4. Brian drank too much last night

Choose the correct words to fill in the following sentences. We will use words from the Vocabulary section.

Pay attention to verbs. In every sentence, there is an irregular verb at Past Simple.

  1. Bebelușul a stat în scaunul pentru copii.
    The baby sat in the .
  2. Am citit meniul de două ori, dar nu am putut hotărî ce să comandăm.
    We read the two times, but we couldn't decide what to order.
  3. Înainte de felul întâi, am mâncat niște aperitive.
    Before the first course, we ate some .
  4. Pentru că brânza era foarte sărată, a băut multă apă.
    Because the cheese was very , he drank a lot of water.
  5. Eu am ales tort de ciocolată la desert, iar soția mea a ales înghețată de vanilie.
    I chose chocolate cake for and my wife chose vanilla ice-cream.
  6. I-au lăsat chelnerului un bacșiș consistent, pentru că au fost foarte mulțumiți de servire.
    They gave the waiter a good , as they were very satisfied with the service.
  7. În dimineața aceasta, micul dejun a început la ora 7.
    This morning, began at 7 o'clock.
  8. Ea a purtat o rochie minunată la cină seara trecută.
    She wore a lovely dress at last evening.
  9. Scuze! Am uitat că aceasta este o zonă de nefumători.
    Sorry! I forgot this is a area.
  10. La petrecerea de azi-noapte, băuturile au costat mai mult decât ne permiteam.
    At the party last night, the cost more than we could afford.
  11. Chelnerița a luat meniul prea devreme.
    The took the menu away too soon.
  12. S-a simțit rău ieri după masa de prânz.
    He felt sick yesterday after .
  13. Dintr-o dată, s-a ridicat de la masă și a fugit la baie.
    , he raised from the table and ran to the bathroom.
  14. Paharul a căzut de pe masă.
    The glass fell off the .
  15. Mașina s-a stricat când am plecat de la restaurant.
    The car broke down when we left the .
  16. Din păcate, mi-am pierdut cheile și nu putem intra.
    , I lost my keys and we can't get in.
  17. Barmanul ne-a adus personal cocteilurile.
    The brought us the cocktails personally.
  18. Jeremy și Brian au condus până la cafenea pentru a le întâlni pe fete.
    Jeremy and Brian drove to the to meet the girls.
  19. Soțul meu a plătit curierul când acesta a ajuns cu pizza.
    My husband paid the when he arrived with the pizza.
  20. Clătitele sunt delicioase! Ți-am lăsat câteva pe masă.
    The pancakes are ! I left you some on the table.

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Fill in the sentences with the Past Simple verb form. Use the first list of irregular verbs.

Pay attention to the words expressing time. First, the action is habitual, so we use Present Simple. Then, the action happens at a specific moment in the past, so we use Past Simple.

  1. I eat apples daily. I two apples yesterday.
  2. She drinks wine twice a week. She wine yesterday evening.
  3. We always sit in the first row. Yesterday, we also in the first row.
  4. He sometimes brings his cat to work. He even it at the meeting yesterday afternoon.
  5. Jeremy reads the newspaper every morning. He the newspaper today at breakfast.
  6. They choose a different dessert every time they eat out. Last time, they tiramisu.
  7. Dinner usually begins at 7.30. Last evening, it at 7.45.
  8. Clara usually pays with her credit card. Last time she went shopping, she with cash.
  9. At this snack bar, still water costs more than sparkling water. Two weekends ago, it less.
  10. Normally, Brian leaves parties before the cake is served. Last Saturday, he in the morning.
  11. They drive to the country side once a year. They to the country side five times this year.
  12. She always forgets something at home. Yesterday, she her umbrella.
  13. He never loses his keys. But he his wallet twice last month.
  14. I feel sick each time I eat something cooked by her. I also sick on Friday, when she cooked scrambled eggs.
  15. My dog runs a lot. It in the park yesterday.
  16. I fall on those stairs almost every time. I also last time I met my boss there.
  17. Our children often break things. They my wife's vase three days ago.
  18. They always take a taxi if they are dizzy. They a taxi after the party last night.
  19. Ruby sometimes gives flowers to her mother. She her flowers the day before yesterday.
  20. They wear expensive clothes regularly. They even diamonds at the cocktail party last week.

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Turn the following sentences into interrogative (?) or negative (-).

  1. She drank wine yesterday evening. (?) → she drink wine yesterday evening?
  2. He brought his cat at the meeting yesterday afternoon. (?) → Did he his cat at the meeting yesterday afternoon?
  3. Last time they ate out, they chose tiramisu for dessert. (?) → Did they tiramisu for dessert last time they ate out?
  4. Last time she went shopping, Clara paid with cash. (?) → Did Clara with cash last time she went shopping?
  5. Last Saturday, Brian left the party in the morning. (?) → Did Brian the party in the morning last Saturday?

