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A. Read the story. Answer the questions.

1 Where did Tom and Peter meet?

2 What did they want to play?
3 Did the boys play basketball?
Yesterday afternoon, I invited Peter to go to the
playground to play basketball with me. We met there
at 5.00 oclock. There were some older boys there
playing football. We wanted to join them, but they
didnt want to play with us. So Peter and I decided to
find some other place to play. We went to a nearby
park. When we arrived there we saw some kids
fighting. They were of our age. We tried to help, but
we couldnt. One of the boys even punched me so
hard that I fell down. Peter started to call for help.
There were some older kids in the park too, but they
didnt want to help. I somehow managed to get out of
the park and I saw my father. He didnt see me, so I
had to shout.

E. Complete these sentences with the verbs in

brackets. Use the simple past. Write the
negatvie forms, too.
Example: Mum opened (open) the door for us.
Mum didnt open the door for us.
1 That event ____________ (happen) lon ago.
That event _______ _______ long ago.
2 They ____________ (walk) to school together
They _______ _______ to school together
3 Dad ____________ (try) to fix the light.
Dad _______ _______ to fix the light.
F. Complete the sentences rom the story.
1 We _____ there at five oclock.
2 Tom _____ his father.

B. Complete the sentences from the story.

Grammar note
1 Tom _____ Peter to go to the playground with him.
2 We _____ to help, but we couldnt.
3 Peter _____ to call for help.
C. Complete the table with the verbs from the
This is the past simple tense, affirmative
regular verbs. What do we add to regular verbs
to make simple past affirmative?
Most verbs + -ed

punch - _________
want - _________
start - _________
Verbs ending in e + -d
invite - _________
decide - _________
arrive - _________
manage - _________
Verbs ending y after a try - _________
consonant remove y
and add -ied
D. Read and compare. How do we make
negative forms?
1 Peter started to call for help.
1 a Peter didnt start to call for help.
2 I tried to help.
2 a I dint try to help.
*We use ___________ + infinitive (verb without ed
/ -d) to make the negative of the past simple of
regular verbs.

These are irregular verbs. There is no rule to make

these verbs. You need to learn the form for each verb:
bend - bent
break broke
bring - brought
buy bought
fall - fell
fly - flew
get got
go - went

have had
hear heard
keep kept
lose lost
meet - met
sell - sold
shoot - shot
sleep slept

see - saw
take - took
tell - told

G. Complete the sentences with the correct

simple past of the verbs in brackets.
1 I _____ (lose) my pen on the bus.
2 We _____ (sell) our car last week.
3 The baby _____ (sleep) right through the night.
4 Peter _____ (get) a watch for his birthday.
H. Past simple irregular verbs negative
a) Complete the sentence from the story.
I saw my father, but he ______ ______ me.
*To make the neagtive of the past simple tense of
irregular verbs, we use didnt and the infinitive
(first form) of the verb.

b) Make these sentences negative.

He broke the window yesterday.
He didnt break the window yesterday .
1 I heard a noise in the night.
2 He brought his pet mouse to school.
3 My book fell off the desk.

3 A: _____________________ (your friends / want)

to help?
B: Yes, ___________

D. Match the sentences to the picures.

1 The wicked Queen gave Snow White a poisoned
3 Pinocchios nose grew longer every time he told a
4 Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.

A. Read these two sentences. How do we make

questions? Complete the rules.
1 He watched TV all day.
1 a Did he watch TV all day?
2 He went to London.
2 a Did he go to London?
*To make questions in the past simple we use _____
and the infinitive. We put Did ____________ the
B. Make questions.


She tried to help.
Did she try to help

1 He fell off a horse yesterday.

2 She bought a new computer last week.
3 They invited me to their party.
4 She studied French when she was in France.

1 - ___
2 - ___
3 - ___

C. Make questions an give short answers.

A: _______________________ (you/see) him
B: Yes, ___________.
A: Did you see
B:Yes, I did

him yesterday?

1 A: _____________________ (Tom / break) that

B: Yes, ___________ .
2 A: _____________________ (you and Sue / arrive)
B: No, ___________ .

*We use the simple past tense to talk about things

that happened in the past. The simple past tense is
also used to talk about things that happened in stories