Bài tập thì quá khứ đơn và quá khứ tiếp diễn

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Bài tập thì quá khứ đơn và quá khứ tiếp diễn

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I. Phân biệt thì quá khứ đơn (Past Simple) và quá khứ tiếp diễn (Past Continuous):

Thì quá khứ đơn

Thì quá khứ tiếp diễn

- Diễn tả hành động đã xảy ra tại một thời điểm cố định trong quá khứ

- Diễn tả hành động đã xảy ra ngay sau hành động khác trong quá khứ

- Diễn tả hành động đang diễn ra trong quá khứ

- Diễn tả hai hành động hoặc nhiều hơn đang diễn ra tại thời điểm nới trong quá khứ

- Diễn tả hành động đang diễn ra thì một hành động khác xen vào. Hành động làm gián đoạn chia thì quá khứ đơn.

Dấu hiệu: ago, yesterday, last month/ year/ week, in 2019, then,…

Dấu hiệu: while, when, all day/ night/ morning, ….

II. Bài tập luyện tập

Exercise 1: Complete the sentences with the past simple or the past continuous form the verbs.

1. Peter ___________ (play) a video game when his brother, Jack, ___________ (enter) the room.

2. I ___________ (study) for my English test when my mother ___________ (come) home from work.

3. Emma ___________ (wash) the dishes when the telephone ___________ (ring).

4. I ___________ (ate) a sandwich while my parents ___________ (drink) coffee.

5. I ___________ (watch) a DVD when my cat ___________ (jump) on me.

Exercise 2: Choose the correct answer

1. The Smiths aren’t painting/ weren’t painting their house last weekend

2. Tom cleaned/ was cleaning the living room when Jane arrived

3. Did/ Were the students writing an essay in class this morning?

4. Frank was fixing/ fixed his car when his mobile rang

5. Mark didn’t wear/ wasn’t wearing a coat when it started to rain.

6. He is/ was driving to work this morning when Anna called.

7. While my parents were working/ was working, I was studying at home

8. I walked/ was walking home when I tripped/ was tripping and fell

9. At 8 o’clock last night, we were having/ had dinner at a Chinese restaurant

Exercise 3: Read the letter and write the missing words. Write one word on each line

Dear Georgia,

I’m writing to you from my hotel room (1) ______ New York. You can’t imagine what happened to me yesterday! I was walking in Mitte at around noon (2) _______ it started raining. (3) ______ I was running back to the hotel, I saw a famous actor who was eating in a restaurant. I went in and (4) ______ hello and he gave me two tickets to see his new film. Isn’t that great?

That’s all for now. See you (5) ______ I get back!

Love,

Rachel

Exercise 4: Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous

1. A: How (1) _______________ (Anne/ break) her leg?

B: She (2) ______________ (ride) her horse when she (3) _______________ (fall) and (4) __________ (land) on her leg.

A: (5) ________________ (she/go) to hospital?

2. A: When (1) ___________ (you/see) Peter?

B: While I (2) ___________ (do) my shopping at the supermarket

3. A: I (1) __________ (call) you last night but you (2) _____________ (not/ answer). Where were you?

B: I (3) __________________ (jog) in the park

Exercise 5: Give the correct forms of the verbs given in the brackets

1. Susan ___________ (study) in her room when she heard the noise.

2. What ____________ (they, do) at eleven p.m. last night - it was so noisy?

3. I was eight years old when my elder sister __________ (teach) me how to ride a bike.

4. John ______________ (not go) to school last week because he was ill.

5. I didn't know anything about the plane crash in my neighborhood because I ________ (work) inside at that time.

Exercise 6: Supply the correct tenses of the verbs in brackets

One afternoon, a big wolf (wait) ____________ in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she (carry) ____________ a basket of food. 'Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?' asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she (be)____________. So the wolf (ask) ____________her where her grandmother lived and the little girl (tell)____________ him and he (disappear)____________ into the wood.

