Test on Past Progressive 1

Test your knowledge on the Past Progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.

Test

Write the ing form of the verbs.

  1. live →
  2. stay →
  3. run →
  4. win →
  5. cycle →

Complete the table in past progressive.

positive negative question
It was raining.
They were not playing.
Was I listening?
Caron was not eating.
You were singing.

Was or Were?

  1. We dancing.
  2. The dog barking.
  3. The printer printing out a photograph.
  4. The pupils writing a test.
  5. Sue and Gareth walking up the hill.

Write sentences in past progressive.

  1. he / the car / wash →
  2. she / home / go →
  3. they / not / the match / watch →
  4. you / in the shop / work →
  5. I / not / a magazine / read →

Write questions in past progressive.

  1. she / on a chair / sit →
  2. you / your bag / pack →
  3. his head / ache →
  4. we / tea / drink →
  5. you / the bike / repair →

Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.

  1. Jamie was doing a language course in London. →
  2. Andrew was carrying a heavy box. →
  3. The teacher was testing our English. →
  4. At six o'clock, we were having dinner. →
  5. Sally was hurrying to school because she was late. →

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.