T017-Past Simple or Past Progressive Tense

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Complete the sentences with the Past Simple or Past Progressive form !

  1. They (WATCH) a film in the cinema so they (NOT REALISE) it (SNOW) outside.
  2. (WORK) in a school in Prague when I (MEET) my boyfriend.
  3. My sister (ARRIVE) just as I (COOK) some lunch.
  4. I (KNOW) I wanted to marry him the first time I (MEET) him.
  5. He (NOT BREAK) his arm while he (PLAY) rugby. He (FALL) down the stairs.
  6. When I (BE) a child I (LIKE) swimming.
  7. I (CHECK) on the children and both of them (SLEEP).
  8. The phone rang while I (LISTEN) to my MP3 player and I (NOT HEAR) it.
  9. I think I (SEE) you yesterday in the station. (YOU WEAR) a blue suit ?