past continuous test

Fill in the spaces with the simple past or past continuous form of the verb in brackets.

1. I (work) when she called me.

2. She was cooking when we (arrive).

3. Gregory (swim) when it started to rain.

4. The children (play) outside when it started to snow.

5. Heather was listening to music when the power (go) out.

6. The dogs (be) born in 2004.

7. My laptop (stop) when the battery ran out.

8. She (sing) after the music started.

9. Dina and Lisa (talk) while the movie was playing.

10. The telephone was ringing when she (begin) to speak.


Practice the past continuous with these exercises:

Past Continous vs. Simple Past Test

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past continuous test