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Test on Simple Past 1

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. go →
  2. come →
  3. buy →
  4. have →
  5. do →

Complete the table in simple past.

positive negative question
Jane was tired.
Sean did not work.
Did I have a cat?
Mary did not sing.
Did she see us?

Put the sentences into simple past.

  1. We open the door. →
  2. You write poems. →
  3. Richard plays in the garden. →
  4. Kerry does not speak English. →
  5. Do you see the bird? →

Write sentences in simple past.

  1. you / cards / play
  2. I / a car / want
  3. we / the game / lose
  4. not / I / early / get up
  5. not / Jeff and Linda / home / cycle

Was or Were?

  1. I hungry.
  2. You in Australia last year.
  3. She not there.
  4. Charly Chaplin a famous actor.
  5. Lisa and James at home.

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

  1. Billy ate an apple.
  2. The children played in the garden.
  3. Laura came home at six o'clock.
  4. The boy read a book.
  5. The girl wrote five letters.

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.