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Test on Simple Past 3

Test your knowledge on the Simple Past. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.


Write the past forms of the irregular verbs.

  1. feel →
  2. cost →
  3. drive →
  4. catch →
  5. feed →

Complete the table in simple past.

positiv negativ Frage
The ship disappeared.
He did not criticise you.
Was Amy depressed?
She did not teach in London.
Did the passengers panic?

Put the sentences into simple past.

  1. They repeat the question. →
  2. She hugs her little brother. →
  3. The snowman melts in the sun. →
  4. The candle does not burn. →
  5. Do they chat in a forum? →

Write sentences in simple past.

  1. Jim / his head / cover
  2. she / the chapter / copy
  3. not / the clouds / disappear
  4. he / to our question / refer
  5. not / we / our punishment / escape

Was or Were?

  1. It the right thing to do.
  2. The shop open.
  3. The men very strong.
  4. The weather great.
  5. My father and I in the car.

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

  1. He clicked the mouse button.
  2. Robby Robber robbed a bank.
  3. The house burnt down.
  4. The children respected their teacher.
  5. They welcomed the new pupil warmly.

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.