Past Simple/Past Continuous

  1. When I (be) young, I (want) to become an engineer.
  2. Jane (wait) for her friend when she (see) her cat under a car.
  3. Denis (break) his leg while he (play) football.
  4. While I (sit) on the toilet, my mobile phone (start) to ring.
  5. My brother (sing) and (have) a shower while I (watch) TV.
  6. At this time yesterday I (cycle) in the park.
  7. What you (do) when I (phone) you?
  8. I (not hear) when my father (call) me.
  9. Everybody (have) fun when suddenly the lights (go) out.
  10. Joan (not notice) me. She (look) somewhere else.
  11. “You (see) her at the concert?” “Of course I (see) her. Unfortunately I (not can) talk to her.”
  12. We (have) a chat while we (wait) for our coffee in the restaurant.
  13. You (watch) TV when the guests (arrive)?
  14. She (laugh) while she (tell) us the joke. That’s why we (not understand) anything.
  15. I (sleep) while my brother (paint) my face in red. When I (wake up), I (want) to beat him. Fortunately our parents (come) and (stop) the fight.
  16. When I last (meet) him, he (try) to find a job as an accountant.
  17. My mum (cook) when my father (surprise) her with a bunch of flowers.
  18. The radio was on, but nobody (listen) to it.
  19. While we (play) in the park we (see) a terrible accident.
  20. When Kim (find out) that he (cheat) on her, she (tell) him to get lost.
  21. His grandfather (fall) asleep while he (listen) to the news.
  22. He (try) to change a light bulb when he (fall) off the ladder and (break) his arm.
  23. When I (come) in the office, the manager (talk) on the phone, his secretary (type) a letter and another man (wait) on the chair in front of the desk.
  24. When we (arrive) in the mountains, the sun (shine) and the birds (sing). It (be) a lovely summer morning.
  25. While they (travel) around Italy, they (meet) a lot of nice people.
  26. What homework you (say) the teacher (give) us?
  27. I’m sorry, I (not understand) because I (not pay) attention.
  28. Grandma (lay) the table while her grandchildren (trim) the Christmas tree.
  29. I (leave) home because I (not know) she (come) to my place.
  30. Who you (talk) to when I (meet) you in the street?

Present Simple / Present Continuous

  1. Stop making noise! I (work).
  2. I’m sorry, you can’t see him now. He (sleep).
  3. We can go now. It (not snow) any more.
  4. You (come) from Spain?
  5. He (work) in a shop.
  6. How often she (go) to the gym?
  7. I’m exhausted, I (go) to bed right now.
  8. She is on holiday this week. She (travel) to Italy.
  9. He is a taxi driver. He (drive) a taxi in Birmingham.
  10. My friend usually (do) a lot of housework.
  11. His sister usually (not do) anything to help him.
  12. Lucy (not drink) coffee so often.
  13. “What you (do)?” “I (try) to make a cake.”
  14. I hate living in England. It often (rain).
  15. She (not walk) to school today. She (use) her bike.
  16. His child rarely (cry).
  17. He (watch) Discovery regularly?
  18. Today it (be) hot. That’s why we (wear) T-shirts.
  19. Tom (not like) vegetables although they (be) healthy.
  20. His cousin (not listen) to music right now, he (be) busy with his homework.
  21. “What you (study)?” “Oh, I (read) a magazine…”
  22. What time he usually (wake up)?
  23. Where your grandparents (live)?
  24. Hurry up, please! Everybody (wait) for you now.
  25. The manager always (stay) at Hilton, but this time he (go) to the nearest resort.
  26. Normally he (finish) work at 5 p.m., but today he (work) until 6 p.m.
  27. Lucy (be) at the pool this moment; she (learn) to swim.
  28. It (not rain) very much in autumn in this region.
  29. It (take) me ten minutes to go to my dentist. How long it (take) to you?
  30. “you (be) ready?” “No, I just (cut) the bread.”
  31. Look! Jerry (swim)!