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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Past Simple Test / Test del Pasado Simple

PAST SIMPLE TEST

I – Fill in the blanks with the past simple.
1. Jane ____________ (have) a cold last week.
2. The boys ____________(not come) to school today.
3. Peter ____________(plant) pumpkins in a patch. (pedazo de terreno)
4. The hyacinths ___________ (bloom) beautifully.(florecer)
5. My grandfather ___________ (not drive) a  bus.
6. Robert´s barber ___________(cut) his hair  yesterday.
7. Last night, we ___________(dine) at a French restaruant.
8. Anne ___________ (celebrate) her birthday in our house.
9.-10. Jack ____________(not fix) Mary´s computer. Paul _______ (do).
11. Helen _________ (swim) very well.
12. Alfred __________ (not forget) to buy bread.
13. Marcello __________ (speak) Italian.
14. Pauline and her brother __________ (climb) up the hill.
15. Frank almost ___________(fall) from his motorcycle.

II – Write questions for these answers:
1.
We played golf at the Country Club.

2.
She received presents on Christmas Day and her birthday.

3.
He painted the Easter eggs with natural dyes.

4.
He painted the Easter Eggs with natural dyes.

5.
I sent Mary an invitation because she is my cousin.

6.
John´s horse won the race.

7.
I found the Roman coins with a metal detector.

8.
No, you didn´t hurt me.

9.
Yes, she brought her little sister with her.

10.
No, Picasso didn´t paint the Mona Lisa.

11.
I shut the door.

12.
Alfred spelled the words correctly.

13.
They remembered it was Mother´s Day.

14.
They hid the jewels in a cave.

15.
Aloysius found the toy his son lost.

III – Fill in the blanks with the past simple.

Yesterday, Jane ____________ (go) to have her picture taken by the best photographer in town. She _____________ (want) to send the picture to her boyfriend, Earl, who was in Berlin. He ____________(have) to spend a year there and she ___________(be) afraid he might forget her if he _____________(not see) her face everyday. So she _____________ (decide) to send him a beautiful picture of herself. The photographer _____________ (take) three good pictures of Jane, but she _____________ (not like) any of  them. She ____________ (feel) she ______________ (not look) good enough in any of the three. The photographer __________ (tell) her to go to the beauty parlour and fix her hair. Jane _____________(not think) much of the new look the hairdresser created for her. She ___________(think)  she ____________ (look) awful. Finally, Jane __________ (buy) an airplane ticket to Berlin and ___________ (visit) her boyfriend in person.

IV - Write these sentences in English.
1. Ayer vimos a Ana en el supermercado.
2. Julia vendió el collar de oro.
3. Mi tío salio a pasear temprano esta mañana.
4. Pedro se sentó entre sus dos amigos.
5. Tú ganaste el concurso de cartas de amor.
6. El jueves pasado, Alicia y yo estudiamos juntas.
7. Anoche vimos la tele.
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