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Preparation for the First Written Task- Dates, Past

Simple Tense

1. Write the dates using numbers:

a. The thirtieth of March nineteen eighty ____________________


b. The fifth of July thirteen o six _________________________

2. Write the dates using words:

a. 1.9.2015. _______________________________________________
b. 23.8.1992. ______________________________________________
c. 12.12.1964.______________________________________________

3. Circle the time adverbials which are used with the Past Simple Tense:

a. now f. on my birthday
b. yesterday g. at the moment
c. In 1997 h. when i was nine years old
d. sometimes i. every day
e. two weeks ago j. last Saturday

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4. Put the verbs in the brackets into the Past Simple Tense (affirmative-potvrdni oblik):
a. I _____________ (play) football yesterday.
b. They _____________(walk) to school.
c. Brenda ___________ (read) 20 books last year.
d. Mary ___________ (be) late for dinner..
e. Nobody ________ (see) what happened.
f. We _____________ (visit) the museum.
g. She ___________ (feel) happy two days ago.
h. They ____________ (do) their job well.
i. We ___________ (eat) a lot of cookies.
j. The children _____________ (be) happy.
k. I___________ (meet) Jessie in the park.
l. She _____________(invite) her friends to her birthday party.
m. Mozart ___________(write) more than 600 pieces of music.
n. You _____________ (watch) TV.
o. Last weekend my friends _________ (be) at home.

5. Put the verbs in the brackets into the Past Simple Tense (negative-odrini oblik):
a. He _______________ (not cut) his hair yesterday.
b. We _________________ (not go) to school on Saturdays.
c. Michael _______________ (not see) his sister yesterday at the party.
d. I _________________ (not be) ill last week.
e. Lara _______________ (not like) studying history.
f. He _________________ (not find) his glasses.
g. We________________ (not be) hungry after lunch.
h. She______________ (not do) her homework on Monday.
i. The baby ____________ (not cry) when she woke up.

6. Write the questions using the Past Simple Tense:


a. His / book / friend / buy / where / that
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b. Mary / why / to / yesterday / school / not go

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c. Have / she / what / breakfast / for
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d. At / study / Oxford / they

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e. Lose / she / keys / her / at / supermarket / the

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f. Beach / they / with / go / to / their / the / friends
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7. Write the negative and interrogative sentence:

a. I saw him last Monday.


1) ______________________________________. (-)
2) ______________________________________. (?)

b. We watched the film three weeks ago.


1) ______________________________________. (-)
2) ______________________________________. (?)

c. He had three children.


1) ___________________________________. (-)
2) ___________________________________. (?)