Lesson Worksheet: The Past Simple and the Past Continuous English

In this worksheet, we will practise using the past simple and the past continuous to talk about ecotourism and holidays.

Q1:

Which tense is being used in this example?

When I went on holiday, I ate a lot of spicy foods.

  • APast continuous
  • BPast simple
  • CPresent continuous
  • DPresent simple

Q2:

Which tense is being used in this example?

Did a mosquito bite you?

  • APresent continuous
  • BPresent simple
  • CPast continuous
  • DPast simple

Q3:

Which tense is being used in this example?

Karim didn’t stay in a hotel on holiday.

  • APast continuous
  • BPresent continuous
  • CPresent simple
  • DPast simple

Q4:

Which tense is being used in this example?

I wasn’t cycling to the beach.

  • APast simple
  • BPresent continuous
  • CPast continuous
  • DPresent simple

Q5:

Fill in the blanks:

During night, I up because someone laughing really loudly.

  • Alast, waking, was
  • Bthe, woke, were
  • Cthe, woke, was
  • Dthis, waked, were
  • Elast, wake, was

Q6:

Fill in the blanks:

When she the ancient temple, some tourists pictures.

  • Aenters, were taking
  • Bwas entering, took
  • Centers, am taking
  • Dentered, were taking
  • Eentering, was taking

Q7:

Fill in the blanks:

While they to Portugal, some dolphins alongside the boat.

  • Awere sailing, swim
  • Bdid sailing, swimmed
  • Cwere sailing, swimmed
  • Dwere sailing, swam
  • Eare sailing, swimming

Q8:

Fill in the blank:

During , I worked as a voluntourist and helped rebuild walls.

  • Aholidaying
  • Bmy summer holiday
  • Cvisited India
  • Dvisiting India
  • Eher summer holiday

Q9:

Fill in the blanks:

Just as I a beautiful building, a load of tourists past.

  • Atook a photo, walked
  • Bwas photographing, walked
  • Cwere photographing, walked
  • Dphotographing, walking
  • Ephotographed, walking

Q10:

Fill in the blanks:

As they to the tour guide, someone their money.

  • Awas listening, was stealing
  • Bare listening, stole
  • Clistened, stealing
  • Dwas listening, stole
  • Ewere listening, stole

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