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Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use the Simple Past. Watch the punctuation and form sentences or questions.

Example: ____ she ____ the Internet? (to surf)

Answer: Did she surf the Internet? |
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1) I my Maths homework yesterday. (to do) |
2) Susan to England by plane? (to go) |
3) They a farm twoo weeks ago. (to visit) |
4) Jenny and Peggy their brother. (not/to help)|
5) The children at home last weekend. (not/to be) |
6) When you this wonderful skirt? (to design) |
7) My mother into the van. (not/to crash) |
8) The boys the mudguards of their bicycles. (to take off) |
9) you your aunt last week? (to phone) |
10) He milk at school. (not/to drink) |
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Grammar Exercise on the Text
Simple Past
We use the simple past for situations and actionsin the past. For further information, check out our grammar section: Simple Past.
Write the verbs in simple past.
1. The University of Oxford (be) the first British university.
2. The lecturers of the colleges (speak) a very clear English.
3. That's why Oxford English (become) known as the English of educated people.
4. In the 19th century, Lewis Carroll (write) 'Alice'sAdventures in Wonderland' in Oxford.
5. Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) (study) electrical engineering at Oxford.

Simple Past or Past Progressive
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Exercise 1
Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).
1. While Tom (read) , Amely (watch) a documentary on TV.
2. Marvin (come) home,(switch) on the computer and (check) his emails.
3. The thief (sneak) into the house, (steal) the jewels and (leave) without a trace.
4. Nobody (listen) while the teacher (explain) the tenses.
5. While we (do) a sight-seeing tour, our friends (lie) on the beach.
6. He (wake) up and (look) at his watch.
Final del formulario

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Choose Past Simple or Past Continuous 1 | |
Make the past simple or past continuous | |
1) What (do) when I (call) you last night? .. | |
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2) I (sit) in a cafe when you (call). .. | |
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3) When you (arrive) at the party, who (be) there? .. | |
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4) Susie (watch) a film when she (hear) the noise. .. | |
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5) Yesterday I (go) tothe library, next I (have) a swim, later I (meet) Julie for coffee. ... | |
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6) We (play) tennis when John (hurt) his ankle. .. | |
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7) What (they/do) at 10pm last night - it was really noisy? . | |
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8) He (take) a shower when the telephone (ring). .. | |
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9) He (be) in the shower when the telephone (ring). .. | |
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10) When I (walk) into the room,everyone (work). .. | |
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11) It (be) a day last September. The sun (shine) and the birds (sing) . I (walk) along the street when I (meet) an old friend. ..... | |
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12) He (live) in Russia when the Revolution (start). .. | |
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13) When her train (get) to the station, we (wait) on the platform. .. | |
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14) He (be) so annoying! He (always leave) his thingseverywhere. .. | |
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15) On holiday we (visit) Rome, (see) the Vatican, and (spend) a few days at the beach. ... | |
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16) Why (stand) on a chair when I (come) into the room? .. | |
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17) They (lived) in Germany when they (be) young. .. | |
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18) At 7pm yesterday, we (listen) to music. . | |
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19) When I (leave) the house, it (snow). .. | |
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20) He(work) in a bank when he (meet) his wife. .. | |
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Exercise on Simple Present - Present Progressive
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Principio del formulario

Exercise 1
Put the verbs into the correct tense...
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