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Past tense (1)


Aufgabe 1

Grammar

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  

Lösung

infinitive simple past
to go went
to be was/were
to stop stopped
to buy bought
to teach taught
to catch caught
to have had
to sell sold
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8

Aufgabe 2

Grammar

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
   
   
   
   
   

Lösung

simple present simple past
sometimes last year
often four days ago
never in 1666
normally yesterday
always last night
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  10

Aufgabe 3

Grammar

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.

Lösung

I visited London in 1987 for the first time. In 2004, I went there again and had a good time with an American friend. We also explored Wales that year. Two years ago, I travelled to London for the third time because I wanted to celebrate New Year's Eve with some friends from University. We arrived on 31 December and stayed at a friend's house. It was nice to be in the city after such a long time.

  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  9

Aufgabe 4

Writing

Look at the pictures and write sentences in the simple past.

Peter was at a Bonfire Party. Jack wasn't at the party.
The children were next to the table. They weren't next to the fire.
The party was at house number 4. It wasn't at house number 6.
The fireworks were white and blue. They weren't black and yellow.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  6

Aufgabe 5

Listening

Listen to the following track and answer the questions. Tick the write answers.

## Platzhalter Audio Player ##
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Lösung

  1. What was the wolf doing in the forest? 
    ✓ He was waiting for something to eat. 
  2. Why did the wolf talk to the little girl?
    ✓ Because he wanted to know where her grandmother lived. 
  3. What did the little girl do after talking to the wolf?
    ✓ She went to her grandmother’s house. 
  4. What did the wolf do to try to trick the girl? 
    ✓ He put on her grandmother’s clothes and got into bed. 
  5. Was the girl tricked by the wolf’s plan? 
    ✓  No, she wasn’t. 
  6. When the little girl saw that the wolf was in bed and not her grandmother, she ... 
    ✓  took out a gun and scared the wolf. 
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  14

Aufgabe 6

Translation

Say it in English.

  1. Sage auf Englisch, dass du am 5. November krank warst.
  2. Sage auf Englisch, dass die Schule im Oktober geschlossen war.
  3. Sage auf Englisch, dass dein Vater gestern zuhause war.
  4. Sage auf Englisch, dass die Party großartig war.

Lösung

  1. I was ill on 5th November.
  2. The school was closed in October.
  3. Yesterday my father was at home.
  4. The party was great.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8
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