Past simple: regular and irregular verbs

Exercises

A. Complete the sentences

Ejemplo:

I didn´t watch TV last night.

1. On Saturday I ____________ (play) computer games with my cousins.

2. My mum ____________ (not cook) dinner last night.

3. I ____________ (walk) to school because there weren´t any buses.

4. They ____________ (not dance) at the party.

5. My brother ____________ (travel) to Ireland last summer.

Answers

1. On Saturday I played computer games with my cousins.

2. My mum didn´t cook dinner last night.

3. I walked to school because there weren´t any buses.

4. They didn´t dance at the party.

5. My brother travelled to Ireland last summer.

B. Write the past simple of these verbs

1. copy __________

2. revise __________

3. cycle __________

4. listen __________

5. practice __________

6. play __________

7. like __________

8. move __________

9. shout __________

10. start __________

Answers

1. copy copied

2. revise revised

3. cycle cycled

4. listen listened

5. practice practiced

6. play played

7. like liked

8. move moved

9. shout shouted

10. start started

C. Write the questions in the correct order.

Ejemplo:

night? / meet / Did / you / them / last /

Did you meet them last night?

1. film? / like / you / Did / the /

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2. you / many / did / ask? / How / people /

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3. a / have / time? / they / Did / good /

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4. did / weekend? / the / What / do / we / at /

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5. she / DVD? / Where / that / did / buy /

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6. party / on / your / go / Saturday? / he / Did / to /

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7. did / yesterday? / Who / you / see /

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Answers

1. Did you like the film?

2. How many people did you ask?

3. Did they have a good time?

4. What did we do at the weekend?

5. Where did she buy that DVD?

6. Did he go to your party on Saturday?

7. Who did you see yesterday?

D. Correct the sentences.

Who do you met on Saturday morning? X

Who did you meet on Saturday morning?

1. Did he went to school yesterday? X

2. Why did you to go home early? X

3. Where you did learn English? X

4. Did she works today? X

5. What do you this yesterday? X

6. Did they last night phone you? X

Answers

1. Did he go to school yesterday?

2. Why did you go home early?

3. Where did you learn English?

4. Did she work today?

5. What did you do this yesterday?

6. Did they phone you last night?

E. Regular (R) or irregular (I) verbs?

play R

1. fly ___________

2. use ___________

3. study___________

4. eat ___________

5. make ___________

6. travel___________

7. see ___________

Answers

1. fly I

2. use R

3. study R

4. eat I

5. make I

6. travel R

7. see I

F. Write the past simple of the verbs of exercise E.

1. ___________

2. ___________

3. ___________

4. ___________

5. ___________

6. ___________

7. ___________

Answers

1. flew

2. used

3. studied

4. ate

5. made

6. travelled

7. saw

G. Complete the sentences with the past simple.

be – got up – meet – have – go – run – drink – sleep – swim – eat

Yesterday I got up early, at about seven o´clock.

