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1 Past tenses practice Past tenses While, during, for Passive Prepositions in, at, on for time Adverbs

2 Past Simple or Past Continuous? Choose the correct form of the verb. She read/ was reading quietly in her room when suddenly she heard/ was hearing a scream. They fell/ were falling in love while they worked/ were working in Paris. A young man walked/ was walking into the office. She carried / was carrying a gun. He stood/ was standing up, walked/ was walking across the room and closed/ was closing the door.

3 Choose the correct form of the verb. I saw/ was seeing you at the theater on Monday. You kissed/ were kissing James. Didn't you meet/ weren't you meeting your wife while you lived/ were living in Spain? As soon as I walked/ was walking into the room, she handed/ was handing me the book. Why didn't they visit/ weren't they visiting me when they stayed/ were staying in Rome? What did you write/ were you writing when your computer crashed/ was crashing?

4 Complete the sentences with while, during or for My cousin died during the war. The phone rang while I was having breakfast. I lived in Rome for five months. while I was in Spain I made a lot of friends. I was in hospital for five days. during my stay in the hospital, the nurses didn't look after me very well/

5 Complete the sentences while, during or for Sometimes tennis matches last for hours. I hurt my arm while I was playing dodgeball. during Traffic is always bad for rush hour. Last week I was held up two hours because of a traffic accident. while Jessica came round we were eating. for Jessica came round the meal.

6 Complete the chart with the missing verb forms. Infinitive Past Simple Past participle grow grew grown fall find sell feel drive fly leave win spend fell found sold felt drove flew left won spent fallen found sold felt driven flown left won spent

7 Complete the texts with the words in the box. Jane Foster (1) joined the New York Aeroplane Club when she was still a schoolgirl. There she (2) Was taught how to service planes and she (3) Was introduced to a pilot called John Millar, who (4) held the record for a flight to Australia. In 1931, Jane (4) tried to beat his record. She (6), Didn't succeed but she was the first woman to fly to Australia. When she, (7), returned she and John Millar (8) Were. married Jane was very popular and as song (9) Was written about her: Amy, wonderful Amy! Her death is a mystery. During the war in 1941 she and her aeroplane (10) dissapeared into the sea. Amy Johnson disappeared; held; was introduced joined; didn't succeed; returned; were married; tried; was taught; was written

8 Complete the texts with the words in the box. Charles Blondin (1) was born into a circus family. He (2) Was taught to walk on a tightrope when he was five. In 1859, he (3) became very famous when a high wire Was put above the Niagara Falls between America and Canada and he (6) walked across it. Thousands of people (6) watched him do it. Afterwards, many of them (7) across the water on his back. Blondin sometimes (8) fell from high wire but he (9) Wasn't ; killed he died peacefully in bed in his sleep. Became; Died; Fell; Wasn't killed; Walked; Was born; Was put; Was taught; Watched; Were carried;

9 was, were, did or had? The flight was canceled because of bad weather. Did you do much sightseeing when you visited Paris? They were leaving for the train station when I last saw them. I had forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for work. was it raining when you left the cinema?

10 was, were, did or had? The workers were told last night that the factory was closing. The police found the money which had been stolen from the palace. The fire was caused by an electrical problem. He was surprised she knew her name. He had never met her before. How many times were your passports checked before you got on the plane?

11 Prepositions for time: Complete the sentences with in, at, on or - A: I'm meeting David - this afternoon. B: What time? A: At six. A: What did you do at the weekend? B: on Friday evening we went to a party. We slept in late on Saturday morning, and then in the afternoon we went surfing. at 9.00, some friends came round for a drink. We didn't do anything on Sunday. What about you?

12 - Complete the sentences with in, at, on or - The weather in Scotland is unreliable. in summer it can be hoy, but it often rains in April and June. - last year the summer was awful. The best Scottish weather is usually in spring and autumn. I learned to drive in 1996 at the age of 18. My brother learned at the same time as me, but I passed my test first. I'll call you - next Tuesday. Maybe on Wednesday. in the evening. at about I don see my sister much. on Christmas, usually, and at the holidays.

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