Choose the correct answer.
1 He … meat in the oven while she … dough.
a) was roasting/kneaded
b) was roasting/was kneading
c) had roasted/kneaded
d) had roasted/had been kneading
2 She was sleeping when her alarm clock … .
a) went off
b) gone off
c) had gone off
3 They were making origami when their babysitter … them to dinner.
a) had called
b) was calling
4 Steve … a movie before Alison … in.
a) was watching/came
b) had been watching/was coming
c) had been watching/came
5 My sister … a job for 2 months before they … him.
a) had looker for/employed
b) was looking for/had employed
c) looked for/employed
d) had been looking for/employed
6 Oh, how I wish it … so windy.
c) being not
7 The children … the movie when suddenly the light … out.
a) watched/had gone
b) were watching/went
c) had watched/went
d) were watching/was going
8 Maria … at that school from 2006 to 2010.
a) was studied
b) has studied
9 In the cafe we … some delicious food, … some wine and then we … a lot in the city centre.
a) were trying/were drinking/were walking
b) had tried/drank/were walking
d) had tried/had drunk/walked
10 She … Madrid when she … young.
a) had visited/was
b) was visiting/had been
c) had visited/had been
11 The boy … home before his father … cooking.
a) was coming/was finishing
b) came/had finished
c) had come/finished
12 It … two years ago. I … in the sea when unexpectedly I … the burning ship.
a) had happened/was swimming/saw
b) was happening/was swimming/was seeing
d) happened/was swimming/saw
13 I … for your call for hours! Sorry, I … from 7 till 10 o’clock last night and simply … to call you.
b) was waiting/was watching/forgot
c) waited/was watching/forgot
d) had waited/watched/forgot
14 She … a leash and … out to walk her dog in the park.
a) was taking/was going
c) had taken/had gone
d) has taken/has gone
15 Her parents … when she … fifteen years old.
b) have divorced/was
c) divorced/had been
d) had divorced/had been
16 When I … home I … nobody. It … like everyone … not less than an hour before.
b) had come/had seen/seemed/had gone
c) came/saw/seemed/had gone
d) was coming/saw/had seemed/had gone
17 As soon as she … she … her mistake.
a) had been answered/realized
b) had answered/had realized
c) had answered/realized
d) had answered/had been realizing
18 By the time he … home, she … the piano for 2 hours.
a) got/had been playing
c) had got/played
d) got/was playing
19 My father … home totally exhausted. He … all day long.
a) came/had driven
b) had come/had driven
c) came/had been driving
d) came/was driving
20 That black car … to me for 4 years before I … it.
a) had belonged/sold
b) had been belonging/sold
d) had belonged/had sold
21 Steve … the kitchen, … a glass of juice and … on the TV.
a) had entered/drank/turned
b) had entered/was drinking/turned
d) entered/was drunk/turned
22 My cousin … on a career of a software developed when he … twenty-four. It … difficult because he … from IT college before.
a) decided/was/wasn’t/had been graduating
b) decided/had been/wasn’t/had graduated
c) decided/was/wasn’t/had graduated
d) decided/was/hadn’t been/had graduated
23 When he … in he … that she … a suitcase.
a) had come/saw/had already packed
b) came/saw/had already packed
c) came/saw/already packed
d) had come/had seen/had already packed
24 When I … the room Dave … the guitar. He … all evening and … nothing about the house.
a) entered/was playing/was playing/had done
b) entered/was playing/had been playing/had done
c) entered/had been playing/had been playing/did
d) entered/played/was playing/did
25 The service company … because we … for our car for 5 hours. We … totally exhausted.
a) apologized/had been waiting/had been
b) had apologized/waited/were
c) apologized/were waiting/were
d) apologized/had been waiting/were
26 Oh, I … an e-mail from the support service! They … me. I … for it for 3 weeks.
a) see/have finally replied/waited
b) see/finally replied/was waiting
c) see/have finally replied/have been waiting
d) am seeing/are finally replying/had been waiting
27 We … in the park when the rain … . There … no place to hide nearby. So we … cold that day.
a) were walking/had started/was/got
b) were walking/started/was/got
c) walked/were starting/was/had got
d) were walking/was starting/had been/got
28 They … in that house for 4 years. They … to New York about a year ago. But their house … .
a) had lived/moved/hasn’t been sold yet
b) had been living/moved/hadn’t been sold yet
c) had been living/had moved/hasn’t been sold yet
d) had been living/moved/hasn’t been sold yet
29 I … yoga while my dog … in the garden. Now I … him.
a) was doing/was playing/don’t see
b) was doing/played/don’t see
c) was doing/was playing/am not seeing
d) had done/was playing/don’t see
30 He … 2 years in Turkey before he … a teacher of Math.
b) had spent/became
c) had been spending/became
d) had spent/had become
1 b 2 a 3 c 4 c 5 d 6 a 7 b 8 c 9 c 10 d
11 c 12 d 13 b 14 b 15 a 16 c 17 c 18 a 19 c 20 a
21 c 22 c 23 b 24 b 25 d 26 c 27 b 28 d 29 a 30 b
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