Look at the examples.
At 9 o'clock last night we were watchingTV.
She was cooking dinner when the doorbell rang.
David was reading the magazine whileCarla was speaking on the phone.
The snow was falling heavily as Ksenia was walking in the park.
1. Open the brackets.
1. I saw Tom and Dick yesterday. They (play) chess.
2. I saw Mr. Blacks yesterday. He (fix) his car.
3. We saw you yesterday, Mary, you (flirt) with John.
4. The professor (do) the experiment when we arrived.
5. The postman came when we (have breakfast).
2. A policeman is asking a witness about an accident he saw. Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous, as in the example.
P: Where 1) ...were... (be) you when you 2) … (see) the accident, Sir?
P: What exactly 4) … (happen)?
W: Well, a boy 5) …(ride)his bicycle along the road towards the traffic lights when suddenly a car 6) … (drive) quickly around the corner. The driver 7) …(lose) control and 8) … (hit) the boy.
P: 9) … (boy / cycle)fast?
W: No, not at all.
W: No, I don't think so.
P: Thank you very much for your help, Sir.
3.Put the sentences into Past Simple or Past Continuous.
The sun 1) (to go) down behind the hills when I 2) (to reach) a village which 3) (to be) only a few miles from the sea. The working day 4) (to be) over, and the villagers 5) (to come) home from the fields. Along the road two boys 6) (to drive) cows and sheep in the direction of the village. I 7) (to approach) a group of people standing near the road and 8 ) (to ask) them if I could find a place in the village to spend the night. An old man 9) (to say) he would help me. He 10) (to take) me to his small cottage at the far end of the street. A fire 11) (to burn) in the stove when we 12) (to enter) the house. One girl of about eighteen 13) (to prepare) supper in the kitchen while two other girls still 14) (to do) something in the kitchen garden near the house. The old man 15) (to invite) me to have supper with them. They all 16) (to seem) to be nice people and we 17) (to have) a friendly talk. After supper my 'new friends and I 18) (to go) out into the garden. The moon 19) (to shine) high in the sky, and the night 20) (to be) warm and beautiful. That evening 21) (to be) very pleasant, and I shall remember it a long time.
4. What article do you need?
Judy is … nurse. She cares for … sick at … hospital. … rich should pay more taxes. What is … longest river in … world? He must go to … bank to get some money. Would you like … apple? Anton is … brightest student in our group. Let’s call out … fire brigade!
Read and answer the questions.
Date: 2016-01-03; view: 861