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When I last (see)________ them, they (try)_____________ to find a new flat near the office.

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3. When we (drive)__________ down the hill, a strange object (appear)________ in
the sky.
4. How fast (she/drive)_______________ when the accident (happen)__________?
5. My mother (wait)______________ for me when I (come)__________ home?
6. Mrs. Smith (invite)___________ Mrs. Quyen to have dinner while Mrs. Quyen
(visit)_____________ the USA.
7. I (not want)_____________ to go with him because I (wait)____________ for a
phone call.
8. The doorbell (ring)_____________ while Tom (watch)____________ TV.
9. It suddenly (begin)_____________ to rain while Linda (sit)______________ in
the garden.
10.The lights (go)_____________ out while we (have)_______________ dinner.
IV)-Put the verb in brackets into the Past Simple or Past
Progressive tense.
1. When my uncle (come)__________, we (water)__________ the plants and
flowers in the garden.
2. Thu (talk)____________ to her friend, Hoa, on the phone at 8 o’clock last night.
3. Lan (practise)____________ the piano while her sister (read)_____________
comics at 7 o’clock last night.
4. The monkeys (climb)____________ up the trees when we (visit)___________ to
zoo yesterday morning.
5. Ba (talk)___________ with his classmate when the principal (enter)___________
their classroom.
6. Last night I (make)__________ a cake when the lights (go)____________ out.
7. While I (cross)____________ the street, I (step)____________ on a banana skin
and (fall)_____________ heavily.
8. It (begin)____________ to rain when I (plant)___________ some flowers in the
garden.
9. When I (arrive)_____________, the teacher (write)____________ on the
blackboard.
10. When they (walk)______________ down the stairs, they (hear)____________ a
strange noise.
V)-Complete the sentences with verbs in brackets in the past
continuous.
Last Saturday, we were very busy. In the morning, …
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I (do)_____________ my homework.
my parents (shop)____________.
my sister (chat)_____________ to her friends online.
my grandparents (drive)____________ to our house.

At two o’clock in the afternoon, …
5. I (make)________________ tea for everyone.
6. my sister and my mum (cook)_______________ dinner.
7. my grandmother (sleep)_____________ in front of the TV.
At five o’clock in the afternoon, …
8. we (have)____________ a snack.
At six o’clock in the evening, …
9. my parents and my grandmother (drink)_________________ tea.
10. my grandfather (try)_______________ to send an e-mail on my computer.
VI)-Read the following fable and put the verbs in brackets into
the past simple or the past continuous.
The Woodcutter and his Axe
One day, a woodcutter (1. cut)__________ a tree on the bank of the river when
his axe (2. slip)____________ from his hands and (3. fall)_____________ into the water.
The poor man (4. be)_____________ so sad that he (5. start)______________ to cry
bitterly.
At this moment, and angel (6. appear)__________ there and (7. ask)__________
the woodcutter why he (8. cry)____________. He (9. tell)______________ the story,
and the angel (10. feel)_____________ sorry and (11. drive)_______________ into the
river to find the lost axe. Later, he (12. appear)_________ from the water with a gold
axe in his hand, but the woodcutter (13. refuse)__________ to take it, saying that it (14.
not be)____________ his axe. The angel (15. drive)___________ into the water once
again and (16. appear)____________ with an axe that was made of silver. The
woodcutter (17. be)____________ still sad. He (18. shake)___________ his head harder
and (19. tell)______________ the angle that his own axe (20. be)____________ made
of iron. The third time the angel (21. come)__________ out of the water with an iron
axe in his hand. Filled with joy, the woodcutter (22. cry)___________, “This belong to
me”.
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He (23. thank)_____________ the angel for helping him. The angel (24. be)
______________ greatly impressed by his honestly, and he (25. give)______________
the woodcutter the other two axes as a reward for his honestly.
VII)-Complete the conversation, using the past continuous of
the verbs in brackets. Practise the conversation with your
partner.
Nick: Hi, Hoa. What ______________ (1. you/ do) yesterday afternoon? I tried to chat,
but you didn’t reply. _______________ (2. you/ play) badminton?
Hoa: Hello, Nick. No, I (3. not play)_____________ badminton. It (4. rain)____________
all afternoon.
Nick: Really? The sun (5. shine)_____________ here.
Hoa: Well, it (6. not shine)_______________ here. I didn’t turn on my computer
because I (7. watch)_____________ TV. There was a great film on. Did you see it?
Nick: No. I (8. help)_____________ my parents. They (9. clean)_____________ the
house for a party.
Hoa: My dad (10. clean)_____________ the house, too.
Nick: ________________ (11. he/get) ready for a party?
Hoa: No, we’re going to sell the house. We’re going to the countryside.
Nick: What! When? You can’t…
Hoa: Nick …
Nick: Yes?
Hoa: I (12. wind)_______________ you up!
Note: to wind someone up = to annoy or upset someone (trêu chọc ai)
VIII)-Read this fable, and choose the correct answer A, B, C or
D for each gap.
Wisdom
A farmer was ploughing his field. Sometimes, he shouted at and beat the buffalo
that was (1)____________ the plough. A tiger happened to stroll along the edge of the
field.
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“Buffalo, you are so big. (2)____________ do you let this weak man beat you?”,
he asked.
The buffalo answered, “The man is small (3)______________ his wisdom is big.”
The tiger did not understand what wisdom was (4)__________ he shouted at the
man. “Hey you, man, what is wisdom? Let me see it.”
“Wisdom? Oh, my wisdom (5)____________ at home,” replied the man, looking
at the tiger’s teeth and claws.
“Go home (6)_____________ get it. Bring it here so that I can see it,” the tiger
ordered.
“Oh, no! I am afraid that you will eat my buffalo (7)______________ I am gone.
(8)_____________ you agree to be tied with rope, I will run home and fetch the
wisdom.”
The tiger agreed. (9)______________ fastening the tiger, the farmed beat its
back.
“(10)______________ is my wisdom. This is my wisdom”, he explained.
1. A. pull
2. A. What
3. A. and
4. A. and
5. A. is
6. A. but
7. A. why
8. A. While
9. A. Before
10. A. Here
C. SPEAKING

B.
B.
B.
B.
B.
B.
B.
B.
B.
B.

pulling
How
but
but
are
and
while
Because
After
There

C.
C.
C.
C.
C.
C.
C.
C.
C.
C.

pulled
When
so
although
was
so
although
Although
Because
She

D.
D.
D.
D.
D.
D.
D.
D.
D.
D.

to pull
Why
or
so
were
yet
if
If
But
That

I)-Complete the conversation between Nick and Phong about the legend of the MidAutumn Festival with the responses given (A-H). Practise the conversation with your
partner.

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