Past tenses

Put the verbs in brackets into the Past tenses, then press "Check" to check your answers.
1. When I called at his house, they (tell) me that he (leave) an hour before.
2. He (enter) the room, (take) something from the desk and (go) out.
3. There (be) two men in the room. One of them (write) something while the other (read) a newspaper.
4. She looked tired. She (plant) flowers all morning.
5. When I (come) home my sister (watch) the cartoons.
6. We (have) tea at 5 o’clock yesterday.
7. I (not / see) him before we (meet) at the concert.
8. When I was five my parents (buy) a piano for me.
9. Kim (dance) when her husband (open) the door.
10. He (cut) the grass for an hour when suddenly the lawnmower (break) down.
11. She forgot everything she (study) at a driving school.
12. She (live) in the country in her childhood.
13. The musician (play) the piano for a whole hour when we came in.
14. When I (come) home, mother (already / cook) dinner.
15. When I (meet) Tom, he (eat) an ice-cream which he (buy) at the corner of the street.
16. I (not / have) dinner yesterday because I (not / be) hungry.
17. How long (you / watch) TV before you decided to go to bed?
18. What (he / do) yesterday at 7 p.m.?
19. It (get) dark. The wind (blow). The moon (shine). Two men (ride) through the forest.
20. They (write) their composition by Friday.