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past simple downloadable worksheets:
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
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Level: elementary
Age: 8-12
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Simple Past Tense test
25 test questions about past simple tense. With these tests I find it easy to identify where Ss have problems because options are so similar and they give clue for the major mistake types.You can also see my other tests(not all of the are visulized yet)..Hope you also find it useful.If you have any questions or advices,they are all welcome..Thanks...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
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Past simple wordsearch
A worksheet to revise the past simple of regular and irregular verbs. Students have to find the past simple of the verbs in the grid, then complete the sentences with those verbs and match the sentences with the pictures.
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
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Past simple
Very useful worksheet to practice past simple tense. Maybe it isn´t very attractive but it works really well
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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Simple Past - gap filling
2 stories in which you insert a proper verb form in simple past, mind that there are affirmative sentences, negatives or questions!!!!
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
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Past Simple: label the pictures, form sentences.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-12
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Form and use of the past simple, including rules of spelling and pronunciation of the "-ed" suffix. There is an exercise in which students have to fill in the blanks with the past simple of one of the verbs in the list, again there are pictures to help them choose the right one. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful week and thank...
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
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Wish + Past simple

We use Wish  with Past Simple to say we would like things to be different in the present.

 I wish ( that) I  was/ were more confident . (I'm not confident enough)
I wish (that) I could make my own decisions ( I can't make my own decisions)
Lara wishes ( that) she spent more time in the Uk. ( Lara doesn't spend enough time in the uk)
I wish ( that)  i wasn't / weren't so indecisive ( i'm very/ really indecisive)
I wish (that) i didn't have to ask my parents for everything. ( i have to ask my parents for everything)
Lara wishes ( that) her parents didn't make all the decisions for her. ( Lara's parents make all the decisions for her)
we can use Was  or Were after wish, but were can be more formal
Love is blind
  1. Jess is describing her new boyfriend, Kevin. Read the paragraph from her diary

 My boyfriend, kevin, is not very handsome. He's quite short, and He's really thin. He doesn't  like sports, and he never wants to go dancing with me on Saturdays. He can't dance! He spends a lot of time with his friends at the local amusement arcade.
He doesn't get on well with my friends, and they don't like him either.
 He doesn't have much money. He never buys me flowers or chocolates. So, why do I still go out with him? Well, I'm not sure but I really love him. And I believe he can change if he wants to.

2. Write 7 things Jess might wish for .

1- kevin is not very handsome
2-He's not tall
3-He doesn't  like sports
4-He can't dance
5-He doesn't get on well with her friends
6-He doesn't have much money
7-He never buys me flowers or chocolates
Grammar check
Use the words to write complete sentences
1- We/ wish/ have/ car.
2- I/ wish/ not live/ here
3- Jenny/wish/ have/ more money.
4- Mike/wish/can/play the piano
5- They/ wish/ not have /exams
Write wishes for the situations
1- I'm not a lawyer
2- I don't have a big house in the country
3- I have to do lots of homework
4- I'm afraid of snakes
5- I'm so lazy
  Wish You Were Here. (Blackmore's Night )

Listen and then fill in the blanks

I Wish You 
Me, oh, my country
Wish You Were Here...
I Wish You Were Here...

Don't you know, the  is getting colder,
And I miss 
like hell,
And I'm feeling

I've got feelings for you,
Do you still 
the same?
From the first time I laid my eyes on you,
I felt joy of living,
I saw heaven in your
In your
Wish you were here...

I miss your laugh, I miss your ,
I miss 
about you...
Every second's like a
Every minute's like a day
When you're far

The snow is getting colder, baby,
I Wish You Were Here...

A battlefield of  and fear,
And I Wish You Were Here...
I've got feelings for you,
From the first time I laid my eyes on you...






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