  6. Yesterday, she forgot her umbrella at home. (-) → She did forget her umbrella at home yesterday.
  7. I felt sick on Friday, when my girlfriend cooked scrambled eggs. (-) → I did not sick on Friday, when my girlfriend cooked scrambled eggs.
  8. I fell on those stairs last time I met my boss there. (-) → I did not on those stairs last time I met my boss there.
  9. They took a taxi after the party last night. (-) → They did not a taxi after the party last night.
  10. They wore diamonds at the cocktail party last week. (-) → They did not diamonds at the cocktail party last week.

  11. They drove to the country side five times this year. (?) → Did they to the country side five times this year?
  12. He lost his wallet twice last month. (?) → Did he his wallet twice last month?
  13. My dog ran in the park yesterday. (?) → Did my dog in the forest yesterday?
  14. Our children broke my wife's vase three days ago. (?) → Did our children my wife's vase three days ago.
  15. Ruby gave flowers to her mother the day before yesterday. (?) → Did Ruby flowers to her mother the day before yesterday?

  16. I ate two apples yesterday. (-) → I did not two apples yesterday.
  17. Yesterday, we sat in the first row. (-) → We did not in the first row yesterday.
  18. Jeremy read the newspaper today at breakfast. (-) → Jeremy did not the newspaper today at breakfast.
  19. Last evening, dinner began at 7.45. (-) → Dinner did not at 7.45 last evening.
  20. Two weekends ago, still water cost less. (-) → Still water did not less two weekends ago.

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In this exercise, we will practise the other verbs from the first list of irregular verbs. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs. We will create affirmative (+), interrogative (?) and negative (-) Past Simple sentences.

Remember that we need the second form of the verb only for affirmative Past Simple sentences. In interrogative and negative Past Simple sentences, the past is rendered through did and did not (didn't), respectively.

  1. (to) be - was/were (+)
    The dog in the backyard when we arrived. It ran towards us and started barking.
  2. (to) become - became (?)
    Did he a famous writer? He used to write lovely essays when we were in college.
  3. (to) buy - bought (-)
    We didn't any wine. Jeremy is on antibiotics and he is not allowed to drink alcohol.
  4. (to) come - came (+)
    George and Freddie to the party because my husband invited them. I didn't want them to come.
  5. (to) do - did (?)
    What did you yesterday evening? I called you, but you didn't answer the phone.
  6. (to) draw - drew (-)
    My children didn't flowers. They drew only trees.
  7. (to) find - found (+)
    Grandma bear prints in the garden. It was a joke grandpa played on her.
  8. (to) fly - flew (?)
    When did they to New York? I last saw them in Paris last weekend.
  9. (to) get - got (-)
    We didn't any presents for our anniversary. Our friends know we don't need presents.
  10. (to) go - went (+)
    Two days ago, Clara to the doctor. He told her that her blood tests were perfect.
  11. (to) have - had (?)
    Did Ruby lunch today? She doesn't look so well.
  12. (to) hear - heard (-)
    I didn't what you said. Can you please repeat it?
  13. (to) keep - kept (+)
    Our childhood was wonderful. We all of our toys. Sometimes, we still play with them.
  14. (to) know - knew (?)
    Did you that spiders are harmless creatures that eat the bugs, flies and mosquitos in your house?
  15. (to) make - made (-)
    My father didn't the bird house yet. The winter is almost here, so he must hurry.
  16. (to) meet - met (+)
    Brian and Jeremy in front of the stadium. The girls went shopping.
  17. (to) ride - rode (?)
    Did she the bike to school this morning? She was sweaty when she arrived.
  18. (to) say - said (-)
    I didn't that you are allowed to eat all the cake. What will the guests eat now?
  19. (to) see - saw (+)
    Her little brother giraffes and polar bears at the zoo. He wanted to take a polar bear home.
  20. (to) sell - sold (?)
    Did your cousin that old car? If not, I want to buy it.
  21. (to) sleep - slept (-)
    Freddie didn't at all last night. He had high fever and he went to the hospital in the morning.
  22. (to) speak - spoke (+)
    I to her yesterday. She doesn't want to hear from you again.
  23. (to) spend - spent (?)
    Did she her money on clothes? Now, she must eat bread with mustard for the rest of the month.
  24. (to) stand - stood (-)
    We didn't in the bus. There were plenty of free seats.
  25. (to) teach - taught (+)
    He me the best lesson in life: never say no to chocolate.
  26. (to) tell - told (?)
    Why did you her about the cat? She wasn't supposed to know. She will not let me keep it.
  27. (to) think - thought (-)
    They didn't of the consequences. Now, they have to pay the price.
  28. (to) wake up - woke up (+)
    Ruby up late, so she missed the train, the interview and, obviously, the job.
  29. (to) win - won (?)
    How did you the contest? I think you cheated, because you are not that smart.
  30. (to) write - wrote (-)
    He didn't a letter to Santa Clause. He is ten now and he doesn't believe in Santa anymore.