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Past simple and past continuous multiple choice test


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  1. The teachers ______________ around the table when I ______________ the teacher’s room.
    were sitting / entered
    sat / was entering
    are sitting / entered
    were sat / was entering

  2. They ______________ about the students who failed in exams.
    was talking
    were talking
    were talked
    talks

  3. Some teachers ______________ to carefully while others ______________.
    were listening / spoke
    listened / was speaking
    were listening / were speaking
    were listened / spoke

  4. I ______________ a chair and I ______________ to listen them carefully.
    was taking / was starting
    took / started
    was taking / started
    took / was starting

  5. One of the teachers ______________ my opinion about extra courses on Saturdays.
    was asking
    were asking
    asked
    were asked

  6. I ______________ to say anything because I ______________ new there.
    don’t want / was
    didn’t want / am
    didn’t want / was
    don’t want / was being

  7. A young teacher ______________ next to me. He ______________ coffee.
    sits / drank
    was sitting / was drinking
    was sitting / drank
    sat / was drank

  8. I ______________ to know him and I ______________ him his name.
    wanted / asked
    wanted / was asking
    wanted / ask
    was wanting / asked

  9. He ______________ me because he ______________ to music with through the headphones.
    wasn’t hearing / listened
    didn’t hear / listened
    wasn’t hear / was listening
    didn’t hear / was listening

  10. I ______________ up and ______________ the teacher’s room quietly while the teachers ______________ extra courses on Saturdays lively.
    was standing / was leaving / still discussed
    stood / left / still discussed
    stood / left / were still discussing
    was standing / left / were still discussing








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