English Exercises > past simple exercises

Simple Past




Downloadable worksheets:
PAST SIMPLE TENSE
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 13126

 
PAST SIMPLE TENSE
Level: elementary
Age: 8-12
Downloads: 8489

 
Past simple wordsearch
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 5868

 
Simple Past Tense test
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 5753

 
MULTIPLE CHOICE - FOUR TENSES 1
Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 5050

 
PAST CONTINUOUS AND PAST SIMPLE
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 5025

 

 
           Glitter Text
A. Before you : In real life, what do teenagers usually do on Friday nights?
 
 
They usually..... on Friday nights!
ts!
  surf the net            study a lot      talk to friends
 work hard              watch TV        cry a lot
 
 
B. While you : Click TRUE  or FALSE.
 
 
                     
 
 
1. Last Friday night the girl watched TV.
2. She surfed the Net.
3. She cried a lot.
4. She smiled at her friends.
5. She didn't talk to her friends.
 
C. After you : How to form the simple past of regular verbs?
 
Talk  Talked                    Play  Played 
 
Smile   Smile                 Like    Liked     
 
Cry      Cried                   Try    Tried   
 
Plan   Planned                   Stop    Stopped                
 
D. Now type the simple past of the verbs in parentheses:
 
A: Yesterday, I  (surf) on the Net for hours! And you?
B: Well, I   (watch) a comedy and I really   (like) it! 
 
 
A: My friends  (stop) by last night and we  (talk) a lot!
B: Really? Three days ago my friends and I   (try) to go out  
     together, but we just   (stay) home and  (play) games! 
 
 
A: I really  (enjoy) the movie we   (watch) yesterday!
B: I didn't: I   (cry) a lot: it was a sad film!
 
 
 E.Check this out: how to form the negative.
 
          Didn't + base form
 
              I  didn't talk.
           You  didn't smile.
           He   didn't cry.
 
Observe the pictures. Unscramble the sentences.
Then, type numbers 1,2 and 3 to match the sentences
and the pictures.
 
                                                                                
 
1.  didn't / Mary  / Yesterday /dance.
     .   
 
2. play /  the boys / didn't   / video games. / Last night      
     .
 
3. last friday night. / She /  listen to / didn't / music  /     
    .
 
Now look at the photos and type a positive and a negative form of the simple past: 
                                                   http://www.europamester.dk/kryds.gif
http://www.oxfordortho.com/images/invisalign.png            http://www.dirtyandthirty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/woman_crying11.gif
 
1. Last Friday she  (smile).           She  (not cry).
 
                                                             http://www.europamester.dk/kryds.gif
http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00008/IN14_TV_WATCHING_3_8114f.jpg               http://www-personal.umich.edu/~zaquil/images/movie_theater%20clipart%20-%20movie_theater%20clip%20art_files/movie_theater.gif
 
2. Yesterday they  (watch) TV.      They  (not go) to 
                                                                       the movie theater.
 
                                                             http://www.europamester.dk/kryds.gif
                
             
3. He  (study) yesterday.     He  (not surf ) the Net.
         
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                            Enjoy it! Wink
    
                                                                               Glitter Text