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Simple Past or Past Progressive Tense

In this exercises, listen to a person saying many sentences. Then, listen to each sentence. You can read the person’s words, In the sentences, the simple past and past progressive tenses are missing. The words “when” and “while” are missing, too. Fill in the blanks by choosing the words that the person says.

Listen to a man talking about his uncle.

Listen to one of the sentences again. Choose the word or words that the man says.

  1. My uncle a healthy man.

  2. He for an hour every day, because exercise him feel good.

  3. he , he all his problems.

  4. He running, and he also playing tennis.

  5. My uncle so strong, I he would live forever.

  6. But, he ninety years old, he we a game of tennis.

  7. He a smile on his face he .