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