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Past Simple

(oral exercise, pre-intermediate level)

Study the following examples:

Jane went to the cinema yesterday.

    Did she go to the cinema? (Yes, she did.)

    When did she go to the cinema? (Yesterday.)

    Where did she go yesterday? (To the cinema.)

    What did she do yesterday? (She went to the cinema.)

    Who went to the cinema yesterday? (Jane did.)

 

The children played football in the park on Sunday.

    Did they play football in the park on Sunday?

    When did they play football in the park?

    Where did they play football on Sunday?

    What did they play in the park on Sunday?

    What did they do in the park on Sunday?

    Who played football in the park on Sunday?

 

I didn't watch TV last night.

    Did(n't) you watch TV last night?

    When didn't you watch TV?

    Which night didn't you watch TV?

    What didn't you watch last night?

    What didn't you do last night?

    Who didn't watch TV last night?

 

Tony wasn't at school last week.

    Was(n't) he at school last week?

    When wasn't he at school?

    Where wasn't he last week?

    Who wasn't at school last week?

 


 

Put questions:

Mother made a chocolate cake on Saturday.

    Did ____________ ?

    When ____________ ?

    What ____________ ?

    What kind of cake ____________ ?

    What ____________ do ____________ ?

    Who ____________ ?

 


 

Put as many questions as you can:

Dora went to the bank yesterday afternoon.

I slept in mother's room last night.

Grandfather was in Oxford on Tuesday.

The girls weren't at home in the morning.

Tony washed his car in the rain at the weekend.

I didn't see the red car in our street last week.

 


 

Answer these questions:

When did you get up yesterday?

What did you do after you got up?

Did you go to the bathroom first?

Did you clean your teeth?

Did you have breakfast yesterday?

What did you have for breakfast?

Did you drink tea or coffee yesterday morning?

What did you do after breakfast?

What time did you go to school/work?

How many lessons did you have yesterday?

When did you come home from school?

When did you have lunch yesterday?

Where did you have lunch?

What did you have for lunch?

What did you do in the afternoon?

Did you have homework yesterday?

Did you go out in the evening?

Where did you go?

Did you watch TV last night?

What was on TV last night?

What time did you go to bed?

Did you read a book in bed?

How much did you sleep last night?

 

Where did you spend the weekend?

Did you stay at home?

Did you do any sports at the weekend?

What sports did you do?

Did you do any housework?

 

Did you go on holiday last year?

Where did you go? How far away is it?

How did you go?

Did you go by train or bus? Did you fly?

Where did you stay?

Did you stay at a hotel? Did you stay with friends?

Was your room comfortable?

Was there a TV in your room?

Did you have any books to read?

What was the food like?

Did you eat anything special?

How long did you stay there?

Did you have a good time?

Did you swim in the sea?

Did you go to the mountains?

Did you see interesting places?

What did you see?

What did you do in the evenings?

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