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ITEM 13.1 PAST SIMPLE (POSITIVE SENTENCES).



Exercise 1. Complete the sentences. Use one of these verbs in the past simple:

clean die enjoy finish happen open rain start stay want

1. I cleaned my teeth three times yesterday.

2. It was hot in the room, so I the window.

3. The concert……at 7.30 and……at 10 o'clock.

4. When I was a child, I……to be a doctor.

5. The accident……last Sunday afternoon.

6. It's a nice day today but yesterday it all day.

7. We……our holiday last year. We……at a very nice place.

8. Ann's grandfather……when he was 90 years old.

 

Exercise 2. Write the past simple of these verbs.

  1. get got
  2. see …
  3. play ……
  1. pay ……
  2. visit ……
  3. buy ……
  1. go ……
  2. think ……
  3. copy ……
  1. know ……
  2. put ……
  3. speak ……

 

Exercise 3. Read about Lisa's journey to Madrid. Put the verbs in the correct form.

fly, get, have, leave, drive, arrive, park, go, have, go, wait, depart, arrive, take

 

Last Tuesday Lisa (1) flew from London to Madrid. She (2) …… up at six o'clock in the morning and (3) ……a cup of coffee. At 6.30 she (4) …… home and (5) …… to the airport. When she (6) …… , she (7) …… the car and then (8) ……to the airport cafe where she (9) …… breakfast. Then she (10) …… through passport control and (11) for her flight. The plane (12) …… on time and (13) …… in Madrid two hours later. Finally she a taxi from the airport to her hotel in the centre of Madrid.

 

Exercise 4. Write sentences about the past (yesterday/ last week etc.).

 

1. Jim always goes to work by car. Yesterday he went to work by car.

2. Rachel often loses her keys. She……last week.

3. Kate meets her friends every evening. She ……yesterday evening.

4. I usually buy two newspapers every day. Yesterday I ……

5. We usually go to the cinema on Sundays. Last Sunday we ……

6. I eat an orange every day. Yesterday I ……

7. Tom always has a shower in the morning. This morning he……

8. Our friends come to see us every Friday. They……last Friday.

 

Exercise 5. Write sentences about what you did yesterday.

1. I played volleyball yesterday.

2. ……

3. ……

4. ……

5. ……

6. ……

 

Exercise 6. Read what Sharon says about a typical working day:

I usually get up at 7 o'clock and have a big breakfast. I walk to work, which takes me about half an hour. I start work at 8.45. I never have lunch. I finish work at 5 o'clock. I'm always tired when I get home. I usually cook a meal in the evening. I don't usually go out. I go to bed at about 11 o'clock. I always sleep well.

 

Yesterday was a typical working day for Sharon. Write what she did or didn't do yesterday.

 

1. She get up at 7 o'clock.

2. She……a big breakfast.

3. She……

4. It……to get to work.

5. ......at 8.45.

6. …...lunch.

7. ……at 5 o'clock.

8. ……tired when……home.

9. ……a meal yesterday evening.

10. ……out yesterday evening.

11. ……at 11 o'clock.

12. ……well last night.

 

Exercise 7. Put one of these verbs in each sentence:

buy catch cost drink fall hurt sell spend teach throw win write

 

1. Mozart wrote more than 600 pieces of music.

2. 'How did you learn to drive?' 'My father …… me.'

3. We couldn't afford to keep our car, so we …… it.

4. I was very thirsty. I …… the water very quickly.

5. Paul and I played tennis yesterday. He's much better than me, so he …… easily.

6. Don …… down the stairs this morning and …… his leg.

7. Jim …… the ball to Sue, who …… it.

8. Ann …… a lot of money yesterday. She …… a dress which …… £100.

 

Exercise 8. A friend has just come back from holiday. You ask him about it. Write your questions.

 

1. (where/go?) Where did you go?

2. (go alone?)

3. (food/good?)

4. (how long / stay there?)

5. (stay / at a hotel?)

6. (how/travel?)

7. (the weather/fine?)

8. (what / do in the evenings?)

9. (meet anybody interesting?)

 

Exercise 9. Complete the sentences. Put the verb into the correct form, positive or negative.

 

1. It was warm, so I took off my coat. (take)

2. The film wasn't very good. I didn't enjoy it very much. (enjoy)

3. I knew Sarah was very busy, so I……her. (disturb)

4. I was very tired, so I……to bed early. (go)

5. The bed was very uncomfortable. I……very well. (sleep)

6. Sue wasn't hungry, so she…… anything. (eat)

7. We went to Kate's house but she……at home. (be)

8. It was a funny situation but nobody……(laugh)

9. The window was open and a bird……into the room. (fly)

10. The hotel wasn't very expensive. It……very much. (cost)

11. I was in a hurry, so I……time to phone you. (have)

12. I was hard work carrying the bags. They …… very heavy. (be)





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