Exercícios sobre passado simples em inglês (intermediário) Simple Past


It was my grandmother's birthday yesterday and we had a big party for her. First I __________ (help) Mum to tidy the house. She __________ (wash) the dishes and ___________ (clean) the living room. Then ____________ (pick) some flowers from the garden to put on the dinner table. Mum _________ (cook) a fantastic dinner and at one o'clock the guests _____________ (arrive) - aunts, uncles, cousins and Grandma, of course! After lunch Grandma ___________ (open) her presents. My present was a photo album with pictures of all the family. We all ___________________ (look) at the photos together. In the afternoon Dad _____________(call) a taxi to take Grandma home and ________ (carry) all her presents to the car.

2. Complete the table.

Infinitive         Past simple     Infinitive          Past simple

eat                        ate                  break
run                                              drive
write                                           say
make                                           put
come                                           know
lend                                             wear
win                                              hear

3. Read and complete. Use the past simple. 

It _______ (be) my birthday last week and my parents _______ (give) me a very unusual birthday present. They _______ (take) me to London Zoo but not as a visitor; I worked there! They have a special project at the zoo called Keeper for a day and last Saturday I ______ (become) a zoo keeper!

Four other children were in my team and we all ________(feel) really excited. First we _________(meet) Gerry, the head keeper, and he ________ (tell) us all about the zoo. Then we _________ (go) to visit the penguins. We cleaned their pool and __________ (feed) them (they love fish). After that we ________ (spend) some time in the monkey park and a monkey ___________(steal) my camera! Luckily, Gerry __________ (get) it back for me! At the end of the day I was exhausted but very happy. I hope I can go again next year!

4. Write sentences. Use the past simple.

Example:
Amy and Patrick went to Paris last week. (Athens)
They didn’t go to Paris.
They went to Athens.

a) They visited their friend on Monday. (cousins)
b) Joe bought a DVD yesterday. (CD) 
c) We painted the kitchen last month. (bathroom) 
d) Anna moved to Australia ten years ago. (Canada) 
e) They came home late last night. (early) 

5. Write questions and short answers. Use the past simple.

Harry/ tidy / his room this morning?
A: Did Harry tidy his room this morning?
B: No, he didn’t.

they/ come / with you on Saturday? 
A: 
B: 

you / finish / your book last night?
A:
B: 

he/ remember/ your name?
A: 
B:

Helen / bring / an umbrella?
A:
B:

I / leave / my keys here yesterday?
A:
B: 

6. Write questions. Use the past simple.

Eugenius wants to write an article for his website. He is interviewing Larry Walters, a famous athlete.

Example:
where / you / go/ to school?
E: Where did you go to school? 
L: I went to school in Baltimore. 

when / you / start/ swimming lessons? 
E:
L: When I was seven years old. 

which swimming stroke / you / learn/ first? 
E:
L: The backstroke.

how many medals / you / win / last year? 
E: 
L: Three; I won three silver medals. 

when / you / decide / to become a professional athlete? 
E:
L: When I was thirteen years old. 

when / you / move/ to the UK?
E:
L: In 2004.

7. Read and complete. Use the past simple.

Kim: _________ (you/go) to the cinema last Saturday?
Jill: Yes, I _________ (go) with Susie and Dan. We __________ (not like) the film very much. But guess what? 
Kim: What?
Jill: I _________ (see) Antonio Banderas! 
Kim: I don’t believe it!  _____________ (you/speak) to him?
Jill: I __________ (not speak) to him but Susie __________ (ask) him for his autograph. 
Kim: And ____________ (she / get) it?
Jill: Yes! And she ____________ (give) it to me! Look!

8. Circle the correct answer. 

a) They moved to this house once a month / in 2007.
b) Luke and Ben went to the new sports centre before two days / yesterday.
c) Jane arrived in London the / on 5th January. 
d) Our cat killed a mouse yesterday / last afternoon. 
e) Kim phoned me yesterday / last night. 
f) The show finished last weekend / the weekend ago. 
g) My parents got married before ten years / ten years ago
h) We saw Sammy at school today / last day.

9. Underline the correct sentence. 

a) 
He didn't liked my present. 
He didn't like my present. 

b)
We watched a great programme on TV last night. 
We watched a great programme on TV yesterday night. 

c)
I hadn't a good time at the party. 
I didn't have a good time at the party. 

d)
Where bought you that shirt? 
Where did you buy that shirt?

e)
I didn't see Pedro yesterday. 
I didn't saw  yesterday.

f)
Was your father at home at half past eleven? 
Did your father be at home at half past eleven? 

g)
Carl left five minutes ago. 
Carl left before five minutes. 

h)
What did your brother say? 
What did say your brother? 

i)
They lived in Milan before many years ago. 
They lived in Milan many years ago. 

j)
What time did they arrived? 
What time did they arrive?

10. Write a letter to a friend. Tell him/ her about your summer holidays. You can use these ideas. 

When did you go?
Where did you go?
Who went on the holiday with you?
Where did you stay?
What did you do? 