When the little girl (open) ____________ the door of her grandmother's house, she (see)____________ that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and nightgown on. She (approach)____________ no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she (see)____________ that it was not her grandmother but the wolf , for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like anybody's grandmother. So the little girl (take) ____________ an automatic pistol out of her basket and (shoot) ____________the wolf dead.

Exercise 7: Complete this email with either the past simple or the past continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Where alternatives are possible, think about any difference in meaning.

I (1. buy) ____________ a new alarm clock the other day in Taylor’s the jewellers, when I actually (2. see) ____________ somebody shoplifting. I’d finished paying for my clock and as I (3. turn) ____________ round, an elderly woman (4. slowly put) ____________ a silver plate into a bag that she (5. carry) ____________. Then she (6. walk) ____________ over to another part of the shop and (7. pick up) ____________ an expensive-looking watch a number of times. When she (8. think) ____________ that nobody (9. look) ____________, she (10. drop) ____________ it into the bag. Before I (11. have) ____________ a chance to tell the staff in the shop, she (12. notice) ____________ that I (13. watch) ____________ her and (14. hurry)____________ out. Unfortunately for her, two police officers (15. walk) ____________ past just at that moment and she (16. run) ____________ straight into them.

Exerccise 8: Complete the sentences using these pairs of verbs. Use the past simple in one gap and the past continuous in the other.

come - show

get - go

hope - give

live - spend

look - see

play - break

start - check in

1. Just as I was getting into the bath all the lights went off.

2. I……………………..to go away this weekend, but my boss…………………..me some work that I have to finish by Monday.

3. When I………………………..in Paris, I……………………three hours a day travelling to and from work.

4. A friendly American couple…………………..chatting to him as he…………………at the hotel reception.

5. I bumped into Lena last week. She……………………….a lot better than when I last…………………..her.

6. My boss…………………………..into the office just as I…………………………everyone my holiday photos.

7. I…………….badminton four times a week before I……………………..my ankle.

Exercise 9: Choose the correct alternative “When/ While”

1. I had a bad dream _____________ I was sleeping on the sofa

2. I was talking to my husband in the park _____________ two cars crashed behind us.

3. You called me last night _____________ I was studying for an important exam.

4. The students were doing an exercise _____________ the bell rang.

5. Anna was doing her homework _____________ the lights went out.

Exericise 10: Circle the correct verb form in each of the following sentences

1. Mary (prepared/ was preparing) lunch when they (came/ was coming)

2. The sun (shone/ was shining) brightly when I (got up/ was getting up) this morning.

3. Ann finally (told/ was telling) us the whole story about Peter

4. We (drove/ were driving) to Berlin in Robert’s new car

5. Last weekend Susan (fell/ was falling) and (broke/ was breaking) her leg

6. Who was that nice girl you (talked/ were talking) to when I (walked/ was walking) by the pub?

7. When I (entered / was entering) the cafeteria Mary (had / was having) lunch with Peter.

-The end-

Đáp án bài tập luyện tập

Exercise 1: Complete the sentences with the past simple or the past continuous form the verbs.

1.Peter ____was playing_______ (play) a video game when his brother, Jack, ____entered_______ (enter) the room.

2.I _______was studying____ (study) for my English test when my mother _____came______ (come) home from work.

3.Emma ____was washing_______ (wash) the dishes when the telephone ___rang________ (ring).

4.I ___was eating________ (eat) a sandwich while my parents __were drinking____ (drink) coffee.

5.I ___was watching________ (watch) a DVD when my cat _____jumped______ (jump) on me.

Exercise 2: Choose the correct answer

1. The Smiths weren’t painting their house last weekend

2. Tom was cleaning the living room when Jane arrived

3. Were the students writing an essay in class this morning?

4. Frank was fixing his car when his mobile rang

5. Mark didn’t wear a coat when it started to rain.

6. He was driving to work this morning when Anna called.

7. While my parents were working, I was studying at home

8. I was walking home when I tripped and fell

9. At 8 o’clock last night, we were having at a Chinese restaurant

Exercise 3: Read the letter and write the missing words. Write one word on each line

1. in

2. when

3. as

4. said

5. when

Exercise 4: Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous

1.A: How (1) _______did Anne break________ (Anne/ break) her leg?

