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Simple Past Tense 1/2

Exercises for beginners

 

Task 1 - Look at the calendar for last week and complete the sentences with was, wasn’t, were or weren’t.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

library

Mandy

 

 

 

Kim

football training

 

 

 

Sam

Tom

dance lesson

Lucy

Mandy

 

 

 

the doctor’s

 

Tom

 

Lucy

 

cinema

 

 

Sam and Kim

 

 

 

1)      Mandy in the library on Monday.

2)    On Thursday Lucy on a dance lesson.

3)    Kim in the library last week.

4)    Sam on football training on Thursday.

5)    Tom ill on Tuesday.

6)    Sam and Kim in the cinema on Wednesday.

7)    Tom ill on Friday, he on football training.

8)    Sam at the doctor’s.

9)    Mandy on a dance lesson on Tuesday.

10) Lucy at the doctor’s on Friday.

11)  Tom and Sam on football training last week.

12) Lucy in the library on Thursday.

 

 

Task 2 - Ask questions about the underlined words. Attend to the question about the subject.

1)      We were in the cinema yesterday.  ?

2)    Tom was very upset because of his exam.  ?

3)    Ken and Pamela were on the way home.  ?

4)    You were satisfied with the cake.  ?

5)    My grandma was in hospital.  ?

6)    There were six pencils on the desk.  ?

7)    Peter was twenty years old last Friday.  ?

8)    Sue was in the cinema with Ben.  ?

9)    There was some milk in the fridge.  ?

10) The young woman was here a minute ago.  ?

 

 
Task 3 - Listen to what the speaker says and match them with the pictures. Write the number of the pictures next to the correct sentence.
 
                            
 
               
    1                    2                      3               4                    5 
                       
6                   7                          8                       9                         10
 
 
 

Task 4 - Choose the correct sentence to the picture.

  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 

 

       


 

 

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