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Complete the sentences using any appropriate past forms.

She ...went to the market... and bought some vegetables.

What .................................................................. when the fire started?

I could tell she ............................................................ because her eyes were red.

She ...........................................................when she slipped and landed on the ice.

My arm .............................................. for two weeks, before I went to the doctor.

She got on the motorbike and....................................................................... away.

He ..................................................... the road when a flower pot fell on his head.

While Sally ...................................................... dinner Steve was laying the table.

The patient............................. in hospital for five weeks before he fully recovered.

He was upset because he ................................................................... the exam.

Nobody knew where Jane ....................................................... the front door key.

Tom ......................................tennis every day for months before entering his first tournament.

 

Identify the tenses in bold, then match them to their use. Underline the time adverbs used with each tense. Make up three sentences using them.

1. She left university six years ago.

2. He was waiting for the bus when the accident happened.

3. He had just finished his report when his boss asked to see him.

4. She had been working as a clerk for two years before she got promoted.

 

Match the prompts from each column to make sentences.

They had been looking for a house for six months…   while   …the lights went off.    
Martin has been living in Thailand…   when   …two years now.  
Janet was working on her computer…   since   …this year.  
I haven't seen Joanne…   for   …they found what they were looking for.
Joe was cooking…   before   …Ann was laying the table.  
Gait has been abroad… three times …she got married.

 

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct past tense. Justify your answers.

1. Paul …………. (break) his arm while he ……………… (paint) the wall.

2. Sandra finally ……………. (pass) the exam. She …………………….. (study) really hard for months.

3. How long ……….. ..…………… (Mary/work) here before she …………….. (retire)? – More than twenty years.

4. While I ………………. (walk) home last night, I ……………. (bump) into Sally.

5. The sun …………………. (shine) and the birds …………………… (sing) as we ............. (drive) towards the village.

6. We ………………. (finish) the main course and …………………. (wait) for dessert when the fire alarm ……. (ring).

7. "………………………… (you/work) late last night?" – "Yes, actually I ……………….(not/leave) until 11 pm."



8. She ……………………… (visit) France before but she only …………….. (go) to Paris last month.

9. ……………….. (you/see) Jamie at the party last night? – No, by the time I ………… (get) there, he ……………….

(already/leave).

10. Amy ………………….. (walk) home when she ……………… (hear) her mobile phone ring.

 

Underline the correct words.

1. When she entered her flat she had found/found that someone had broken/broke in.

2. He had been driving/was driving home when/after he crashed into a tree.

3. When Laura arrived/had arrived at the restaurant, Tony had gone/had been gone home.

4. When/While I walked into the room, they had just/yet finished their dinner.

5. After they had been living/lived there since/for two years they decided to build an extension to their house.

6. He didn't shave/hadn't been shaving this morning because he hadn't had/didn't have time.

7. While/After he graduated from university, he joined/was joining the army.

8. She had been watching/ watched TV when/since Tom came home.

9. He was having/had a bath when the lights had gone/went out.

10. She had never/ever been to South America before/after.

 

Look at the cartoons (pic. 4), then in teams try to explain what happened to each of the people using past tenses. Each correct sentence gets 1 point. The team with the most points is the winner.

 

Example: He fell off the ladder while he was painting the wall and broke his arm. He had been playing football for an hour when...

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


Pic. 4

 


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