Past Simple versus Past Continuous 6

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Fill in the correct form of the verbs. Choose between the Past Simple and the Past Continuous.

1. Stuart (to listen) to music when Gary (to drop) the radio.
2. Sally’s mum (to make) some soup when the doorbell (to ring).
3. Henry and Luke (to walk) in the park when it (to start) to rain.
4. Milly (to ride) her bicycle when she (to hit) a tree.
5. Fred’s parents (to sleep) when Fred (to begin) to play the drums.
6. I (to look) out of the window when I suddenly (to see) my brother.
7. As I (to do) the dishes, the phone (to ring).
8. John (to loose) his watch while he (to play) football.
9. I (to clean) my room, when I (to find) my book.
10. While the boys (to prepare) a stunt, they (to break) a vase.
11. George (to fall) off the ladder while he (to paint) the ceiling.
12. I (not / to drive) very fast when the accident (to happen).
13. I (to break) a plate last night. I (to do) the dishes when it
(to slip) out of my hand.