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Yesterday Mrs. Hubbard had a very rough day. In the morning, she went to
the kitchen and looked in the cupboard for some food for her dog, but the
cupboard was empty. Her poor dog stared up at her with its hungry eyes, and
she knew she had to do something quickly. She hurried to the grocery store to
buy some dog food, but unfortunately the store was out of her dog's favorite
brand, so she had to catch a bus downtown. After buying the food, she waited
for a half hour in the rain to get a taxi. When she finally got home, her dog
was sound asleep on the living room sofa.

Change the verbs in the following sentence into past tense.
1. Yesterday, I go to the restaurant with a client.
2. We drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes in order to find a parking space.
3. When we arrive at the restaurant, the place is full.
4. The waitress asks us if we have reservations.
5. I say, "No, my secretary forgets to make them."
6. The waitress tells us to come back in two hours.
7. My client and I slowly walk back to the car.
8. Then we see a small grocery store.
9. We stop in the grocery store and buy some sandwiches.
10. That is better than waiting for two hours.

Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Last night, Samantha have pizza for supper.
2. My pet lizard was died last month.
3. Yesterday I spend two hours cleaning my living room.
4. This morning before coming to class, Jack eats two bowls of cereal.
5. What was happened to your leg?
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
the car / at the corner / stop

Put the verbs into Past Tense Simple verb form:
1. I sleep until 9 oclock every day.
2. He meets John on Sundays.
3. You speak English well.
4. You drink too much.
5. You ask too many questions.
6. I play football.
7. I own two umbrellas.
8. I like to have a coffee in the morning.
9. That sounds interesting.
10. I always make cakes on Sundays.

Write questions in simple past.
10. Anna / the window / open
11. she / home / walk
12. you / in the garden / work
13. you / a song / sing
14. she / on a chair / sit
15. you / the castle / visit
16. Jenny / the door / lock
17. she / happy / be
18. Greg / the ball / kick
19. the car / at the corner / stop

Change the sentences into negative and interrogative:
1. He thought about you.
2. They drank all the wine.
3. I hated him.
4. He changed his library book every day.
5. I sold my car.
6. We worked very hard. I sold my car.
7. We worked very hard.
8. He came home late.
9. I enjoyed travelling.
10. He translated the text.
11. He forbade her to do this.
Complete the gaps with one suitable past tense verb:
Yesterday I (to have) a really bad day. I (to wake) up at 9 o'clock because I (to
forget) to set my alarm clock the night before. I (get) up as fast as I (can)
and I (to put) on some clothes. I ran into the kitchen and (to make)
myself a cup of coffee. Then I (to drink) the coffee very fast and I (to run) to my
car. It (to be) a terrible morning!

Write positive sentences in simple past.
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 hamster / 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 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
football shopping meeting ring Jane buy flowers concert sailing

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?

Goldilocks -Part 1
Write the verbs in simple past.
1. Once upon a time there(be) three bears: huge Papa Bear, ordinary Mama Bear and tiny
little Baby Bear. They(live) in a great big wood.
2. One day, ordinary Mama Bear (cook) a delicious porridge for her family and(put)
it into bowls: a huge bowl for huge Papa Bear, an ordinary bowl for ordinary Mama Bear
and a tiny little bowl for tiny little Baby Bear.
3. To give the porridge some time to cool down, the three bears(go) for a walk.
4. Near the great big wood, there(live) a little girl called Goldilocks.
5. She(be) not allowed to go into the wood. But one day, she(sneak) out of the
house and(run) into the great big wood.
6. After a while, she (come) to the house of the three bears.
7. She (knock) at the door. She(look) through the windows. But nobody(seem)
to be there.
8. So, little Goldilocks(step) inside.

Part 2
Write the verbs in simple past.
1. In the kitchen Goldilocks(smell) the porridge.
2. She(get) very hungry and(try) the porridge in the huge bowl - too hot.
3. Then she(taste) some of the porridge from the ordinary bowl - too cold.
4. But the porridge in the little bowl (be) just right and Goldilocks(eat) it all up.
5. In the sitting-room, there (be) three chairs.
6. Goldilocks(sit) down in the huge chair - too hard.
7. She (not / like) the ordinary chair either - too soft.
8. She (love) the little chair, however. But she (not / sit) on that one very long,
as soon it(break) into pieces.
9. So, Goldilocks (go) on exploring.
10. In the bedroom, there(stand) the three baers' beds.
11. Goldilocks suddenly (feel) very tired.
12. She(climb) onto the huge bed - too hard.
13. Then she (crawl) into the ordinary bed - too soft.
14. The little bed, however,(be) just right.
15. So, Goldilocks(lie) down.
16. And in next to no time, she(fall) asleep.

