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Past Simple

AFFIRMATIVE
Verbos
Verbos
regulares
irregulares
I played
I wrote
You played
You wrote

I didn t play
You didn t play

I didn t write
You didnt write

Did I play?
Did you play?

Did I write?
Did you write?

He played
She played
It played
We played
You played
They played

He didn t play
She didn t play
It didn t play
We didn t play
You didn t play
They didnt play

He didnt write
she didnt write
It didn t write
We didnt write
You didnt write
They didnt write

Did he play?
Did she play?
Did it play?
Did we play?
Did you play?
Did they play?

Did he write?
Did she write?
Did it write?
Did we write?
Did you write?
Did they write?

NEGATIVE

He wrote
She wrote
It wrote
We wrote
You wrote
They wrote

QUESTION

Cambios al aadir -ED a los verbos regulares


Start > started
Finish > finished
love> loved
change > changed
Stop > stopped
travel > travelled

Por lo general se aade -ed


Si el verbo acaba en -e se aade solo -d
Si el verbo acaba en consonante + vocal + consonanse se
duplica la ltima consontante y se aade -ed

*visited / listened / opened / snowed

Si el verbo acaba en consonante + y se cambia la y > i y se


aade -ed

try> tried
study > studied

Si el verbo acaba en vocal + y se aade


-ed

Play > played


enjoy > enjoyed

El pasado simple se utiliza para expresar acciones que ocurrieron en un momento definido del pasado. Este
momento queda definido por expresiones temporales como yesterday, last year, in 1995, last November,
ago

Ex: He left the room an hour AGO


She finshed school last year.
A. Write the past form of the regular verbs below:
Worry

employ

invent

Step

Cook

die

Want

repeat

Open

copy

Type

fry

Live

call

miss

Watch

mix

try

change

visit

dance

travel

stop

phone

Practice

boil

like

accept

accuse

answer

ask

believe

cry

Destroy

laugh

invite

INFINITIVE
break

PAST

PARTICIPLE

MEANING

wrote
empezar
bitten
wear
brought
ganar
buy
caught
choose
told
costar
leer
do
was/were
pensar,creer
drink
drove
comer
fallen
felt
encontrar
forget
come
gave
go
had
ensear
hide
hit
hurt
kept
known
dejar,salir
take
perder
made
meet
paid
put
robar
run

say
saw
sold
enviar
sleep
speak
gastar,pasar tiempo
B. Complete:
1 Pepe Hernandez ________________________ (live) in Cuenca from 1992 to 1995
2 Maria Sarmiento __________________________ (want) to learn how to fly.
3 It _________________________(rain) all day yesterday.
4 Migueln ________________________ (decide) to buy a new stereo.
5 Sofia ____________________________ (not / eat) anything for breakfast.
6 Angela and Ramn _____________________________ (love) each other very much.
7 Simon ____________________________ (not live) Benidorm because there were too many students.
8 _______________________ (you / remember) to turn everything off?
9 When Eleonora and Paola went to Granada, they ___________________________ (visit) the Alhambra Palace.
10 Fiona ____________________________ (like) everything about Wales except the weather
11. We ___________________________ (not / write) a letter to Marta last month.
12. _____________________________ (she / buy) milk yesterday?
13. Mary ___________________________ (not / eat) anything at the party last night.
14. _________________________ (John / sell) his flat last year?
15. _________________________________ ( your friends / tell) the truth to the police?
16. The ticket ________________________ (cost) a lot more than I originally expected to pay.
17. I _______________________ (cut) my finger last night.
18. When I told him I thought he was an idiot, he __________________________ (hit) me.
19. My Dad __________________________ (let) me borrow his car last weekend.
20. Where_________________________ (you / put) today's paper? I can't find it.
21. When it started to rain, we _____________________________ (shut) all the windows.
22. Yesterday I _________________________ (catch) the bus at exactly ten thirty.
23. Elizabeth ____________________________ (think) about it a lot before she made her final decision.
24. They _______________________(bring) me back a lovely little statue from Kenya as a souvenir.
25. My last English teacher was terrible. He ___________________________ (teach) me nothing.
26. I ____________________________ (buy) three new pens last week and now I can't find any.
27. Valencia FC _______________________________ (fight) hard to win the match
28. The bank ____________________________ (lend) me the money to buy a new car.
29. We _________________________ (send) twelve faxes yesterday.
30. We ____________________________ (spend) the weekend in Cuenca.

