Solutions for: App 379 / Past Continuous (2)

Let's practise the past continuous!
We use the past continuous when we want to talk about the background of a story: "The birds were singing and I sat on the park bench".
We also use it to talk about an action in the past that was happening at a specific moment of interruption: "We were watching a film when the door bell rang".
The past continuous also describes a past habit of someone or something that happened again and again: "He was always leaving the door open".
How to form this tense: Use the simple past of "to be": "was" for I and he/she/it and "were" for you, we and they and then add "-ing" to the verb.
For example. I was watching TV. OR We were having lunch.
Marie was __________ about a cartoon when I came home.

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laughing
The puppies ______ growing up fast!

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were
Peter was always __________ us woolly jumpers.

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knitting
They ______ playing football when it started to rain.

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were
He was always __________ into the house with his dirty boots on.

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walking
We were __________ lunch when Theo came for a visit.

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having
I ______ looking for my glasses when I accidently sat on them.

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was
They ______ singing together every week.

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were
Were you __________ my Christmas present when I came in?

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hiding
She was often __________ in bed.

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reading
My friends ______ just telling me about their weekend when the teacher came in.

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were
Our new house ______ changing fast because of all the renovation work.

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was
Daisy was __________ to me when she saw me earlier.

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waving
James and Julian were always __________ in town after school.

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meeting