Check that you understand how to use narrative tenses with this quick interactive exercise. If you want to revise this topic, check the grammar explanation and presentation here.
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When I got home I realised that I ____________ my keys.CorrectIncorrect
When I _____________ to work I saw an accident.CorrectIncorrect
I had a shower, got dressed and ___________ the house.CorrectIncorrect
When I opened the curtains I saw that everything was white, it _____________ heavily during the night.CorrectIncorrect
I was listening to the radio when the telephone _____________.CorrectIncorrect
This happened to me while I __________ in New York.CorrectIncorrect
When they finally let us in we _____________ for 3 hours.CorrectIncorrect
His wife was angry because he ______________ her birthday.CorrectIncorrect
I saw the robbers enter the bank and then I ____________ the police.CorrectIncorrect
She failed the test because she ______________.CorrectIncorrect
tell a story about
A time you had a problem when you were travelling.
A wonderful day.
A special event.
A memorable birthday
A time that you lost something.
A time that you got lost.
A time that you lost your keys or got locked out of your home.
A time when you overslept.
A time that you thought you were in danger.
A job interview.
A spooky experience.