1) When I ............ home, my brother was playing football a) was coming b) came 2) James called while I ........... the news. a) was watching b) watched 3) I received your SMS while I ........... my phone a) was checking b) checked 4) Peter ...... his leg while he was skiing a) was breaking b) broke 5) Tom _____ when he _____ a shark a) dived / was seeing b) was diving / saw c) were diving / saw 6) I _______ lunch when the teacher _______ a) had / was arriving b) was having / arrived 7) It _____ to rain while we _____ a picnic a) started / were having b) was starting / had 8) While Nick _____ TV, Mary ____ a book a) was watching / was reading b) watched / read c) was watching / read 9) I ______ a marathon when I ____ down a) were running / fell b) was running / fell c) ran / was falling 10) When the phone ______ she _______ on the beach a) was ringing / sunbathed b) rang / sunbathed c) rang / was sunbathing 11) The window ________ while they ______ soccer a) break / were playing b) was breaking / were playing c) broke / were playing 12) Sam _______ the clothes while Ann _____ on the sofa a) was relaxing / was ironing b) was ironing / was relaxing

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