Dear___________,


Best wishes,
____________

Respostas

1. Read and complete. Use the past simple. 

It was my grandmother's birthday yesterday and we had a big party for her. First I helped Mum to tidy the house. She washed the dishes and cleaned the living room. Then picked some flowers from the garden to put on the dinner table. Mum cooked a fantastic dinner and at one o'clock the guests arrived - aunts, uncles, cousins and Grandma, of course! After lunch Grandma opened her presents. My present was a photo album with pictures of all the family. We all looked at the photos together. In the afternoon Dad called a taxi to take Grandma home and carried all her presents to the car.

2. Complete the table.

Infinitive         Past simple     Infinitive          Past simple

eat                        ate                  break                     broke
run                        ran                drive                      drove
write                     wrote             say                         said
make                     made             put                         put
come                     came             know                      knew 
lend                       lent               wear                       wore
win                        won              hear                        heard

3. Read and complete. Use the past simple. 

It was my birthday last week and my parents gave me a very unusual birthday present. They took me to London Zoo but not as a visitor; I worked there! They have a special project at the zoo called Keeper for a day and last Saturday I became a zoo keeper!

Four other children were in my team and we all felt really excited. First we met Gerry, the head keeper, and he told us all about the zoo. Then we went to visit the penguins. We cleaned their pool and fed them (they love fish). After that we spent some time in the monkey park and a monkey stole my camera! Luckily, Gerry got it back for me! At the end of the day I was exhausted but very happy. I hope I can go again next year!

4. Write sentences. Use the past simple.

Example:
Amy and Patrick went to Paris last week. (Athens)
They didn’t go to Paris.
They went to Athens.

a) They visited their friend on Monday. (cousins)
They didn't visit their friends.
They visited their cousins.

b) Joe bought a DVD yesterday. (CD) 
He/Joe didn't by a DVD yesterday.
He/Joe bought a CD.

c) We painted the kitchen last month. (bathroom) 
We didn't paint the kitchen last.
We painted the bathroom last.

d) Anna moved to Australia ten years ago. (Canada)
She/Anna didn't move to Australia.
She/Anna moved to Canada.

e) They came home late last night. (early) 
They didn't come home late.
They came home early.

5. Write questions and short answers. Use the past simple.

Harry/ tidy / his room this morning?
A: Did Harry tidy his room this morning?
B: No, he didn’t.

they/ come / with you on Saturday? 
A: Did they come with you on Saturday?
B: Yes, they did.

you / finish / your book last night?
A: Did you finish  your book last night?
B: Yes, I did. 

he/ remember/ your name?
A: Did he remember your name?
B: No, he didn't.

Helen / bring / an umbrella?
A: Did Helen bring an umbrella?
B: Yes, she did.

I / leave / my keys here yesterday?
A: Did I leave my keys here yesterday?
B: No, you didn't.

6. Write questions. Use the past simple.

Eugenius wants to write an article for his website. He is interviewing Larry Walters, a famous athlete.

Example:
where / you / go/ to school?
E: Where did you go to school? 
L: I went to school in Baltimore. 

when / you / start/ swimming lessons? 
E: When did you start swimming lessons? 
L: When I was seven years old. 

which swimming stroke / you / learn/ first? 
E: Which swimming stroke  did you learn/ first?
L: The backstroke.

how many medals / you / win / last year? 
E: How many medals did you win last year?
L: Three; I won three silver medals. 

when / you / decide / to become a professional athlete? 
E: When did you decide to become a professional athlete?
L: When I was thirteen years old. 

when / you / move/ to the UK?
E: When did you move to the UK?
L: In 2004.

7. Read and complete. Use the past simple.

Kim: did you go to the cinema last Saturday?
Jill: Yes, I went with Susie and Dan. We didn't like the film very much. But guess what? 
Kim: What?
Jill: I saw Antonio Banderas! 
Kim: I don’t believe it! Did you speak to him?
Jill: I didn't speak to him but Susie asked him for his autograph. 
Kim: And did she get it?
Jill: Yes! And she gave it to me! Look!

8. Circle the correct answer. 

a) They moved to this house once a month / in 2007.
b) Luke and Ben went to the new sports centre before two days / yesterday.
c) Jane arrived in London the / on 5th January. 
d) Our cat killed a mouse yesterday / last afternoon. 
e) Kim phoned me yesterday / last night. 
f) The show finished last weekend / the weekend ago. 
g) My parents got married before ten years / ten years ago. 
h) We saw Sammy at school today / last day.

9. Underline the correct sentence. 

a) 
He didn't liked my present. 
He didn't like my present. 

b)
We watched a great programme on TV last night. 
We watched a great programme on TV yesterday night. 

c)
I hadn't a good time at the party. 
I didn't have a good time at the party. 

d)
Where bought you that shirt? 
Where did you buy that shirt?

e)
I didn't see Pedro yesterday. 
I didn't saw Pedro yesterday.

f)
Was your father at home at half past eleven? 
Did your father be at home at half past eleven? 

g)
Carl left five minutes ago. 
Carl left before five minutes. 

h)
What did your brother say? 
What did say your brother? 

i)
They lived in Milan before many years ago. 
They lived in Milan many years ago. 

j)
What time did they arrived? 
What time did they arrive?

10. Personal answers. 

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