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GRAMMAR EXERCISES SIMPLE PRESENT AND SIMPLE PAST:

Complete the sentences with was or were:

1. I________happy.
2. You_________angry.
3. She_________in London last week.
4. He_________on holiday.
5. It_________cold.
6. We________at school.
7. You_________at the cinema.
8. They_________at home.
9. The cat________on the roof.
10. The children________in the garden.

Change the sentences to Negative and Interrogative:


1.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
2.N.__________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
3.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
4.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
5.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
6.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
7.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
8.N._________________________________________________________________

I.____________________________________________________________________
9.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________
10.N._________________________________________________________________
I.____________________________________________________________________

Write affirmative sentences in the simple present and simple past,negative and interrogative:

1. he / the question / answer

2. you / a question / ask

3. the dog / bark

4. they / us / call

5. we / a mountain / climb

6. John / stamps / collect

7. we / in London / live

8. I / hungry / be

9. they / a nice weekend / have

10. he / to school / go

Have a look at James's last week's diary and answer the questions in complete sentences. Put the time
expression at the end of the sentence.

Mon
football

Tue

Wed

Thu

shopping

meeting

ring Jane

buy flowers

cinema

tennis

English

Italian restaurant

1. When was his English course?


2. When did he go shopping?
3. When did he buy flowers?
4. When was his meeting?
5. When did he play football?
6. When did he go to the Italian restaurant?
7. When did he ring Jane?
8. When did he go to the cinema?
9. When did he play tennis?
10. When was the concert?
11. When did he go sailing?

Rewrite the sentences in the negative:

1. They collected postcards


2. You jumped high.
3. Albert played squash.
4. The teacher tested our English.

Fri

Sat

Sun

concert

sailing

5. Fiona visited her grandma.


6. He washed the car.
7. You were thirsty.
8. He had a computer.
9. I bought bread
10. You saw the house.

Write questions in simple past.

1. Anna / the window / open


2. she / home / walk
3. you / in the garden / work
4. you / a song / sing
5. she / on a chair / sit
6. you / the castle / visit
7. Jenny / the door /lock
8. she / happy / be
9. Greg / the ball / kick
10. the car / at the corner / stop

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

She pushed her bike.


She carried a bag
We waited in the park.
The policeman arrested the thief.
We ate fish now and then.
She watched the match last night.
She asked her friend because she did not know what to do.

8. I opened the door.


9. The teacher checked our homework
10. Cindy had a dog.
11. He clicked the mouse button.
12. Robby Robber robbed a bank.
13. The children respected their teacher.
14. They welcomed the new pupil warmly.

Write the same sentences above in the Simple Present and their Negative and Interrogative:

1._________________________________________________________________________________
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2._________________________________________________________________________________
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3._________________________________________________________________________________
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4._________________________________________________________________________________
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5._________________________________________________________________________________
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6._________________________________________________________________________________
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7._________________________________________________________________________________
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8._________________________________________________________________________________
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9._________________________________________________________________________________
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10.________________________________________________________________________________
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Write the past forms of the irregular verbs.

1. go
2. come
3. buy
4. have

5. do

Write these sentences in the Simple Present:


Jane was tired.
Sean did not work.
Did I have a cat?
Mary did not sing.
Did she see us?

Put the sentences into Simple Past:

1. We open the door.


2. You write poems.
3. Richard plays in the garden.
4. Kerry does not speak English.
5. Do you see the bird?
6. We move to London.
7. They catch the ball.
8. He crosses the street.
9. They dont sell furniture.
10. Does she practise her English?
Write sentences in simple past.
1. you / cards / play
2. I / a car / want
3. we / the game / lose
4. not / I / early / get up
5. Janet / the bus / miss
6. she / her room / clean
7. not / Rupert / the number / dial
8. she / a friend / phone
9. not / Andy / the ball / pass
10. not / she / the secret/ keep
11. Jim / his head / cover
12. she / the chapter / copy

13. not / the clouds / disappear


14. he / to our question / refer
15. not / we / our punishment / escape

Complete with WAS or WERE:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I___________hungry.
You_________in Australia last year.
She________not there.
Chaplin________a famous actor.
Lisa and James________at home.

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

1. Billy ate an apple.

2. The children played in the garden.

3. Laura came home at six o'clock.

4. The boy read a book.

5. The girl wrote five letters.

6.My friends swam in the lake

7.He paid the bill

8.The teacher pointed to the board.

9.They felt good.

10.He hurt his leg because he was not careful.

Arrange the words to make sentences in the simple present and the simple past:

1. I / to collect stamps

2. we / to play card games

3. he / to read comics

4. Chris / to sing in a band

5. we / to have a hamster

6. Andy and John / to like cola

7. she / to be nice

8. they / to help their parents

9. the children / to speak English

10. I / to buy a newspaper every Saturday

Arrange the words below to make questions in the Simple Present:

1. she / to collect / stickers


2. they / to play / a game

3. the cat / to sleep / in the cat's bed


4. she / often / to dream
5. he / to play / streetball
6. you / to be / from Paris
7. the pupils / to wear / school uniforms
8. you / to go / to the cinema
9. she / to have / friends
10. he / to read / books

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

1. Julia likes pop-music.


2. Maria comes from Spain.
3. They play in the garden.
4. Rick rides his bike.
5. I go to the cinema on Saturdays.
6. We go to Mallorca because it is warm there..
7. Joe repairs his bike.
8. Robin drives his car carefully.
9. Peter runs with his dog every day.
10. Eric goes to Italy for a holiday.

Write the sentences in the negative and Interrogative and then in the Simple Past:
1.I watch TV.

2.It is boring.

3.Sandy takes nice photos.

4.He buys a new CD.

5.I am late.

6.She has a cat.

7.They were happy.

8.He goes to the movies.