Past Simple versus Past Continuous 5

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Fill in the correct form of the verb. Choose between the Past Simple and the Past Continuous.

1. What (you / to do) when the phone (to ring)?
I (to watch) television.
2. Was Jane busy when you went to see her?
Yes, she (to study).
3. What time (the post / to arrive) this morning?
It (to come) while I (to have) breakfast.
4. Was Margaret at work today?
No, she (not / to go) to work. She was ill.
5. How fast (you / to drive) when the police (to stop) you?
I don’t know exactly but I (to drive) very fast.
6. (your team / to win) the football match yesterday?
No, the weather was very bad, so we (not / to play).
7. (you / to see) Jenny last night?
Yes, she (to wear) a very nice jacket.
8. What (you / to do) at 2 o’clock this morning?
I was asleep.