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Simple Past or Past Progressive

Exercise 8

Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

  1. When I (get) up yesterday, the sun (shine) .
  2. It (is) a beautiful morning.
  3. So I (decide) to cycle around a little.
  4. I (go) to the shed and (take) out my bike.
  5. While I (cycle) past some villages, I (see) some people in their gardens.
  6. One man (mow) the grass while his wife (pick) strawberries.
  7. After one hour of cycling in sunshine, a big fat raincloud suddenly (appear) and it (start) to rain.
  8. Luckily, a farmer (notice) me and (tell) me to come in.
  9. While it (rain) outside, I (sit) in the farmer's house.
  10. After a while, the sun (come) out again.
  11. I (thank) the farmer for his hospitality and (move) on.