Part 3
Write the verbs in simple past.
1. After a while, the three bears(return) home.
2. One look at their bowls and chairs and they (start) wondering. Something(not / be)
3. They(come) into the bedroom. And there they (see) little Goldilocks in Baby
Bear's bed.
4. The three bears(watch) her for a while and then they(wake) her up.
5. Goldilocks(open) her eyes.
6. She(see) the bears,(begin) to scream and as fast as she(can) ,
Goldilocks(run) out of the bears' house.
7. The three bears(follow) her.
8. But at the edge of the wood, the bears suddenly(stop) .
9. Frightened little Goldilocks, however,(not / stop) .
10. She(hurry) home to her parents.
11. And she never(visit) the bears' house again.

Punei verbele din parantez la trecutul simplu sau continuu:
1. He (go) to school by bicycle last year. 2. My friends (watch) television when I phoned
them. 3. They (invite) me to see the film when I phoned them. 4. Bob (write) the letter in
ten minutes. 5. Father (read) the newspaper when I came home. 6. While he (write) the
letter, his sister laid the table. 7. She (ask) me about my holidays when we met. 8. I (read) a
travel brochure when we met. 9. We (see) a very good film yesterday. 10. The sun (shine)
when we arrived. 11. He (drive) all the way to London. 12. I saw Mary just as she (get) into
the classroom. 13. They (spend) a beautiful holiday at the seaside last year. 14. She (run) to
the door the moment she heard the bell. 15. When she reached the door, the bell (ring) still.
16. They (fly) to Constantza last night. 17. Michael missed the flight. The plane (take off)
when he arrived at the airport. 18. The house (burn) when we came out. 19. Mary (talk)
always about fashion and this annoyed her friends. 20. The Grants (live) in Braov when I
met them.
21. Fire at Grand Hotel last night. William Barnes (see) it as he (walk) past. 22. He (wake)
the porter and then (phone) the fire brigade. 23. After that they (wake) the hotel guests who
(sleep) in their rooms. 24. Margaret Davidson who (stay) in a room on the first floor, (get)
frightened and (jump) out of a window. 25. Mary Stevens, from the same room, (get) badly
burnt while she (run) down the stairs and (be) taken to hospital. 26. Soon the fire brigade
(arrive). 27. One fireman (break) his leg when he (try) to get into the building. Nobody else
was hurt. 28. Finally they (put) out the fire. 29. George and Harry (play) tennis yesterday
when it started to rain. 30. George went home, but Harry (decide) to go out in the car. 31.
He was driving along the street when he (see) Margaret, a friend from work. 32. While
Margaret (look) at a shop window, Harry called her name. 33. Margaret (get) into the car
and they talked for a long time. 34. They (still, talk) when a policeman arrived and showed
Harry the No Parking sign. 35. Just as the policeman (write) down the number of Harrys
car he (hear) a scream. 36. He looked up and (see) an old lady who (cross) the road. 37. A
big dog (bark) at her fiercely. 38. As the policeman (cross) the road to chase the dog away,
Harry and Margaret (drive) away in the car!
39. What you (do) yesterday afternoon when I (phone) you? 40. What time you
(phone) me?

Cheia exerciiilor:
1. went 2. were watching 3. invited 4. wrote 5. was reading 6. was writing 7. asked 8. was
reading 9. saw 10. was shining 11. drove 12. was getting 13. spent 14. ran 15. was still ringing
16. flew 17. Was taking off 18. was burning 19. was always talking 20. were living 21. saw,
was walking 22. woke, phoned 23. woke, were sleeping 24. was staying, got, jumped 25. got,
was running, was 26. arrived 27. broke, was trying 28. put 29. were playing 30. decided 31.
saw 32. was looking 33. got 34. were still talking 35. was writing, heard 36. saw, was
crossing 37. was barking 38. was crossing, drove 39. were you doing, phoned 40. did you