrs Summers
(not listen) to him.
4.
Daniel
(do)
the
shopping.
5.
They
(not
read)
the
book.
6.
I
(have)
a
shower.
7.
He
(not
watch)
TV.
8.
We
(swim)
in
the
sea.
9. Tom and I
(vist) the castle.
10.
The
sun
(shine).
11.
She
(clean)
the
windows.
12. I
(show) them most of the sights.
13. Ann
(not take) a lot of photos.
14. We
(play) voleyball on the beach.
15. They
(talk) to their neighbours.
Past Progressive - Exercise 3
Use the past progressive to complete the sentences.
1.
They
cards.
(play)
2.
I
the
floor.
(sweep)
3.
Sam
the
newspaper.
(read)
4. A lot of children
at the station. (wait)
5.
Mum
in
her
office.
(work)
6.
He
to
school.
(walk)
7. When they looked at her, she
. (smile)
8. We
outside when it started to rain. (play)
9. The boys
their favourite TV series.
(watch)
10.
I
yesterday
afternoon.
(work)
11. Tim and Maggie
in the sun. (sit)
12.
in
the
sea?
(you
swim)
13.
They
their
house.
(decorate)
14.
Nora
leaflets.
(hand
out)
15.
on the beach? (he relax)
Past Simple or Progressive - Exercise
Complete the sentences with the past simple or
progressive.
1. When I
to school, I
John. (walk/see)
2. When I
in the kitchen, Mary
.
(help/come)
3. While she
the soup, the children
.
(cook/play)
4. While they
cards, the baby
. (play/sleep)
5. When I
in the garden, my uncle
.
(work/call)
6. Carol
TV while Bob and Peter
football.
(watch/play)
7. When she
her hair, the baby
to cry.
(wash/begin)
8. A strong wind
when the plane
.
(blow/land)
9. When she
tennis, it
to rain. (play/began)
10. When I
TV, the lights
out. (watch/go)
11. While he
the piano, she
to him.
(play/listen)
12. While she
up her room, he
his car.
(tidy/wash)
13. The boys
in the garden while she
the
flowers.
(help/water)
14. He
Mary when he
through the park.
(meet/walk)
15. We
computer games while she
a book.
(play/read)
Past Simple or Progressive - Exercise 2
1.
They
(have)
tea
when
the
doorbell
(ring).
2. Father
(smoke) his pipe while
mother
(read)
a
magazine.
3. While he
(mow) the lawn, it
(start)
to
rain.
4.
He
(have)
breakfast
when
the
toaster
(blow)
up.
5. When I
(come) into the office, my
boss
(wait)
for
me.
6. When we
(see) Brian, he
(drive) a
taxi.
7. Father
(wait) in the car while
mother
(do)
the
shopping.
8. When he
(arrive), we
(have) dinner.
9. While they
(play) chess, we
(go)
shopping.
10.
They
(have)
a
party
while
he
(sleep).
11. He
(take) a photo when I
(feed) the
ducks.
12. They
(play) football when the lights in
the
stadium
(go)
out.
13. While George and John
(clean) their
room,
she
(do)
the
ironing.
14.
Sam
(do)
the
ironing
when
Jack
(phone)
her.
15. We
(wait) at Victoria station when the
train
(arrive).
Present Perfect Simple or Progressive Exercise
Fill
in
1. Jane
2.
the
present
perfect
simple
or
the
present
(write) a letter to a magazine. She
Ben
(look)
for
his
pen-knife,
but
perfect
progressive.
(not finish) it yet.
he
(not
find)
it
yet.
3. Jenny
(wait) for the bus for half an hour, but it
4. Nick
(play) a computer game for two hours and he is still playing.
5. Mike
(not finished) painting his car yet. He
6. Amanda
(not come) home yet. She
7. Mike's car
8. Ben
9.
(not arrive) yet.
(work) on it for two weeks.
(shop) in town since 10 o'clock.
(make) strange noises. Nick and Jane
(clean) all the parts.
(draw) cartoons for two hours. He
Greg
10.
Jane
11.
It
12. Mr Blake
(wait)
for
(knit)
(rain)
Jenny
a
all
in
town.
pullover.
day
and
(make) tests all evening but he
Jenny
She
it
(not finish)
(not
arrive)
yet.
yet.
(not
finish)
yet.
(not
stop)
yet.
(not find) a perfect one yet.
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