2. Clara watched TV yesterday

In this exercise, we will practise the adverbs and the time expressions used with Past Simple. Complete the translations of the following Past Simple sentences:

  1. Clara s-a uitat la TV ieri.
    Clara watched TV .
  2. Școala a început acum o lună.
    School started .
  3. Am vorbit cu profesorul la telefon săptămâna trecută.
    I talked to the professor on the telephone .
  4. A: Am vizitat Parisul în noiembrie? B: Nu, nu l-am vizitat. Am vizitat Parisul în decembrie.
    A: Did we visit Paris ? B: No, we didn't. We visited Paris in December.
  5. Ei au gătit pizza alaltăieri.
    They cooked pizza .
  6. Aseară, Ruby a băut ceai și s-a uitat la un film pe laptop.
    , Ruby drank tea and watched a movie on her laptop.
  7. El a condus până la țară weekendul trecut.
    He drove to the countryside .
  8. Ai cumpărat o mașină de spălat nouă acum două săptămâni.
    You bought a new washing machine .
  9. A: Ți-ai cumpărat noua mașină luna trecută? B: Da.
    A: Did you buy your new car ? B: Yes, I did.
  10. Brian nu a cumpărat televizorul acesta acum două zile. L-a cumpărat sâmbătă.
    Brian didn't buy this TV . He bought it on Saturday.

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This exercise is about appliances and devices. Choose the option that fits best.

  1. Yesterday, I bought my wife .......... . She hates doing the dishes.
    a washing machine a dishwasher a blender
  2. Your hair looks pretty. Did you dry it with the new ..........?
    hair dryer electric shaver air conditioner
  3. It was too hot last week, so we turned on .......... .
    the cooker hood the air conditioner the oven
  4. She made really good coffee with our new .......... .
    coffee maker coffee grinder sandwich maker
  5. I forgot the bread in .......... for too long and it got burnt.
    the freezer the sandwich maker the toaster
  6. My husband didn't find .......... at the store, so we still don't have where to keep the food.
    a TV set a fridge an epilator
  7. Jeremy didn't clean .......... when he finished cooking. I'm so angry with him!
    the cooker the dishwasher the cell phone
  8. Ruby drove to the shopping center and bought .......... – she needs it for school.
    a hair dryer a laptop a fridge
  9. Did you turn off ........... when you finished cooking?
    the dishwasher the cooker hood the radio
  10. George and Freddie listened to .......... last evening.
    the radio the telephone the cell phone

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In this exercise, we will practise the second (past simple) form of regular verbs.

  1. Brian late at her birthday party and she was upset. (to arrive)
  2. I you, but the line was busy. (to call)
  3. They my favorite dessert – marshmellows. (to cook)
  4. Ruby her homework on time. (to finish)
  5. We here almost a decade ago. (to move)
  6. Last summer, you video games a lot. (to play)
  7. The TV show an hour late. (to start)
  8. We for hours, but we couldn't reach a conclusion. (to talk)
  9. Clara and Jeremy to the USA in February. (to travel)
  10. He an interesting documentary last night. (to watch)

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In this exercise, we will practise the second (past simple) form of irregular verbs.

See the first list of irregular verbs.

  1. She there when you arrived. (to be)
  2. I back home to get the folder. (to drive)
  3. He famous after writing that book. (to become)
  4. Our washing machine broke down, so we a new one. (to buy)
  5. George and Freddie to school by tram. (to come)
  6. The professor a crazy experiment on Monday. (to do)
  7. It a bone in the garden. (to find)
  8. They to buy eggs. (to forget)
  9. We an expensive car two years ago. (to have)
  10. Ruby a pie to welcome the guests. (to make)

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Turn the following sentences into their interrogative forms.

We remember that, at Past Simple, in the interrogative:

  • we use the auxiliary verb did;
  • we use the main verb in its first form.

  1. Clara watched TV yesterday. Clara watch TV yesterday?
  2. I started school on the 1st of October. I start school on the 1st of October?
  3. He walked in the rain last evening. → Did he in the rain last evening?
  4. The dog jumped over the fence. → Did the dog over the fence?
  5. Brian and Jeremy came to work together. Brian and Jeremy come to work together?
  6. I saw her in January. I see her in January?
  7. We drank orange juice in the morning. → Did we orange juice in the morning?
  8. George ate ten doughnuts at the party yesterday. → Did George ten doughnuts at the party yesterday?
  9. The bank opened at 9 o'clock. → Did the bank at 9 o'clock?
  10. I went to the bank last week. → Did I to the bank last week?

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Turn the following sentences into their negative forms. We will use did not. It can always be replaced with didn't.

We remember that, at Past Simple, in the negative:

  • we use the auxiliary verb did not (didn't);
  • we use the main verb in its first form.

  1. Her parents bought a new house last summer. → Her parents did buy a new house last summer.
  2. He gave her a pair of earrings. → He not give her a pair of earrings.
  3. She turned on her computer. → She did not on her computer.
  4. Clara received a letter from her uncle. → Clara did not a letter from her uncle.
  5. The boys studied German last semester. → The boys did not German last semester.
  6. I took the car in the morning. → I did not the car in the morning.
  7. They smelled the roses. → They did not the roses.
  8. She laughed when he told her his secret. → She did not when he told her his secret.
  9. Freddie met his best friend last weekend. → Freddie did not his best friend last weekend.
  10. She drove well at the driving test. → She did not well at the driving test.