Упражнения Past Simple и Past Continuous с ответами

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Past Simple vs. Past Continuous Exercises.

Упражнение 1.  Choose the correct verb form (Past Simple or Past Continuous) to complete the sentences.

  1. The film was rubbish, so we left / were leaving the cinema and went / were going to the cybercafé.
  2. I didn’t like / wasn’t liking the program we watched / were watching, so I turned / was turning off the TV.
  3. Dave rang / was ringing me while I did / was doing my homework.
  4. As I fell / was falling asleep, I heard/was hearing a strange noise.
  5. I dropped / was dropping my keys while I ran / was running for the bus.
  6. The competition judges didn’t know / weren’t knowing whose food they tasted / were tasting.

Упражнение 2. Complete the email with the Past Simple or Past Continuous of these verbs. You will need to use some verbs more than once.

Decide /    get   /  give   /  go   /   happen   /  not hurt   / play   / try  / want

Last weekend Ben and I visited that new leisure center that everyone is talking about. We 1) ___________ to the ice-skating rink first. Ben slipped a few times while he 2) ___________ to do acrobatic tricks, but luckily he 3) ___________ himself. After that, we went to the main hall to see what 4) __________ there. On one side of the hall a rock band 5) __________ while on the other side some skateboarders 6) ____________ a display. The Skateboarders were fantastic so we 7) ___________ to stay and watch them.

After the exhibition, we both 8) __________ to go to the shops inside the center. But it was nearly rush hour and the shops 9) ___________ really crowded so we 10) ____________ to the multiplex cinema to see The Illusionist. What a fantastic film!

Упражнение 3.  Match the beginnings (1-7) with the endings (a-g). Then complete the sentences with the past simple or past continuous of the verbs in brackets.

1. He ___________ (climb) down the side of a building

2. The sun _________ (shine) brightly

3. The hot water tank _________ (explode)

4. When we _________ (get) to the concert

5. I _________ (not know) that my friends

6. While you _________ (lie) on the beach

7. Last year, Simon _________ (give up) painting

a) while I __________ (have) a shower.

b) the band ___________ (play) my favourite song.

c) when suddenly the rope _________ (break).

d) and __________ (take up) sculpture instead.

e) ___________ (prepare) a surprise  party for me.

f) when I __________ (get up) this morning.

g) we ___________ (study) for our exams!

Упражнение 4. Вставьте Past Simple или Past Continuous

  1. An amazing display of traditional-style canoes ____ last week in Portland (to open).
  2. Last month, we ________ the most amazing opportunity to head down to Nashville (to have).
  3. These ladies__________ an apartment when they ____ both _______ English in Jakarta, Indonesia (to share, to teach).
  4. Last year we________ too tired even to make quality home design (to be).
  5. While the tourists __________ at the beach, animators __________ coffee in the bar (to dance, to have).
  6. Last time there ________ a snowfall in November in 2016 (to be).
  7. A Qatari sheikh ________ more than £1billion on his art collection last year (to spend).
  8. The hot-blooded and furious Tybalt ________ a grudge against Romeo (to bear).
  9. While we __________ to a dive site we __________ the advantages of Utila, the smallest and most unspoiled of the Bay Islands of Honduras (to boat, to discuss).
  10. In the late 1600s, the British ________ all non-English ships from trading with colonies (to forbid).
  11. We ________ busy building our new country house that year (to be).
  12. Our friend’s dog __________ us as we__________ around the neighborhood (to follow, to walk).
  13. The student __________ up the escalator while it __________ (to run, to move).

Ответы к упражнениям.

Exercise 1.

1 — Left / went, 2 — didn’t like / were watching / turned, 3 – rang / was doing, 4 — was falling / heard, 5-dropped / was running, 6 — didn’t know / were tasting

Exercise 2. 1.went    2.was trying     3.didn’t hurt       4.was happening         5.was playing      6.were giving     7.decided     8.wanted  9.were getting  10.went

Exercise 3.

1C — was climbing, broke

2G — was shining, got up

3A -  exploded, was having

4B – got, was/were playing

5E – didn’t know, were preparing

6G – were lying, were studying

7D – gave up, took up

Exercise 4.

1 opened, 2 had, 3 were sharing / were teaching, 4 were, 5 were dancing  / were having, 6 was, 7 spent, 8 bore, 9 were boating / were discussing, 10  forbade, 11 were, 12 was following /were walking, 13 were running / were moving

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