31. They ____________________________ (pay) me in cash.


32. We ____________________________ (have) sardines for lunch
33. I __________________________________ (feel) terrible about the news.
34. My boss ___________________________ (leave) the office very early yesterday.
35. I ____________________________ (meet) my cousin Natalia in the supermarket yesterday.
36. I only _______________________________ (sleep) for two hours last night.
37. I ______________________________ (read) three books this summer.
38. They _____________________ (sell) the apartment that they had in Gandia for a very good price.
39. He _____________________________ (tell) me his name but now I've forgotten it.
40. Valencia FC ___________________________ (win) The King's Cup in 1999.
41. I _______________________ (hear) the news about The World Trade Centre on the radio.
42. Sorry. I didn't hear what you ____________________________ (say).
43. We were all a bit hot and tired so we all ____________________________ (sit) down on the grass.
44. I ________________________________(be) in Caceres yesterday
45. We _____________________________ (see) Sarah yesterday
46.Mr Aznar ______________________________ (become) president in 1996.
47. Rita ______________________________ (break) her leg skiing.
48. She _______________________________ (speak) fluent French on holiday last year.
49. We __________________________________ (drive) all night to get to France.
50. I _______________________________ (write) a letter to my bank manager last month.
51. She had a headache so she ______________________________________ (take) an aspirin.
52. I _________________________________ (eat) too much for dinner yesterday and I feel fat.
53. My sister _______________________________ (give) me a watch for Christmas.
54. He _____________________________________ (fall) over on the wet floor and broke his wrist.
55. We _________________________________ (forget) to buy milk.
56. John ___________________________________ (tell) me the whole story.
57. I _______________________________________ (play) tennis at the club yesterday evening
58. She ________________________________ (work) very hard for her exams.
59. Paul ________________________________ (send) me a postcard from Morocco.
60. She ____________________________________ (drive) her new car from London to Southampton.
61. I ________________________________________ (visit) my brother in Madrid last month.
62. The train __________________________________ (arrive) at the station at ten oclock yesterday evening.
63. The French team _____________________________________________ (win) the match.
64. We ____________________________________ (take) a lot of photographs on holiday last year.
65. He ________________________________________ (not go) swimming.
66. He ________________________________________ (not eat) in the local restaurants.
67. My girlfriend ___________________________________ (not play) football on the beach.
68. My parents ______________________________________ (not walk) in the mountains.
69 ________________________________________ (she/ improve) his Italian?

70. _____________________________________ (John / meet) any new friends?


71. _______________________________________ (Sarah / see) the museums in Florence?
72. Because Jerry ___________________________ (not hurry) to the bus, he ____________________ (miss) the bus.
73. Last night John ______________________________ (dream) about flying.
74. Joe was so hungry that he _____________________________ (eat) four plates of food.
75. The children ____ (make) such a mess that their mother __________________________ (be) very angry.
76. He __________________________________ (not copy) the information into his notebook.
77. He _____________________________ (wear) his new suit to the conference.
78. The Bensons ________________________________ (fly) to Rome last night.
79. _________________________________ (Brian / take) a picture of a camel?
80. Alan ____________________________ (not put) the clothes in the washing-machine.
81. Karen ________________________________ (choose) the green dress, not the yellow one.
82. Last month, Mrs Silver _______________________ (sell) her house and ___________________ (buy) a new one.
83. ___________________________________ (John / win) a medal in the athletics competition?
84.She ___________________________________ (finish) school last year.
85. Three years ago, I _______________________________________ (go) to London.
86. When I was a child, we _____________________________ (live) in Brazil.
87. When we ___________________ (be) in London, we _______________________ (stay) at a big hotel. I know
you _______________________ (not stay) there, so where ________________________ (you /stay)?
88. The car __________________ (come) to a complete stop. Three men _________________ (get out) and
_______________________ (run) to the building. The caf owner across the street ___________________(not want)
to get involved, so he ______________________ (phone) the police. ______________________ (he / make) the right
decision?
89. When my parents

were

at

school,

they ____________________

(not

learn)

Latin,

but

they

____________________(learn) French. Which languages _______________________ (you / learn)?


90. Martin _____________________ (find) the pen he lost, but Karen _____________________ (not find) her hat.
____________________ ( John / find) his glasses?
91. They _________________ (spend) over 6000 euros on their new car! I know you _____________________ (not
spend) that much. How much ________________________ (you / spend)?
92.My husband and I ________________________ (get up) at six oclock this morning, but the children
_________________________ (not get up) until nine. What time _____________________ (your children / get up)?
93. Mrs Jones _______________________ (go) to Paris yesterday, but her husband ____________________ (not go)
with her. Where ______________________ (he / go)?
94. Mum ____________________ (work) very hard at school, but Dad hardly ____________________ (not work) at
all. ____________________________ (you / work) hard when you were at school?
C. Rewrite each sentence according to the instructions given:

1. I enjoyed the concert (negative)

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2. You ate all the bread (question)

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3. Did John play tennis? (affirmative) .........................................................................................................


