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Simple Past Tense - Regular Verbs




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SIMPLE PAST TENSE

Regular verbs

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STAY IN BED

WATCH TV

CELEBRATE

FAIL (AN EXAM)
SCORE (A GOAL)

TRIP OVER

CALL

SPILL

PLAY

PASS (AN EXAM)

B.�� Circle the verbs and write the past tense. One verb is written backwards. Some verbs last letter is the first of the next.

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C.�� Complete the letter with the correct form of the verb in parenthesis.
Hello Karen,
How are you? I am very happy at this language school. Every day, I 1) ��travel�(travel) to school on the bus. I normally 2) (arrive) at school at 8:00 AM to take my English classes, and at 10:00 AM I go to the cafeteria to have a snack. I 3) (chat) with my friend Lauren at lunch. She 4) (be) from Atlanta. She is very intelligent and she always 5) (help) me with my homework.
Unfortunately, yesterday 6) (be) terrible. First, it was very cold. Then, the bus 7) (arrive) late, so I 8) (miss) my first class. Then the Math teacher 9) (prepare) a surprised test. I 10) (not be) prepared so I 11) (fail) the exam! I hope tomorrow is better day.
Please write back soon,
Tina.
D.�� Read the letter again and label the sentences True �T� or False �F�
1.���� Tina was not happy at the Language school.��������� � ()
2.��� Tina normally gets to school at 8:30 AM.����������� �� ()
3.��� Tina had a bad day yesterday.��������������������������� �� ()
4.��� Tina didn�t pass her math test.������������������������������ ()
E.�� Make the following sentences negative.
1.� I talked to Alan yesterday.
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2.� John missed the bus this morning.
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3.� We failed the exam last week.
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5.� Henry arrived at eight o�clock last night.
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