Simple Past

The Simple Past is a form of the verb that shows the action or state happened in the past.

For example: Lisa danced yesterday.

Simple Past Story 1

Simple Past Story 1

Who were they? Where did they go? What happened?

One autumn evening, Charles and Beth went to the theater. They attended a play. The play started at 7:00. Charles and Beth enjoyed the theater.

After the play, Charles and Beth walked together in the park. They walked beside the lake. The moon was bright. They talked about their future.

When Charles and Beth went home, their children were not asleep. They waited for Charles and Beth to return. They were excited to hear about the theater!

Charles told the children about the play. Then, Beth put the children to bed. Charles and Beth were very tired. It was a good night!

Exercises

A. Answer the following questions. Use the Simple Past tense.

1. What did Charles and Beth attend? What time did it start?

Answer:

2. What did Charles and Beth do after they left the theater? What did they talk about?

Answer:

3. Who waited for Charles and Beth to return home? What did Beth do?

Answer:

B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word) and tag questions.

Examples for the sentence "Amanda washed the dishes."

Negative: Amanda did not wash the dishes.

Yes/No Question: Did Amanda wash the dishes?

WH-Question: Who washed the dishes?

Tag Question: Amanda washed the dishes, didn't she?



 

 

 

1. The moon was bright.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


2. They talked about their future.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


3. Charles told the children about the play.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:

C. This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right words from the box below.

excited and children about walked were started not park autumn

One evening, Charles and Beth went to the theater. They attended a play. The play at 7:00. Charles and Beth enjoyed the theater.

After the play, Charles and Beth walked together in the . They beside the lake. The moon was bright. They talked their future.

When Charles and Beth went home, their children were asleep. They waited for Charles Beth to return. They were to hear about the theater!

Charles told the about the play. Then, Beth put the children to bed. Charles and Beth very tired. It was a good night!