1. I ________ a shower and some fruit for breakfast.

2. Then I ________ to the sports centre.

3. I ________ 500 meters in the swimming pool and then

4. I ________ 5 kilometers.

5. At lunchtime I ________ my friends in a café.

6. We ________ some pasta and ________ some juice.

7. After lunch I ________ for a few hours, I ________ tired!

Answers

1. I had a shower and some fruit for breakfast.

2. Then I went to the sports centre.

3. I swam ran 500 meters in the swimming pool and then

4. I ran5 kilometers.

5. At lunchtime I met my friends in a café.

6. We ate some pasta and drank some juice.

7. After lunch I slept for a few hours, I was tired!

H. Complete with past simple ( regular verbs).

1. I opened the door and ___________ (look) inside.

2. Who ___________ (close) all the windows?

3. I ___________ (carry) my mom´s shopping bag.

4. I ___________ (not climb) over the fence.

5. I ___________ (rip) my shirt.

6. The plane ___________ (land) ten minutes ago.

7. We ___________ (live) in that house when I was a baby.

8. My brother ___________ (not cry) when he fell of his bike.

9. We ___________ (walk) to school yesterday.

10. She ___________ (smile) when she saw me.

11. We ___________ (hurry) to the station to catch the train.

12. She ___________ (laugh) when I told her the joke.

13. We ___________ (race) each other on our bikes.

14. Dad ___________ (not help) me with my homework.

15. Helen ___________ (whisper) me a secret.

16. Luis Miguel ___________ (hurry) to catch a bus.

17. We ___________ (return) our books to the library.

18. She ___________ (not kiss) the frog.

19. The frog ___________ (change) into a prince.

20. Two doctors ___________ (rush) into the room.

21. I ___________ (not kick) the ball very hard.

22. Who ___________ (invent) the computer?

23. Dinosaurs ___________ (live) many years ago.

24. It ___________ (not snow) last night.

25. They ___________ (not work) until twelve last night.

Answers

1. I opened the door and looked inside.

2. Who did close all the windows?

3. I carried my mom´s shopping bag.

4. I didn´t climb over the fence.

5. I ripped my shirt.

6. The plane landed ten minutes ago.

7. We lived in that house when I was a baby.

8. My brother didn´t cry when he fell of his bike.

9. We walked to school yesterday.

10. She smiled when she saw me.

11. We hurried to the station to catch the train.

12. She laughed when I told her the joke.

13. We raced each other on our bikes.

14. Dad didn´t help me with my homework.

15. Helen whispered me a secret.

16. Luis Miguel hurried to catch a bus.

17. We returned our books to the library.

18. She didn´t kiss the frog.

19. The frog changed into a prince.

20. Two doctors rushed into the room.

21. I didn´t kick the ball very hard.

22. Who invented the computer?

23. Dinosaurs lived many years ago.

24. It didn´t snow last night.

25. They didn´t work until twelve last night.

I. Past simple ( irregular verbs)

1. I ___________ (loose) my watch in the park.

2. David ___________ (not hurt) his knee.

3. I kicked the ball and it ___________ (break) a window.

4. My new shoes ___________ (not cost) a lot of money.

5. I ___________ (get) this book from the library.

6. We had a garage where we ___________ (keep) our car.

7. Ali ___________ (cut) his knee.

8. The glass ___________ (fall) off the table.

9. The glass ___________ (not break).

10. We ___________ (sell) our old car.

11. We ___________ (buy) a new car.

12. The bell ___________ (not ring).

13. We all ___________ (go) into school.

14. The dog ___________ (catch) the ball.

15. The man ___________ (not kneel) down.

16. Our cat ___________ (run) onto the road.

17. Jane ___________ (not write) a letter.

18. I ___________ (buy) a new camera last week.

19. We ___________ (drive) to a safari park yesterday.

20. Yesterday Dad ___________ (not take) me to the carnival.

21. Elizabeth ___________ (give) Eva a chocolate.

22. Jack and Jill ___________ (not go) up the hill.

23. Her ring ___________ (cost) ten Euros.

24. I ___________ (put) sugar in my coffee.

25. He ___________ (not hit) the ball over the net.

Answers

1. I lost my watch in the park.

2. David didn´t hurt his knee.

3. I kicked the ball and it broke a window.

4. My new shoes didn´t cost a lot of money.

5. I got this book from the library.

6. We had a garage where we kept our car.

7. Ali cut his knee.

8. The glass fell off the table.

9. The glass didn´t break.

10. We sold our old car.

11. We bought a new car.

12. The bell didn´t ring.

13. We all went into school.

14. The dog caught the ball.

15. The man didn´t kneel down.

16. Our cat ran onto the road.

17. Jane didn´t write a letter.

18. I bought a new camera last week.

19. We drove to a safari park yesterday.

20. Yesterday Dad didn´t take me to the carnival.

21. Elizabeth gave Eva a chocolate.

22. Jack and Jill didn´t go up the hill.

23. Her ring cost ten Euros.

24. I put sugar in my coffee.

25. He didn´t hit the ball over the net.
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