Cover of the textbook Cutting Edge Intermediate - Workbook

The key answer of exercise 13

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 02 - Memory for the textbook Cutting Edge Intermediate - Workbook with authors Jane Comyns, Frances Eales and Damian Williams from Pearson Education


  1. Complete the extract from Jenny's letter with when and while.
  2. Use the pictures and prompts to write the story. Use the Past simple and continuous and when or while. Remember to use and and so to join parts of a sentence.



  1. when
  2. while / when
  3. when
  4. while / when
  5. while / when
  6. when
  7. when
  8. while / when


  1. I was getting dressed when Guy phoned and said he was ill, so I decided to go by train.
  2. Unfortunately, while / when I was talking to Guy on the phone, the cat walked over my shirt, so I had to iron another one.
  3. While / When I was walking to the station it started snowing and I got cold.
  4. The train was delayed because it started snowing and when it finally arrived I was frozen!
  5. I fell asleep while / when I was sitting on the train and missed the station.
  6. I got off at the next station and decided to walk to Kyra's house. When I reached the end of the road I realised I was lost.
  7. I didn't have my mobile so I looked for a phone box to call a taxi.
  8. When I arrived at Kyra's house it was nearly midnight and people were going home!