Past simple and Past continuous exercises with answers

Past simple and Past continuous exercises with answers (1/2)

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You can see exercise 2 here.

Exercise

Choose the right tense (past simple or past continuous):

1. While Tom  video games, his wife  a book in the lounge.

2. He  a number.

3. While I  around the USA, I  many interesting places.


ANSWERS

  1. While Tom was playing video games, his wife was reading a book in the lounge.
  2. He stood up, went to the phone and dialled a number.
  3. While I was travelling around the USA, I visited many interesting places.

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