Choose the correct answer.
1 The Romans … to Britain in 54 BC.
2 We were strolling in the park when suddenly it … .
c) was thundering
3 I was watching TV while the kids … in the garden.
c) were playing
4 She was writing a letter while her husband … .
a) was cooking
5 I … the guitar at 9 o’clock yesterday.
b) was playing
6 Einstein … a paper on the general theory of relativity in 1916.
a) was publish
c) was publishing
7 Carol was eating a banana while Sandy … his home task.
a) has done
b) was doing
8 He … the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954.
a) had won
b) was winning
9 I … home at 7 p.m. yesterday.
b) was driving
10 The boy … to music when the door bell rang.
c) was listening
11 I woke up at 7 a.m., ironed my clothes and … out.
c) was going
12 Marian … Mary two years ago.
a) has met
b) was meeting
13 We … to Australia last year.
a) had gone
c) had been
14 My cat … with a toy when I called it.
b) has played
c) was playing
15 Pavarotti … his last performance at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
a) had given
b) was giving
16 Beethoven … his first piece of music when he was 12.
c) had composed
17 I put my coat on and … a look in the mirror.
b) had taken
18 I was going to a supermarket when the fire … out.
c) was breaking
19 Bill … football at 10 o’clock yesterday.
b) was playing
c) have played
20 Henry … to his cousin while his wife was reading a newspaper.
c) was talking
21 Steven … the first book when he was four years old.
a) had read
c) was reading
22 We went to Hyde Park and then we … in a restaurant.
b) have relaxed
c) were relaxing
23 David Beckham … for Manchester United from 1993 to 2003.
a) was playing
24 Jill wiped the table after supper, took a shower and … to bed.
a) was going
b) had gone
25 Lincoln … the 16th President of the United States in 1860.
a) had become
26 I was sitting in the café when my phone … .
a) was ringing
b) had rung
27 I was listening to music when my mom … my room.
b) has entered
28 I was trying to concentrate when suddenly my girlfriend … me a fright.
a) had given
29 I was reading a book while the children … .
b) had slept
c) were sleeping
30 The first Derby … place in May 1780.
b) has taken
c) had taken
1 b 2 a 3 c 4 a 5 b 6 b 7 b 8 c 9 b 10 c
11 a 12 c 13 b 14 c 15 c 16 a 17 c 18 b 19 b 20 c
21 b 22 a 23 b 24 c 25 b 26 c 27 a 28 b 29 c 30 a
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