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6HIGH FIVE TEMA 1

Grammar

Past simple /past continuous

Complete the sentences with WHEN or WHILE.

1. The detective wasn’t watching ………………… the men stole the money.
2. ………………… you were working, I cooked dinner.
3. ………………… I saw him, he was holding a big bag.
4. I was running in the park ………………… I found €10.
5. We were talking about you ………………… you called.

1. Alison was talking to her mum at home …………………. Sue called.


2. …………………. we were sleeping, there was a bad snowstorm.
3. I was studying …………………. the fire started.
4. …………………. the dog started barking, Tom was watching TV.
5. …………………. I was running, my friend was rollerblading.

Choose the correct answer.

1. Were you watching / Did you watch TV when the telephone was ringing / rang?
2. While Liz was running / ran, she was losing / lost her shoe.
3. While I was washing / washed the dishes, I was breaking / broke a cup.
4. Were they flying / Did they fly the plane when it was crashing / crashed?
5. We were having / had dinner outside when it started / was starting to rain.

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Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple or Past Continuous.

1. When Brenda called Laura, Laura …………………………. (have) a bath.


2. while I was getting into my car, the storm …………………………. (start).
3. We …………………………. (do) our homework while my parents were making dinner.
4. I …………………………. (walk) home when the dog jumped over the fence.
5. John …………………………. (see) you while you were waiting for the bus.
6. I _______(see) the accident, when I _________(wait) for the bus.
7. I ________(write) a letter while you ________ (clean) the windows.
8. When I _______(come) in the room, two boys ________(play) football.
9. I __________(break) my pencil while I ________(do) my homework.
10. While we ________(run) in the park, Mary _________(fall over).
11. Jim _______(break) his leg while he _________(play) golf in Almuñecar.
12. Peter ________(turn on) the TV, but nothing ________(happen).

13. When I _____ ( go out ), it _____________ ( rain ).


14. When Mary ________ ( arrive )home, she ___________ ( make ) tea.
15. When I _________ ( see ) John, he __________ ( shop ).
16. When Peter _________ ( see ) , he __________ ( stop ).
17. When I _________ ( walk ) , they __________ ( talk ).
18. He __________ ( talk ) when I __________ ( walk in ).
19. The police __________ (arrive) while I ____________ (have) breakfast.
20. While I ___________ (take) a summer course, I ___________ (meet) many people
21. My father _____________ (cook) the dinner when he _____________ (burn) his fingers.
22. We ______________ (have) a party when the neighbours ________________ (complain ).

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Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple or Past Continuous.

1. I _____________________ (sleep) in my bed when the boat ________________ (hit) the iceberg.
2. The man ______________ (look for) my boarding pass, I ______________ (drop) my wallet.
3. The woman ______________ (hello) while we ____________ (wait) for our luggage.
4. I ____________(see) a hot-air ballon while I ____________ (walk) to school.
5. While we ______________ (walk) around the airport, we _______________(see) a player from the
Belgium football team.
6. While I ______________(listen) to music, I ___________ (drop) my MP3.
7. My sister __________________ (fall off) her bike while she _______________ (ride) in the park.
8. While we _____________________________ (sleep), the wind __________________ (blow) a
tree down.
9. My aunt ______________________ (arrive) while I ______________watch) the film.
10. It ____________________ (begin) to rain while we _______________ (have) a picnic.

Write the sentences. Use the past simple and the past continuous.

1. doorbell rang / while / I / watch TV.

The doorbell rang while _______________________________________________

2. While the children / walk home / begin to rain

__________________________________________________________________

3. While Tim / swim / see a starfish.

__________________________________________________________________

4. Sue drop a plate / while / do the washing-up.

__________________________________________________________________

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Verb (infinitive /-ing)

Put the verbs in correct box.

Agree – like – enjoy – start – decide – stop – hate – try – promise – love – imagine – suggest – want – learn
– prefer

Verb + infinitive Verb + gerund(-ing)

Complete.

He stopped ____________________ (play tennis) because it began to rain.

She tried ________________________ (carry) the suitcase, but it was too heavy.

The boy promised __________________ (be) careful.

The tour guide suggested ____________________________ (visit) the museum.

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