Test on Past Progressive 2

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 following verbs.

  1. phone →
  2. fly →
  3. swim →
  4. chat →
  5. die →

Complete the table in past progressive.

positive negative question
He was shouting.
They were not talking.
Were you reading?
Brad was not waiting.
Diana was laughing.

Was or Were?

  1. I having dinner.
  2. You rushing down the street.
  3. The birds sitting in the tree.
  4. The teacher pointing to the board.
  5. The water dripping on the floor.

Write sentences in past progressive.

  1. We / feed / the birds →
  2. Jenny / ride / a horse →
  3. my parents / not / eating / at a restaurant →
  4. James and Phil / build / a tree house →
  5. their mother / not / cook / dinner →

Write questions in past progressive.

  1. Jane / tidy / her room →
  2. Brendan / drive / a lorry →
  3. Sue and Jane / sell / fruits →
  4. the pupils / write / a test →
  5. your little sister / cry →

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

  1. Misses Bush was correcting our tests.
  2. An hour ago, Carol was talking on the phone.
  3. Avril was painting the kitchen.
  4. Katie was sitting in the living room.
  5. The children were running around noisily.

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.