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THE PAST SIMPLE IS USED: * To talk about events that happened in the past and are now finished e.g. Last weekend Sophie went to the cinema. * With some time expressions yesterday, last year, last month, in 2010,two days ago, in the 20th century

A. Complete the sentences with the Past Simple of the regular verbs in brackets. Last weekend my parents and I (1)_______ (travel) to Paris. We (2)_______ (visit) our cousin Martin. When we (3)_______ (arrive) at the airport, he (4)_______ (invite) us to have dinner at his house. Later he (5)_______ (cook) a delicious French meal. After dinner we (6)________ (talk) and we (7)________ (play) several computer games. He also


(8)________ (play) the piano. He is a great pianist. He (9)________ (work) as a pianist in the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 he (10)________ (move) to Paris to start a new life. Now he is very happy and successful.

General Rules Affirmative ed (Regular verbs)

Negative

Interrogative

Subject +Didn’t + infinitive

Did +Subject+ infinitive

Ex: I worked

Ex. He didn’t work

Ex: Did you work …?

       I went

      He didn´t go

      Did he go …?

STUDY ! (irregular verbs)

Verb to be – Simple Past Affirmative

Negative

Interrogative

I was

I wasn’t

Was I…  ?

You were

You weren’t

Were you…?

He, she,it was

He,she,it wasn’t Was he,she,it..?

We were

We weren’t

Were we…?

You were

You weren’t

Were you…?

They were

They weren´t

Were they…?

Verb there to be – Simple Past Affirmative

Negative

There was (singular)    There wasn’t  There weren’t  There were (plural)   

Interrogative Was there…?  Were there …?


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I …………………………(work) . in London tem years ago. She ………………………(live) . here last year. We ………………………(study) . French last Summer. They ………………………(not . exercise ) yesterday. ………………………………… (they / clean ) their room? Yes, they ……………………………… 6-…………………………………… (she / dance ) well? No, she ………………………………. 7-They …………………………(enjoy) . the party last night. 8-Peter …………………………… (invite) me to go to Scotland. 9-I ………………………………… ( not / love ) playing tennis. 10-…………………………………(she . / like) her new job?

1-Peter …………………………….swim ( ) in the sea last Summer. 2-She …………………………….(begin) studying last year. 3-William ………………………….(bring) me a present. 4-He ………………………………(understand) the question. 5-……………………………………(he/ take ) his books? Yes, he …………………………… 6-…………………………………….(she/get) up early? No, she …………………………… 7-I …………………………………(take)the dog for a walk last week. 8-They …………………………(eat)a lot. 9-We ……………………………(make)a lot of friends last Summer. 10-We ……………………………….(be)sad yesterday. 11- I ………………………………….(notbe ) here last month.


12-……………………………………(you/ be ) here yesterday? Yes, I …………………………….

A-Write the following sentences into the Past Simple : 1-I -------------------------------------------- (travel)a lot. 2-She ----------------------------------------- (go) to London. 3-Mary --------------------------------------- (study) hard. 4-Susan -------------------------------------- (buy) sweets. 5-Peter --------------------------------------- (write) too much. 6-I --------------------------------------------- (be) at home. 7-She ---------------------------------------------- (have) a big car. 8-She ------------------------------------------ (can) swim well. 9-They---------------------------------------- (work) in Lisbon. 10-Peter and Susan-------------------------- (be)at home at 6.

B-Fill in with the Past Simple - Negative : 1-I ---------------------------- (not be) at home. 2-She -------------------------- (not have) a cat. 3-We ---------------------------(not can) swim well. 4-I ----------------------------- (not go) to school. 5-Mary ----------------------- (not do ) the work. 6-The girl ------------------------ (not arrive) at 5. 7-We --------------------------- (not stay) at home. 8-The girls ------------------------------ (not speak)English. 9-Susan ---------------------------- (not catch) the train. 10-The girls -------------------------- (not have) to play.

C-Fill in with the Past Simple - Interrogative : 1-…………………………………… (you/ swim ) yesterday? Yes, …………………………………… 2- …………………………………(she/ . play ) football? No, ………………………………………. 3-…………………………………… (he / be ) at home ? Yes, ………………………………………. 4- …………………………………… (she / can ) speak French? No , ………………………………… 5-…………………………………… (you/ . have) to wait? Yes, ………………… 6-Where ……………………………(you . / go) ? I ……………………….toschool. 7- Why ……………………………… (she / come) ? She ……………………….tovisit me. 8-When ……………………………… (they . / visit ) you? They …………………….mein August. 9-What time …………………………… (you/ be ) at home? I ………………………athome at 6. 10-What ………………………………… (she/ do)? She ………………………….herhomework.


Worksheet on past simple (irregular verbs) A. Write the past simple forms of the verbs below. 1. be ____________ 2. begin ____________ 3. break ____________ 4. choose ____________ 5. cut ____________ 6. read ____________ 7. go ____________ 8. come ___________ 9. feel _____________ 10. speak ____________ 11. do __________ 12. find __________

13. get ___________ 14. pay ___________ 15. make _________ 16. have _________ 17. leave __________ 18. lose ___________ 19. meet __________ 20. see ____________ 21. sell _________ 22. sing __________ 23. spend __________ 24. take _________

B. Complete the sentences with the past simple of the verbs in brackets. 1. When ______________(Levi Strauss / make) the first jeans? 2. _________________(he/go) to Italy? No, he _____________. 3. I ____________(not go) to the concert becauseI ___________(not feel) very well. 4. The coat ______________(cost) me â‚Ź 40. 5. ________________(you/find) the keys? No , I ____________. 6. I _____________________(understand) what he _______________(say). 7. ______________(they/ buy) the tickets? Yes, they __________. 8. She ______________(give) Peter a lot of money. 9. Where __________________(Jane/ be)? 10. We _____________(eat) some sandwiches and _____________(drink) some juice. 11. My brother __________________(buy) a new pair of trousers. 12. Francis _________________(write) me a letter but I _______________(not /write) him back. 13. _________________(he/ tell) you the truth?

Yes, he _____________.

14. She _______________(not /speak) any foreign language.

C. Write these sentences in the negative. 1. He drove too fast. 2. She sent me a nice present. 3. They swam across the river yesterday. 4. She felt sick in the morning.


couple of handouts on the Simple Past