Choose the correct answer.
1 Yesterday, I dropped a glass while I … the dishes.
b) am washing
c) was washing
2 I … the bike when I saw Liz.
a) were riding
b) was riding
3 Were you … in the shower?
b) will sing
4 They … about the weather two days ago.
a) were talking
c) have talked
5 Was John … tennis with Andrew?
6 She … cricket yesterday.
a) was playing
c) will be playing
7 They … their plans for the weekend three days ago.
a) will discuss
c) were discussing
8 When she arrived, we … dinner.
a) were having
9 My teacher … the exercise to me when he entered.
c) was explaining
10 We … when the alarm went off.
c) were sleeping
11 We … TV yesterday.
a) are watching
c) were watching
12 I … the guitar when my dad came home.
c) was practicing
13 When I entered the room, Mary … her hair.
a) was brushing
14 Was she … to Matt yesterday?
c) was talking
15 John … at the door when we arrived at the office.
a) will wait
c) was waiting
16 They … to what I was talking about.
a) listen not
b) listening not
c) weren’t listening
17 Simon … a shower when someone knocked at the door.
a) was having
b) has had
18 Yesterday at three o’clock, I … .
a) was working
c) have worked
19 She … when I telephoned her.
a) was cooking
c) is cooking
20 She … when she broke her leg.
a) will ski
b) was skiing
21 Were you listening while the teacher …?
c) was speaking
22 I … when you phoned.
b) was sleeping
c) will sleep
23 I … if you could open the window.
a) was wonder
c) was wondering
24 At 11:30 yesterday morning, I … in the park.
a) was walking
c) will walked
25 When I phoned him, he … tennis with his brother.
a) was playing
c) had played
26 It … when I left home this morning.
b) is snowing
c) was snowing
27 I … my bike all day yesterday.
b) am riding
c) was riding
28 Was Ben … a shower?
c) will have
29 Two children … on the sand and two fishermen … against an upturned boat.
a) was leaning/was playing
b) were playing/was leaning
c) was leaning/were playing
d) were playing/were leaning
30 When my parents came I … the piano.
b) was playing
c) has playing
31 I … a bath when my smartphone rang.
a) was having
b) have having
c) was had
32 When the accident happened Marie … too fast.
a) was driving
b) has drive
33 She … the ironing when she heard the news.
a) has doing
c) was doing
34 When I first met her, she … in a restaurant.
a) is worked
b) was working
c) has worked
35 Jeremy had a bad fall while he … his roof.
b) has repaired
c) was repairing
36 Tom said that he was the captain of a ship which … that night for Marseilles.
c) was sailing
37 The airplane in which the football team … crashed soon after taking off.
c) was travelling
38 The car had nobody in it but the engine … .
a) was running
c) has run
1 c 2 b 3 c 4 a 5 b 6 a 7 c 8 a 9 c 10 c
11 c 12 c 13 a 14 b 15 c 16 c 17 a 18 a 19 a 20 b
21 c 22 b 23 c 24 a 25 a 26 c 27 c 28 b 29 d 30 b
31 a 32 a 33 c 34 b 35 c 36 c 37 c 38 a
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