For beginners, elementary - intermediate levels.
Past simple Exercise 1 Regular and irregular verbs I.
Past simple Exercise 2 Regular and irregular verbs II.
Past simple Exercise 3 Irregular verbs.
Past simple Exercise 4 (test 1 - 4) Positive, negative and question forms.
Past simple vs past continuous exercises Practise the difference.
PDF exercises with keys
Free PDF worksheets with answers on the simple past tense.
- Complete sentences.
A: Were you hungry? - B: Yes, I ___ a bit hungry.
- Complete a dialogue.
A: When ___ you eighteen years old?
B: I ___ eighteen years old in 2016.
- Make past simple questions.
you | clean | room | the - Did you clean the room?
- Choose correct questions.
Did your students their homework?
Did your students do their homework?
- Correct wrong information in a knowledge quiz.
Columbus discovered America in 1592.
Columbus didn't discover America in 1592.
- Blue Monday.
I ___ (not have) a good day yesterday. I ___ (cannot) stay in bed...
- Complete an email.
How are you doing? I feel miserable, I must admit. Yesterday I ___ (do) my homework, ___ (tidy) my bedroom and...
- Choose a verb to complete sentences.
become, bind, bide, bite
Sam ___ a doctor when he was 26.
My kids ___ their nails as children.
Learn the difference between the simple and continuous forms or compare the past simple tense with other English tenses.
Past simple and past continuous exercises PDF Practise the difference in online and PDF exercises.
English grammar exercises PDF See all PDF exercises on e-grammar.org.
Grammar rules with examples
You can study online grammar rules with examples from everyday English or you can download the printable version for free.
Past tenses Online grammar rules with examples.
English tenses PDF PDF grammar rules on all English tenses.
English grammar All PDF rules on e-grammar.org.
All these materials are written for students and teachers of English as a foreign language. They are suitable for false beginners, elementary and pre-intermediate learners.