This quiz tests your knowledge of present simple, past simple, present continuous and past continuous tenses.
The phone __________________ . Could you answer it?
'Can I speak to Mr Watkins, please?' 'He _______________ lunch actually. Shall I ask him to call you back?
Joyce _______________ for an insurance company. She says it's quite a good job.
I ____________ a really interesting programme about men and women's brains on TV last night.
When I was a small child, we ___________________ with my grandparents.
I cut my finger while I __________________ dinner ready.
Paul ___________________ computer game when, unfortuately, his boss came into the office.
If you want magoes, go to the market. They _______________ really good fruit there.
I ___________ a really interesting book about how to improve your English. I'll lend it to you when I've finished.
The Qing dynasty _________________ from 1644 - 1912.
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