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10. Past Simple

- Practice

A Positive forms (2)

What did Claire do on holiday last month? Look at her photos and use these words:
go out dancing, have a picnic,
lie on the beach, play volleyball, swim in the sea

  • She lay on the beach.

1. .. 3. .
2. .......... 4. .

B Positive forms (2)

Complete the newspaper story about a fire. Put in the Past Simple forms of the verbs.

Two people died (die) in a fire in Ellis Street, Old port yesterday morning. They (1) (be) Herbert and Molly Paynter, a couple in their seventies. The fire (2) ........ (start) at 3.20 a.m. A neighbour, Mr Aziz, (3) . (see) the flames and (4). (call) the fire brigade. He also (5) (try) to get into the house and rescue his neighbours, but the heat (6) (be) too great. The fire brigade (7) (arrive) in five minutes. Twenty fire-fighters (8) (fight) the fire and finally (9) (bring) it under control. Two fire-fighters (10)... (enter) the burning building but (11). (find) the couple dead.

C Negatives and questions (3)

Complete the conversation. Put in the Past Simple negatives and questions.

Claire: Did you have (you/have) a nice weekend in Paris?
Mark: Yes, thanks. It was good. We looked around and then we saw a show. (1).. (we/not/try) to do too much.
Claire: What sights (2) (you /see)?
Mark: We had a look round the Louvre. (3) ....... (I/not/know) there was so much in there.
Claire: And what show (4) .. (you/go) to?
Mark: Oh, a musical. I forget the name. (5) ............... (I/not/like) it.
Claire: Oh, dear. And (6)............ (Sarah /enjoy) it?
Mark: No, not really. But we enjoyed the weekend. Sarah did some shopping, too, but (7) (I/not/ want) to go shopping.

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