B: She (2) ______was riding________ (ride) her horse when she (3) _____fell__________ (fall) and (4) __landed________ (land) on her leg.

A: (5) ____Did she go____________ (she/go) to hospital?

2.A: When (1) ___did you see________ (you/see) Peter?

B: While I (2) ___was doing________ (do) my shopping at the supermarket

3.A: I (1) ____called______ (call) you last night but you (2) ___didn’t answer_______ (not/ answer). Where were you?

B: I (3) ____was jogging______________ (jog) in the park.

Exercise 5: Give the correct forms of the verbs given in the brackets

1. Susan ____was studying_______ (study) in her room when she heard the noise.

2. What _____were they doing_______ (they, do) at eleven p.m. last night - it was so noisy?

3. I was eight years old when my elder sister _____taught_____ (teach) me how to ride a bike.

4. John _______did not go_______ (not go) to school last week because he was ill.

5. I didn't know anything about the plane crash in my neighborhood because I ____was working____ (work) inside at that time.

Exercise 6: Supply the correct tenses of the verbs in brackets

One afternoon, a big wolf (wait) ____was waiting________ in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she (carry) ____was carrying________ a basket of food. 'Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?' asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she (be)_____was_______. So the wolf (ask) _____asked_______her where her grandmother lived and the little girl (tell)____told________ him and he (disappear)_____disappeared_______ into the wood.

When the little girl (open) ______opened______ the door of her grandmother's house, she (see)____saw________ that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and nightgown on. She (approach)_____had approached_______ no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she (see)____saw________ that it was not her grandmother but the wolf , for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like anybody's grandmother. So the little girl (take) ______took______ an automatic pistol out of her basket and (shoot) _____shot_______the wolf dead.

Exercise 7: Complete this email with either the past simple or the past continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Where alternatives are possible, think about any difference in meaning.

I (1. buy) ____was buying________ a new alarm clock the other day in Taylor’s the jewellers, when I actually (2. see) _____saw_______ somebody shoplifting. I’d finished paying for my clock and as I (3. turn) _____turned/ was turning_______ round, an elderly woman (4. slowly put) ______was slowly putting/ out______ a silver plate into a bag that she (5. carry) _____was carrying_______. Then she (6. walk) _____walked_______ over to another part of the shop and (7. pick up) ____picked up________ an expensive-looking watch a number of times. When she (8. think) ____thought________ that nobody (9. look) _____was looking_______, she (10. drop) _____dropped_______ it into the bag. Before I (11. have) _____had_______ a chance to tell the staff in the shop, she (12. notice) _______noticed_____ that I (13. watch) _____was watching_______ her and (14. hurry)_____hurried_______ out. Unfortunately for her, two police officers (15. walk) ___were walking/ walked_________ past just at that moment and she (16. run) ______ran______ straight into them.

Exerccise 8: Complete the sentences using these pairs of verbs. Use the past simple in one gap and the past continuous in the other.

1. was getting - went off

2. was hoping - gave

3. lived- was spending/ was living- spent

4. started- was checking in

5. was looking- saw

6. came- was showing

7. was playing-broke

Exercise 9: Choose the correct alternative “When/ While”

1. I had a bad dream _____while________ I was sleeping on the sofa

2. I was talking to my husband in the park ______when_______ two cars crashed behind us.

3. You called me last night _____while________ I was studying for an important exam.

4. The students were doing an exercise ____when_________ the bell rang.

5. Anna was doing her homework ______when_______ the lights went out.

Exericise 10: Circle the correct verb form in each of the following sentences

1. Mary was preparing lunch when they came

2. The sun was shining brightly when I got up this morning.

3. Ann finally told us the whole story about Peter

4. We were driving to Berlin in Robert’s new car

5. Last weekend Susan fell and broke her leg

6. Who was that nice girl you were talking to when I walked by the pub?

7. When I entered the cafeteria Mary was having lunch with Peter.

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