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. Bottom of Form 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.