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Reference sheet – 05
Unit IV:Budding Scientist
The Past Perfect and the Simple Past

 
Exercise 01: Add a sentence with the past perfect using the notes.                                             
Eg: Claire looked very suntanned when I saw her last week.
  She'd just been on holiday.    (just / be on holiday)
1-We rushed to the station, but we were too late.
 (the train /just / go)
2-I didn't have an umbrella, but that didn't matter.
 (the rain / stop)
3-When I got to the concert hall, they wouldn't let me in.
 (forget / my ticket)
4-Someone got the number of the car the raiders used.
 (steal/ it /a week before)
5-I was really pleased to see Rachel again yesterday.
 (not see / her / for ages)


Exercise 02: Daniel is telling the story of how he forgot his passport. Put the verbs into the correct form. (past perfect / simple past / past continuous)                                                       
 
It (0)  (happen) last August at the airport. A few weeks before, a group of us (1)  (decide) to go to Greece together for a holiday. We (2)  (wait) in the queue at passport control when suddenly I (3)  (realize) that I (4)  (forget) my passport. It (5)  (be) quite a shock. I (6)  (hurry) to a phone and (7)  (ring) my parents. They (8)  (work) in the garden, but luckily my mother (9)  (hear) the phone. They (10)  (find) the passport and immediately (11)  (drive) to the airport with it. I (12)  (meet) them at the information desk. We (13)  (have) no time to talk, but I (14)  (say) goodbye to them earlier that morning. I (15)  (run) all the way to the plane. I (16)  (be) just in time. When I (17)  (get) there, the passengers (18)  (sit) in their seats ready for take-off. When they (19)  (see) me, everyone (20)  (start) clapping.