Example sentences from the web:
- John: Hey! I wanted a glass of milk too!
Sarah: It’s too late. You snooze, you lose.
- Isabel: Mark is so selfish, he knew I wanted to go to the show, but yesterday he bought the last ticket for himself.
Cristina: If it was so important, why didn’t you buy the ticket before? You snooze, you lose.
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
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HOT-AIR BALLOON => a lighter-than-air craft in which air heated by a flame is trapped in a large fabric bag. Hanging under the balloon, there is a basket (container) in which people can ride.
In this picture, you can notice that there are seven people in the basket and the flame is visible because they are flying:
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The first hot-air balloon was created in 1783 by two brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier.
CROWD => a large group of people. This is a crowd:
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LAWN => grass-covered land.
In this picture, the lawn is dry, probably because it didn’t rain for a while (the grass isn’t green).
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STROLLER => a small carriage with four wheels that a baby or small child can ride in while someone pushes it.
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