Past Simple or Past Continuous – Exercise 2

Task No. 1305

Put in the verbs in brackets in Past Simple or the Past Continuous into the gaps.

Welcome to your Past Simple or Past Continuous – Exercise 2

1
While I  along the river, somebody  in. (to walk) (to jump)
Clue
WAS WALKING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress) when JUMPED → PAST SIMPLE (single action) happened.
2
I to the radio while I a sandwich. (to listen) (to eat)
Clue
Two actions happening at the same time and similar duration in the past and did not influence each other, so both PAST CONTINUOUS
3
Sean his arm while he his bike. (to break) (to ride)
Clue
BROKE → PAST SIMPLE (single action) WAS RIDING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress)
4
I the dog when it me. (to stroke) (to bite)
Clue
WAS STROKING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress). BIT → PAST SIMPLE (action interrupted stroking)
5
Jake off the ladder while he apples. (to fall off) (to pick)
Clue
FELL → PAST SIMPLE (interrupted the picking), WAS PICKING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress)
6
While we we text messages to friends. (to wait) (to send)
Clue
Two actions happening at the same time and similar duration in the past so PAST CONTINUOUS
7
I sick while we on the ship. (to feel) (to sail)
Clue
FELT → PAST SIMPLE (interrupted the sailing) WAS SAILING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress)
8
What when you the news? (to do) (to hear)
Clue
YOU WERE DOING → Past Continuous (action was in progress), YOU HEARD → Past Simple (Single action interrupted the longer action)
9
I asleep when you me. (to fall) (to phone)
Clue
WAS FALLING → PAST CONTINUOUS (was in progress) YOU PHONED → PAST SIMPLE ( interrupted action in progress)
10
What of when you the money? (to think) (to steal)
Clue
WERE THINKING → PAST CONTINUOUS (action was in progress), STOLE → PAST SIMPLE (single action interrupted action in progress)