Exercise 17. Open the brackets using the Past simple or the Past Continuous Tense.

Exercise 16. Open the brackets using the verbs in the Past Simple and Past Continuous Tense.

Exercise 15. Open the brackets using the verbs in the Present Simple or Past Simple.

1.His mother (to be) a housewife. 2. They (to be) happy to see you now? 3. You (to write) the test yesterday. 4. She (not to go) to school. She (to be) ill. 5. His brother (to come) yesterday? - No, he (not to come). He (to be) busy. 6. They (to have) a nice weekend last week. 7.Yesterday he (to get) home and (to take) his dog for a walk. 8. You often (to go) to the theatre? - Not very often. Usually we (to go) there once a month. 9. Why Susan (not to notice) us last night? - We (to be) in the shadow and she (not to see) us. 10. What animals you (to like) better: cats or dogs? 11. She (to buy) a new dress two days ago? - No, she (not to buy) it. 12. What your sister (to do) every Sunday? — She (to meet) with her friends.13. He (not to understand) the teacher at the last lesson. 14. Last month we (to move) to other place. 15. She (to be) ill now. She (to eat) an ice-cream yesterday. 16. They (to sell) their house a week ago? - I (not to know). 17. My grandmother often (to forget) her spectacles in her room when she (to leave) the house. 18. Can you tell me what the weather (to be) like?


1. When mother (to enter) his room, he (to draw) a picture. 2. When my sister (to come) in, I (to do) my lessons. 3. When her aunt (to air) the room, she (to catch) cold. 4. The telephone (to ring) when I (to leave) the house. 5. When I (to meet) her, she (to go) to the office. 6. He (to wash) his face when somebody (to knock) at the door. 7. Theyoung people (to dance) when I (to come) to the party. 8. When he (to wash) the dishes, he (to break) a plate. 9. When I (to ring) him, he (to learn) a rule. 10. When she (to play) in the yard, she (to see) her mother. 11) Her son (to fall) when he (to climb) up the tree. 12. When they (to see) their children, they (to play). 13. When I (to enter) the bar, I (to see) that they (to drink) coffee. 14. When he (to do) his homework, he (to make) a lot of mistakes. 15) When the teacher (to come) into the classroom, all the pupils (to sit) at their desks. 16) When I (to watch) television, the phone rang. 17. When she (to drive) her car, she (to feel) a headache. 18. We (to make) the beds when Jane (to open) the door.

1. Who (to quarrel) at that time? — His friend (to quarrel). 2. Beth and Tom (to watch) a TV programme when their mother (to ask) them to help her. 3. You (to help) your mother while she (to wash) up. 4. The scientist (to work) in the laboratory when somebody (to switch) off the light. 5. Whom you (to talk) on the phone to, when I came into the room? 6. Jane (to have) a walk in the park when it (to begin) to snow. 7. Why you (not to have) classes at nine o'clock? Our teacher (to be) ill. 8.Yesterday the whole lesson we (to revise) grammar. 9. While Helen (to take) a shower mother (to wash) dishes. 10. I (to lay) the table when I (to break) a plate. 11. When I (to meet) them in the yard, they (to laugh). 12. She (not to get) up at six o'clock yesterday. She (to get up) at eight. 13. They just (to leave) the house when we (to arrive). 14. When he (to come) to the station, his friend already (to wait) for him.