Can you spot all the mistakes?
- I am the good gamer and I play with good character.
- It don’t work.
- If you are talking to me, then I got distracted.
- A turtle on a cloud that trow another turtle.
- There is one that have a coins.
Write a comment below with all the mistakes you can find and I will tell you if you are right!
Downloadable PDF file: Can you spot all the mistakes?
Fill in the gaps with the past simple or past continuous form of the verbs in brackets
I ______________ (walk) home when I ______________ (meet) Maria.
John __________________ (wait) for me when I ________________ (arrive).
I haven’t seen Andrew for ages. When I last _________________ (see) him, he ___________________ (try) to find a job in Dublin.
He _________________ (read) the newspaper when the phone _______________ (ring).
I _________________ (make) a sandwich when Mike _______________ (arrive).
We ________________ (not go) out because it ________________ (rain).
When I was young, I _____________ (want) to be a doctor.
He usually wears sandals but when I last ______________ (see) him he _________________ (wear) boots.
My brother ______________ (see) you in the park two days ago. You__________________ (play) football with Stuart.
While I _________________ (work) in the garden, I _________________ (hurt) my back.
1) was walking; met.
2) was waiting; arrived.
3) saw; was trying.
4) was reading; rang.
5) was making; arrived.
6) didn’t go; was raining.
8) saw; was wearing.
9) saw; were playing.
10) was working; hurt.
Downloadable PDF – past simple or past continuous – quiz with answers
Simple present or present progressive?
Taken from Alexander, L. G. (1998), Longman English Grammar Practice for intermediate students, Harlow, Longman
Fill in the gaps with a verb from the box in the past simple, past perfect simple or past perfect continuous tenses. Use each verb once:
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Taken from Hopkins, D., Cullen, P. (2007), Grammar for IELTS, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, p. 33.
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