Past Simple. Exercises.

Ex. 1. Fill in the missing words.

go- … – ходить

… – read – читать

play – … – …

feed – … –

be – … – быть

stay – … – оставаться

… – found – находить

sit – … – сидеть

sleep – … – спать

write – … – писать

Ex. 2. Complete the stories using the verbs in Past Simple: be (2), feed, take, start, visit, listen.

The children went to London. The Tour ________at Hyde Park in the morning. The children_______the ducks and squirrels there. Then they ________photos of Trafalgar Square. The next stop __________the British Museum. They also ___________ the Tower of London. The children _______to the famous bell Big Ben. In the evening they ________ very tired.

see, find, help, be, put, catch, be

One day the children were on the ship. The sea was quiet. Suddenly they _________the pirates’ ship. The pirates_________ the children and _______them in a dark room, but Kevin ________ Steve and Maggie. In the room the children ________ the eighth magic pearl. Kevin put the eight pearls together and saved the Shell Kingdom. Kevin’s parents _______very happy.

Ex. 3.  Complete the dialogue using Past Simple.

Kim:  What __________ (you do) last night, Lisa?

Lisa: I went to the cinema.

Kim: What film _____________ (you see) ?

Lisa: Shrek.

Kim: Who _____________ ( you go) with?

Lisa: Pete and Zoe.

Kim: _________ (you enjoy) it?

Lisa: Well, the special effects were brilliant, but the story wasn’t very good.

Kim: What time ____________ (it finish)?

Lisa: At ten o’clock.

Kim:  What______ (you do) after the film?

Lisa: We went for a pizza.

Ex. 4. Complete the questions in the Past.

Neil : Did you stay at home last weekend?

Karen: No, I didn’t. I went to Brighton with my family

Neil: ____________to Brighton on the train?

Karen:  No, we went by coach.

Neil: ___________ swimming?

Karen: Yes, we did. The water was very cold!

Neil: ______________Brighton Pavilion?

Karen: Yes, we did. It was fantastic!

Neil: _______________souvenirs?

Karen: Oh, yes!

Ex. 5. Complete the sentences using Past Simple.

  1. Last night I _________ (listen to) some CDs.
  2. The car__________ (stop) opposite the house.
  3. I ____________ (not watch) TV last night.
  4. James ___________ (not study) Greek before his exam.
  5. Peter and Ann__________ (travel) to Turkey last summer


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