Simple Past And Past Continuous Tense Worksheet For Classes 5 And 6

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb given in the brackets.

Notes

Use continuous tenses to talk about the ongoing background action. Use simple sentences to talk about the short action that happens in the middle of the longer action.

1. I ……………………… (cook) lunch when guests …………………….. (arrive)

2. She ……………………….. (wait) for the bus when someone ………………………. (snatch) her purse.

3. It ……………………… (rain) when I ………………….. (reach) home.

4. You ……………………….. (play) while I …………………………… (work)

5. She ………………………. (cry) when I …………………………… her. (see)

6. The children ………………………….. (play) in the garden when it ………………………….. (start) raining.

7. I …………………………… (water) the plants when it ………………………… (start) raining.

8. When I ………………………… (open) the door, the cat ……………………….. (jump) in.

9. The man ……………………….. (work) in the farm when a snake ………………………. (byte) him.

10. They ……………………….. (have) dinner when the doorbell …………………… (ring)

Answers

1. I was cooking lunch when guests arrived.

2. She was waiting for the bus when someone snatched her purse.

3. It was raining when I reached home.

4. You were playing while I was working.

5. She was crying when I saw her.

6. The children were playing in the garden when it started raining.

7. I was watering the plants when it started raining.

8. When I opened the door, the cat jumped in.

9. The man was working in the farm when a snake bit him.

10. They were having dinner when the doorbell rang.

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