Form the simple past of the following words.
infinitive simple past to go to be to stop to buy to teach to catch to have to sell
Present or past? Put the words in the correct column.
last year – sometimes – four days ago – often – never – normally – in 1666 – yesterday – last night – always
simple present simple past
Use the simple past to complete the text.
I __________ (to visit) London in 1987 for the first time. In 2004, I __________ (to go) there again and __________ (to have) a good time with an American friend. We also __________ (to explore) Wales that year. Two years ago, I __________ (to travel) to London for the third time because I __________ (to want) to celebrate New Year's Eve with some friends from University. We __________ (to arrive) on 31 December and __________ (to stay) at a friend's house. It __________ (to be) nice to be in the city after such a long time.
Look at the pictures and write sentences in the simple past.
Listen to the following track and answer the questions. Tick the write answers.
a. What was the wolf doing in the forest?
[ ] He was waiting for the little girl.
[ ] He was waiting for something to eat.
[ ] He was trying to hide from the police.
b. Why did the wolf talk to the little girl?
[ ] Because he wanted to know where she lived.
[ ] Because he wanted to know where her grandmother lived.
[ ] Because he was hungry and wanted to eat the food the little girl was carrying.
c. What did the little girl do after talking to the wolf?
[ ] She disappeared into the woods.
[ ] She went back home.
[ ] She went to her grandmother’s house.
d. What did the wolf do to try to trick the girl?
[ ] He put on her grandmother’s clothes and got into bed.
[ ] He put on her grandmother’s clothes and hid under the bed.
[ ] He put on her grandmother’s clothes and sat down beside the bed.
e. Was the girl tricked by the wolf’s plan?
[ ] No, she wasn’t.
[ ] Yes, she was.
[ ] She was at first, but then she recognized him.
f. When the little girl saw that the wolf was in bed and not her grandmother, she ...
[ ] took out a gun and scared the wolf.
[ ] took out a gun and killed the wolf.
[ ] called the police.
Say it in English.
a. Sage auf Englisch, dass du am 5. November krank warst.
b. Sage auf Englisch, dass die Schule im Oktober geschlossen war.
c. Sage auf Englisch, dass dein Vater gestern zuhause war.
d. Sage auf Englisch, dass die Party großartig war.