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Practising Past Simple with regular verbs

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THE PAST TENSE

(regular verbs)   

        
 
   1 Put the sentences into simple past
 
    • They water the plants
    • She helps in the garden
    • Lisa uses her old dictionary
    • We start school at half past eight
    • Paul and Cathy tidy their room
  2 Order the sentences
    • cooked /last Monday /Sarah /spaghetti
    • John /last night/ English / studied
    • every Saturdays /washed /I /my car
    • yesterday /Susi / to music / listened 
    • climbed /two weeks /We /ago /a high mountain
 3 Rewrite the sentences into negative form (use the contract form)
    • They cleaned the windows last week
    •                                              
    • Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone 
    • She worked on her project last Saturday
    • I opened my bedroom door 
    • Before money people exchanged food 

  4 - Change the sentences into questions

            They studied Maths with a teacher
           

            Laura and John protected the animals
           

            People recycled plastic and paper
           

            They children played in the garden last Saturday
           

            My family walked in the park yesterday
           

  5 Ask for the underlined part of the sentence

                             Use the "Wh" words: when, how, what, why                                                                        

         Example                    Question- When did Jenny climb a mountain?              

                                           Answer  - Jenny climbed a mountain last Saturday

          Question-                                     
                           Edward played football very well
 
         Question-                                            
                         Laura studied Maths
 
         Question-                                  
                         James walked in the park yesterday evening
 
         Question-                                  
                          Sarah looked at the clock because it was late
 
         Question-                                       
                         Yes, Alex cleaned the windows and his room