verb in brackets into a suitable past tense.
last year I (1) ___ (cycle) in the rain along a country road in France with a friend
We (2)___ (decide) to go on a cycling holiday
in Normandy. Neither
of us (3) ___ (go) to France
before, but we (4) ___ (know) some French from our time at school and we (5)___
(manage) to brush up on the basics.
Now we (6) ___ (wonder) if we (7) ___ (make)
the right decision.
We (8) ___ (plan) our route carefully in
advance, but we (9) ___ (forget) one important thing, the weather.
It (10) ___
(rain) solidly since our arrival and that night we (11) ___ (end up) sleeping
in the waiting room at a railway station.
next morning as we (12) ___ (ride) down a steep hill my bike (13) ___ (skid) on
the wet road and I (14)___ (fall off).
I (15) ___
(realise) immediately that I (16) ___ (break) my arm, and after a visit to the
local hospital I (17___ (catch) the next train to Calais for the ferry home.
my parents (18) ___ (not expect) me home for a fortnight, and (19) ___ (go)
away on holiday.
So I (20) ___
(spend) a miserable couple of weeks alone, reading Teach Yourself French.