Прочитайте текст. Выберите один из предложенных вариантов ответа. Заполните пропуск (A4).
I was beginning to feel a little nervous. It was my first day as the personal assistant to a company director. I (A1) ... at the interview that I could speak French but it wasn’t true. I hoped they (A2) ... out that I had been lying. At first everything went well. My boss was very helpful and he explained to me what I had to do. Then I (A3) ... to my colleagues, who were all very friendly. Just as I was sitting down at my desk the phone rang. As soon as I picked up the receiver I started to panic. A woman (A4) ... to me in French and naturally, I couldn’t understand a word she (A5) .... When the boss saw how upset I was, he (A6) ... the phone from me. To my surprise he answered the woman in English and then he burst out laughing. Afterwards he told me it was his mother. She (A7) ... to the dentist’s and was having difficulty speaking properly. She had been talking to me in English not French!
2) was speaking
3) was spoken
4) has been speaking
Действие продолжалось в прошлом, значит, требуется форма Past Continious.
Ответ: was speaking.