Narrative Tenses – Test Yourself Answers
Choose the correct tense of the verbs in brackets to fill the gaps.
One Saturday morning, my friends and I were driving down to Surf Beach. It was a beautiful day for surfing with a blue sky and a mild temperature. The waves that were rolling into the shore promised fun for us all. I paddled out to the line-up and caught a couple of really nice waves. This was a great start to the day. I hadn’t been in the water long after I realised that I had been drifting parallel to the beach. I looked back to shore to see where I had left my gear. This was so I could paddle back to my original position in the lineup. While I was looking to shore, I heard some splashing noises about thirty metres further out to sea. I was immediately excited because I assumed it would be dolphins playing in the water. I had often seen this happen before, so it was reasonable to assume that this explained the noises. I turned around to see the show. I hadn’t been waiting long when suddenly something jumped out of the water and just hung in the air for about one second before splashing back into the sea. As I was sitting on my board, I remember thinking, “That’s a strange looking dolphin”, but I quickly realised that I had been mistaken. I looked at the other faces in the line-up and quickly understood I had seen a shark. Needless to say, I made my way back to the beach immediately!