Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Choose the correct answer for each blank.

1 - While we ______ dinner, Jeff called.




2 - Pam was constantly _____ about everybody. Nobody at the office trusted her!




3 - While you were out, your mother _____.




4 - I _____ to the professor when Julie came and interrupted us.




5 - At 3 a.m. last night, our neighbors ______ loud music!




6 - _______ your trip to France?




7 - Jim was writing an email when the fire alarm ____ off.




8 - Karen ____ something burning in the kitchen and went in to investigate.  She found a piece of toast on fire!




9 - Sharon was chatting on her cell phone while her mother _____ dinner and her father was reading the newspaper.




10 - When the police asked Nick where he was at 2 a.m. last night, he said he   ____.