Category: English tenses

Past simple or past continuous?

Put each verb in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. After the concert finished, I (walk) home.2. I have a terrible headache. What (we do) last night?3. We (wait) there an hour and didn't know what to do.4. The soup you (prepare) tastes very good.5. She (come) to my room and started shouting at me.6. I (think) of moving abroad, but eventually I've stayed here.7. I noticed her when she (jog) in the park.8. I (meet) Kate at the airport.9. We (go) to London three times last month.10. Somebody (follow) me.11. TV was on but nobody (watch) it.12. The party was so boring that I (want) to go home from the very beginning.13. I was reading a book while Mike (listen) to music.14. She (leave) the room and went outside.15. Paul, Martha (phone) you three times last evening.