Past Continuous vs Past Simple Quiz
When I woke up this morning, it was raining and my parents ______________ in the kitchen.
B. was singing
C. were singing
Maggie ________ her horse when she hit the tree.
B. was rideing
C. was riding
What word is missing? “She loves ___________ her bike”
Select the sentence in Past Simple
A. I was sleeping a nap that afternoon.
B. I went to the supermarket with my mom.
C. He likes doing sports
D. We are doing homework
He _________ dinner when the fire started.
B. was cooking
C. were cooking
Because she ________ Chinese class yesterday afternoon, she couldn’t go to Sarah’s birthday party.
B. was having
C. were having
When we ________ the giraffe at the zoo, we felt happy.
B. was seeing
C. were seeing
When Jennifer _________, she was climbing the stairs.
A. tripped over
B. was tripped
C. was tripping
He was working late at work last night when he _______ asleep at his desk.
C. was falling
Did she __________ football last weekend?
She __________ a huge breakfast and drank a lot of coffee this morning.
B. was eating
C. were eating
He was talking when the ball ________ him.
B. was hitting
C. were hitting
I use past simple when the action is finished in the past.
Select the sentence in Past Continuous
A. I ran a marathon last year.
B. She reads a book
C. He is reading a magazine
D. I was watching TV last night
Because of the rain, we ______________ to the beach yesterday afternoon.
A. didn’t go
B. wasn’t going
C. weren’t going
Select the structure of a sentence in PAST CONTINUOUS
A. Subject + Verb (ED) + the whole sentence
B. Subject + Verb (S) + the whole sentence
C. Subject + WAS/WERE + Verb (ING) + the whole sentence
D. Subject + AM/IS/ARE + Verb (ING) + the whole sentence
Victoria ___________ when the earthquake hit.
A. went shopping
B. were shopping
C. was shopping
What word is missing? NEGATIVE: “I ___________ do my homework yesterday”
Marie ____________ late this morning, so she missed the first class.
A. waked up
B. woke up
C. was waking up
I ________________ when the teacher asked me a question. She was pretty angry.
A. didn’t listen
B. wasn’t listening
C. weren’t listening
I use past continuous to tell someone what I was doing in a period of time in the past.
What word is missing? NEGATIVE: She ____________ talking to her mom, she was talking to her dad.
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