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Complete the sentences using a suitable verb from the list in the Past Simple or Past continuous.

READ WEAR CHASE BUY DRINK WORK DISCOVER SEE
STARTCHECK RIDE DIVE GO ARRANGE PLAY FIND
MAKE EXPLAIN RECEIVE WAIT TAKE RUN SPRAIN SWIM

Yesterday Lara met her friend Lisa when she rode her bike.
While Mary wasworking in her office, she received a call from her husband.
While the children were playing, their neighbour came to complain about the noise.
While Lorna was waiting for her friend, her sister X herface up.
On his way back home, Peter felt hungry and bought a hot dog.
While Lucy was swimming, her coach timed her to check how fast she could swim.
Yesterday Sarah found a rare frog while shewas looking for insects.
Tina’s cat got hurt while it ___________ the neighbour’s dog.
Pam ____________ a lot of photos of Lisa while she _________________
her new dress.
When the children werewatching TV, the light __________ out.
While Bob ____________ his car yesterday, he found something strange in the engine.
Last week when Larry _____________ in the sea, he found a very valuabletreasure.
It _____________ to rain while the children ______________ in the park.
While Sue was looking at the sky through her telescope, she _____________ a new star she had never seen before.
Martha_____________ her ankle while she was ice skating.
The teacher _______________ the lesson when the students ___________ something strange on the ceiling.
Dave ____________ the report while he_____________ for the bus.
While Tessa and Sheila ____________ coffee, they ____________ to go to the cinema at the weekend.

ACTION IN PROGRESS

SIMULTANEOUS ACTIONS

We can use this tense to talkabout two actions that were in progress at the same time.
While my mother was cooking lunch, my father was reading the newspaper.
They were waiting at the station while their friends were looking for...
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