4. I lost my pen yesterday (negative)

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5. Anna didn t buy a car (affirmative) ........................................................................................................


6. They won the prize (question)

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7. Paul didn t swim in the river (affirmative) ..............................................................................................


8. I did all the exercises (negative)

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9. Did you have a holiday? (affirmative) .......................................................................................................


10. She was a good student (negative) ..........................................................................................................
11. I didnt see you last night (affirmative) ...................................................................................................
12. She got up at seven (question) .................................................................................................................
13. Did Sara spend a lot? (affirmative) ........................................................................................................
14. I felt well yesterday (negative)

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15. Paul didn t speak Greek (affirmative) ...................................................................................................


16. I paid all the bills (negative)

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D . Make Yes / No questions:


1. Andy had a birthday party last week .....................................................................................................................
2. Rachel lost her camera while she was on holiday.
3. The baby cried all night

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4. The criminal escaped from the police.

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5. The workers went on strike for more money.

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6. Alan and Joe went to Greece last summer. .............................................................................................................


7. Princess Diana spoke on TV last night ....................................................................................................................
8. Marie used to live in Paris ......................................................................................................................................
9. You went on holiday in the summer
10.She bought a new table

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E. Ask questions about the underlined words in each sentence:


1. She left work at night

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2. She didn t understand the Italian film last night.


3. Her frend wanted to go to London.
4.Marilyn enjoyed the concert last night

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5. When Tina was younger, she played a lot of tennis. .............................................................................................


6. Lynn bought a present yesterday. ...........................................................................................................................
7. The noise frightened Brian. ...................................................................................................................................

8. Dave broke his leg when he fell down the stairs three years ago. .........................................................................
9. Emma had to do her Project again because it was uncompleted ...........................................................................
10. My parents went to Paris last month ...................................................................................................................
F. Time expressions: AGO

----- I went to the cinema three days ago

1. Five / Karen / days / phoned / me / ago

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2. three / ago / went / to / years / the USA / We

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3. Football / ago / with / I / played / one / friends / my / hour

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4, Sister / two / a / ago / for / bought / I / weeks / my / present

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5. this / ago / months / Paul / read / book / two

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6. ago / three / His / mobile / new / phone / days / brother / bought / a ...........................................................................
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7. learnt / I / lesson / two / ago / history / hours / my
8. week / one / ago / painted / We / walls / the

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9. the / time / ago / went / I / a / long / cinema / to

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10. ago / Mary / her / thirty / sister / saw / minutes

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11. I / two / Ireland / months / ago / visited

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12. was / ago / born / I / years / fourteen

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13. ago / three / hours / I / ate

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14. six / ago / I / started / learning / Spanish / months

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15. week / ago / a / CD / I / a / bought

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16. five / to / I / England / went / ago / months

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17. She / nine / moved / Nantes / years / ago / to


18. had / I / sister / a / ago / years / two

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G. Correct the mistakes:


1. I didnt celebrated New Years Eve

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2. My friends organize a party

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3. They didnt invited me

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4. I were very sad and lonely

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5. My friends didnt were with me

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6. My cousin visite me in the afternoon

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7. Then she go to a party

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8. Did you danced last night?

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9. I didnt watched TV yesterday

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10. Everybody talk and laugh

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11. She werent happy

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12. We celebrated my birthday ago two years

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13. There were a boy in the classroom

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14. There was a girl in the picture?

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H. Write the words in order to make sentences :


1. arrive / When / you / did / ?

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2. wait / How long / for / she / did / me / ?

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3. phone / night / last / Why / you / did / me /?

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4. meet / days / two / ago / Did / you / her / ?

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5. party / see / the / Who / did / you / in / ?

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6. concert / start / When / did / the / ?

