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Past Simple

 

  We use past simple to talk about:

 

1-past actions which happened one immediately after the other.

2-past habit or state.(used to+infinitive)

3-complete past action/event which happened at a stated past time.

4-complete past action/event which happened at a stated or implied time reference.

5-an action which interrupts another past action in progress.

 

 

Structure:

 

           Affirmative:        — regular: Subject+ Verb(d-ed-ied)

— Irregular: they are variable and must be learnt by heart.

 

 

         Negative:           — didn’t (infinitive)

 

 

Interrogative:     -Did +subject+v(infinitive)…………..?

 

    Time Expressions: yesterday

Last week/month etc

(how long) ago

Then

When

In (year) ,etc.

Auxiliaries:      

 Be:    I/she/he/it           was/wasn’t              Was +subject+………….?

You/they/we       were/weren’t           Were+ subject+…………?

 

e.g.I was (be); she wasn’t(not/be);they were (be);We weren’t(not/be)

 

 

 

 Have:   had / hadn’t                     Had+subject………………………..?

             Or      didn’t have             Did +subject+have…………………?

 

 

  Do:        did/didn’t                          Did+subject+do………..………….?

 

 

 

 

I-Write the use of the following:

 

1-She dressed up, combed her hair, left home to work. …………………………

2-They used to visit their grandparents twice a week. …………………………..

3-I didn’t do my homework yesterday. ………………………………………….

4-The telephone rang when I was taking my shower. ……………………………

5-My brother cried a lot when he was little. ……………………………………..

6-USSR collapsed in 1989. ………………………………………………………

7-He got up, took a shower, put on his clothes, had his breakfast, then went to                  the meeting……………………………………………………………………….

8-I didn’t mean to hurt him.”……………………………………………………

 

II-Put the following in the past simple :

 

1-    She………………… (not/drink)milk yesterday.

2-    They ………….. (go)home after work.

3-    …………………. (you/do)your homework?

4-    I……………(not/be)happy at the party.

5-    He…………..(not/go)home earlier last Saturday.

 

III-A- Complete with the Simple Past of the verb to be.

 

1-    Where ………….. you at the party yesterday at mid-night ?

2-    They ……………. (not) born in Italy, I’m sure.

     3-Andy ……. at the party with his friends. They………(not) all very happy.

5-How old ………… you last year? ………….you eleven or twelve?

6-How old ……….. Dana last year? ……………she four or five?

7-When ……………she born?

 

III-B- Complete with the Simple Past of the verb to have.

 

1-    I…………a beautiful teddy bear when I was 3.

2-    They ……………..(not)any income.

3-    She………………..(not)enough experience.

4-    Meriam………….a good mark in chemistry.

 

III-C- Complete with the Simple Past of the verb to do.

 

1-    She………the housework alone.

2-    They………….(not)their homework.

3-    He……….his bed everyday when he was 6.

4-    I ……………(not)anything!

 

 

IV-Make simple past negative sentences:

 

1- I took my pet to the vet.  ………………………………………………………

2- I told my teacher the whole truth.  ……………………………………………

3- We liked the party.  ……………………………………………………………

4- He cooked the beef and it was delicious………………………………………

5- They played tennis.  …………………………………………………………..

6- We spoke English.  ……………………………………………………………

7- She chatted to her sister.  ……………………………………………………..

8- My dad taught US studies.  …………………………………………………….

 

V- Circle the correct form:

 

1- I break / broke my mobile yesterday.

2- Gail did not play / played football this morning.

3- I work / worked last Friday late.

4- I didn’t know / knew what to say. I was completely puzzled.

5- Ann didn’t feel / felt well, she was coughing all night.

6- Carmen didn’t see / saw Sam at the new year’s party. She was sad.

7- The flight did not arrive / arrives on time.

8-Ann didn’t go/went to the graduation ceremony. She took beautiful pictures.

 

VI-Correct the mistakes:

 

1- Michael Jackson maked a lot of records.

2-She didn’t cleaned the house.

3-Alexander Fleming discover penicillin.

4-My mother buyed new curtains.

5-John haved a headache yesterday.

6-He losed his job.

7-She didn’t went to the party, she didn’t be well.

8-I goed to open the door when the bell ringed.

9-I forgeted my keys.I was obliged to returned home.

10-Mary leaved home at 6:00 pm.

11-I was watching TV when I hearded a strange noise.

12-My grandfather didn’t met Roosevelt.

13-The man I seen in the tube was my teacher of maths.

14-They didn’t believed me when I telled them that I meeted Hanna Mantana.

 

 

 

VII- Make simple past questions with what, who, when and where:

 

1-…………………………………………………? She saw Bill.

2-…………………………………………………? Sara went to the sports club.

3- …………………………………………………? My father bought a new car.

4-…………………………………………? We went to the cinema last Sunday.

5-…………………………………………………? The baby broke a cup.

6- ……………………………………? Mum stayed at home all day yesterday.

7- ……………………………………? Yesterday Annie got up at 6:30 as usual.

 

 

VIII- Write five things that you didn’t do yesterday.

 

1-………………………………………………………………………………….

2-………………………………………………………………………………….

3-………………………………………………………………………………….

4-………………………………………………………………………………….

5-……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

VIV-Fill in the missing words.

 

 

 

Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
    gone
buy    
choose    
  Cut  
    spent
  Kept  
drink    
    brought
  Fell  
sell    
    gone
be    
               sought  
    put
blow    
  sang  
    sprung
forget    
  took  
    swum

 

grow    
  forbid  
    got
freeze    
  hung  
    had
teach    
  threw  
    understood
strike    
  ate  
    slept
deal    
  drew  
    stood
steal    
  heard  
    burnt
light    
  met  
    smelt
do    
  drank  
    split
lie    
  laid  
    led
learn    
  said  
    rung
rise    
  lost  
    made
spend    
  spoke  
                 shut
deal    
  cost  
    Been able to
begin    
  broke  
    brought
pay    
  mean  
    told

 

 

DIFFERENCE IN USE BETWEEN PAST SIMPLE AND PRESENT PERFECT

 

 

 

Present perfect:

 

-Complete past actions connected to the present with stated or unstated time reference.

 

1-They have gone to Italy.(unstated time-we don’t know when they went –they are still staying there)

 

2-I have met Jane in the club this morning.(stated time-it’s still morning-action connected to the present)

 

3-My father has spoken to the president.(he’s still alive- action connected to the present)

 

Past simple:

 

-Complete past actions not connected to the present with a stated or implied time reference.

 

1-They went to Italy last year.(stated time-when? last year)

 

2-I met Jane in the club.(implied time-when? when she was there)

 

3- My father spoke to Winston Churchill.(action not connected to the present-

Winston Churchill is dead)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Fill in present perfect or past simple:

 

1-  ……………… (you/watch)”Love Story”on TV last night. No, I……… …………………… (already/see)it .

 

2-  I ………………… (live) in USA for 10 years.I…………….(move)here in 2009.

 

3-  How long……………………………..…. (you/learn)English?

-I…………………………………(start)learning it when I………….(be)

 

XI-Write about you and your habits when you were five: