The Past Simple Tense. Упражнения с ответами

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Past Simple Tense употребляется для выражения действий, которые произошли в прошлом до момента речи, часто с указанием того, когда произошло действие. They arrived yesterday. — Они приехали вчера. (Когда? — Вчера.)

А Вы уже подружились с прошедшим простым временем? Сейчас проверим!

Exercise 1. Добавьте окончание -ed к глаголом и распределите их по колонкам.

to listen, to permit, to stay, to hate, to fry, to travel, to walk, to live, to rob, to carry, to save, to clean, to hurry, to slip, to answer, to bake, to empty, to prefer, to play, to like, to regret, to talk, to reply, to plan, to wait, to close, to tidy.


 -d  -ied

 Double consonant

+ -ed

(двойной согласный+ -ed)


Answers: -ed: listened, stayed, walked, cleaned, answered, played, talked, waited; -d:hated, lived, saved, baked, liked, closed; -ied: fried, carried, hurried, emptied, replied, tidied; double consonant+-ed: permitted, travelled, robbed, slipped, preferred, regretted, planned.

Exercise 2. Заполните таблицу пропущенными формами неправильных глаголов.


(настоящее простое время)


(прошедшее простое время)







   bought  build










 paid  run


 speak  take


 told  think






Answers: bigin — began, break — broke, buy — bought, build — built, catch — caught, come — came, do — did, drink — drank, eat — ate, find — found, get — got, have — had, know — knew, make — made, pay — paid, run — ran, see — saw, swim — swam, speak, spoke, take — took, tell — told, think — thought, understand — understood, wake — woke, wear — wore, write — wrote.

Exercise 3. Из предложенного списка выберите неправильные глаголы и запишитt их форму прошлого времени.

To ask, to bring, to collect, to bathe, to sleep, to keep, to read, to complete, to reply, to grow, to show, to say, to fly, to put, to relax, to cook, to shake, to leave, to act, to give, to protect, to cost, to blow, to move, to meet, to order, to lose, to forget, to play, to feel.

Answers: to bring — brought, to sleep — slept, to keep — kept,  to read — read, to grow — grew, to show — showed, to say — said, to fly — flew, to put — put, to shake — shook, to leave — left, to give — gave, to cost — cost, to blow — blew, to meet — met, to lose — lost,  to forget — forgot, to feel — felt.

Exercise 4. Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Past Simple.


  1. What your neighbours (to do) yesterday?
  2. Mr. Smith (to fix) his car yesterday morning.
  3. His wife (to water) plants in the garden.
  4. Their children (to clean) the yard and then they (to play) basketball.
  5. In the evening their boys (to listen) to loud music and (to watch) TV.
  6. Their little girl (to cry) a little and then (to smile).
  7. Her brothers (to shout) at her.
  8. Mrs. Smith (to work) in the kitch­en.
  9. She (to bake) a delicious apple pie.
  10. She (to cook) a good dinner.
  11. She (to wash) the dishes and (to look) very tired.
  12. The children (to brush) their teeth, (to yawn) a little and (to go) to bed.
  13. Their mother (to change) her clothes and (to brush) her hair. Then she (to talk) on the phone.
  14. Her husband (to smoke) a cigarette and (to talk) to his wife.
  15. They (to wait) for the bus. The bus (to arrive) at 9 o’clock.
  16. They (to visit) their friends.
  17. They (to dance) a lot there.
  18. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (to rest) very well last night. They real­ly (to have) a wonderful time at their friends.

Answers: 1. What did your neighbours do. 2. Mr Smith fixed. 3. His wife watered. 4. Their children cleaned, they played. 5. Their boys listened, watched. 6. Their little girl cried, smiled. 7. Her brothers shouted. 8. Mrs Smith worked. 9. She baked. 10. She cooked. 11. She washed, looked. 12. The children brushed, yawned, went. 13. Their mother changed, brushed, talked. 14. Her husband smoked, talked. 15. They waited, the bus arrived. 16. They visited. 17. They danced. 18. Mr and Mrs Smith rested, they really had.

Exercise 5. Перепишите следующий текст в прошедшем вре­мени.


On Monday we have five lessons. The first lesson is Russian. At this lesson we write a dictation and do some exercises. Nick goes to the blackboard. He answers well and gets a «five». Pete does not get a «five» because he does not know his lesson. After the second lesson I go to the canteen. I eat a sand­wich and drink a cup of tea. I do not drink milk. After school I do not go home at once. I go to the library and change the book. Then I go home.

Answers: On Monday we had five lessons. The first lesson was Russian. At this lesson we wrote a dictation and did some exercises. Nick went to the blackboard. He an­swered well and got a «five». Pete did not get a «five» because he did not know his lesson. After the second lesson I went to the canteen. I ate a sandwich and drank a cup of tea. I did not drink milk. After school I did not go home at once. I went to the library and changed my books. Then I went home.

Exercise 5. Заполните пропуски в предложениях, используя was, were, wasn’t, weren’t.


  1. There ____ a lot of people in the fast food restaurant last night. It was very busy!
  2. «____ Katie at school last week? » «No, she ____ . She was sick.»
  3. «These flowers are beautiful.  ____ they expensive?» » No, they ____ «
  4. ____ James and Charlotte in the florists? Yes, they ____ .
  5. Thats a pretty dress.  ____ it in the sale? Yes, it ____ .
  6.   ____ there a toy shop in that shopping centre? No, there ____ .
  7. Where ____ you yesterday, Sam? I  ____ at the zoo with my mum.
  8. We  ____ at home last night. We  ____ at the cinema with friends.

Answers: 1. were. 2. was, wasn’t. 3. were, weren’t. 4. were, were. 5. was, was. 6. was, wasn’t. 7. were, was. 8. weren’t, were.

Exercise 6. Поставьте глаголы в скобках в Past Simple.

  1. — ____ (you/play) basketball yesterday afternoon?

— No, I ____. I ____ (surf) the Net.

2.  — ____ (your cousin/visit) Germany last month?

— No, he  ____ . He  ____ (visit) Prague.

3.  — How old was Mozart when he  ____ (die)?

— 35 years old.

4. — When  ____ (you/finish) work yesterday?

— At 5:00. Then I ____ (walk) home with Jane.

5. — When ____ (your parents/call) you?

— They ____ (call) an hour ago.

Answers: 1. Did you play, I didn’t, surfed. 2. Did your cousin visit, he didn’t, visited. 3. died. 4. did you finish, walked. 5. did your parents call, called.




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4 Комментарии

  1. Спасибо, очень интересный материал, разнообразные упражденения! В 5м упраждении 1й ответ только должен быть were (there were a lot of people), т.к. people — множественного числа.

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