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7. walked / the / to / cinema / we / night / last

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8. the car / I / didnt / at the traffic lights / stop

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9. hours / ago / three / studied / for the exam / I

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10. were / happy / they / at home

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11. Sally / miss / didnt / party / the

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12. to / we / Florida/ went / summer / last

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13. work / didnt / Danny / last / week

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14. the dishes / you / wash / did / ?

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15. met / at the restaurant / we / them

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I. Translate:
1. Estuve en la oficina hasta las 7

2. Dnde estabas esta maana a las 10?


3. A qu hora era el concierto?.....................................................................................................................................
4. Tus padres fueron muy amables ..
5. Era tarde, tenamos hambre y haca fro .
6. Hizo buen tiempo?
7. Ayer fui al cine. La pelcula termin a las 11.30
8. Ayer vinieron Sam y Sue. Queran verte.

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9. Viv en Argentina cuando era pequeo ..


10. Laura saba nuestro nmero de telfono .
11. Andrs se sent, abri el libro y ley unas pginas.
12. Encontr a tu hermano en el teatro. .
13. Limpiaste la cocina ayer?
14. Ayer no jugamos al baloncesto .
15. Viste la televisin anoche? No, sal con los amigos
16. A qu hora empieza la reunin? ..
17. No me compr la camisa porque no me gustaba

18. Joaqun y Luca no fueron a Galicia ..


19. Ayer hice las compras y luego vi una pelcula
20. Marta tuvo un accidente el sbado pasado .
21. Ins abri la carta y la ley.
22. La pelcula empez a las 7. .
23. Ayer romp tres vasos
24. Joaqun olvid su pasaporte.
25. Compramos un nuevo ordenador ayer.
26. El dej su maleta en el tren ..

IRREGULAR VERBS
INFINITIVE
be
become
begin
bite
break
bring
build
buy
can
catch
choose
come
cost
cut
do
draw
dream
drink
drive
eat
fall
feel
fight
find
fly
forbid
forget
forgive
get
give

PAST
was/were
became
began
bit
broke
brought
built
bought
could
caught
chose
came
cost
cut
did
drew
dreamt
drank
drove
ate
fell
felt
fought
found
flew
forbade
forgot
forgave
got
gave

PARTICIPLE
been
become
begun
bitten
broken
brought
built
bought
-----caught
chosen
come
cost
cut
done
drawn
dreamt
drunk
driven
eaten
fallen
felt
fought
found
flown
forbidden
forgotten
forgiven
got
given

MEANING
ser, estar
llegar a ser
empezar
morder
romper
traer
construir,edificar
comprar
poder
atrapar
elegir
venir
costar
cortar
hacer
dibujar,sacar,tirar
soar
beber
conducir
comer
caer
sentir
luchar
encontrar
volar
prohibir
olvidar
perdonar
conseguir,llegar...
dar

go
grow
have
hear
hide
hit
hurt
keep
know
learn
leave
lend
let
lose
make
meet
pay
put
read
ride
ring
run
say
see
sell
send
show
shut
sing
sink
sit
sleep
smell
speak
spell
spend
split
stand
steal
swim
take
teach
tell
think
throw
understand

went
grew
had
heard
hid
hit
hurt
kept
knew
learnt
left
lent
let
lost
made
met
paid
put
read
rode
rang
ran
said
saw
sold
sent
showed
shut
sang
sank
sat
slept
smelt
spoke
spelt
spent
split
stood
stole
swam
took
taught
told
thought
threw
understood

gone
grown
had
heard
hidden
hit
hurt
kept
known
learnt
left
lent
let
lost
made
met
paid
put
read
ridden
rung
run
said
seen
sold
sent
shown
shut
sung
sunk
sat
slept
smelt
spoken
spelt
spent
split
stood
stolen
swum
taken
taught
told
thought
thrown
understood

ir
crecer,cultivar
tener
oir
esconder
golpear
herir,hacer dao
guardar,conservar
saber, conocer
aprender
dejar,salir
prestar
permitir,dejar
perder
hacer
encontrar,conocer
pagar
poner
leer
montar,cabalgar
sonar,timbrear
correr
decir
ver
vender
enviar
mostrar
cerrar
cantar
hundir,sumergirse
sentarse
dormir
oler
hablar
deletrear,hechizar
gastar,pasar tiempo
dividir,repartir
estar,poner de pie
robar
nadar
tomar,llevar
ensear
decir,contar
pensar,creer
tirar,arrojar
comprender

wake
wear
win
write

woke
wore
won
wrote

woken
worn
won
written

despertar
llevar puesto
ganar
escribir