What were your family doing on Sunday at six o'clock in the evening? Make correct sentences to answer the question.
1. My mum / cook dinner 2. My dad / watch football 3. My grandmother / water the plants 4. My grandfather / read the newspaper & smoke a cigar 5. My sister / have a shower 6. My two little brothers / play computer games 7. My cat / sleep 8. I / study English & listen to music
What about YOUR family? What were they doing on Sunday at six pm?
ANSWER KEY: 1. My mum was cooking dinner 2. My dad was watching football 3. My grandmother was watering the plants 4. My grandfather was reading the newspaper and smoking a cigar 5. My sister was having a shower 6. My two little brothers were playing computer games 7. My cat was sleeping 8. I was studying English and listening to music
Fill the gaps with the
correct tense of the verb in brackets.
James Bond 1. (need)
a drink. The fight in the carpark with the dwarf 2. (make) him thirsty. He walked quickly along 46th Street in
search of an air-conditioned bar where he could get out of the heat and think.
He 3. (walk)
for only a few minutes, when it suddenly 4.
(occur) to him that somebody 5. (follow) him. There was no evidence for it except for a slight itchy feeling on the top of
his head. But he had faith in his sixth sense. It 6. (never / fail) him. He 7.
(stop) in front of the shop window he 8.
(pass) and 9. (look) casually
back along the street. He 10. (examine)
the Swiss watches in the window and then 11.
(turn) and walked on.
After a few yards he turned into a shop doorway where
a man 12. (look) at Japanese
cameras. As he did so, something grabbed his right arm and a voice snarled,
'All right, Limey*. Take it easy unless you want lead for lunch', He 13. (feel) something press into his
back just above his kidneys. Bond 14. (try)
to swing his arm to hit whoever it was that 15. (hold) him, but a strong hand 16. (catch) his fist**. An amused voice , 17. (say) "No good, James. The angels have got you."
He turned his head to find
himself looking into the grinning hawk-like*** face of Felix Leiter. A face he last 18. ( see) covered in bandages in
a hospital bed in Cairo nine months earlier. The face of the American secret
agent with whom he 19. (share) so
* limey - an old fashioned
American slang expression for an British person.
** fist - the shape of
your hand when you hold your fingers and thumb tightly together when you want
to hit someone.
*** hawk-like - like a hawk, a kind of hunting bird.
1. needed 2. had made 3. had been walking 4. occurred 5. was following 6. had never failed 7. stopped 8. was passing 9. looked 10. examined 11. turned 12. was looking 13. felt 14. tried 15. was holding 16. caught 17. said 18. saw 19. had shared
We all like talking about what we did last weekend, yesterday, last summer or when we were children. To be able to talk about our past we need the past simple tense. The past simple tense in English needs studying since there are many irregular verbs. Take your time, go through the notes, watch the video and study the irregular verbs. Then do the activity and check your answers with the list of verbs.
Fill in the blanks
with the past simple of the verbs in bold.
you have a nice trip? Yes, I
________ a very nice trip, thanks. 2.What
time did you leave the house? I
________ at 8.30. 3.Did
you fly from Heathrow? No, we
________ from Gatwick. 4.Did
you see the Jacksons? Yes, we
________ them last week. 5.Did
you think about me? Of course I
________ about you. 6.Did
you take a coat? No, but I ________
a sweater. 7.Did
you give her my address? Yes, and I
________ her your telephone number. 8.Where
did you go on holidays? We ________
to Italy. 9.What
time did you wake up? I ________ at
8.00 a.m. 10.Did
you get up early yesterday? No, I
________ at 11 o’clock. 11.When
did they come back? They ________
back two days ago. 12.What
did you eat for breakfast? I
________ cornflakes. 13.Would
you like to drink something? No,
thanks, I ________ some coffee earlier. 14.Did
you write the report? Yes, I
________ it yesterday. 15.Did
you read the newspaper? No, I just
________ a magazine. 16.Where
did you put the tickets? I ________
in my bag. 17.He
always loses his car keys, once he
almost ________ his car! 18.He
doesn’t speak English, so he
________ to me in Chinese. 19.What
did you say? I ________ his name. 20.I
don’t usually run, but I ________ 5
kilometres yesterday. 21.Did
I tell you about my holidays? Yes,
you ________me yesterday. 22.Did
you buy a new suit? No, I just
________ a new tie. 23.I
don’t often break plates, but
yesterday I ________ two. 24.Why
did you fall down the stairs? Because you ________ (push) me! 25.Why
did you hit me? I ________ you
because I was angry. 26.Where
did you sit? We ________ at the
you have to stand on the train? Yes,
I ________ near the doors. 28.What
did you wear last night? I ________
a black dress. 29.How
did you tear your jeans? I ________
them on my car door. 30.Did you draw
that picture? No, my son ________ it.