Online exercises with answers:
Past simple vs past continuous exercises Practise the difference.
Past simple exercises Regular and irregular verbs, positive, negative and question forms.
Past continuous exercises Learn the continuous form.
PDF exercises with answer keys:
Free PDF worksheets with answers on past tenses
Positive statements: I was in Spain. I played the quitar.
Negative forms: We weren't hungry. Dan didn't sleep.
Questions: Were you at school? Did you go there? Didn't you listen to me? (Did you not listen to me?).
Regular and irregular verbs: I listened to you. You tried hard. He went there.
Positive statements: I was staying at a hotel. We were doing nothing.
Negative forms: We weren't watching the film.
Questions: Were you working? Weren't you crying? (Were you not crying?
Practise the difference between these two forms in a number of printable worksheets to download.
Grammar rules with examples:
English tenses PDF Study the explanations of past tenses with typical examples from everyday English on this page. You can also compare the past tenses with other English tenses.
All these exercises are written for elementary - intermediate students of English as a foreign language.