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Test on Simple Past 2

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. leave →
  2. sell →
  3. bring →
  4. shut →
  5. spend →

Complete the table in simple past.

positiv negativ Frage
They shared a room.
Marc did not cook.
Was Betty thirsty?
Louis did not throw the ball.
Did Henry build houses?

Put the sentences into simple past.

  1. We move house. →
  2. They catch the ball. →
  3. He crosses the street. →
  4. They do not sell furniture. →
  5. Does she practise her English? →

Write sentences in simple past.

  1. Janet / the bus / miss
  2. she / her room / tidy
  3. not / Rupert / the number / dial
  4. she / a friend / phone
  5. not / Andy / the ball / pass

Was or Were?

  1. The book on the table.
  2. You very clever.
  3. He in trouble.
  4. George Washington the first US president.
  5. The cars new.

Ask for the bold part of the sentence.

  1. My friends swam in the lake.
  2. He paid the bill.
  3. The teacher pointed to the board.
  4. They felt good.
  5. He hurt his leg because he was not careful.

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.